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Superintendent announces retirement after 33 years serving Kentwood community

Superintendent Michael Zoerhoff this week announced he will retire at the end of the school year, June 30...

Schools in nine districts announce closures as COVID cases spike

New temporary school building closures were announced by nine school districts in Kent ISD this week, as schools contend with a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Kent County and Michigan...

Principal earns role model award from NAACP

Read what makes this leader of powerful conversations such an inspiration to colleagues and students...

Elementary school awarded with Blue Ribbon stats

Discovery Elementary School was named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. School leaders attribute success to culture and academics...

East Kentwood moves to remote learning due to COVID-19 cases

East Kentwood High School and Freshman Campus has pivoted to remote learning until Friday, Oct. 30 due to positive COVID-19 cases...

Operation Face Shield: complete

The nine-week project resulted in 10,000 pieces of PPE that were distributed in West Michigan to more than 100 organizations...

Longtime art teacher receives two major education awards

East Kentwood High School teacher Le Tran was named the Michigan Art Education Association secondary art educator of the year and the 2020 Overall MAEA art educator of the year...

Leaving a greener footprint

Thanks to three years of work by devoted students, Crestwood Middle School earned the Evergreen School Environmental Stewardship Designation from Michigan Green Schools...

District welcomes new administrators, ready to ‘lead through uncharted waters’

New administrators share their thoughts on starting their posts during a pandemic...

Districts ponder how to keep students learning, engaged

Teachers are challenged to keep their style of instruction intact with students who are socially distanced and, often, not in the building at all...

Inspired by a young girl’s thoughts

Cora Hovernale won a $200 prize in the art category in a contest hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills...

‘No ordinary person’

Over the course of almost four decades as an athletic trainer, East Kentwood’s Dan Chappell impacted many. His death is leaving a big void...

Kentwood eases into in-person instruction with two-week remote start

All students will begin school remotely today, with plans for those who choose to return in person to do so on Tuesday, Sept. 8...

While embracing her roots, student leader steps forward

The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Quyen Tran was instrumental in elevating the work of the Asian Student Union at East Kentwood High School. She is now headed to Harvard with a sense of purpose and humanitarian goals...

Students speak out on protests, call for ‘a better America tomorrow’

For area students, the ongoing protests over police brutality could be a teachable moment, a call to action or both...
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