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‘One person can change so much for so many’

'I think people need to recognize there’s something greater than themselves at stake'...

Navigating the new, for-now normal

The Cornells of East Grand Rapids on coping, disappointment, and resilience...

History: these fifth graders are really digging it

For the second year, teacher Linda Sawade recreated a site at the earliest known Colonial settlement...

An elevator, an octopus & lots of swimming pools

Students created computer models and 3D scale models of their dream homes...

‘Hamilton’ cast member and EGR alum: ‘Be spectacularly you’

Mikey Winslow also sat on the exclusive senior bench, something he said he didn’t even do while a student. You gonna tell him to move?
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Write what you know, they say. These students did it

First graders wrote the books on what they know...
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A life well lived? Students decide

Over about a four-week period, they came up with their own definition of ‘a life well lived’ by researching people not found in their textbooks...

Video gaming moves from virtual online to inter-school competitions

A sense of belonging and representing the school is high on educators’ lists when they explain why they are pursuing fielding teams...

Referee, bobblehead collector aims to make every day the ‘best day of my life’

Jeff Dykhouse is the new East Grand Rapids Middle School principal. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet the Principal...

On being an empathetic ear

Ben Sorota read a School News Network article about a group at another school, which led him to start a group of his own...

School never tasted so good

A switch two years ago to a trimester calendar created new slots in the schedule for more exploratory experiences...
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Award-winning student videos explore cultural identity

Two area students won awards for their short videos exploring their cultural identity – and how others perceive them – in the 2019 Mosaic Mobile film contest...

Staging a comic tragedy, with masks and lots of deaths

The class, in its third year being offered at the school, includes the study of the history of drama, improvisation, performance skills and scene creation...

‘Everything is, like, so expensive’

The exercise is part of the percentages unit. Once students chose a profession, they researched the average salary for that career, then were given a set of non-negotiable expenses...

‘It’s a really big deal’

As the district this week wraps up its annual fundraising efforts for a local nonprofit, one student shares what that support means to her...

It’s official: they can read

For the fourth year, kindergartners were honored with a parade through Lakeside Elementary hallways and along the sidewalk in front of the school to celebrate finishing the first Units of Study for Teaching Reading...
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