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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

‘The Culture Has Changed’

After being placed on a list of low-achieving schools in 2010, the district's high school swung into action. Now, some of its practices are being studied as models of improvements for other districts. From its lowest point in the 14th...
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,"...

Musician, Fourth-Graders ‘Link Up’ for Collaborative Concert

When music mentor Yun Preece set foot into the fourth-grade exploratory music session at Kent City Elementary, she was as excited to hear what the 115 students knew about classical music as they were to hear her play a...

One for All, All for One

Morgan Ogden puzzled over what her family crest should include. She knew it needed to contain an animal that demonstrated strength, colors that conveyed her family's qualities and branches that sprouted leaves with her relations' names inscribed on them. The...

Boosting Student Reading Takes Center Stage

While it isn't clear if nationally renowned researcher Richard Allington was excited to see staff from the school district where he started his career, it is clear that literacy coach Kathy Arlen and elementary Principal Pamela Thomas were interested...

Area Schools Go Gaga for Gaga Pits

Page Elementary students race out the school door to the Gaga pit when recess starts. One leg at a time, between 20 to 30 of them quickly jump over the wall of a 24-foot wide wooden, pentagon-shaped pit with...

Watch Out for Spinning Tops and Catapults!

A group of middle schoolers formed a circle on the lab floor, while others leapt onto desks to avoid the trajectory of Beyblades -- spinning tops activated by a pull cord -- as students competed for whose would spin...

‘I’ll Saw this Wood Up – I’m Not Scared of It’

From the courtroom to the archery range and beyond, a quartet of female high school students are breaking into fields dominated by males. Two Kent Career Tech Center students were among 32 students across Michigan to receive 2016 Breaking Traditions...

Creativity to Spare

Sparta Lanes in downtown Sparta got a bit of a makeover recently with help from some local high school students. The alley is home to their bowling teams, and now bears original artwork from the bowlers themselves, with Kent City...

Computer Fields Beckon Girls to Great Careers

Rachel Bowman likes robots so much she wants to own a robotics company someday. She spends half her school day in the Information Technologies program and the other half in the Mechatronics programs at Kent Career Tech Center. In both...

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...

Time to say goodbye: After the Fall, migrant students head south

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series about the migrant studentpopulation and how teachers and administrators work together to serve them. The series focuses on Kent City Community Schools. Migrant workers’ contributions to the economy are undeniable,...

Getting along, helping out are keys for this born leader

This high school junior takes pride in keeping up her grades, but isn’t limited to classroom excellence...

Kent City Elementary Artists Selected for Association Show

Kent City Elementary School art teacher Sara Goodrich likes to quote a legendary Spanish painter. “I really believe ‘every child is an artist,’ just like Pablo Picasso said,” she explained, as her classroom of kindergartners painted big flowers with...

Storm Repairs Nearing Completion

Kent City High School students Michelle Alt and Kora Wright said they didn't mind their September 27 homecoming dance being held outside because of ongoing repairs to the school's gym and wrestling room. A storm last April with winds estimated...
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