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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...

New building, no new taxes, say district officials

The issue will appear at the bottom of the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and is part of a long-term plan to update and modernize the district’s elementary schools...

Community Celebration draws a big crowd

The district hosted its annual Community Celebration on Sept. 14 in front of the middle school. Students, their families and members of the community came out to enjoy games, bouncy castles and treats, and to hear music...

Stress test: students speak their minds on the M-STEP

Rather than go back to the same hand-wringing sources about M-STEP scores, we decided to ask the people most directly affected by these tests: the students who take them...

Of travel, teaching, and Timberlake

Beth Travis is the new principal at East Kelloggsville Elementary School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Mr. Rocket’s legacy trails for four decades

Retiring Athletic Director Bruce Foster leaves a legacy of impacting students’ lives through sports, and doing what he can to provide an excellent program for student athletes...

‘He tells me to never give up’

Susan Faulk’s English Language Arts for ELL students are benefiting from one-on-one time with tutors who sit down to listen to them read books, or from a computer reading program...

Drama’s back, and students are ready to act

After five years without a program and, now, with a renovated auditorium, a stockpile of props pulled from storage and two enthusiastic new hires, Kelloggsville High School theater has been resurrected...

Fine dining, served up student-style

Third-grade students, proclaiming “Let’s Eat!” in Italian, welcomed guests to their student-led dinner, getting a taste of running a restaurant...

‘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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