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Students make friends by way of pen

A teacher and her former teacher are connecting their classrooms through letters...

Bond requests pass in Rockford, Lowell; maintenance levy fails in Sparta

Six districts passed requests, ranging from non-homestead millages to major bond proposals for new and revamped buildings...

Oh say, did you see?

Choir’s banner year ends with a public performance of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'...

‘It was the right job for me — always has been’

In Cindy Prentler’s second grade classroom, books inspire, teach, and beautify the space...

Saying ‘yes’ to the prom dress

Why not share the often single-wear items? A Kelloggsville teacher created a pop-up boutique that lets students shop for free formal wear...

Grieving together helps students cope with loss

Bereaved students are benefiting from a peer support program that meets them where they’re at -- school...

Student tutors help peers stay on track

It helps struggling students make up ground, and is an opportunity for tutors to work on interpersonal skills and make use of their knowledge in a variety of subjects...

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school

Seventh-graders in four Wyoming school districts will receive tutoring, mentoring and career exploration opportunities via Grand Rapids Community College...

Big plant, little plant

Fifth-graders visited a clean water plant. Then, a miniature version visited them...

Homes for the Holidays

School staff visited students throughout the district and beyond for the first-ever holiday home visit initiative...

The measure of a mentor

The district has partnered with a local nonprofit to implement a formal, measurable program between students in the district...

On fire for choir

When one elementary music teacher had a little extra time in her schedule, she knew there was only one thing to do: start a school choir...

In mixed millage results, approvals for five districts but setback for one

While five local school districts won tax request approvals from voters, a defeat in Caledonia will cost the district more than $150,000 in revenue...

Six school districts seek tax approvals on Nov. 6 ballot

Voters in six Kent County school districts will be asked to vote on school tax proposals that can be found on the second page of their ballot Nov. 6...

Local companies find solutions in high school seniors while they explore careers

Seniors get a head start on careers in a program offering school credit – and a wage – for work experience...

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college

Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond...

‘Rice Bowls’ a Poem by Seventh-grader Christeen Nguyen

Rice Bowls by Christeen Nguyen I am Asian I am Hungry I wonder what my lunch will be I see a bowl of rice I wish I could eat it right now I am Asian I am hungry I pretend not to be hungry I feel really cranky right...
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