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Circles Teach Students How to Talk It Out

The Restorative Circle program being used to solve disputes among students at Godfrey Lee Middle School is pretty simple: sit down together and talk it out. This makes more sense thanthe usual route of anger, fights and suspensions, says Christine...

A full iPod, Golf and Basketball are Among His Favorite Things (Besides Kids)

Name: Andrew Steketee School: Godfrey Elementary School What will be your first priorities as principal be? Before I was hired, the staff had made tremendous strides in the last couple years. They have incredible momentum going, and my No. 1 goal is...

Re-created Music Videos Help Hone Production Skills

You can "Jump!" in teacher Jeff Patin's introduction to video production class, or "Walk like an Egyptian," or go "Dancing in the Dark." As part of the class, ninth- through 12th-grade students harked back to the "I want my MTV"...

District Seeking New Tax for Facilities, Technology

Community information meetings on the Godfrey-Lee sinking fund proposal are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in the media center at Lee Middle/High School and 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the gym at the Early Childhood Center. The district is...

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...

Principal Stresses ‘Education Is the Road Out of Poverty’

As a child growing up in inner-city Chicago, Kathryn Curry had friends who were at school one day and gone the next, after their families were evicted from their homes. She attended a funeral of a friend killed by a...

First Generation College Student Struggles to Fit In

Jordan Lovett feels a little like a puzzle piece that doesn't quite fit lately. She sits in the Moose Cafe at Aquinas College holding a cup of hot cocoa and reflects on the last semester. "It was really stressful," she...

Making Stuff Work, from Robots to Silly Putty

Sophomore Loren Aguilar laughed repeatedly while playing with Ollie, a robotic toy that seemed to have a mind of its own. It maneuvered its way under tables, into people and toward a cardboard ramp. The wayward 'bot was one of...

Songs in the key of school

The Lee High recording studio is located in a former office within the media center, transformed into a creative space with all the necessary equipment and software...

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...

TEAM 21 Program Preserved for Middle School, Elementary Funding Expires

Godfrey-Lee parent Mandy Evangelista is grateful that, for years, her three children have been able to participate in the T.E.A.M 21 program that provides enrichment and extracurricular activities after school and during the summer. The program, which stands for Teach, Enrich,...

Runnin’ Rebels Encourages Teamwork and Camaraderie

Forget everything you've ever read or heard about the so-called "loneliness of the long-distance runner." At Lee High School, you'll find a unique running club in full swing, an after-school fitness party where students and staff are invited to come...

This Bootcamp Strengthens College Chances

With his mother at home and his father back in Guatemala, Oliver Lorenzo is grateful he’ll be the first in his family to graduate from high school and attend college. But he’s only able to afford his first year...

Superintendents Support Students In the Face of DACA Decision

As a mother and grandmother, Teresa Weatherall Neal knows well the value of family. And as superintendent of nearly 17,000 Grand Rapids Public Schools students, she thinks about the families they all come from. So Neal’s reaction to President Trump’s...

Celebrating uniqueness

In an effort to spark pride in their students, two teachers have created a three-month project that challenges students to explore the question: “Who AM I?”...

High Schools Partner with GRCC to Get College Credits Early

Godwin Heights and Godfrey-Lee high schools have joined the trend of offering high school students a way to earn college credit right at their own schools, in a new partnership with Grand Rapids Community College. The Early College program will...
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