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Students Get a Summer Boost to Help Them Start High School

Garrett Reahm, Benny Lafleur and Davion Pearson got a head start on their English class this summer, just before they start ninth grade in September. They can explain mystical singing sirens, six-headed monsters, personified whirlpools and the sun god in...

Community Celebrates Principal with a Scholarship

While retired Lakeside Elementary School Principal Linda Kehm read the storybooks "Piggy Pie" and "Mucky Moose," students knew every word by heart and the motions to go along with each page. The fourth- and fifth-grade students smacked their lips, tapped...

EGR Millage Requests Approved

East Grand Rapids Public Schools voters on Tuesday approved a trio of tax requests by nearly three to one. Two of the district's millage renewal requests were for the state-authorized non-homestead tax on industrial and commercial properties, which does not...

Spartan, Hip-Hopper, Champion for Students

School: Lakeside Elementary Other positions you have held in education: I taught elementary Spanish for one year, spent five years in elementary classrooms, and was a principal at Saginaw Township Community Schools for the previous two years. How about jobs outside...

From the Great Plains to Eastern Woodlands, students delve into Native American culture

The fifth grade social studies curriculum includes five weeks of study of Native American history and culture. SNN recently spent time in two classrooms as students worked...

Middle Schoolers Witness Life Cycle of Salmon from Egg to Release

As East Grand Rapids Middle School eighth-grade students walked into science class, many took a moment to peer into a specialized fish tank. Salmon eggs inside had recently transformed into eleven, newly hatched fish still attached to their egg...

High School Students Present Re-imagined High School Ideas at TEDx Event

East Grand Rapids High School junior Marie Lachance knows a lot of her classmates have great ideas. They are students like senior Brandon Elliott, who imagines a student-run classroom where students hone their passions. Or senior Meredith Gillespie, who...

Hooked on Fly-Fishing

Abby Bell remembers her first fish: a rainbow trout she caught (and released) out of a pond in Montana, while staying with family at a relative's cabin. She was 4 or 5. "I remember the smile on my dad's face,...

Underground railroad module turns fourth-graders into historians

All 75 fourth-graders at the school are participating in an online social studies simulation. It is a partnership with the University of Michigan called Imagination Matters

EGR Choir Performing at Carnegie Hall

East Grand Rapids High School choir students will be performing in the world famous Carnegie Hall, New York City. Twenty choir students, several parents and choir teacher Dr. James Borst are headed to the Big Apple to perform "The World...

Peddling Products at 4th Grade Mini-Market

Breton Downs Elementary fourth-grader Lauren Eckert's sparkly snowman ornaments, for sale for $2 each, caught the eye of third-grader Brayden Schulz as he shopped at the school's Mini-Market. "I bought one because they look adorable," said Brayden, of the little...

On Protest Day, ‘There Sure was a Lot of Love’

What started as a disgruntled Facebook post following the 2016 election results, by Hawaii resident Teresa Shook, turned into nationwide marches with an estimated more than 2 million people participating. It seemed to me as if the entire country...

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...

Author Greg Tang Teaches Students Through Skype

Author Greg Tang virtually helped Lakeside Elementary School third-graders’ tally up numbers in exciting ways during a recent Skype session. Seventy students in three classes interacted with the mathematician and children’s book writer, learning possibilities with math and how to...

Overcoming Disability, Student Composes Opus for Orchestra

When the 38 members of the 8th grade string orchestra at East Grand Rapids Middle School sat down to play a new opus recently, it wasn't a selection by Bach or Beethoven or Brahms. The piece was composed by none...

Elementary Rhyme Time

A scientific article about the moon might not sound particularly poetic, but Laura Purdie Salas is all about finding poetry anywhere -- and helping students find their own poetic voices. It could be in a postcard from the library...
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