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Student honored for essay about family hero

Third grader Blake Schipper was recognized for his essay on the heroics of his cousin, a Marine who died in Afghanistan in 2011...

Voters to consider non-homestead millage renewal

Comstock Park voters will consider renewal of the districts non-homestead millage May 10....
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Online story time, virtual PE keep students connected during shutdown

'They need to see we’re smiling and happy and that we’re OK, and that they’re going to be OK too'...

Need advice? Ask an older student

Mill Creek Middle School seventh and eighth graders serve as mentors to all sixth graders in the school-wide program, M2M (Mentor to Mentee) program, to help younger students transition from elementary to middle school...

A cool new place to read: quiet, colorful and comfy

New updated library space at Pine Island Elementary includes updated books, new comfortable furniture, themed displays, and a spinner of graphic novels...

Students bypass stodgy classics for books they enjoy reading

Students at Comstock Park High School are being encouraged to choose books they enjoy reading and bypass the stodgy classics that once were the backbone of high school lit classes...

Using her skills for good

Cebrina Kader has set herself apart in the male-dominated engineering field of computer-aided design...

Living in cars, campers, motels and ‘doubled-up,’ homeless students struggle to succeed

Schools -- urban, suburban and rural -- are seeing increased numbers of homeless students and fewer options for housing because of high rents and scarce vacancies...
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Knowledge revealed, in powerful exhibit on human anatomy

Learning about the effects of smoking is one thing. Seeing inside an actual human lung charred by cancerous cells is quite another. The traveling exhibition 'Bodies Revealed,' now on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum...

Third graders learn to listen — with help from drums, other noisemakers

Students from schools throughout West Michigan get introduced to the big world of percussion instruments through presentations by Bill Vits, principal percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony...

New robotics class brings 21st century tech skills

The class is new this year, as the district attempts to introduce its students to STEM courses earlier in their education...

School starts Fridays with a dance party

Twenty minutes of frenetic movement builds pre-learning excitement, discourages tardiness and even gets parents in line...

Flex Academy offers students another path to graduation

The new academy, which replaces the Career Academy, is staffed by one full-time teacher. Several other teachers drop by during appointed hours to help out in specific subjects...

Cops and campers bond over cool summer experiences

Deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department hosted a week-long day ‘Camp CP With A Deputy’ for fourth and fifth graders at Stoney Creek Elementary School. Camp organizer Julie Brown, a resource officer at Comstock Park High School, said the camp was designed to build rapport between youth and cops...

York Creek camp offers fun, art, skill-building – and, of course, food!

Children and teens who live at York Creek Apartments can find fun and free meals at the York Creek Summer Program, an eight-week camp experience sponsored by Comstock Park Public Schools, Wedgwood Christian Services and Comstock Park Community Outreach Partners and more...

Plan failed? Draw up a new one

Two years ago, Chris Hribek was on a road to nowhere with failing grades, attendance issues and an attitude problem...
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