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Earning it a way of life for Osorio twins

Wyoming High School graduates in pre-dental program at Grand Valley State University ready to overcome all obstacles...

Francis, the amazing mantis

After bringing in a praying mantis from the school yard, fourth graders are learning about the wonders of the natural world and circle of life....

Students transform soon-to-be demolished hallway into art

Renovations and construction of a large building addition are under way at the school, with much to be completed by fall 2020...

‘A point of pride for everyone’

The outdoor athletic complex is part of $40 million in renovations planned at Wyoming High School...

Three newbies and a lifer hired as principals

The district hired three new-to-Wyoming elementary principals along with a familiar face to lead the high school...

Welcome to kindergarten!

The district’s four elementary schools hosted a two-hour Kindergarten Smart Start the Friday before school started to help little ones feel comfortable with their new surroundings...

‘A better side of me wanted to come out and wanted to stay out’

Pedro ‘Petey’ Benda does maintenance and custodial work for the school district, keeping up with an endless to-do list. But he also saves time each day at Gladiola Elementary for something that has become a priority -- 15-minute conversations with third-grader Blake Hudson...

‘You got this’

In response to notes left on the wall, passersby leave messages of encouragement...

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 ...

Students share art with the community

The Wyoming Wolves are spreading their artistic purple flair across town. Local businesses are showcasing the art of Wyoming High School students as part of a new program, 'Paint the Town Purple'...

‘From absolutely nothing to this full production’

It was three months before the spring play. There was no script and no plot, just the shadow of personalities students would soon embody as their own creations...

For some students, graduating takes five or six years — ‘and that’s OK’

Districts including Kentwood, Grand Rapids and Wyoming face distinct challenges in their four-year grad rates, partly because of their large immigrant/English-language learner populations. But they are making progress under the radar...

Ph.D.-bound college student shares her journey through science with high school students

The Ph.D. route is possible and rewarding, 2015 graduate tells Wyoming students. Wyoming High School Class of 2015 graduate Gabby Huizinga visited science classes recently to share the pathway she took from high school to a doctoral program...

A compass to college

When it comes to going to college, there’s a lot to know even for the most savvy families. And for Hispanic families without much experience in American education, knowing where to start can be daunting...

Social worker reaches out to students, parents to meet mental health needs

With one in five children experiencing a mental disorder nationally, extra support staff can help students and parents connect with the help they need...

Behind-the-scenes crew leader honored for character, graciousness

The biannual Alpha Wolf 11 program honors operations director who keeps things running...
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