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Students focus on equity in letters to Board of Ed

The Equity Project is a new twist on an argumentative writing unit. Normally, teacher Katie Sluiter assigns a topic, but this year she knew students had a lot on their minds...

Trash becomes treasure during bucket art project

Students in teacher Laura Sluys’ special education class and general education students recently worked together on an artistic project in partnership with the program, Artists Creating Together...

Your district’s summer programs at-a-glance

Area public school districts are gearing up to provide K-12 programs this summer to address learning loss impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...

Wyoming High School offering vaccine clinic

Wyoming High School will be hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic for staff, students, families and community members 12 years old and older from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20 and Friday, June 11...

Virtual preschoolers stay on track, connect through activities

Read-alouds, group songs, fine-motor skills, weekly teacher-parent-child meetings are all happening online...

New dean of students: Empowering students gives them a voice

This former self-described class clown and NFL player says meeting students’ needs starts with being a good listener...

Journey of survival, hard work, inspires him to inspire others

Six years ago hewas in an Indonesian detention center. Today he is a recipient of Western Michigan University’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship...

Newcomer paves her way in biology, business

This Wyoming High School senior has overcome language barriers and other obstacles of succeeding in the U.S. and now is choosing from among major college scholarship offers...

The year of learning virtually: a challenge for students and teachers alike

Local districts are making adjustments to better serve their online students, even as more return to classrooms...

Students, teachers and parents climb the virtual learning curve

A year after schools statewide were forced to close their doors by a rampant virus, teachers and students alike have learned a ton about how to do online learning...

Teaching in the ‘virtual world’ and jumping from Zoom to Zoom

Spending the school year teaching her 29 students remotely has been a new experience full of challenges for Wyoming Public Schools fourth-grade virtual teacher Lysa Stockwell -- but there is a lot going on that is positive...

Partnerships, at-home literacy focuses of reading month

While 30 percent of Gladiola students continue to learn remotely, staff members are making efforts to connect families with digital and print resources. A main partner in the effort is Kent District Library...

New courses allow students to earn IT certifications

A new program at Wyoming High School offers the opportunity for students to earn credentials in information technology, helping pave the way toward in-demand, high-wage computer jobs...

Reading dog becomes students’ best friend in English class

Wyoming Junior High English teacher Shantel VanderGalien has given her students a new reading companion this year: Quinn the greyhound...

Districts ready to spend COVID relief dollars — once state allocates them

Area school districts are waiting for federal relief funding to address the year-long impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Thankful for parents, thankful for teachers

The pandemic has expanded parents’ role in education, from homework helper and field trip chaperone to full-time teacher and Zoom monitor. Educators, too, have adapted...
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