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‘Her deafness does not define her’

This grad hopes to learn scuba diving and to fly an airplane, but highest on her agenda is to aid in the fight for her right to join the armed forces...

Socks optional, fun mandatory: retiring science teacher reflects on a successful career

Retiring after nearly 30 years in the district, this teacher made a difference in the classroom, on the sports field, in fundraising and in the lives of his students...

Your district’s summer programs at-a-glance

Area public school districts are gearing up to provide K-12 programs this summer to address learning loss impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...

A champion of creativity

Despite the challenges of being a first-year teacher in a school year disrupted by a global pandemic, Kent City’s new art teacher inspires students to keep growing in their creative skills...

Learning from an adopted Snowflake

With Snowflake, the Great Start Readiness Program brings the farm experience into preschool classrooms...

‘Escape By Reading’ Takes On New Meaning

More than 80 students and their family members recently joined in an escape room reading challenge, doing their part to help rescue their “trapped” principals...

CARES Funds help district hire school nurse

A community member who has worked with students before is helping navigate the pandemic...

At-home learners stay connected through a new resource

In late October, Kent City Elementary opened a designated room to give families who have chosen virtual education extra resources and support...

Mapping the road to learning

Elementary teachers Billie Freeland and Nicole Andreas are at the forefront of using a curriculum designed to further educational goals, regardless of whether students are in person or online...

Homecoming, modified

The coronavirus pandemic has forced school districts to make changes to the ways they celebrate some annual traditions...

Worth the wait

Construction issues caused Kent City Community Schools to delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year, but students and staff are now enjoying the benefits of summer upgrades to their facilities...

The year of learning differently

SNN asked a sampling of students from across the county how it’s going for them so far in a school year of multiple instruction models...

Breadstick boy, Ripcord rider and now athlete and administrator

The new Kent City High School and Middle School principal is Jordan Stuhan. He replaces Bill Crane, who moved to the position of assistant superintendent of business and administrative services...

No Big Splash This Year

Despite a return to in-person learning this fall, the Board of Education has decided the Kent City High School pool will remain closed indefinitely...

Most Kent City students heading back to classrooms this fall, but will wait until 9-8

Kent City Community Schools will open school as scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 26, with primarily face-to-face education, offering a virtual option for families who prefer to keep children home...

Ready or not, school year begins as leaders adopt plans to teach, protect students

With most of Kent County’s public school districts opening next week, superintendents talk about their plans to educate students while trying to keep them safe from an unpredictable virus...
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