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A gift fit for knights

Brookwood Elementary School students were declared official Knights of the Realm for their respectfulness, responsibility, kindness and other traits that follow the Code of Chivalry, a moral system from the Middle Ages...

Whipping up a love for cooking

The extracurricular, after-school activity that has been offered to sixth-through-eighth graders for several years, brings students together for made-from-scratch cooking, from food prep to finished dish...

Sleep from A to ZZZ

It’s hard to focus on school f you haven’t had your z’s, sleep educators from the Farmington Hills-based nonprofit organization Sweet Dreamzzz recently told Townline Elementary students...

She’s come so far

Farhiya realized her self-created predicament was sad, but she also knew she could get herself out of it...

STEM fair projects lead to university research spots

Four 2018 East Kentwood High School graduates used projects from last school year to get into an elite University of Michigan research program...

Collaboration centers in every school to foster student engagement

In schools across the district, new spaces are allowing for students to come together, collaborate in innovative ways, and plug in to cutting-edge technology. A space will serve the community too...

Michigan art teacher of year makes all subjects ‘artful’

Art teacher Adrienne DeMilner brings art into all subjects and areas at East Kentwood Freshman Campus and out into the community. She was recently awarded 2018 Michigan Art Educator of the Year and Secondary Art Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Art Education Association...

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...

From class clown to head of the school

Andrew Kolzow is the new East Kentwood Freshman Campus principal. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

New shoes for a new school year — for free

In the Image’s annual “Shoes Help Our Elementary Students” program put shoes on the feet of 1,700 students from more than 39 elementary schools...

It’s a new school year and a new country for immigrant and refugee students

The first day for students in Kentwood is the first day of school in the U.S. for some newcomers...

After Taking a Left Turn, He Found His Right Calling

Justin Mathes began by tutoring youth at various schools, now the new Valleywood Middle School Principal...

Camp will offer essentials of civic learning, policy engagement

Kentwood Public Schools and the Michigan Center for Civic Education are offering a free summer workshop/camp on Aug. 6-8 focused on civic learning, current events and the Constitution...

Middle schoolers pitch in to help protect waterways

Crestwood Middle School students spent a recent sunny Friday lifting rocks, filling in eroded areas, and planting flowers to create an area where water runoff from Steelcase’s parking lot will be absorbed...

Future Fair brings career info to field house

Students in grades 9 through 12, many of whom are still considering what they want to do after graduation, stopped to learn about various fields, collect brochures and start thinking about jobs...

Giving back as others gave to them

Three sisters, refugees from Rwanda, devote their Monday evenings to volunteering at the Learning Café, an education center in Grand Rapids that serves refugee children...
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