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Coach’s story goes beyond playbooks, is one for history books

Tom DeGennaro said that while Retired Zeeland Athletic Director Stan Jesky’s 52 years of coaching experience are worth noting, it’s his life story -- starting with birth -- that needs to be shared...

Following roof collapse, remaining school building deemed safe for students

After a partial roof collapse in June, an engineer determined the remaining portion of Lee Middle and High School is safe for the upcoming school year...

Grant will help schools stock bookshelves

For the second-straight year, Godfrey-Lee received a $30,000 gift to replenish books...

Lessons for STEAM-Y Days

Need simple, open-ended ideas to keep children entertained and engaged this summer? Sarah Wood, technology and media integration specialist for Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, has got you covered...

Persistence, sensitivity, connection improve attendance, district finds

A team approach helped Lee Middle School drastically reduce chronic absenteeism this school year...

Board approves Legends as new name

No more Rebbie the Rebel. The Godfrey-Lee School Board approved a new name at its meeting Tuesday...

An asset, not a burden

A grant is training teachers to better serve and appreciate students who are learning English...

Collapsed roof at Middle and High School getting evaluated

Engineers and architects are assessing the situation after a portion of the roof collapsed at Lee Middle and High School on June 6. No one was injured during the overnight collapse...

Overcoming homelessness to get her degree, she’s ready to help others

Jordan Lovett, once homeless, graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She is eager to advocate for others facing similar struggles to her own...

To cap it off

Before donning caps and gowns, Lee High School seniors faced one final test: the capstone exhibition...

‘Your worst situation … can make you the best person that you can be’

Self-reliant since early childhood, Tiana Studebaker’s path to graduation was filled with instability. At commencement, she tipped her hat to her alternative school classmates for their perseverance...

Five percent of third-graders could face retention under cut score for reading M-STEP

The law was approved in 2016, requiring students more than one year behind grade-level in reading to repeat third grade and receive additional support...

A boon for books

A $30,000 challenge grant from the Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation funded the new books. The foundation put up $15,000 and the district raised an additional $15,000, thanks to several anonymous donors...

Record-breaking season shows what heart and hard work can do

Staring adversity straight in the face, the Godfrey-Lee wrestling team broke many records this season, including a first district championship...

Better together: high schoolers and second-graders tackle Plaster Creek

High school students partner with second-graders to learn about the waterway outside their doors...

School’s out, Spanish is in

The district, with help from the Steelcase Foundation, is piloting a language program after school to improve fluency in students who are 'heritage learners'...
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