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Art Teacher Helps Students See, Express Themselves

Art teacher Shawn Dejonge wants to know, “Who are you?” On the first day of class, Wyoming Intermediate School students walked into the art room to the the sound of English rock band “The Who” singing its legendary question....

Lessons Taught at the Lakeshore

Oriole Park Elementary fourth-grader Emanuel Alcantera made his way over to the sand dune at Tunnel Park in Holland and got his first-ever glimpse of Lake Michigan. “It looks beautiful. It looks fun!” Emanuel said. “I like the shore, the...

If It’s Tuesday, Gramma Bobbie and Grampa Hank Will Be There

Nine years ago, former Huntington Woods Elementary Principal Andrea van der Laan was looking for volunteers willing to contribute 45 minutes a week. Bobbie Bulthuis remembers responding: “If we have to drive 45 minutes to get here, you have to...

Iraqi Student Visits Oriole Park Friends, Gets Needed Medical Treatment

It wasn’t long before 10-year-old Hamzah Al-Daeni took on the role of teacher in the Oriole Park third-grade class. “One, two, three,” he counted, an effervescent smile spreading across his face as he instructed students to take turns racing...

Wyoming Bond Proposal to Fund Construction

The Wyoming Board of Education is making a second attempt to get a construction bond request passed by voters, this time breaking it into two proposals and doing more to spread the word about the need for improvements. Following the...

Turning Up The Music in Wyoming

A two-story, 12,000-square-foot band and choir area at Wyoming High School will add much-needed space for the school’s music programs. The high school in the former Rogers High School building at 1350 Prairie Parkway SW was built in 1957, and...

A New Line of Credit at Wyoming

Talk about a head start.  Wyoming High School students Max Kallemeyn and Gabby Menard plan to graduate with 60 college credits already earned and paid for, an opportunity they didn’t want to pass up. “I could get my two...

Wyoming One on One: Helping Children Dream Bigger Dreams

For Randy Weener, mentoring has less to do with helping children with their homework and more to do with helping them see what’s possible. “A good mentor will help students dream bigger dreams,” said Weener, the religious leader behind the...

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...

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...

‘Hard Core with Lots of Love’

Roberta “Bobbie” Bentley entered the Halloween Bash dance-off and clowned around with the competition. Her moves were strikingly similar to the fifth- and sixth-grade boys. “I was just improvising,” said Bentley, Wyoming Intermediate School dean of students. The fact...
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