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Math whiz, student surveyor, star-gazer

This Eastern High School sophomore developed a survey this year to learn what areas her peers struggle with most. Programs to address what she found have already started...

Invasion of the artistic kind

A wooded area east of the middle school that is often traversed by neighbors and students is being taken over by aggressive invaders. Here’s how students are tackling them...

How an unexpected turn in salmon project led to valuable life lessons

The school year is ending and projects at all grade levels are wrapping up. For some fifth graders in Forest Hills, one didn’t conclude exactly as planned…

Students see light at the end of the tunnel

A few area high school students share why they are getting the COVID vaccine...

District shifts to hybrid schedule for two weeks

An increase in quarantined students and the number of students in isolation has led to a shift to hybrid instruction at West Middle School and Byron Center High School...

New writing lesson inspires fifth-graders, their teachers

The six-week graphic unit hits on learning standards such as narrative, opinion and informational writing...

‘All learning together, no matter where we are in the world’

High school students from Forest Hills collaborated with peers from Virginia and Greece on a project about the kindertransport rescue of Jewish children...

‘I’ve always believed in justice’

Committed to social justice and anti-racism advocacy, eighth-grader Ari James is working to be an agent of change in her school, community and state...

‘Chem-gineering’ unit encourages creativity

Project NEXT students are at it again, learning by doing...

Pen pals build bonds during remote learning

How does a teacher create get-to-know-you opportunities for her new class of third-grade distance learners?

Art with a fishy surprise

An art project demonstrates that what you see at first isn’t necessarily the whole picture...

Foundation grants $28,285 in fall funding requests

Virtual phys ed and art experiences, materials to improve classroom focus and books on social issues aimed at middle-schoolers are among the grants approved this fall...

GRCC participates in study around product that could slow COVID spread

The inhaled mist device, developed by a FHPS and GRCC grad, could prove useful in schools...

Save more money, buy more shoes, do more good

STEM Academy students used Consumers Energy’s new 3D mapping software to take virtual tours of a facility, then crunched the numbers to come up with energy- and money-saving solutions...

Class of 2021 has ‘test-optional’ choice when applying for college

Most schools in the state of Michigan have become SAT/ACT-optional for the Class of 2021 for admission purposes. There are, however, pros and cons for students...
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