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Wolf Sculpture Celebrates New Wyoming Mascot

A bronze wolf head sculpture, frozen in mid-howl, now stands in the Wyoming High School gymnasium lobby, a permanent art installment celebrating the district’s new mascot. Inscribed in its granite base is the Rudyard Kipling quote, “For the strength...

High-Poverty School Gives Back to Organization That Gives Them Sack Suppers

Parkview Elementary students chattered excitedly while scooping trail mix and sealing plastic sandwich bags during a packing event for Kids Food Basket. The students were very familiar with the meals, packed with sandwiches, fruits and veggies, juice boxes and other...

Kindergartners Say the Darndest Things

West Elementary kindergarten teacher Julie Merrill had students analyzing data, guessing what Dibels are (answer: a reading assessment) and talking about kindergarten recently in a thank-you video for Wyoming Public Schools Board of Education. Merrill and her husband, Patrick Merrill, created the...

Students Go Greek by Questioning, Discussing Issues as Socrates Did

Though the topic was tied to the American Revolution, discussion among Wyoming Intermediate School fifth-graders was inspired by a robed man with a long beard who did his musing more than two millennia ago: Socrates. The young philosophers joined the...

Teens gather messages for Parkland peers, say they must speak up

The Wyoming High students said they wanted to reach out to Florida peers who experienced the Feb. 14 mass shooting at their school

Crowd of Volunteers Work to Beautify Schools

More than 250 volunteers from Grand Rapids First Church spent a summer week improving Wyoming Public Schools' buildings in any way they needed it, interior cleaning, painting, and sprucing up the schoolyard. The annual "Do It Together" event, hosted since...

New Principal Digs into Toolbox to Help Students Succeed

Name: Gwenn Dangerfield School: Wyoming Public Schools West Elementary School What will be your first priorities as principal? My priorities as the instructional leader of West Elementary are to support teaching and learning and a safe learning environment, and to improve learning...

Sniffing Out the News is Elementary

Gladiola Elementary School students sat around a table and discussed what lead -- that's journalistic jargon for introduction -- would be best for this School News Network article about their new student newspaper, Gladiola Wolf Tracks. "Meet all the students...

First Day Festival

The entire staff of educators started the school year with a morning of celebration last Monday at Grand Rapids First Church, in Wyoming. The fanfare included greetings from Wyoming High School cheerleaders, and a mini-concert from the marching band, which...

New shoes for a new school year — for free

In the Image’s annual “Shoes Help Our Elementary Students” program put shoes on the feet of 1,700 students from more than 39 elementary schools...

Wyoming Scouts Give Elementary Children a Nicer Place to Play

When West Elementary School moved into the former Newhall Middle School building, students inherited a schoolyard never used by children in kindergarten through fourthgrade. The building was vacant for a year after the middle school closed because of district...

Reading Windfall: Schools Passing Out Free Books for Elementary Students

The holiday season will bring books, books and more books to Wyoming Public Schools elementary buildings. Oriole Park and Parkview elementary schools each is receiving a big delivery of enough copies for all students of the 2014 Michigan Reads! Book...

Church “Adoption” Bonds School & Community

When members of Wyoming-based Christ Lutheran Church approached Gladiola Elementary School Principal David Lyon about "adopting" the school, Lyon filled out a wish list of possible ways the church could support them. Instead of choosing one community service project,...

Getting the Wiggles Out Helps Students Learn

In teachers Danielle Terpstra and Kristen Accorsi's classrooms, 50 first-graders sit on yoga balls, wobble stools and yoga mats, and stand on balance boards. They keep in constant motion while completing their work, participating in groups and paying attention...

Wyoming Bond Funds Mean Major High School Upgrade

Voters paved the the way Tuesday for major renovations and districtwide upgrades by decisively approving a $79.5 million bond. Work will begin as soon as summer break, beginning $40 million in investments planned at Wyoming High School, 1350 Prairie...

Teacher Overwhelmed with Support for Son

When Easton Miller, 5, arrived for a special party at Wyoming Junior High School, where his mother is a teacher, he noticed everybody was wearing the same T-shirt. Below the shirts’ Wyoming Wolves logo and the words “Crushing Chiari,” the...
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