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More Than 1,000 Dads Bring Kentwood Elementary Children to School for Event

Challenger Elementary first-grade student Omar Aganovic thought about how it feels to have his father, Sanel Aganovic, with him at school for breakfast. Omar...

African-American Male Mentors Read to Kentwood Students, Show Them Possibilities

For African-American male community leaders who visit Kentwood elementary schools to read to students, the hour they devote each week is about much more...

Students, Teachers to Converge for Annual Livestream for Education

For Linda Olejnik, attending her first Livestream for Education was like getting "a creative shot in the arm for teaching" in her American literature...

Iditarod Comes to Life as Students Meet Sled Dogs, Cheer on Mushers

Pulled by lead dog Storm and a team of six other Siberian Huskies, Endeavor Elementary second grader Malachi Geemes rode atop a dog sled...

Teaching Young Leaders: Freshmen Leave Class More Confident, Compassionate

For Anaya Liptrot's final project in the Teen Leadership class at East Kentwood's Freshman Center, she described job shadowing at a nursing home, but...

National Art Honor Society Impact Reaches Beyond Classroom

With the goal of winning money for the school's art program, East Kentwood High School National Art Honor Society Club members recently worked in...

… And More on the Way?

Chinese students enrolled at East Kentwood and Rockford high schools may be joined by more Weiming Education Group students next school year. Bernie Lu, Arthur...

Chinese Students in Kentwood and Rockford: So Far, So Good

Editor's note: Ten Chinese students are studying at East Kentwood and Rockford high schools this year, under a partnership with Weiming Education Group. After...

MSU Basketball Player with Autism Helps Students Understand

Former Michigan State University basketball player Anthony Ianni knows something about being told he “can’t.”  When Ianni was 4-years-old, doctors and specialists informed his parents...

Kentwood Eye Doctor Equips Students with Free Glasses

After her glasses broke, Sheliah Harris-Spencer was going without them, playing basketball and doing classwork with very poor vision. The Kentwood Freshman Campus student-athlete, who...

East Kentwood Graduate Visits Freshmen after Serving in Afghanistan

Make good decisions and focus on what you want in life, said Air Force First Lt. Ashley Alexander, whose choices led her from East...

This Time Last Year: Santa Swims with Children at Kentwood Pool

Kentwood Public Schools Aquatic Director Joey Sutherlin knows a surprising secret about Santa Claus. When St. Nick isn't packing toys or feeding reindeer, he likes...

China Tour Result: Opportunity for Kentwood Students

Touring one of the schools run by the Weiming Education Group in China, Kentwood Superintendent Scott Palczewski was surprised by the facility, the attentiveness...

Science Teacher Applies VanAndel Institute Principles to Classroom

A lot of noise comes from East Kentwood High School AP biology teacher Chad VanHouten’s class. Cockatiels may be whistling, students may be feeding...

Chef Mo Nourishes Students with His Expertise;

I am driving home from a morning spent taking notes about the stellar food service program at East Kentwood Public Schools, and you might...

Discovery Zone Takes Classroom into Nature

Fifth grader Brooke Groce leaned over to smell a wildflower. “It doesn’t really have a smell,” she said, and recorded her observation on a sheet...
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