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Preschoolers Zoom, play to learn

Comstock Park’s preschool teachers have gotten creative with online learning with their students including weekly Zoom meetings, story time, closed Facebook groups and themed activities...

A clean sweep: seven districts pass funding proposals

All seven school districts in Kent ISD that made funding requests to voters had them approved, despite the economic and health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Districts come to voters with funding proposals May 5

Seven school districts in Kent ISD have funding requests on next week’s Tuesday, May 5 election ballot, ranging from major bond issues and sinking funds to non-homestead operating millage renewals...

From childhood struggles in Georgia to student leader at Comstock Park

Switching states and school systems after a difficult childhood, Abbie Glass blossomed into a student leader at Comstock Park High School...

For test prep, teachers invite students to hang out

Comstock Park High School teachers have turned to Google Hangouts to stay in touch with students preparing for their AP exams...

Math Connections from Honduras to Comstock Park

Math students at Comstock Park High School enjoy the assistance, teaching ability and personality of student teacher Elizabeth Goff Sterbrook who is a native of Honduras...

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...
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