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Soldier’s Letters Bring Civil War Close to Home

Eighth-grader Nevin Hooper says learning about a local Civil War soldier was "way more cool" than learning about the bloodiest war in U.S. history from a textbook. Libby "Fred" Rozema and Riordan McPhail agree. "You always get it from the textbook's...

Quoth the Rooster, ‘Some More’

Four student collaborators in Sandra Bajema's language arts class performed an outlandish Edgar Allan Poe parody by vilifying a rooster: Students Chris Veldhuis and Aiden Marsiglia recited their parody with dash of slapstick and drama: Every morning at the hour six,...

May 3 Sinking Fund Renewal Sought

Voters will be asked on May 3 whether to approve a 10-year renewal of the district's sinking fund millage, which funds repairs and maintenance of school facilities. The millage was originally approved in 1996 and renewed in 2006. Superintendent Roger...

Robots Take Over Schools for State, World Qualifiers

Four Kenowa Hills students surrounded a box of wires, wheels and pulleys they called Judy, making last-minute adjustments. They had spent six weeks putting her together, after school and on weekends. Now was the time to send her out...

#LetMeSpeak: Students do just that, and their classmates listen

Sophomores at Grandville High School join national conversation through personal narrative...

Senior Conference Puts Focus on College, Careers

Senior Cahari Rhodes is sure of a few things about his post-high school plans: find a school with a strong performing arts program and pursue a career that involves music and dance. "I'm fortunate that I know exactly what I...

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...

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...

Three Districts Seek Community Support in May 3 Election

Grandville Public Schools REQUEST: A 10-year renewal of the district's sinking fund millage, which funds repairs and maintenance of school facilities. COST: The 1.4 mill renewal would not increase the property tax rate. The owner of a home with a taxable...

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...

Curbside Literacy, Scout Style

Spencer Phillips kicked around a handful of ideas for a project that would earn him the rank of Eagle Scout. "I wanted to do something different," said the Grandville High senior. "I wanted to do something to benefit not only...

Third-Grade Reading Bill? Ask Fourth-Graders

A group of fourth-graders in Nathan Peltz's class at Cummings Elementary School planned to travel to Lansing today to discuss their opinions on the so-called "third-grade reading bill" with the Senate prior to their vote. Sixteen of Peltz's fourth-graders penned...

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...

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...

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...

District Welcomes New Principals

New Year, new faces in the top office at five buildings: John Philo at the high school, Ken See at the middle school, Ana Aleman-Putman at East Elementary, Jennifer Harper at West Elementary and Angela Thornburgh at Central Elementary....
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