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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...

Students explore many ways of worship

The four-day Interfaith Service Day Camp brought together 21 West Michigan students representing several religious and non-religious backgrounds to explore religions, get to know one another, enjoy food and culture, and volunteer...

A Bulldog’s legacy

High School art students remember beloved principal Chris VanderSlice by creating a mural in his honor, depicting his passions and attitude...

Students help refugee peers adjust to life, schools in the U.S.

Students from a handful of area high schools are making an impact at two West Michigan organizations tasked with helping refugee students and their families succeed...

For Gerald R. Ford student essay winners, courage begins at home

More than 900 students submitted writings on the theme of courage for the annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation annual essay challenge...
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