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In the words of 2020 graduates

Lowell High School English teacher Heidi Kolp gives her class the chance to take a crack at crafting a commencement address...

School 2.0: tips from the pros

As K-12 districts roll out their Continuity of Learning Plans this week, and students across Kent ISD and beyond make the transition to online learning as a primary means for most, those who have been doing it for a while have some advice...

Trail cleanup, chicken hatching & the importance of keeping routines

Counselor RJ Boudro connects with students via social media while relishing time at home with his wife and children...

For seniors, a memorable finale cut short

Area high school seniors talk about their worries, and offer valuable perspective to their peers and others on the statewide school closure...
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Looping through layers of sound with a cool new pedal

A looper pedal and related equipment for the high school orchestras were purchased through a grant from the Lowell Education Foundation...

Bonus mini-grant funding means twice the boost for classrooms

The number and quality of Lowell Education Foundation grant requests typically mean just one round of giving...

Learning to get MAD about winter survival

The visit made by all district third graders is aligned with the science curriculum...

Eighth grade bridges falling down

It’s a STEM project that’s designed to fail, the teacher explained...

What’s in a name? Third graders learn at museum

All district third graders spend two days at the museum to wrap up the Michigan unit of the social studies curriculum...

To Australia with love

Area students are spearheading fundraisers to support those affected by bushfires in Australia that have been burning for months...

La práctica hace mejor!

English-Spanish conversations with overseas peers are connecting a teacher and her students with her sabbatical classroom...

I’ll trade you Tecumseh for James Madison

The trading cards made by eighth graders in Lowell Middle School teacher Darla Palmer’s social studies class might not fit the traditional 'fun to collect' mold, but they do illustrate their understanding of a pivotal point in U.S. history...

Art & mental health: building skills, processing emotions

At its base, the unit was about drawing facial features accurately. The deeper task: to process a mood or feeling through art...

Video gaming moves from virtual online to inter-school competitions

A sense of belonging and representing the school is high on educators’ lists when they explain why they are pursuing fielding teams...

Goblin heads, ostrich armor and ice knives

Now more students can join, thanks to a grant from the Lowell Education Foundation...

Curious? Figure it out, then report back

Similar to what some schools refer to as 'genius hour,' the pilot was aimed at sparking curiosity and engagement, and to develop research and planning skills...
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