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Students take pledge to #erasemeanness

Jennifer Ward’s ninth and tenth grade english classes are taking a pledge to be kind...

Most important thing we do is ‘have a belief in our own bright future’

On the road with family or in the stands with fellow Cubs fans, this new school chief is a Yooper who wants students to shine in their own best way...

Bond proposals would fund new schools, pool, safety and technology upgrades

New bond proposals totaling $123.4 million will focus on accommodating the community’s growth and providing more student resources...

‘Bruno makes me feel happy and safe’

Cherry Creek third graders have taken a liking to newcomer Bruno, a therapy dog-in-training owned by teacher Brook Beaufait...

Diagnosis, robotics shape her confidence, drive & compassion

Senior Ellie Clark keeps herself busy helping run her organization, Ellie’s Elephants, which has raised more than $350,000 for diabetes research since 2004. She was diagnosed with the condition when she was 4...

Seating for safety and success

To reduce the tipping over of chairs in his classroom, Henry Stallings received funding from the Grandville Education Foundation for alternative seating, including red exercise balls and bases...

Take a break, read a book, head over to the sensory nook

The new calming area at South Elementary was funded through a $500 donation from Ridge Point Community Church in Holland...

Local students recognized nationally for innovative artworks

Three students from Kent ISD high schools were awarded Gold Medals for their art entries in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards...

Students turn out to protect the Earth: ‘This is an issue for humanity’

Students from Grandville High School organize the Grand Rapids Youth Climate Strike, which reached as far as Muskegon and Kalamazoo...

A great read gets better with student presentations

As 'experts' on 'The Great Gatsby,' English students share their literary takes on a classic tale, hopefully enriching the read for all...

Reading never takes a day off

Grandville staff didn’t stop learning just because of an unprecedented number of snow days in the district. As part of a district-wide hashtag #BulldogsRead, faculty and staff posted selfies and book covers...
A plaque documenting high school principal Chris VanderSlice’s work in the district has been mounted in the athletic wing

Gymnasium dedicated in honor of high school principal

Chris VanderSlice worked for the district for 17 years as a teacher, principal and administrator. Now, his impact on the district and community will live on...

Magical symphony tour: ‘Maybe one day I’ll be onstage like that’

Sixth-grade students in Laura Alexander’s and Sara Peterman’s classes had the opportunity to explore DeVos Performance Hall as part of the Grand Rapid Symphony’s annual “Nooks and Crannies” Tour...

Innocent until proven guilty

Students in Valerie Conley’s sixth grade class practice elements of the judicial system through annual mock trial experience...

On the move with rolling robots

Mary VanderMeer’s third-grade class learns about coding through grant-funded robots...

Students work toward a more sustainable tomorrow

The high school ‘Green Team’ has stepped up its earth-friendly efforts, led by a teacher who built a new recycling center in the cafeteria...
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