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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,...

Superintendent Wright Returns with Big Plans

Superintendent Samuel Wright is back at the helm of the district, challenged with increasing enrollment numbers and balancing finances. “I’m a rocket at heart,” said Wright, 64. “I spent 18 years here. When I learned the district was having...

Remembering the Rockets

Former high school football teammates Rich Bolhuis and Dan Roeloffs did a little reminiscing about their glory days during the Kelloggsville High School football team’s 75th anniversary celebration. Part of the 1971 undefeated Rocket varsity team, Roeloffs, of Marne,...

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...

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 Earn “Caughtcha” Rewards for Making a Difference at School

West Elementary School students held up signs with words like “Listen,” “Patience,” “Trustful,” “Kind,” “Nice” and “Polite” for a video titled “Respect in One Word” about characteristics they felt were most important for a safe school climate.  The video, created...

Delicious Ethnic Dishes Make for a Great Day at School

Families from all corners of the map come together as a school community at Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary School, and, recently, their favorite dishes created a smorgasbord of ethnic delights. Pierogi, curry chicken, plantains, fry bread, corn sticks and Spanish rice...

‘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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