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How best to get the jump on college? Students give the lowdown

These days, students have multiple ways to get credit for college courses – and save college tuition – while still in high school. We asked a few from East Kentwood and Rockford high schools which options they chose, and why...

AP or early college? What’s a student to do?

For college-bound students hoping to earn credits early and save on tuition, choosing the right kinds of courses for their particular programs can make a big difference...

Immigrant parents learn how to track their children’s progress online

With more than 60 languages spoken in the home, Kentwood Public School is embracing its diversity by hosting the EL Parents Academy, designed to show parents who to use the Internet to track their children’s grades and progress in school...

Library book talks are big hit with middle-schoolers

The monthly event, a partnership with KDL, has drawn students in for books sessions for the past two years so they can learn about titles and check them out...
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A Medley of Talent

East Kentwood High School students recently performed a collage-style concert, which was filmed and edited by students in the Falcon News Network broadcasting class...

Something fishy going on in fourth-grade classroom

Students begin a several-months project raising salmon from egg to release...

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...
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