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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...

Heart Strong: Boy Returns to School After Transplant

Some days it seemed hopeless. Here he was, a middle-school boy with a failing heart, stuck in a hospital and tethered to a 200-pound...

Rockford Students Gain from Ferris Early College Program

It doesn’t look much like a college classroom with nearly every inch of the walls covered with photos, posters plastered on the ceiling and...
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