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Shoe salesman and mashed potato maker comes back to his roots

He wasn’t drawn back just because he went to school there, but also because they teach using personal mastery and competency-based education...

A time to connect, reflect and ‘be a family’

Middle school develops Connect class to improve relationships, life and learning skills and to positively impact the learning culture...

New gymnasium highlights renovations

Workers kept busy over the summer finishing renovations at Zinser Elementary in preparation for the first day. In 2016, voters approved a $55 million bond issue for updates throughout Kenowa Hills Public Schools...

Saying goodbye to the classroom, teacher is grateful for making ‘a positive difference’

Kris Weller is retiring after 33 years as a teacher in both Greenville and Kenowa Hills...
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A window into two graduations!

Whether you're a high school student heading off to college or career, or a preschooler taking that next step toward kindergarten, graduation is a big deal...

Alpine Elementary leans on KSSN to improve attendance and academic gains

Alpine Elementary shows off its Kent School Services Network program to 50 visiting community school directors. KSSN provides the basics for children and families such as clothes, food, money and relationships...

‘Only so much time, and so much to see’

This year’s event featured 116 employers showcasing more than 150 careers. Among the more than 10,000 students at DeVos Center, 300 were from the Kenowa Hills district, the most of any in Kent County...

A new school world awaits students next year, thanks to workers and $55 million...

A new phase of construction begins throughout Kenowa Hills schools, funded by voter approval of a $55 million bond in 2016...

Life lessons link student to success

The TrueSuccess program focuses on encouraging strong character values to improve behavior and literacy skills...

Learning about Korea off the book, from one who knows

Entertainment personality Derek Stelma shares his knowledge of Korean history, culture, politics and current events with Kenowa Hills High School students...

Learning on the job provides students pathways to the future

Students enrolled at Kenowa Hills Pathways High School have the opportunity to take on internships in the Grand Rapids community before graduation for the first year...

Walking through the ‘door of opportunity’

Wyoming high school students Mounahinde (Terry) Almame and Rohim Mohammed visited Lisa Monroe and Jodi VanDam’s fifth-grade class to talk about their experiences as refugees...

Turning the (multiplication) tables

The Michigan Mathematics Educators (MichME) initiative is changing the way math is taught in West Michigan schools, one teacher and classroom at a time. After four years, the program has rewired the way math is taught by more than 250 educators and administrators...

In mixed millage results, approvals for five districts but setback for one

While five local school districts won tax request approvals from voters, a defeat in Caledonia will cost the district more than $150,000 in revenue...

Six school districts seek tax approvals on Nov. 6 ballot

Voters in six Kent County school districts will be asked to vote on school tax proposals that can be found on the second page of their ballot Nov. 6...

Kenowa Hills requests override to restore millage on Nov. 6 ballot

Kenowa Hills Public Schools will make an appearance on the Nov. 6 ballot for an operating millage proposal on non-homestead properties...
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‘Be The Change’

Kenowa Hills High School senior Carlos Velazquez created a compelling and inspirational anti-bullying video titled "Be the Change." It was inspired by Carlos' belief that bullying victims often turn into perpetrators themselves, and this cycle continues until someone reaches...

Shades of Life

Editor's note: Students in Grace Bollman's English class at Kenowa Hills High School were assigned to write a poem reflecting on the book "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom. This one was written by 10th-grader Haily Raupp. A morning following...
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