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Sinking Funds Pay for Growing Needs

When his school board decided to ask the community to fund building improvements, Lowell Superintendent Greg Pratt never thought the fund’s name would be a problem. But he found for some residents, the ballot language of “sinking fund” gave...

Pink Arrow Pride Runs Deep

Anna Organek stood before an auditorium full of her fellow Lowell High School students, describing what it was like to endure cancer as a child. “It made me and my family live every day to the fullest, and brought...

Buzzing with Curiosity, Students Learn About Bees

Parker Perdaris took it in stride as his classmates secured various honey bee-body parts to a cardboard cutout he wore to simulate the head, thorax and abdomen. First came the eyes -- called compound eyes because they're actually hundreds...

Appreciation for History Begins at Home

Diane Titche's third-grade class is so enraptured by museum exhibits, they've made their own. "This is who I'm named after," explained Payton Hoffman -- whose full name is Payton Kortney Pauline Hoffman -- as she pointed to a black-and-white photograph...

Two classes, two ways to learn about refugees

Students at Cherry Creek Elementary and Lowell Middle School are giving thought to what it means to have to leave home and make a new one, thousands of miles away...

After 31 Years of Teaching, It’s Tough to Walk Away

Mike Fillman has said goodbye to his last class of fifth-graders, but he will carry their names and faces with him wherever he goes. Their names are here, scrawled all over a wooden table in the corner of his classroom...

Students Salute Veterans with Song and Word

November is the month to be grateful for veterans and for what we have. Murray Lake Elementary fifth-graders celebrated both with a “We Are Thankful for Our Veterans” musical. They sang patriotic songs from “You’re a Grand Old Flag” to...

Ballot proposal to ask for funds to address infrastructure needs, expected growth

Voters will be asked on May 7 to consider a $52.1 million bond request that would address infrastructure upgrades and improvements and extend the existing 7-mill levy for another seven years. No millage increase is expected...

FFA Program Begins Offering College Credits

Elliott Kelley is no stranger to life on a farm, so he has no problem doing double chicken duty at school. Especially now that the high school freshman could be earning college credits for it. New this year at Lowell:...

Student Musicians Pumped to Play with Grand Rapids Symphony

After her orchestra students tore through a rousing version of Aaron Copland’s classic “Hoe-Down,” director Wendy Tenney saluted the hard-working players. “That was awesome,” Tenney said. “We admire you. We do not envy you,” she added, to laughter. The Lowell High...

Continuing the Family Tradition

For Pat Nugent, public service is a good fit both personally and professionally. A lifelong Lowell-area resident and graduate of Lowell High School, Nugent was first elected to the Board of Education in 1998. As the senior school board member...

Muy Creativo!

It can all be traced to Conner Meyers’ delicate complexion. “He burns so easily,” explained classmate Kelly Kroll. “He even got sunburned when we were making the video.” The video Kelly was referring to was one of a handful created by...

‘I’m the appreciation chairperson’

Parent volunteer Melissa Kelley-Carey says even the smallest amount of time is a big help, and that help doesn’t always come in the form of hours clocked
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Learning tastes so sweet among winter’s maple trees

The Wittenbach/Wege Center is nature’s classroom for Lowell Area Schools students throughout the seasons. Follow this group of second-graders as they learn about the science of maple sugaring and its history among Michigan pioneers and Native Americans...

Around the World in Two Days

What are the holidays like in other countries? Kindergartners at Bushnell Elementary recently learned how "the most wonderful time of the year" is celebrated in other parts of the world. The first-time effort charged students in eight classes to make...

Students Explore Michigan History at Local Museum

Nearly 30 students in Diane Titche's Murray Lake Elementary third-grade class crowded into the 1960s exhibit room of the Lowell Area Historical Museum recently for a brief introduction from Director Lisa Plank. Before they headed off to explore on their...
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