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‘I want to change the world’

Ja'Kaurie Kirkland makes an impression on pretty much everyone he meets, including us. Learn what’s behind his positive outlook...

They’ll huff & they’ll puff & they’ll become storytellers

Teacher Angela Burns uses the Read It Once Again curriculum she acquired a few years ago, thanks to a grant from the Northview Education Foundation...

Plant whisperer, reptile rescuer, amphibian aficionado

Creative, innovative, imaginative ... Many of today's students are all that and more in a vast variety of interest areas. This series features students with exceptional and unusual gifts...

Step by step toward the perfect shoe

Students learn how to use design thinking in their creative process through a semester-long class called Creative Problem-Solving. Open to any grade, it was introduced about five years ago...

Army of youth march to ‘fight for the world we will be living in’

Students from across Kent County put their science learning to work by taking part in the worldwide marches calling for action on climate change...

‘I want to change the world’

Ja'Kaurie Kirkland makes an impression on pretty much everyone he meets, including us. Learn what’s behind his positive outlook...

Not one, but two local high school bands to play Detroit Jazz Fest

The pair of West Michigan jazz bands will be two of just six high school ensembles to play at the internationally renowned four-day festival, in its 40th year...

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...

Student wins second straight grand prize in Congressional Art Competition

Northview senior Nick Ensing captures second straight grand prize in ArtFest 2019, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 3rd district...

‘Surround yourself with people who care about you’

Aubrey Robinson had a tough go before switching to Northview from another district. But once she did, she soared...

‘I didn’t give myself any other option’

When Don Zandbergen was suspended from school the second semester of his junior year, he knew he could just not go back. That thought lasted about a second...

This leader is always learning

Elle Waldron is president of the Northview High National Honor Society, but she prefers listening to telling others what to do...

Adults, students hold discourse on challenges facing teens

Kent County adults who work with youth in various fields joined several high school students in addressing that question during Wedgwood Christian Services’ recent State of the Child event ...

Take me out to the ballgame, and put me to work

Teachers, guidance counselors, administrators and business leaders developed the program, which ties together academic and career education. Students earn credit for exploring and learning about careers, and for some, even while earning money...

Figuring out problems, not just learning about them

Third-grade teachers in Sparta, Northview, Kentwood and Wyoming are participating this year in a pilot program that ties Next Generation Science Standards-aligned lessons with lessons in math and literacy...

She’s a mentor, performer, editor with ‘a servant’s heart’

Mary Holohan is a natural leader, whether performing skits for elementary school kids or editing stories at the student newspaper...
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