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The final word

Four 2021 graduates share their insights about high school and the pandemic, along with some advice...

Cracking the code

First Robotics coach Ryan Hoch will offer a summer Lego program, and has plans to add a robotics program to the middle school this fall...

This 2020 grad’s advice: ‘Take your time; it’s not a race’

A global pandemic didn’t stop Krysten Meyer from pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse...

The marvelous library of North Godwin

New paint, new books and new furniture transforms North Godwin’s library into a ‘merry old place’ of discovery...

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...

Back where they belong

Twenty-two alumni currently work in the district. They make up about 8% of district staff...

With his eye on the goal

Godwin’s Ru’Quan Buckley was not going to let anything -- including a pandemic -- stop him from achieving his goal...

‘You feel like your voice is being heard’

The high school’s Equity Conversations program provides a safe place where students and staff can talk openly about racism and other issues...

100 days smarter

West Godwin Elementary makes it a day to remember...

Have books, will deliver

To make sure virtual students still have access to books, this middle school media clerk built her own online platform for the library, created a contactless book pick-up at the school and is delivering books to students at their homes...

Schools, organizations step up to feed students, families

Area schools continue to provide free grab and go meals at regular distribution events and community partners are helping to fill in the gaps to make sure everyone is fed during a very challenging time...

Spreading some holiday cheer, at a safe distance

Godwin Heights High staff kept the tradition of celebrating the season and students with the annual event, tailored to social distancing...

Sticks and stones, paint and light bulbs

This holiday season, Godwin Heights Middle School students are learning how to care for their environment by creating Christmas ornaments...

A real team player

From bus schedules to substitute teaching, Ellen Veenkant helps where she can. And she’ll soon join a new team...

Schools in nine districts announce closures as COVID cases spike

New temporary school building closures were announced by nine school districts in Kent ISD this week, as schools contend with a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Kent County and Michigan...

‘Vote!’ urges student, staff video

Not one vote is wasted, says the sixth grader. '(A)nd if someone says they’re wasted, they’re wrong'...
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