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Vaccine clinics for GRCC, Kentwood communities focus on accessibility

Leaders at Grand Rapids Community College believe vaccines are an effective tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19, so they are working to make the vaccine process accessible for everyone...

KSSN coordinator has neighborhood connection to school she serves

What’s extra special about Breanna Vasquez being Kent School Services Network coordinator at Meadowlawn Elementary is that she also lives in the neighborhood...

New role merges remote learning, instructional technology

David Emeott is the new director of remote learning and instructional technology at Kentwood Public Schools. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Administrator...

Parents are nervous, excited; students, ready to learn

Some are returning to in-person learning for the first time since buildings were shuttered in March 2020...

‘My personal vision is to change the world’

Kevin Polston is the new superintendent for Kentwood Public Schools. He plans to “stand on the shoulders of the great things that have happened in Kentwood previously,” building on efforts to serve the diverse population...

For once-homeless mother and daughter graduates, ‘dreams do come true’

Ayjia Jones and her mother, Monique Williams, are both graduates of the Class of 2021. Their accomplishment comes after two years living in motels, searching for housing and pathways to stability...

The minds behind the designs

Next year, they will learn about innovations and their progressions. In fifth grade, they will become innovators themselves and design their own products...

‘I will always be a Falcon’

Superintendent Michael Zoerhoff retires from his position on June 30. He reflects on a career spent in a district where he feels immense pride...

Learning something new expands life, social skills

Students in an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Moderately Cognitively Impaired program explored many types of art and dance, thanks to a grant...

Mission accomplished: students design spacecraft

Bowen and Endeavor ARCH programs were selected to participate in engineering challenges...

What the bond buys: better food, arts, technology and a year-round school

Families, students and staff can look forward to new fine arts facilities, equitable nutrition and broader education opportunities, following the passage of a $192.15 million bond...

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...

Godfrey-Lee’s Kevin Polston selected to lead Kentwood Public Schools

The Kentwood Board of Education chooses the superintendent of a neighboring district to take the helm...

Voters give a strong ‘yes’ to $192 million bond request

District voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a proposed $192.15 million bond that will pay for substantial school upgrades and a new year-round K-8 school, all without a tax increase...

Sensory room helps preschoolers regulate brains and bodies

Students can begin their day in a special sensory room or visit when they feel overwhelmed or overstimulated...

Students reflect on personal experiences as Asian Americans

Students respond to the spike in hate crimes, reflect on experiences as Asian American students...
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