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EGR’s Community Giving Big Bear Hug Through Hearts of Gold

This year’s annual East Grand Rapids Hearts of Gold community effort honors two men who died too young, yet their legacy lives on through...

Collaborative Art with Haitian School Selected for ArtPrize

A mural that has traveled thousands of miles to unite children in East Grand Rapids and Haiti will have a prominent location for this...

Principal Switches Schools to Continue 21-year Legacy

New Lakeside Elementary Principal Craig Weigel plans to continue the legacy of 21-year school leader Linda Kehm, who retired this summer. Kehm coined the motto...

Teacher Helps Develop U.S. Constitution Experts

East Grand Rapids High School junior Elliott Vitaz walked into teacher Janice Yates' classroom and shared his news. He is taking the "We the...

Community Service Projects Pave Way to Eagle Scout Status

From footbridges for hikers to garden beds for a school that serves special-needs students, Eagle Scouts in the East Grand Rapids High School Class...

High School Applying to Become International Baccalaureate School

Students in the East Grand Rapids High School Class of 2018 may have the option of graduating with a global diploma. The district just...

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...

Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disability Haven’t Stopped EGR Grad

Editor's note: This is the fourth of a series about students who have had to overcome unusual challenges and hardships to graduate this spring. East...

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....

EGR, Byron Center Students Win National Art Awards

A Byron Center middle and East Grand Rapids High School student were recently awarded national silver medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards...

Teacher, Math Team Create Buzz of Excitement at Lakeside Elementary

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on the difficulties students have learning math, and what methods some schools and teachers are...

Breton Downs Elementary Students Boogie to Raise Funds

Energy in the Breton Downs Elementary gymnasium was already high before the deejay started "Gangnam Style," the popular song and dance craze created by...

EGR Students Test Drive Google Glass as Way to Tune In to Class off Site

While East Grand Rapids High School teacher Brandon Oldenbroek lectured in his AP Psychology class, senior Julian Lipton sat in the front row with...

Security, Technology Upgrades Key to EGR Bond Request

Student safety, maintenance and district technology improvements would be funded by a $30.9 million bond issue that will be put before East Grand Rapids...

Yoga Club Renews Students’ Spirits at EGR School

During Monday lunch period, Wealthy Elementary students are encouraged to take off their shoes, stretch, breathe and relax. Yoga teacher Brooke Dillane gathers up about...

Kentwood, EGR Tops in Constitutional Competition

What’s it like to answer in-depth questions about the U.S. Constitution in front of a panel of lawyers, judges and professors? “It’s good, because we...
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