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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...

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...

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...
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