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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...

Building a groundswell of support for fresh water

They started the year as penpals. Now they have met and are working together to explore local water systems...

All hands on deck, for credit and the community

75 Grandville Middle School students in Bruce Marvel’s eighth-grade STEM class are putting their technical skills to use on storage sheds and model cars...

Bulldogs at West Point: a community tradition and point of pride

Though far from West Michigan, the United States Military Academy at West Point has a little bit of home among its ranks. Grandville Public Schools currently has five cadets enrolled in the academy...

Taking the stage: teaching duo shares passion for theater arts

Both avid fans of the theater arts, married teachers Amanda and Jay Fischer spend their summer break heavily involved with the Shadblow Theatre in Jenison...
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