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

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

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school

Seventh-graders in four Wyoming school districts will receive tutoring, mentoring and career exploration opportunities via Grand Rapids Community College...
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A powerful message for adolescent girls: ‘Love yourself every day’

Girls from Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming Public Schools spent a day focused on self-esteem, health and wellness and just being themselves...

Educators learn to ‘stop the bleed’ in emergency situations

Preventing death requires quick action, trauma experts said during training. About 100 district educators recently went through special training. It is available free to schools...

Students deliver gifts to peers, fulfilling holiday wishes

Students spent $1,500 in council funds to grant 40 of 70 wishes. Several students and teachers made wishes to give to others...

Students recognized on diplomas for biliteracy

Michigan is one of more than 30 states to offer the seal. In Kent County, 113 students earned it, far more than any other Michigan county...

Figure this: numbers are like toys in Math Circle

‘It’s math for the sake of math – just for fun. In class you are taught math. Here you experience math’...
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Current events, social justice focus of film fest winner

When considering events that have shaped her generation, senior Quiana Wade thought of the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012, and of U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015. She included images and messages about both events in her first-place-winning video for the student Mosaic Film Experience Mobile 2018 competition...

Walking through the ‘door of opportunity’

Wyoming high school students Mounahinde (Terry) Almame and Rohim Mohammed visited Lisa Monroe and Jodi VanDam’s fifth-grade class to talk about their experiences as refugees...

Design looks ‘like a campus,’ principal says

Construction will start in the spring on work that will eventually consist of $40 million in improvements at the high school...

Science unplugged

Seventh-graders, tasked with devising ways to generate electricity on their own, created windmills, water wheels and generators...

‘Holy hot course, Batman!’

Students at Wyoming High School dig into graphic novels as a way to scratch their itch for good stories combined with eye-catching art...

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college

Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond...

Consistent literacy instruction means improved reading

Newly implemented curriculum aligns K-12 curriculum, stocks all elementary classrooms with books and materials...

Champion for children, up-and-comer in Gaga ball

Cheryl Corpus is the new Gladiola Elementary School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

She got an early jump on college in high school; now she’s on campus

Wyoming Middle College students like Lauren Kramer start classes on the GRCC campus with an understanding of college rigor and expectations – and many credits already completed for free...
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