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At summer camp, teacher and her family get to know students outside class

In her 12 years working with the district, Shelly Alvarez has taught kindergarten, first, second and fifth grades -- and she’s been to summer camp with many of her students...

Don’t want to lose your smartness? Catch Books on the Run

Books on the Run, in its third year in Sparta, makes 20-minute stops throughout the district’s community every two weeks. Other stops this year included the Ida Red Apartments, Sparta Townhouses, Glenwood Estates and Dietrich Farms...

Taking the stage: teaching duo shares passion for theater arts

Both avid fans of the theater arts, married teachers Amanda and Jay Fischer spend their summer break heavily involved with the Shadblow Theatre in Jenison...

She brings love and supplies from West Michigan to Haiti

Rockford teacher Rachel DeKuiper leads annual mission trips to Haiti to provide help for women’s health, train teachers, care for orphaned infants and children, and conduct Bible studies...
Murphy Hossink, sixth grade, Highlands Middle; Camp volunteer Naideli Loyo, senior, Wyoming High; and James Dubin, eighth grade, North Rockford Middle, learn how to listen to the heart

Students explore, learn, create at summer camps

A pair of four-day “camps” at Kent Career Tech Center are giving students the chance to explore what it’s like to work in culinary arts, automotive repair, engineering, construction and more...

From the ballpark to the open road, summer gigs keep this English teacher busy

When do you see a public school teacher driving a Porsche? When it’s somebody else’s Porsche...

Leadership program put teens on track for summer jobs

Teen Outreach, which meets weekly during the school year, has three components: life-skills development; job placement and community service...
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