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TEAM 21 Funding to Restore Cut Programs

For Claribel Ortiz, having a place for her four children to go after school and in the summer while she works helps a lot. She knows David, 11, Francisco, 10, Josue, 9, and Jazmine, 7, will get help with their...

Students Help Community Garden Grow Bigger and Bigger

Bean trellises, fruit trees and brightly painted bowling balls are among new additions to the Kelloggsville Community Garden, where students recently planted seeds, spread mulch and learned how to make their garden grow. Thanks to a service-learning grant for sustainable...

Student Writers Awarded Grant for Field Trip

Kelloggsville student Chandler Pham took a break from sprucing up a path through the woods to consider his role with several classmates in bringing fifth graders to Hagar Park, in Georgetown Township. "It was a new experience for us. We...

Students Create Mural for Drop-In Center

Ivory Perez' world in mural form depicts possibilities for her future, she explained while painting a car, music notes, mountains and the sun bordered by the words, "create" and "never give up." "It's something that inspires you to createyour own...

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...

Students Support At Risk Women

Kelloggsville High School senior Guadalupe Torres arrived at the Women at Risk International Volunteer Center after school on a recent Monday to help her classmates tag items to sell in the Wyoming-based WAR Chest Boutique. Guadalupe was among several...

Polishing English Skills by Studying Stones

Third grade West Kelloggsville students learning English have become mini-gemologists at school, studying facts about agate, mystic blue quartz, brown citrine and an array of other shiny, shimmery stones. "It looks like a flower," said Alejandra Paniqua, lifting up a...

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...

‘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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