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Listening to stories: not just for elementary kids

Read-alouds are pretty much a daily standard in elementary schools. But in middle school? Not as much. SNN visited classrooms in two districts where students are all ears for them...

Long-time counselor David Witucki remembered for his ‘heart for kids’

Educator motivated by doing the right thing for people remembered with a scholarship to seniors following in his footsteps...

Code talkers transmit using their new/old language of Morse code; especially useful in the...

Fourth graders learn Morse code as an intro to the science of binary communication, giving them a ‘secret language’ as part of Michigan’s Next Generation Science Standards...

Reworked leadership team keeps Korpak at helm by delegating duties

The near-resignation of district Superintendent M. Scott Korpak has prompted a leadership restructure that not only will keep him in the position he has held for six years, but could serve as a model to other districts...

Second-graders write what they know

Turns out, by second grade a person knows a lot about some things. So much that it could fill a book, even...

Interim principal hopes you have the time of your life

Tony Quinn is the new interim principal at West Oakview Elementary School. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet the Principal...

WMCAT arts residency trains novice shutterbugs

The program is part of Future Focused Fridays, a new effort this school year to give all East Campus students real-world career exposure every week...

Superintendent resignation on hold

Northview Superintendent M. Scott Korpak will step down at the end of the school year.

Students work out by whacking away with drumsticks

This is the first year of the cardio drumming unit at West Oakview Elementary, made possible through a grant from the Northview Education Foundation...

15 minutes, once a week can make a big difference

Last school year ended with more than 220 students in grades 5-12 assigned a mentor. Interested parents fill out a permission slip, and the district takes it from there...

Kindergartners use notebooks to share reading with their families

Kindergarten teacher Robin Murphy says students she has had in past years prepare their younger siblings for her class by reading their shared notebooks at home...

May the tree climbing, dirt sifting and general hollering commence

Three years in, the Adventure Leadership Club has added a second session and hopes to expand to more grades...

In mixed millage results, approvals for five districts but setback for one

While five local school districts won tax request approvals from voters, a defeat in Caledonia will cost the district more than $150,000 in revenue...

Hands-on career exploration via Future Focused Fridays

The entire East Campus student body will either be visited by or spend time every Friday this school year at area businesses, as well as work with employers on resumes and interviewing...

Politically engaged, though not all of voting age

From canvassing for candidates to registering voters – or voting themselves – some area students have been active in the midterm elections...

Six school districts seek tax approvals on Nov. 6 ballot

Voters in six Kent County school districts will be asked to vote on school tax proposals that can be found on the second page of their ballot Nov. 6...
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