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Parking Lot Painted with ‘Positivity & Joy’

On a gray-grit city parking lot through some of this summer’s hottest days, a dozen students painted a bright path of hope. Their zig-zag creation...

Paddling, Early Settler Style

It's almost certain that neither the Native Americans nor the early settlers sat on the banks of the Grand River some 200 years ago...

New Group Gives More Parents a Voice

As a mother with three children in public schools, Barbara McFall wants to support her children’s educational experience. But sometimes she senses a wall...

Around the World in Two Hours

Musa Hammad admitted he didn't make the baba ghanoush he was passing out samples of smeared on pita bread, but the sixth-grader said he...

All Things Salmon-y, Liberation Day

They grow up so fast. We introduced you earlier this year to Pine Ridge Elementary fourth-graders involved in a year-long Michigan Department of Natural Resources...

Fifth-grader’s Story Tops with Readers

When the boat she was solo sailing on Reed's Lake last summer capsized, Rachel Anne Williamson could see her mom onshore and knew her...

How Clean Water Boosts School Attendance

Alex Kaufmann and Sofia Debano joined their classmates in the Central Woodlands 5/6 school gymnasium recently to culminate a service learning project centered on the...

Spelling Bee Winner off to National Bee

The third time was the charm for Aiden Mischley. The Forest Hills eighth-grader bested 18 students from six counties on March 22 to take first...

It’s Showtime for Student-designed Production

Trenton Brink twirled around wearing a purple jacket and top hat as he sang the gentle opening lines of "Pure Imagination," from the book...

Robots Take Over Schools for State, World Qualifiers

Four Kenowa Hills students surrounded a box of wires, wheels and pulleys they called Judy, making last-minute adjustments. They had spent six weeks putting...

Disable the Label

Josh Vandyk has been called names by his peers. "Monster" is one that particularly hurt, he said. There have been others. And he's heard...

Winning the Superhero Poster Contest

The top 20 posters in this year's River City Water Festival Superheroes Contest have been selected and are on display through March 12 at...

Area Special Education Teams Shoot and Score!

Kenowa Hills High School recently hosted for the second year a regional Special Olympics basketball tournament. Schools from Byron Center, Sparta, Forest Hills, Thornapple...

Celebrating Chinese Culture All Year

As a college student, Yang Du pictured himself teaching English to students in his native China. Instead, he's teaching his native Chinese to students...

High School TEDx to “Burst Bubbles”

Just about a year ago, Marie Lachance could sum up her state of mind as “nervous but hopeful,” though her friend Anna Laffrey would...

Student Group Explores Latest Assistive Technology

Tony Bonofiglo was trying to be as helpful as possible to the woman sitting across from him. She was wearing a blue plastic band...
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