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A cross-country trip to remember

This summer, a Godfrey-Lee teacher embarked on a cross-country roadtrip with her three kids to visit over 41 state and national parks in 19 states...

Determined leader sprints past K-12 finish line, pushed by her little ‘star’

Growing up, DaJa West always knew she was going to graduate from high school. But when she became pregnant, “some people doubted me,” she said. They shouldn’t have...

Board names interim superintendent to succeed Polston

The Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Board of Education has tapped Dirk Weeldreyer to take over as interim superintendent, beginning July 1...

Is there a place where no one gets sick? Yes, inside children’s minds

After a year of virus-related ups and downs, Godfrey Elementary third-graders recently had the opportunity to meet an author who knows just how they’re feeling...

Your district’s summer programs at-a-glance

Area public school districts are gearing up to provide K-12 programs this summer to address learning loss impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...

Fighting illness with air handling

Across Kent ISD, schools are finding ways to provide more and cleaner air to students and staff...

Superintendent pinpoints funding needs during pandemic and beyond

Federal COVID relief funding will help, but larger needs remain in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, Kent County’s poorest school district, says Superintendent Kevin Polston...

Thankful for parents, thankful for teachers

The pandemic has expanded parents’ role in education, from homework helper and field trip chaperone to full-time teacher and Zoom monitor. Educators, too, have adapted...

Local district chief appointed to lead state recovery advisory council

Godfrey-Lee Superintendent Kevin Polston has been named by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as chairperson of Michigan’s new Student Recovery Advisory Council, which will help the state’s education system recover from traumatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Who would you take with you to the moon?

From purifying water at home to reading about a barrier-breaking mathematician, students are learning about space from a variety of perspectives and disciplines...

Satellite library aims to boost reading for the fun of it

The Kent District Library location opened this week, and is exclusively for East Lee Campus students and their families...

Voters approve bond request by 2-to-1 margin

The approval of the $17.79 million bond will restore and renovate Lee Middle and High School, which was badly damaged by a June 2019 roof collapse...

District bond request Nov. 3 includes upgrades, additions and community wellness & resource center

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is asking voters to approve a 30-year, $17.79 million bond proposal to fund major reconstruction, additions and improvements to Lee Middle and High School...

What kind of school bus doesn’t need gas or batteries?

A new/old way to get to school is saving money and having a positive effect on students and families...

Pilot program provides COVID testing at school and home

In partnership with the Kent County Health Department, the district is the first in Kent County to offer school-based testing for the novel coronavirus...

CARES funding helps schools meet COVID-related costs

Across Kent County, schools are benefitting from an infusion of funds thanks to $2 million from the Kent County Board of Commissioners via the Kent County CARES Act School Grant Program...
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