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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...

Chess players gain focus, swagger

A fast-paced chess tournament has become a popular diversion for some students at Comstock Park High School. Math teacher Peter Luczyk said his helps him get to know students...

Fourth-graders celebrate year’s end with overnight camping retreat

The school’s five fourth-grade teachers rely on about 40 parents to supervise some 120 students during the overnight stay at the Salvation Army’s Little Pine Island Camp...

Family Night blends reading and leadership

Pupils in grades K-2 at Stoney Creek Elementary combined their ‘Leader in Me’ and reading during a Family Night to celebrate Reading Month...

‘Who dunnit?’ Forensic students, in the classroom, with the pencil…

Comstock Park High School forensics students simulated and investigated murder scenes to test their skills learned in class...

Creating their own Christmas story

Fifth grade students at Pine Island Elementary put their acting skills to work for Christmas play...

All hands on deck!

In teacher Tony Molnar’s elementary STEM classes, students create and race homemade pirate ships following science standards...

‘Bring your best every day’

Katie Bredeweg, a second-grade teacher at Stoney Creek Elementary, talks about her experiences in the classroom and the lasting impact that a teacher can have...

Teacher pleaser, shoe tier, lifelong learner

Tiffany Jackson is the new Stoney Creek Elementary School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet the Principal...

‘Education is in my blood’

Besides decades of working in area public schools, David Washburn grew up in a family of educators, including his father, former Forest Hills Superintendent Michael Washburn...

MySchool@Kent students overcome obstacles to get to graduation

Students choose online high school for a variety of reasons. Here, a few of this year’s graduates reflect...

Take a bow, grasshoppers

Recorder karate is about many things, but first and foremost it is about training...

Comstock Park Board begins superintendent search

The search is on for a new superintendent after Ethan Ebenstein announced he is leaving the post at the end of June to become the superintendent at Ionia County ISD...

Injury, illness can’t hold back this future teacher

Her junior year, another ACL suffered a tear, and that too meant a visit to a surgeon. It was while recovering from that injury that Emily was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma...

‘You can’t rely on other people to build you up’

Shane Brewer admits he once did “the bare minimum” in school. “I just scraped along. It’s not that I’m not smart. I just didn’t see the point.” Until he did...

‘I want to teach,’ says senior inspired by sixth-grade teacher

This cadet plans a career in middle school education. He credits his own teachers for cementing his aspirations...
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