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District leaders: equalized state funding historic step toward equity

A $17 billion school spending plan for the first time equalizes per-pupil funding for all schools in Michigan – a prime goal of Proposal A more than 25 years ago...

Students learn job-interview skills by practicing with business, industry leaders

Students in the Project NEXT project-based learning program interviewed with business and industry leaders to help educate them about effective job-interview skills...

Students muse on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

The discussion was part of the high school’s History vs. Hollywood class, a semester-long look at the historical accuracy of nearly 20 films...

New building heads include a car DJ, a Pizza Hut fan & a magician

There are three new principals in the district this year. SNN gets to know them in this edition of Meet Your Administrators...

Need they remind? Be kind

The mural is the creation of 2021 Forest Hills Central High graduates Ayesha Jeddy, Ana Ahmed and Valerie Greenwood, all of whom attended Ada Elementary...

It pays to get vaccinated, two local students learn

Two area students were scholarship winners in the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes...

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?
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