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Former Wyoming Park student athlete is new AD for EGR

Chris Zylstra is the new athletic director for East Grand Rapids. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

EGR and Kelloggsville pass millage requests, but Cedar turns down sinking fund

Local districts went two-for-three in Tuesday’s elections, with voters in Kelloggsville and East Grand Rapids approving tax requests. However, voters in Cedar Springs turned down a proposed renewal of a 10-year-old sinking fund...

Millage requests on ballot Tuesday for three Kent County school districts

Three Kent ISD school districts -- Cedar Springs, East Grand Rapids and Kelloggsville -- are going to their voters with millage requests on Tuesday, Nov. 2...

Kent ISD program ‘feeds my teacher soul’

Area teachers are taking part in a cohort model of professional development, and are returning to the classroom fired up...

Class helps students explore creativity, communication skills, careers

Students at East are making commercials and public service announcements as they dig into the practical and philosophical aspects of messages and meaning...

Recreation programs on Nov. 2 ballot

East GR is one of four districts in the Kent ISD coverage area to levy a recreation millage, joining Forest Hills, Northview and Rockford....

Former district custodian and former surgeon to be honored by EGR Foundation

A year after it was originally scheduled, a much-anticipated biennial awards dinner will bring together the East Grand Rapids community...

Former sailing instructor charting new course as assistant principal

The new assistant principal at East Grand Rapids Middle School has a long history in education in Grand Rapids and Holland...

Students portray government’s three branches — no, make that three carrots

One student said thinking of the branches of government in terms of carrots definitely gives him a better understanding of the way things work in Washington, D.C.

‘You could change the world,’ students learn in women’s history, reading month collaboration

Among other Reading Month activities, teacher Erin Stirdivant’s second-graders this year read stories about inspirational women in honor of Women’s History Month, then created drawings that were displayed in the classroom and hallways...

Fighting illness with air handling

Across Kent ISD, schools are finding ways to provide more and cleaner air to students and staff...

Taking ‘The Outsiders’ into the great outdoors

Kicking off a unit on contemporary classics, teacher Amy Marlow put together a character-based photoshoot to give kids a break from typical online work...

‘A light in a dark year’

A retired teacher finds a way to continue to impact young learners, even in a year when she cannot come inside the building...

Can it withstand the shake table?

If an earthquake hits, you’re going to want to be in a structure designed by these students...

Need a brain break? Insert Improv, release creativity

Wealthy Elementary fourth-graders get a ‘brain break’ through an online lesson in improv from Detroit...

Young constitutional scholars view current events, politics through historical lens

East Grand Rapids and East Kentwood high school We the People team members have qualified for the national competition, becoming well versed in civics and critical thinking along the way...
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