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‘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...

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 ...

‘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...

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...

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...
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