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State Farm’s $100,000 Grant to Fund Kelloggsville, Godfrey Lee Service-Learning Agriculture Programs

When Kelloggsville Middle School teacher Marcia Cisler recently considered projects made possible through service-learning grant money, she talked about students gardening, growing hydroponic vegetables and recycling. As she faces the end of the grant money allocated to the district...

Students Launch ‘Rocket Review’ Broadcast to Unite Students

When it comes to school pride, a crew of high school students is owning it by getting behind the camera to film and celebrate Kelloggsville Rocket news. "Fellow Rockets! Let's go! 2015 is a dream! Senior class is bringing you...

Ukuleles: Officially a Thing

Music teacher Susan Berce sang and strummed her ukulele as students walked into class. "There she was just a walkin' down the street, singin' do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do." Berce interrupted herself to give directions. "Join me whenever...
Godwin Heights is among four high schools where Chief Carmody meets with students

Retiring police chief says teen sessions will continue

James Carmody has made it a priority to give high school students a voice at the table. Every week he meets with students, rotating between Wyoming, Godwin Heights, Lee and Kelloggsville high schools

Growing Food for Local Families at Community Garden

After careful planting and a summer of growth comes the harvest. The bounty from this garden – the Kelloggsville Community Garden— was recently donated to a food bank called The Family Network of Wyoming. Onions, tomatoes and peppers are...

English-language Learner Students Communicate, Thrive in Art Classroom

Chau Le's paper printmaking box is decorated with an intricate pattern of dreamcatchers and crosses. The Kelloggsville High School sophomore said the pictures symbolize her hopes for others: Dare to dream and have faith. Chau moved to the United States from...

More Space to Study, Mingle, Connect

The completely renovated Kelloggsville High School is taking shape, with the opening of eight spacious new classrooms bordering a large common learning area where students can study, mingle and connect their technology. In the new space, students recently gathered for...

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...

A Clean Sweep: Voters in Seven Kent Districts Approve Funding Requests

Tuesday was a good day for schools and students in Kent ISD, as voters approved tax proposals in all seven districts that requested them. Residents supported requests ranging from $3.6 million to $76.1 million in Caledonia, Comstock Park, East...

Five-star Preschool Makes Parents a Priority

Kelloggsville Early Childhood Center preschoolers Kamron Atkinson and Aidan Palmer tried to build a wooden ramp, complete with cardboard tunnels, for a ball to roll down, but the ball kept stopping partway. With a little adult guidance, the boys stacked...

Grad Returns to School … This Time with Blankets

While clutching a class picture from school year 1955-1956, Jeanne Wendt leaned over to speak to a preschooler who was stretched out on her nap-time cot. A handmade blanket covered the little girl. "That's me in kindergarten," she told preschooler...

Big plant, little plant

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

Third-Graders’ Cardboard Arcade Inspired by 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur

Inspired by a 9-year-old boy from California, West Elementary School third-grade students put their imaginations to the test creating an arcade made of cardboard, complete with all the bells and whistles. From an arcade basketball game to a rocket ship...

Parents Learn English, Form School Connections

Isabel Pineda read “out,” “up”, “is,” and “have” with her second-grade daughter, Yazmin, from a list of early-elementary-level reading words. But Isabel wasn’t just helping Yazmin; she was learning to speak English.Packed into two-and-a-half hours each Monday night at...

Parent Information Nights Help Spanish Speakers Connect

Santos Hernandez wanted to give his first-grade son, Yaindent, the chance to play on a soccer team. But he wasn't sure where to sign him up, or if there was a program available through school. "My boy (had) been dreaming...

Hispanic families struggle with uncertainty about Dreamers’ future

Students who are Dreamers, among about 700,000 young people nationwide who arrived to the U.S. as children of undocumented parents and are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, wonder if they will be able to go to college or secure financial aid. They feel betrayed by the system

‘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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