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Kelloggsville Students Enjoy Restored Fourth- And Fifth-Grade Intramural Sports

While breaking for water during intramural basketball practice, Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary fifth-grade student Camilla Casado said she was happy to have the chance to play ball with her friends after school. "We get to actually be on a team and...

Kelloggsville ‘Favorite Teacher’ Inspires Student to Become Healthy and Fit

Thanks to Kelloggsville High School teacher Jen Sadler, senior Taylor VanderPloeg is confident she's heading to Western Michigan University this summer armed with the right information to stay healthy. Sadler teaches "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind," an elective class she started...

Kelloggsville Archer Shoots Straight to Second-Place National Finish

Come lunch hour at Kelloggsville High School, Alex Richards heads to a storage building behind the school to pull back arrows and let them fly. The opportunity to shoot at targets in the school's Archery Club has propelled the sophomore...

Students’ Hard Work at Food Pantry Nets Request for More

After an hour-long Monday afternoon session volunteering at The Family Network of Wyoming, eighth-graders Wesley Sheller and Gregory Brink got a request from food pantry staff members. Come more often, they said. Because students from the Kelloggsville Regional Center work...

Seeing the Artistic Side of Every Student

A student with a learning disability recently told Kelloggsville High School art teacher Donna Casmere that she was unable to take notes. Casmere's response: "Draw them." There's always a way in Casmere's class. The Kelloggsville teacher seems to spark creativity wherever...

High School and Elementary Students Bond at Art Camp

Fifth-grader Camille Hodge blended red and yellow paint, preparing to stencil an orange pattern onto a white T-shirt. She worked alongside Kelloggsville High School junior Bree Boylan, who created her own print while chatting with Camille throughout the Creative...

Kent School Services Network Coordinator Brings After-school Programs to K’ville Students

It's Thursday at Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary School, and the final bell has rung. About 40 students remain after school to eat, take a cooking lesson or meet with a tutor or mentor. In one room, several students and their parents...

School Store Builds Student Skills

Kelloggsville Middle School sixth-grader Marissa Williams counted out change for her peers as they purchased lollipops, pencils and candy. It was her shift running the school store with several of her classmates. Staffed by mostly special education students, the store...

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...

Celebrating Rocket Pride

Kelloggsville students, staff and community members, adorned in their blue and orange school colors, came out to celebrate this month with food, games and entertainment during the Community Pride Celebration. This annual event at Kelloggsville Middle School happens just...

Kelloggsville Cardboard Houses to Raise Awareness of Homelessness

Kelloggsville students’ art project hit home in a real way. The cardboard houses they built mean something much larger than paint and cool designs. They mean increased awareness of local homelessness and raising money for families affected in the district. The...

Committee Explores Tech, Building Improvements

Kelloggsville parents and administrators toured other schools to review facilities and determine how their schools measure up to the opportunities provided students in neighboring districts.  The committee will continue meeting this summer to explore a possible bond issue to fund...

Old Factory DOCK Hosts Students After School

It’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday and students make their way from Kelloggsville Middle School across Division Avenue to The Dock, a place that has become their late-afternoon home. They grab basketballs and are off to play hoops, start...

Kelloggsville Students Learn Actions to End Human Trafficking

Andy Soper had a firm message for Kelloggsville High School students about ending the exploitation of young people in West Michigan: take action. “Nothing changes until you make it change,” said Soper, project coordinator for outreach ministry The Manasseh Project. Youth...

Kelloggsville Students Grow Hydroponic Peppers

The peppers are poppin’ at Kelloggsville Middle School.  Eighth-grade teacher Marcia Cisler’s hyrdroponics program started in December as a way to teach students agriculture and the ways subjects like math and science tie into it. As a result, several large pepper...

Taking A Different Path

The Rocket Learning Lab has launched. At a recent class, high school students worked independently on netbooks while others received face-to-face math instruction. Most were beginning a semester of work to earn much-needed credits. The lab replaces the district’s alternative program,...

‘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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