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A Clean Sweep: Voters in Seven Kent Districts Approve Funding Requests

Tuesday was a good day for schools and students in Kent ISD, as voters approved tax proposals in all seven districts that requested them....

Hunger Heroes Raise Cash to Feed Others

They called themselves Hunger Heroes as these Rockford first graders began fundraising to help feed other students in Haiti. A first-grade class at Lakes...

Bond Request: ‘We Want to Keep That Standard High’

Nick and Joan Reichenbach could have moved anywhere in the country when they decided to leave their native Dearborn in 2004. Nick just needed...

TV Security Report Prompts Corrected ‘Mistakes’

Although a recent TV report revealed weaknesses in Rockford schools' security system, Superintendent Michael Shibler said he's not sorry he cooperated with the project."I...

Jamie Hosford: A Gentle Giant is Mourned

In the end, it was his loyalty for which he was remembered – to his faith, his family, his beloved alma maters, and to...

Students Turn School into Their Own Olympics

On the day of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, Rockford elementary students held their own version in the school gym complete...

… And More on the Way?

Chinese students enrolled at East Kentwood and Rockford high schools may be joined by more Weiming Education Group students next school year. Bernie Lu, Arthur...

Chinese Students in Kentwood and Rockford: So Far, So Good

Editor's note: Ten Chinese students are studying at East Kentwood and Rockford high schools this year, under a partnership with Weiming Education Group. After...

Students Build Their Dreams One Class at a Time

April Lansdale stands at the white board in front of the class, figuring out a math problem. But for her and a dozen other...

Rockford Director Chosen to Lead Statewide Honors Choir

After conducting 95 of Michigan’s finest female singers, Mandy Mikita Scott said it was “like driving a Ferrari.”  That’s how good the singers were,...

National Geographic Explorer Digs Science on the Seafloor

After hearing a presentation by an adventurous National Geographic explorer, seventh-grader Mackenzie Johnson told her, "I really want to do what you do." Mackenzie's interest...

Pottery Students Complete Ceramic Mural

Cyndi Len loves art. George Wilson loves books. They both love the movie “Pleasantville.” Thus was a mural born. The 1998 film is about two...

This Time Last Year: Students Become Elves for a Day of Creating and Gifting

Maddie the Christmas elf introduced 5-year-old Lillian Forman to Bobby the elf, then explained the approximate dimensions of Santa's gigantic sack of toys. "It's as...

Security Officer Provides Supplies To Students; Seeks To “Keep Them Out Of My Cruiser”

Kelly Anglin-Noordewier never forgot how much a school binder meant to her when she was a child. She thought some of her favorite students...

Chinese Students Focus of Pilot Program

As West Michigan increasingly goes global, so do Kent County schools. Ten Chinese high school students are taking classes here this school year, five each...

Nixing Negatives by Promoting Positives

Teacher Rachel DeKuiper leads her kindergarteners out of Meadow Ridge Elementary School in search of milkweed on a beautiful day. They walk hand-in-hand and...
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