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Drones have students flying high

Learning about and operating drones is just one of the newest technologies used in summer and after-school programming for students from migrating families...

Red carpet party rewards reading

Elementary students read all summer for chance to celebrate with VIP treatment when they return to school in the fall

Stress test: students speak their minds on the M-STEP

Rather than go back to the same hand-wringing sources about M-STEP scores, we decided to ask the people most directly affected by these tests: the students who take them...

MySchool@Kent students overcome obstacles to get to graduation

Students choose online high school for a variety of reasons. Here, a few of this year’s graduates reflect...

Family and friends pushed her to excel, grad says

To some, using a wheelchair might mean marching band was out, but not for Sarah Abma...

Annual contest keeps veterans in students’ minds

“It seemed like a perfect fit to get our young students involved and thinking about those who came long before them and sacrificed their lives for us today”...

Voters in Kent City, Godfrey-Lee approve funding requests

The Kent City and Godfrey-Lee school districts won funding requests on the Tuesday, May 8 ballot by comfortable margins...

Superintendent: millage renewal approvals ‘essential’ for district

Having voters understand the millage proposals is an important goal, said Superintendent Mike Weiler, as Kent City Community School seeks renewal of two millage issues...

Students to show off their talents at regional showcase

Kent City sends athletic, academic, art and literacy stars to the West Michigan Student Showcase for the first time

Learning to defend opinions is big part of learning for young writers

Eat healthy, consider fostering a child, don’t drink or smoke, vote for the candidate of my choice are just some of these fourth grade persuasive experts

Student mural takes learning out to the hall

When the the art class moved into new semester, students who preferred painting to other media took to decorating the hallways

Team takes public speaking skills on the road

Students gain confidence and expand social circles while competing in public speaking events

I Want it, But Do I Need it?

Austin Hickman spent a month writing down every penny he spent. "I realized that I spend a lot more than I thought I do," the high school junior said. Like many high school students, Austin has few expenses other than paying...
Sarah York spends time volunteering in the Kent City computer lab

Welcome Help for Younger Readers

Third-grader Gage Stray has changed his mind about reading. He has learned to like it -- especially if he gets to read about rally cars. "You know, the old-fashioned kind that people a long time ago drove down dirt roads,"...

‘The Goal is to Keep Them Reading’

Second-graders Leonel Santiago and Carlos Saldana hit an exciting benchmark this fall: They started reading their first chapter books. Besides helping them learn the important time concepts of "first, next, after that and finally," said Bonnie Biggs, a retired Kent...

From Garden Banquet to Community Tradition

Inviting veterans to school started two decades ago, when then principal Fred Gronke, both a Kent City graduate and a retired U.S. Marine, brought vegetables from his garden and cooked dinner for a small group. The idea was to do...
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