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Northview Students Help KVO Dancers Prepare for Prom

Never mind that Willy is hearing impaired. He spun and twirled Northview High School junior Arianna Dixon stylishly to the tune of “In the Mood.” They were two of the more flamboyant dancers in a warm-up to the annual prom...

Instilling a Love of Books, Reading

Librarian Kurt Stroh hopes to instill a love of reading in his school’s students. For Exhibit A in his effort, see Maris Guppy and Gracie Huizing burrowing into books on the library couch. Maris is reading “A Snicker of Magic,”...

20 Districts, Many Ways to Add Five More Days

How do you add five days to the school year without disrupting family schedules, while increasing student learning and not starting before Labor Day? Ask Ron Caniff and he’ll tell you: It’s not easy. The superintendent of Kent ISD, which serves...

Getting it All on Film and Dreaming Big

If you want to know a bit about David Tay and the pride he takes in his school, watch this video. It’s a lip-dub he filmed of the high school last spring, a catchy cavalcade of students dancing, running up...

Student Writings for Theatre by the Numbers: A Sampling

Student submissions from Nancy Hoffman’s Advanced Theatre Arts Class, highlighted in the related story: The Play’s the Thing; So’s the Writing "Side Effects" by Heaven Rademaker Hello, over-the-counter medication. Hi, it's me again. I know I keep calling with complaints but poison...

Northview Asks Voters to Maintain Students’ Learning ‘Homes’

The heart and soul of a school is the instruction that goes on inside it. But just like a family's home, a school building needs to be fixed up from time to time. That is what Northview Public Schools are...

‘A Girl Like Her’ Shows Harsh Realities of Bullying, Suicide

When offered the opportunity to comment on bullying, the consensus from students who recently attended the screening of "A Girl Like Her" was it's real, it's what's happening and the truth of it is scary. Alyssa Mason, a student...

Speaking Poetry Helps Students Share their Hearts

Katie Mitchell could have picked from a range of interesting topics to share with classmates, but she choose the one closest to her heart. The Crossroads Middle School eighth-grader picked tragedy. As part of a spoken-word poetry workshop held at the...

Release the salmon!

The Salmon in the Classroom program teaches students about the life history of fish, natural resources conservation and the importance of the Great Lakes and fishing to Michigan culture...

Students Appreciate College Atmosphere in Newly Built School Wing

Senior Austin Hendrick was enjoying some solitary reading in one of Northview High School’s new English classrooms. Quiet as it was, he felt excited. “You came this year and it’s like, ‘Wow,’ ” the student body president said of the...

Teacher for a Morning: How Do They Do This All Day?

Energy. That’s the first thing it takes to teach a high school class, and it’s the last thing I have at 7:45 a.m. That was the unreasonable hour at which I stood in front of more than 50 Northview High...

You Too Could Save a Life

It happened when Northview High School soccer teammates Tyler Menhart and Noah Weeda were working out together one day last spring. Tyler turned around to see his friend lying face down, breathing heavily. Tyler said, “Noah, I’m going to...

Approval Would Help Class Sizes, Classroom Materials and College-Career Prep

On May 2, voters in the Kent ISD region will be asked to approve a 0.9 mill tax for local school districts, generating $211 per student to maintain programs, improve services and meet other needs. School News Network is...

‘I’m so thankful we can sing for them’

More than 20 fourth-graders heralded through song the addition of 73 new U.S. citizens from 30 countries at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum...

Helping Legislators Understand Impact of Cuts

At 5:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Northview Public Schools Superintendent Mike Paskewicz presses “send” on his latest e-mail to inform 800 people of “Everyday Evidence” that good things are going on in the district. The e-mails, which have...

Read Any Good Books Lately? These Students Have

So you think today’s teenagers aren’t into reading? Talk to Bill Foster. He loves books – real books, made of paper and ink – and the fascinating realms they contain. “I love the fact you can just take yourself into...
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