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Five districts win tax approvals, one weathers defeat

Five Kent ISD school districts are breathing easier following voter approval of tax requests in Tuesday's election, but one, Cedar Springs, is weighing options after its proposed bond issue was defeated...

‘Their absolute best’

After a nearly flawless season, the Kent City High School Marching Band brought home the school’s first state championship, while the Rockford Marching Band won top honors for the third straight year...

Six districts in Kent ISD asking for funding on Tuesday ballot

Five school districts in Kent ISD have tax requests on the election ballot next Tuesday, Nov. 5. Here is a breakdown of what they’re asking for...

‘Doing art well is what matters’

A young artist took home a national award and has pledged to put his winnings toward his family’s future home...

Never too early to learn ways to stay safe

Kent City Community Schools recently expanded the ongoing OK2SAY programming to include elementary students...

Classroom activity gets a bit ‘squirrely’ as students head outside to explore

First year pilot STEM program takes all elementary students out of their classrooms to provide experience in important science, technology, engineering and math skills...

District seeks funds for safety, technology & general upgrades

The Nov. 5 request is for an extension of the existing 8.25 mill levy. Because the request is for debt retirement extension, property taxes would not increase...

‘All in the Family’ activities feature game shows, scavenger hunts, lip syncs to kick...

Students from freshmen to seniors, divided into families, spend the first few days of school getting to know each other in order to make sure no student feels alone...

Students’ planes fly toward summer break

From building robots and coding to exploring the best paper fold for flight patterns, this class helps students explore technology of all kinds...

Young leaders leave a literary legacy

Fifth graders did their research, worked with a budget and chose a new collection of books for their school as part of a new library legacy committee...

Parents go to school, students learn at home

Parents are Teachers program helps parents find ways to encourage their children’s education outside the classroom...

Meteorologist? Business owner? Investor? Students explore careers

Kent City annually brings in professionals in multiple fields to expose students to future careers and get them thinking about the future...

Passion for dance, hometown values will follow this grad to college and beyond

Coping with loss, yet this graduate heads to college with confidence and hometown values...

Just learn the rules and stay safe

School resource officers demonstrate they are all in for students, even when it comes to offering after school hunting safety courses...

Boating course helps get students ready — safely — for summer fun

In this class, all seventh-graders earn a boating safety certificate, required to drive any watercraft under parent supervision or on own at age of 16...

Are you one too? Cool Teachers create ‘something very special’

For two decades, teachers around West Michigan have been honored by WGVU’s “Cool Teacher’ program. Kent City’s Anita Kosak has joined the list...
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