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Teachers Stock Up on Class Supplies, with Help

Wyoming's Parkview Elementary School teachers demonstrated their love for new school supplies at the Teacher Resource Store, where they left with cartloads of notebooks, pencils, folders, paper and the promise to "pay it forward." "Oh my gosh! Look at how...

To cap it off

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

Students School Teachers in Technology to Let Them Know What They Like

Lee High School senior Valeria Marin knows how to reach her classmates: snap a photo on the popular social media network Snapchat. Texts work too, she said. But many students don't bother to read emails. "You can send reminders about assignments,"...

How to Measure Brilliance? By More Than a Test

At East Lee Campus, you’ll find students participating in a mock trial with a local mayor as judge, presenting marketing plans for a school store to area business owners, and discussing the “modern technological revolution” and possible impacts of...

Godfrey-Lee Director Made Musicals Possible With No Budget, No Auditorium

Lee High School senior Gabby Estrada peeked out from under a feather-adorned witch’s hat during rehearsal for “Shrek the Musical,” and looked at her friends and fellow actors busy practicing lines and singing songs.She played the Wicked Witch of...

Student Describes Experiences, Obstacles of Living in Poverty

Lee High School senior Jordan Lovett headed to cross-country practice after her final class of the day. Along the way, she stopped to listen to a middle school student play his instrument. She then took a moment to chat with...

Hispanic families struggle with uncertainty about Dreamers’ future

Students who are Dreamers, among about 700,000 young people nationwide who arrived to the U.S. as children of undocumented parents and are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, wonder if they will be able to go to college or secure financial aid. They feel betrayed by the system

Fourth-graders Learn About 9/11

Shocked by an image on the projector screen in front of him, Godfrey Elementary School fourth-grader Mario Masegosa covered his face with his hands. He was looking at the crumbling Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Around him, classmates gasped...

Newcomer Students Pitch in to Trunk or Treat

Families with their little goblins, ghouls, princesses and Power Rangers received bags full of goodies donated by neighborhood businesses during Trunk or Treat at the Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center. More than 40 cars opened their trunks while Lee High School...

Hands-on Science Just Outside the Door: Students Explore New Learning Center

Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center first-grader Shaby Pablo-Pablo was on the lookout for an American goldfinch's habitat. He spied it up in a tree. "Shaby's bird's nest is right by us!" said Janet Staal, environmental education consultant for Blandford Nature Center....

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...

Godfrey-Lee Students Know Gift of Giving

Godfrey-Lee Middle School students filled 137 shoe boxes with toys, toothbrushes, school supplies, soap and other items to send to impoverished children this holiday season as part of Operation Christmas Child. The school has been participating in the project for...

Finding and Sharing the Beat

The beat of Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center students' drums mixed with jangling tambourines, clanging blocks and sounds made by hitting sticks on household items recycled as instruments. "Let's all start a beat. ... Here we go. ... Let's all start...

Voters in Kent City, Godfrey-Lee approve funding requests

The Kent City and Godfrey-Lee school districts won funding requests on the Tuesday, May 8 ballot by comfortable margins...

‘King of the Leap Year Parade’

Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center second-grader Eviel Alvarez-Martinez was named Leap Year King on Feb. 29 to celebrate his second real birthday. While Eviel is 8 years old, his true birthdate only falls on the calendar every four years, so teacher...
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