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Cedar Springs Writers Discover “Final Four” Not Just for Basketball

Unfortunately for Nicole Von Seggern, her classmates think she’s a darn good poet. That’s how the Cedar Springs eighth-grader found herself in the final rounds of the Poetry Slam, an annual school event meant to bring out the creative gifts...

KSSN Supports Parents, Students – Even in Summer!

Caleb Cruz gazes at a computer screen showing a cartoon guy making sub sandwiches, taking orders by phone and frantically falling behind.  “Looks like our friend could use a little help,” says the narrator, as a graph comes up showing...

First Year Teacher Preps for Success

It’s about halfway through her French 1 class and Mary Beth Hills is sitting on an exercise ball – one of the few times she hasn’t been pacing around the room. “Are you ready for the first French words you’ll...

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...

Writing Workshop Teaches Love of Words

Nicholas Wentworth was stuck. He wanted to write about his fish tank but didn’t know how to start it. His classmate Kaleb Harper came over to help. “You’re writing about fish, right?” Kaleb asked Nicholas. “Do you know what the...

This Time Last Year: From Ashes of Tragedy, Schools Brighten Family’sChristmas

Christmas was still nearly two weeks away. But judging by the excitement of Kim Fisk’s two daughters, you might think Santa had just made an early delivery to Cedar Trails Elementary School. “Mommy, lookit!” squealed Lonnitta, a kindergartener at Cedar...
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