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Gleaming New Building Gives Comstock Park a Center for Arts, Athletics, More

The gleaming new Comstock Park Performing Arts and Athletic Center could be called a “gym-atorium” or “audanasium” or “cafe-gym-auditorium.” Certainly, the term “multi-functional” best describes the gym that easily converts into a 700-seat auditorium. The $7.9 million facility is the...

Students Buddy Up, Join Hands to Stop Bullying

"Be a buddy, not a bully," said Pine Island Elementary students who are learning young what it means to be a good friend who stands up against bullying. The third- through fifth-grade Comstock Park Public Schools students spent October focusing...

‘A Great Big World Out There’

Experiencing faraway lands is important to staff and students at Kelloggsville and Comstock Park high schools. What impact does globe-trotting have on students, and how do they raise the money needed to add those stamps to their passports? Read...

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...

A Clean Sweep: Voters in Seven Kent Districts Approve Funding Requests

Tuesday was a good day for schools and students in Kent ISD, as voters approved tax proposals in all seven districts that requested them. Residents supported requests ranging from $3.6 million to $76.1 million in Caledonia, Comstock Park, East...

March Madness, Books Edition

Mill Creek Middle School students are narrowing top-rated books to declare their March Madness Tournament of Books final champion. Students began the tourney with 16 books, selected because they are award winners on the website Goodreads, and favorites among students...

Today’s Lesson: How to Capture Zombies

Pine Island Elementary third-graders were hunched around six tables in Tony Molnar's STEM class, their kingdoms' crests waving overhead as they worked to construct traps for the invading zombies. Noise level: about a 7. Engagement: a perfect 10. The goal: to imprison...

Competitive Video Gamers Bond in New High School Club

Comstock Park High School junior Mark Razmus threw his arms up in the air and declared, "Victory! I got three kills, 10 deaths and one assist." Seated next to him, freshman Dominick VanTil shared his stats on the game League...

Up Close with In-Demand Careers

Beginning a career in manufacturing after high school can pay off fast, said industry rep. Angie Huyghe. An apprentice in the toolroom can make a total $160,160 in the first four years after graduating from high school. By that time,...

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...

Comstock Park Teacher Introduces Students to World Through Travel

Comstock Park World History Teacher Betsy Rybarczyk fell in love with the world years ago, when as a recent high school grad, she grabbed her backpack and set off to travel Europe on her own.That’s a passion Rybarczyk wants...

Students Teach Each Other in Programming Club

The brains behind the new Comstock Park High School Programming Club are senior Josh Chua, who taught himself to code at age 10, and junior Rachel Lodes, who sees the field as wide open for women. The friends and fellow...

Let Me Show You the Leader in Me

First-grader Freddy Williams grasped a visitor's hand firmly and gave it two quick shakes, maintained eye contact, and welcomed her to his Stoney Creek Elementary classroom. Across the hall, Carter Cobb explained his classroom's goals for the year to guests...

Music Teacher Awakens ‘Dead Guys,’ Seals Grant Money, Gets Students Moving

In Amanda Hite's music class, there's always a lot of moving and shaking going on. Stoney Creek and Pine Island elementary students dance, wave scarves, toss balls and play with fun instruments to the notes and rhythms of classical composers....

Reading Gets Campy in the Classroom

What better way to read a good story than in the dark with a flashlight? Add s’mores, tents and good friends. As part of March is Reading month activities, Pine Island Elementary third-graders in teacher Laura Lamoreaux’s class transformed their...

Elevation Education By Way of Cape Hangnail

Sixth-graders' study of landforms had them traversing the Island of Podiatry by way of Bunion Strait, Blister Delta and the Isthmus of Lint. Afterward, the Mill Creek Middle schoolers got to plot their own island next door. And boy...
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