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High School Students Publish Book Documenting Personal Journeys

"My parents left me right after I was born, so I grew up in orphanages before I was adopted and moved to the United States." "It was November 9, 2011 when I had called the Kent County Jail to schedule...

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...

The Power of the Pen to Make a Difference

Wyoming Junior High School student Caitlyn Bulthuis’s persuasive speech about the nonprofit organization 20 Liters will have an impact on the lives of people more than 7,500 miles away. Giovanni Diaz’s speech is helping share a powerful anti-bullying message students...

Frontiers: Meeting Student Needs Through Online Programming

When her mother died last summer, Wyoming Senior Tashia Sheneman lost a permanent place to live and has since moved several times. One of the few constants in her life is Wyoming's Frontiers Program, where she receives much more...

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...
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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...

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...

Community Partnerships Make Big Things Possible for Elementary School

Jeremiah Wardell answered questions about how to best support the education of his son, Parkview Elementary School third-grader Braiden White. On big poster boards, he filled in facts about attendance, reading and even sleeping. After that, the father-son duo was...

Arts Festival Showcases Talent Across District

The talents of Wyoming Public Schools students, from art to singing, theater, band, and robotics, merged for the day-long Festival of the Arts recently. Student-created art was showcased throughout the gymnasium and students in elementary through high school choirs and...

Police, Fire Join Alpha Wolf 11 Honorees

High school students and staff recently honored 38 City of Wyoming Police and Fire Department personnel as Champions of Character. Each semester, Wyoming High School staff members and administrators name six students as Alpha Wolf 11 champions, "supreme pack leaders,"...

New play includes many firsts

Student cast members say the play has allowed them to go deep into character development, while recognizing strong themes of isolation, anxiety and abandonment
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