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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...

Hitting the Airwaves for Clean Water

A group of Forest Hills Central Middle and Northern Trails ⅚ School students (now at Northern Hills Middle) were on the air this month...

Little Hats, Big Hearts

Brittany Rosely and Sydney Paalman liked the idea of making loom caps for newborns to raise awareness of heart problems. Besides, agreed the Forest...

Segregation, Civil Rights and a Local Neighborhood

It's one thing to read about the country's Civil Rights movement. It's another entirely to get a visit from three local women who came...

Foundation Just Keeps on Growing

Forest Hills Eastern High School teacher Jaclyn Hartman's science students will be able to study a real-world issue for which jobs are currently being...

All Things Salmon-y

At home, Koen Unangst helps take care of the family dog. At school, he helps take care of nearly 200 newly hatched salmon. So...

Full STEAM Ahead

Students at Orchard View Elementary are getting hands-on experience learning how art can integrate with STEM education, the increasingly familiar term meant to highlight...

True Grit

If anyone is deserving of their name, it's Ginny Grit.The Forest Hills district social worker who focuses on students with special needs and splits...

Showing Respect for Community’s Veterans

School districts across Kent ISD marked Veterans Day in ways big and small on Wednesday. Here’s a sample of how a few schools honored...

Double-Duty Huskies

At halftime during a recent Forest Hills Northern High School varsity football home game against Greenville, cheerleaders finished "Let's Go!" and joined friends and...

Connecting those in need with those who want to help

A pair of brothers with tech savvy and big hearts have created a website to help during the COVID-19 crisis...

I regret taking normal for granted

A Forest Hills Central High journalism student shares her thoughts. We invite students and staff in our coverage area to submit theirs to SNN@Kentisd.org...
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