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They did the monster math

Students in Patti Reeder and James Rex’s classes were challenged to use exponential function to create a scenario in which zombies take over the world...

Warm Hearts = Warm Clothes for the Holidays

"It's warm inside my hat!" a student yelled after putting on a new winter hat he received from the Warmth and Good Cheer event Thursday. West Godwin Elementary spread that warmth and cheer to students before they left for the...

Soles and Ties That Bind

Godwin Heights High School senior Devon Ferguson painted the outside of an old tennis shoe in bright colors, adding stitches around the seams. She explained how the footwear represents herself. "I'm happy and bright on the outside," Devon said. "But...

New School Leader Loves ‘100 Percent Authenticity’ of Students

School: Godwin Heights Middle School Previous job? For the past few years I have been working as the assistant principal at Godwin Heights High School. We are a small school district of just over 2,000 students. We are one of the...

Mr. Bill: From Student to Superintendent, and Everywhere In Between

Godwin Heights Superintendent Bill Fetterhoff gets it.  He knows what it’s like to be a principal, for instance, because he was one. He understands the challenges faced by teachers, because he was one of them, too. And he knows what it’s like...

Parents Learn Proven Methods to Usher Peace, Nonviolence into Their Homes

Despite the sweltering summer evening, Deandre Kilgore wears a sweatshirt he occasionally zips up with the hood draped over his head. The teen is open when he discusses how his family life has improved since his parents, Shaunte Paul and...

Profiting from Basic Math

Though some may think it's crummy, 10th-graders Madalyn Austin and Rebekah Hoyle said The Snacky Sleeper is the perfect lazy-evening, popcorn-munching luxury: a "comfortable, supportive memory foam pillow" with a pouch for snacks. "The Snacky Sleeper keeps your snacks in...

Up Close with In-Demand Careers

Beginning a career in manufacturing after high school can pay off fast, said industry rep. Angie Huyghe. An apprentice in the toolroom can make a total $160,160 in the first four years after graduating from high school. By that time,...

Marching Band First Again

Call it a double take. If not for 2012, it’d be a three-peat for the Godwin Heights Marching Band, which won its second consecutive title in the Flight IV Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship at Ford Field in...

District Talent on Full Display at Art Show

The work of K-12 artists created a huge collage of talent on display recently during the District-wide Art Show. Many mediums were showcased, and high school artists worked on pieces while parents and students watched. Editor's Note: State of the Arts:...

Teens See Their Lives Mirrored in Reading List

When students say reading doesn't interest them, Godwin Heights High School English teacher Jessica Molloy steps up to her new book collection. She makes it a mission to find books that capture their attention. She introduced one book-resistant student to...

Safety, Building Improvements Targeted In $14.1 Million Bond Proposal

Student safety and making essential improvements to the school district's buildings are at the forefront of a $14.1 million bond request voters will consider on Tuesday, May 5, all accomplished without raising property taxes, said Superintendent Bill Fetterhoff. The district's...

Grandparent Volunteers Help Students Grow and Learn

The outside world knows them as Barb Fellows-Krauss and Dale Krauss.  But inside the walls of West Godwin Elementary, they are Grandma Barb and Grandpa Dale, the caring couple that spends several hours a week helping kindergarten teacher Lynn...

Elementary Students Leave City for The Slopes

Nearly 90 inner-city students are experiencing the rush of skiing on the slopes at Cannonsburg Ski Area, many for the first time. Listen closely, and you have no doubt how much fun they're having. "If you fall, you know what...

Payoff: Simply Beautiful

School was out for the day, but students didn't need to go far to get to their next project. On the West side of Godwin Heights High School, a variety of decorative plants and flowers were laid out in...
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