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Making Goo, Learning About Agriculture in Mobile Science Lab

North Godwin Elementary School students learned just how much agriculture affects their lives, from the food they eat to the diapers their younger siblings...

Longtime Teacher Spreads Character Program School-Wide

Godwin Heights Middle School sixth-grader Sena Gonzalez noticed something good among her classmates last year. They took the time to understand each other.Students were...

Balloon Launch Symbolizes Living ‘Above the Influence’

The blue sky above Godwin Heights Middle School was dotted with red balloons recently as students launched them up, declaring themselves committed to a...

College? Career? The Adviser is IN

Star Zetocha wishes she had the type of school counselor she intends to become one day. “I was literally discouraged not to apply anywhere out...

Out With the Old

Linda Kibbey carefully inspected the bank of tables and chairs that were for sale at the school district’s recent used furniture sale. Her shopping...

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...

Veteran Crossing Guard Goes the Extra Mile to Ensure Safety

Wearing a fluorescent vest and clutching a handheld "stop" sign, crossing guard Cherrie Medendorp makes sure West Godwin Elementary students like Sataya McBride walk...

One Pebble, 25-Year Ripple and Counting

I think too many of us misunderstand or take for granted men and women who serve as school board members.We sometimes dismiss them as...

New Principal to Establish School Culture, Redefine Identity

Name: Rinard PughSchool: Godwin Heights Middle School What and where was your previous job? My most previous job was Holland Public Schools. I worked at Holland...

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...

Former NBA Player Infuses Zeal for Skills On, Off the Court

Hip-hop music blared inside the Godwin Height High School gymnasium the last few days in July, creating a feel-good mood that resonated with the...

Former NBA Player to Lead July Basketball Camp

Retired National Basketball Association player Mateen Cleaves is offering a three-day camp for students to improve their shooting form and teach them life skills.Cleaves'...

Missed Graduation Becomes Opportunity to Grow, Learn, Teach

Even though it happened 14 years ago, it still stings when Eva Pardo remembers that she missed her son's kindergarten graduation at North Godwin...

Art Show Displays Skill, Patience

Santiago Baltazar was only 4 years old when he emigrated from his homeland of Guatemala to the U.S. in 2001. He decided in his...

Key to Success: Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People

Dr. Sampson Davis had finished explaining how he managed to become an emergency care doctor and author despite growing up in one of New...

Competitive Cheerleading a Life-Changer, Team Members Say

There's more to competitive cheerleading than performing heart-stopping extended split stunts and the toe touch basket toss. Godwin Height High School team members say...
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