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Learning From the Natural World

If he's ever lost in the woods with some pancakes, Mason Childers is confident he would be able to find sumac with which to...

Bilingual, Musical, Athletic & Inspired by Many

School: Pine Ridge Elementary What and where was your previous job? Adjunct professor for Davenport University’s College of Urban Education Degrees: Bachelor’s in Spanish, master’s in educational leadership Other...

Educator Says Ship-board Experience One of the Best of her Life

Kari Fuller said she was geeked to spend a week this summer on the U.S. Lake Guardian research vessel, where she was part of...

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...

Past Top Teachers Advise, Encourage This Year’s Honoree

Surrounded by a dozen exemplary teachers in the room, Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski paid close attention to the advice of one...

Summer Programs Push Participants to Think, Work Like Scientists

Six students sat hunched on the floor, writing on a poster bearing photos of penguins they’d taken the previous day at John Ball Zoo....

Play Makes Great Way to Practice New Language

After a year of chatting via an instant messaging app with their friend Louie Li in Shanghai, China, two students in the district's Mandarin...

Honing the Ruchir Technique

Ruchir Gupta became enamored at a young age of tinkering with all things mechanical: elementary school Science Olympiad, building bottle rockets and a mousetrap-powered...

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...

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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