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Politically engaged, though not all of voting age

From canvassing for candidates to registering voters – or voting themselves – some area students have been active in the midterm elections...

Breathe deeply and stretch: yoga students find help for de-stressing and testing

A survey of students two years ago prompted teachers to recommend a wider variety of elective offerings...
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Can oodles of duct tape make your boat float?

Middle schoolers seek answers to this question as they designed (using new math and science skills), built and then piloted their boats on Reeds Lake...

New superintendent aims to focus on instruction, managing growth

New EGR superintendent Heidi Kattula sees her role as advocating for students and staff, as well as providing instructional leadership...

Use your education thoughtfully, EGR grad tells today’s students

This 2000 East Grand Rapids High School graduate was chosen as an American Federation of Teachers “Everyday Hero” Award winner in 2016, and she’s got real skin in the game when it comes to public schools...

EGR selects new superintendent

The district’s Board of Education voted unanimously on June 21 to offer the superintendent’s position to Heidi Kattula. She would replace Sara Magaña Shubel, who will retire at the end of July...

With EGR’s Shubel, ‘We never coasted’

Superintendent Sara Magaña Shubel will retire at the end of June, after 12 years at the district’s helm...

Don’t lose that beetle! Fourth-graders prep for annual science fair

Some 60 fourth-graders in Cheryl Radecki’s science classes will share their projects with parents and others on June 7 at the school’s annual science fair...

A ‘drive to do good in the world’

Born in Paris, Léa Schmitt and her family moved to Grand Rapids from France in time for the last few weeks of her sixth-grade year at Breton Downs. She barely spoke English...

Students help refugee peers adjust to life, schools in the U.S.

Students from a handful of area high schools are making an impact at two West Michigan organizations tasked with helping refugee students and their families succeed...

2018 Chaffee Scholar did not go gentle into his passion for space

Patrick Morgan, a senior at East Grand Rapids High School, is rewarded for his tenacity and ambition with the $3,000 Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship, which he will put towards his studies at the University of Michigan...

Toughing it out through troubled times, she sets her sights on college

Before coming to the district, Ivy and her two brothers -- one older, one younger -- had lived in 16 different homes and been in and out of a half-dozen schools as a result...

Should NASA explore black holes or Jupiter moon? Intergalactic jury must decide

Fourth-graders at Wealthy Elementary spent four weeks working in small groups to research and propose NASA’s next big Apollo-like project -- then decided which one to go with...

Release the salmon!

The Salmon in the Classroom program teaches students about the life history of fish, natural resources conservation and the importance of the Great Lakes and fishing to Michigan culture...

Myths and fables, modernized in skits, videos and puppets

Goddesses of avocados and Starbucks, we bow before your wonderfulness
Members of the Cedar Springs Division II Odyssey of the Mind team are, from left, parent coach Traci Slager, seventh-grader Aiden Lake, sixth-graders Annalise Elliott, Brielle Sarniak, Nate Slager and Coryn Wiles, eighth-grader Jade Yowtz, and long-term coach Michelle Wiles

Mind Sports Roundup

School News Network will be running roundups of events including Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, MathCounts and robotics
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