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Be Nice Initiative Encourages Positive Actions in Schools

“Be Nice” messages recently made their way from student to student at East Grand Rapids Middle School; a bold-lettered banner in the EGR high...

EGR Superintendent Says Lawmakers Operating on Misconceptions

For Sara Shubel, the Michigan Legislature’s defunding of the Common Core Curriculum Standards is frustrating on two levels. As superintendent of East Grand Rapids Public...

Connect Builds Bridges Between Students

From the ability to make funny faces to their favorite birthday treats, it turns out middle-school students in special education teacher Jill Fouch’s Links-Connect...

Raising Money for Clean Water at Haiti Sister School

Children in a Port Au Prince school in Haiti will enjoy clean drinking water for a year through the work of 78 Breton Downs...

Teachers Spend Summer Learning to Innovate

It may have been summer break, but issues on the minds of East Grand Rapids teachers were technology, collaboration and keeping on track with...

EGR Students Work Hard “Spring Greening” the High School

The East Grand Rapids High School landscape is ready to flourish, thanks to members of the new high school gardening club, “Wild and Dirty.” Students...

2013 Graduate Beat the Odds – Again

Thomas Komor has literally been overcoming obstacles and beating the odds since birth. Born 16 weeks premature on Aug. 29, 1994, and weighing just 1...

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...

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...

First-Day Buddies

Lakeside Elementary School kindergartner Tyler Blake tried to pull his backpack out of his locker. It wouldn’t budge. “It’s stuck,” he told fifth-grader Ted Campbell,...

Middle Schoolers Join EGR’s Engage 1:1 Program

The first week of middle school in East Grand Rapids looked a little different than in the past. Middle school students lined up in...

Happy To Be Back

When Principal Linda Kehm says “Lakeside Elementary” in front of her students, the response is automatic: “Where kindness counts!” comes the chorus of voices. The first...

EGR Coins Recognize Kindness, Keep Memory of Kabookie Alive

East Grand Rapids High School Principal Jenny Fee saw the spirit of Jimmy Gerken in Olivia Kallil, so she acknowledged Olivia’s kindness by giving...

EGR Pioneers Support Be Nice through Hearts of Gold game

“Be Nice,” may not be the typical message coming from the stands as football players head to the field to face off against a...

Cultural Luncheons Connect Students with Countries, Cultures

Wealthy Elementary School students took a virtual trip to a land of kings and queens, haunted castles and legends, complete with treats and a...
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