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From relay races to flamingo stands & tissue crawls

Kathleen Messing, a second grade teacher at South Elementary, hosted a virtual field day for her students based on 'Minute to Win It' games...

‘A physical escape you hold in your hands’

Jennifer Ward, a Grandville High School English teacher, has been purchasing and mailing reading materials to her students during online learning...

Creative ways to cope and learn

The Brown family is finding ways to stay educated and entertained at home...

Just poppin’ in

Betsy Heyboer loves seeing her students during their virtual meetups, but it just isn’t the same. Or enough...

District schools donate protective goggles to local hospital

When Metro Health Hospital did not get a shipment of supplies that was supposed to include protective eyewear, a community member reached out to Grandville Public Schools Superintendent Roger Bearup...
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STEM teachers step up to make masks, face shields using 3D printers

STEM teachers are doing their part to supply personal protective equipment to health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic...

Pet posts give students ‘a reason to smile’

Darla England, the principal at South Elementary, has been asking students important questions accompanied by photos of staff pets to maintain communication with the community...

‘Every time we meet it’s a fun day’

The board game club is new to Grandville Middle School this year, 30 members strong...

High school junior, published poet

Daniel Lamboy already has plans for a second book...

Six houses, one family

The new initiative is aimed at team-building activities, to work on character trait development and to complete special projects...

Tossing for aces

Grandville High School senior Kyle Klein is involved in marching band, he’s a varsity swimmer and he’s the 2019 Amateur Disc Golf Champion...

Pen pals meet face-to-face

More than 300 third graders were paired throughout October and November as part of the annual Global Read-Aloud...

Most districts allow phones, but with restrictions

An informal School News Network survey of public school districts in Kent County besides Forest Hills showed cell-phone use is generally not permitted in elementary schools, and only allowed under strictly defined conditions in middle and high schools...

Learning by doing

Every student receives a total group grade at the end of each project, as well as an individual, daily work ethic score...

Remembering their sacrifice

With cards, visits, songs and poems, students took time on Veterans Day to honor those who have served...

C.C.’s super powers: to calm, listen & bring on smiles

The newest employee at Grandville’s South Elementary has four paws, a tail and goes by the name 'C.C.' The 2-year-old golden retriever lab mix started work as a comfort dog this month...
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