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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'...

Bringing individual value to shared space

An assignment based on a Detroit art project teaches students that they each help to build and shape their ‘neighborhood’...

‘Ner-cited’ to be back in person

After spending the first couple weeks in virtual school, fifth-grader Jakiyah Johnson said she knew as she entered through the doors of North Godwin Elementary on Sept. 14 that this year was going to be great...

The changing of guard – as long-time educator and AD welcomes a new one

Godwin Heights Football Coach Brandon Kimble will take over as the district’s athletic director when Robert Hisey, dean of students and athletic director, officially retires Nov. 2...

Godwin Heights: first three weeks remote with gradual start of in-person classes

Godwin Heights will start the school year today with remote learning for all K-12 students for the first three weeks. A fully remote option also is available to all students...

‘There’s no replacing Milton’

This student went from principal’s office regular to class leader and role model...

‘This was so good for our souls!’

After 11 weeks of staying home, 'flattening the curve' and distance learning, students got to see the staff and teachers in person, from a safe distance, on the last day of school...

Students speak out on protests, call for ‘a better America tomorrow’

For area students, the ongoing protests over police brutality could be a teachable moment, a call to action or both...

‘Doing better’ in the classroom — conventional or virtual

Fourth grade teacher Kelly Compher has adapted her teaching skills and emphasis on equity from the traditional classroom to Google Classroom...
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