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Father recovering from COVID-19 thanks ‘Team Gladiola’ on Zoom

Principal Cheryl Corpus began Parent Zoom sessions the second week of the district’s Continuity of Learning Plan, and often more than a dozen parents logged on to ask questions and connect with staff and each other...

Wyoming English teacher named Regional Teacher of the Year

Shantel VanderGalien is now in the running for the 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year...

Creating art anywhere

A new reality of art lessons during the pandemic is the resource savviness required to make it work, technologically and material-wise...

‘I have to push myself’

Rodrigo Lopez-Ruiz, whose family lives in Mexico, has worked hard to support himself and take accountability during high school, overcoming odds to graduate. He also serves others through his job at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital...

The show might go on

Months of preparation and rehearsal suddenly seem for naught as school plays and musicals are postponed...

Teachers send love to students; students say right back atcha

With school abruptly ended for the rest of the year, we’ve seen how deeply teachers care about their students -- even across the chasm of social distancing – and how much their students miss them...

Better bus riders, happy bus drivers

Gladiola Elementary staff members said behavior issues were common on the bus, so they decided to ride along, seat students and build bonds...
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STEM teachers step up to make masks, face shields using 3D printers

STEM teachers are doing their part to supply personal protective equipment to health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic...

‘They crave the regularity of our time together’

‘What are we doing for the children?’ Katie Sluiter says she is being asked. And she answers ‘Honestly? I am trying not to stress them out’...

Reaching out, connecting in time of crisis

Stacey and Julian Goodson, both coaches and youth advocates, adjust to a new kind of life at home with their children...

Rallying to feed families

While alarming news regarding the novel coronavirus continues to unfold nationwide, Kent County teachers, administrators, food service workers and community volunteers are coming together to make sure students and families continue to have plenty of food while their schools are closed...

Voters approve Headlee Override proposal

The approval of the Headlee Override will recapture a loss in revenue for the district’s operating funds...

Shirts, slushies and spirit

The Wolf Den, the Wyoming High School store offering the latest black and purple gear, is an entrepreneurial endeavor built from scratch by students in business management and marketing class...

District seeks to restore full operating millage

District voters are being asked to consider a Headlee Override millage proposal to bring the district’s operating millage back up to its state-authorized 18 mills...

Welcome to the New World

Oriole Park students learned about the journey of an immigrant to the U.S. in the early 1900s, when many people arrived from Europe and were greeted by the image of the Statue of Liberty on the horizon...

‘You sneak them into learning’

Brent VanEnk wanted to teach in the most engaging way possible, so he created a virtual world where students play out what they learn...
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