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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...

Schools in nine districts announce closures as COVID cases spike

New temporary school building closures were announced by nine school districts in Kent ISD this week, as schools contend with a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Kent County and Michigan...

Building closed, great teaching & learning go on

This middle school moved from in-person to remote learning temporarily. SNN got perspective from inside the building while students learned from home...

Freshmen create voter guide aimed at first-time voters

Civics teacher Jeff Manders hopes to spark students’ interest in becoming engaged in the political process...
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