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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...

‘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...

Community leaders keeping students safe

Checking out fire trucks and getting to sit in the driver’s seat of a police SUV is exciting for first graders -- and it’s also a perfect way to teach them about safety...

Northview voters to decide Headlee Override and Sinking Fund Proposals

District voters will decide a pair of proposals on Nov. 6, neither of which would increase residential taxes if approved...

At Field School, natural world is a living textbook that’s always open

This year, 46 students in grades K-3 will report to a pair of portable classrooms at East Oakview Elementary. At least half of most every school day will be spent outdoors...

District grad, longtime staffer takes helm … but can he moonwalk?

Jerry Klekotka is the new Crossroads Middle School principal. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Students paddle into learning with ‘floating classroom’ on the Grand River

Students from Highlands Middle School, Northview High School East Campus and fifth-graders in the Adventure Leadership Program converged on Riverside Park last month to learn about canoeing safety, the river and environmental issues.

Hopes, Dreams and Here We Go

To help seniors prepare for “life’s next step,” Northview’s English 12 classes teach students employability skills such as résumés, job interviews and public speaking...

MySchool@Kent students overcome obstacles to get to graduation

Students choose online high school for a variety of reasons. Here, a few of this year’s graduates reflect...

Seniors share school experience, future plans before heading off

From résumés and influential books to college and career plans, seniors share their school experiences and future aspirations in this annual capstone of English 12 classes...
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