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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...

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...

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...

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...

Five districts win tax approvals, one weathers defeat

Five Kent ISD school districts are breathing easier following voter approval of tax requests in Tuesday's election, but one, Cedar Springs, is weighing options after its proposed bond issue was defeated...

Students take to streets to help feed other students

Eighth grade students at Grandville Middle School raised $2,419 for Kids’ Food Basket as part of a three-mile walk to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in the community...
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