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New AP Courses Give Students Shot at College Credits

A slate of four new Advanced Placement classes at Kelloggsville High School are giving students a taste of college rigor and the opportunity to earn college credits. After several years with no Advanced Placement opportunities, the high school this year...

‘I show them another way, and another way, and another way’

A bank was robbed. Fifteen suspects – all middle-school staff members – had their mugshots taken, each holding a dollar bill up to their forehead. Algebra students were notified. The CSI team was waiting on video surveillance to confirm the...

‘When Trouble Came to Find Me, She Was There’

Lexis Pearson was a self-described troublemaker when she was in seventh grade. Her poor choices led her to the office of social worker Brooke Davis. But by her junior year, Pearson had turned herself around to the point of being...

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...

Minecraft for Geometry, Scholarships for College

When playing Minecraft: Education Edition in class, Southeast Kelloggsville students know what they're building: math skills. The worlds they join and build, connected via computers, require design, collaboration and awareness of dimensions. "We are using geometry because geometry involves shapes and...

Fourth-graders and Fish Tales

"Let's talk fish!" a Department of Natural Resources official told a group of Southeast Elementary School students, as they learned about the process of hatching and raising fish to stock Michigan's lakes, streams and rivers. They spent the day at...

School, Community Ties Lead to Sprucing

Southeast Kelloggsville fourth-graders are planting roots in the community –- roots that will grow into big blue spruce trees. Thanks to a donation of saplings from retired teacher Gordy Reyburn, each student received their own tree to plant in their...

Rockets, Welcome to Your New (Pretty Much) School

High school students now have a sparkling addition to their building, complete with a repositioned entrance, new gymnasium, two-story media center and classrooms, and plenty of open space. Paint and decor reflect Rocket pride in blue and orange, and...

Funding for Tech, Training, Counseling and AP Expansion

On May 2, voters in the Kent ISD region will be asked to approve a 0.9 mill tax for local school districts, generating $211 per student to maintain programs, improve services and meet other needs. School News Network is...

‘I Just Made Them My Friends’

When eighth-grader Jaden Delosh started attending the middle school right after spring break, he was happy to have Ke'Waun Blackmon show him around. "It gave me a friend," said Jaden, who moved from Waterford, near Detroit. Ke'Waun made the transition a...

Teaching About Climate Change: A Loaded Lesson

Teacher Mary Lewandoski remembers a student making a firm statement while studying endangered species: "It's all because of humans." "Save that thought," Lewandoski recalled telling her. That realization would come again and again in studying sediment in streams, pollution and other...

A Little Attention, A Big Difference

A disorganized sixth-grader is certainly not a rarity, but might normally fly under a busy teacher's radar. Damian Cervantes, however, is getting the help he needs from teacher Renee Lahiff, who planned to assist him in sorting and decluttering...

Students Urged to ‘Find What You Love’

If someone had told Greggory Hampshire how clinical psychologists spend their days (with lots of paperwork), he might not have pursued it as a career. That's one reason he likes bringing community professionals into classrooms and giving students real...

Brain Games: Focusing on Memory to Reduce Effects of Poverty

Second-grade teacher Patrick Sokol is working to close gaps in achievement seen in students raised in poverty, and he's zeroing in on helping students develop "working memory." In his West Elementary classroom on a Friday morning, Sokol drew a mixing...

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...

Calling All Senses: Help Me Read!

In a small room within the teacher's lounge, Southeast Elementary School fourth-grader Aubrianna Vernon focused on the consonant blend, "spr." With her index finger, she wrote the letters in the air, on a table and in sand spread on...

‘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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