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A Friend’s Message on Suicide: ‘This is For Real’

Before the opening credits to a film about suicide, freshman Noah McGee took the stage at Cedar Springs High School to share his painful, personal experience with such tragedy. At the podium, football jersey tucked into his jeans, Noah shared...

New Superintendent ‘Thrilled’ to Be Back Home

Laura VanDuyn and her husband, Randy, had long wanted to return from California to their native Michigan and raise their two children here. So when she saw a job posting for a new superintendent in Cedar Springs Public Schools,...

Students’ ‘Giving Hearts’ Help Needy Families

Some families at Beach Elementary School have needs of their own, but that didn’t stop them from helping out others for Thanksgiving. Students and their parents raised $1,900 in a week-long “Coins for Turkeys” fund drive to support Thanksgiving...

Couple’s Generosity Honored in Renaming High School Auditorium

Mike and Alice Holton gave much to Cedar Springs. From the renovation of Skinner Field at the middle school and the Main Street pedestrian bridge, to the high school auditorium band shell, they poured their hearts and resources into...

District showcases its ‘great things’ in visit from MDE

Cedar Springs one of five Michigan schools to host visit from state Education Department...

Closing the Word Gap

When a home visitor from school told Jessie Kent that she could read books to her son Michael, she had her doubts. How could a child barely a year old absorb and retain any words she read to him? Michael...

Students Remember Scott Hazel, Beloved Teacher and Man of Faith

Whether it was art or the history of war, you could count on a class taught by Scott Hazel to be fun and challenging. So says Darrick Liggett, who had the Cedar Springs High School teacher for both courses. “He...

Goodbye Owl Vomit and Yurts; Hello Advanced Math — Hooray!

Farewell, elementary school; bring it on, middle school! That about sums up the thinking of half a dozen Red Hawk Elementary graduates, as they spend the summer preparing to take the next step up the K-12 ladder. Having completed sixth...

A little school work, some crafts and a whole lot of listening build a...

Church-based volunteer mentor Miss Judy, from Kid’s Hope, lends an ear and support to a fourth grader named Angel...

Feeding Hungry Students

As a school secretary, Robin DeLine notices the needs of students who walk into her office -- especially the hungry ones. One day she began wondering how she could help those hungry children. “I was like, ‘If I could...
Members of the Cedar Springs Division II Odyssey of the Mind team are, from left, parent coach Traci Slager, seventh-grader Aiden Lake, sixth-graders Annalise Elliott, Brielle Sarniak, Nate Slager and Coryn Wiles, eighth-grader Jade Yowtz, and long-term coach Michelle Wiles

Mind Sports Roundup

School News Network will be running roundups of events including Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, MathCounts and robotics

‘100 percent mesmerized by my job-this is what I get to do today’

Making sure each student is recognized and learns life lessons are what matters, said this Cedar Springs teacher...

Gifts from the Hearts of Staff

Holidays are times for sharing and school administrators are making sure their students have something extra during the winter break. Since many New Beginnings High School students find much of their support system at school, explained Superintendent Laura VanDuyn, staff...

Dogs: best friend, great listeners

Students bolster reading time by sharing stories with furry friends from West Michigan Therapy Dogs...

Coach Honored for Molding Winners on Field and Off

Make no mistake: Coach Gus Kapolka loves to win. And his Cedar Springs High School football team is quite good at it, going 3-1 through its first four games this season. For his players, however, victories don’t come only on...

Students Build Parting Gift: a Library

Now that they’ve built it, they hope people will come. A new Little Free Library stands near Red Hawk Elementary school, thanks to the efforts of two former students there who love reading so much they wanted to share the...
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