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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...

Wyoming Students Marvel at Practical, Charitable Uses of 3D Printers

Dometri Mitz was pretty impressed with the range of uses for 3D printers. The Wyoming Regional Center eighth-grader had seen news reports about the technological advances in 3D printing and how they're the latest rage in manufacturing technology. But he'd...

Leading the Wolf Pack

Wyoming High School seniors Darren Dannah and Mitch Hendrickson know how to work a crowd. During every Wyoming Wolves girls' and boys' varsity basketball home games they lead a lively group of their "peer a cheer" section where they dance,...

Toothpick Structures Teach Teamwork, Economics

With toothpicks and miniature cups of glue priced at $500 apiece, Wyoming Intermediate School fifth-graders quickly learned that building a bridge with a $100,000 faux budget was no easy task. "This costs a lot of money and it's extra hard,"...

Families Bond, Boogie at Family Dance

Gladiola Elementary School students perfected line dances twirled, do-si-doed with their parents, and ate sweet treats at the annual Family Dance. For families it was all about enjoying a night out of music and fun, but the dance, organized by...

New Sense of Belonging Leads to Improved Grades, Behavior

As a school social worker and black woman, Brooke Davis found a trend at Wyoming Junior High School distressing: The African-American girl population was leading every other group of students in suspensions. Girls were acting out and turning on each...

Special Olympics Athletes Find Joy, Confidence on the Slopes

For Brianna Salazar, swooshing her way downhill and between flags while skiing the giant slalom feels exhilarating. "I love that experience. I never thought I'd get an experience like that. I just love it," said Brianna, a Wyoming High School...

Junior High Students Cha-Cha Through the Semester

When physical-education teacher Rebecca Flood was assigned to teach dance to junior high students, she knew how to square dance, but that was pretty much it when it came to cutting a rug. "We're talking zero," the 30-year Wyoming Public...

Chromebook Funding, Fundraising, Moving Slowly

Arlhyn Madrigal checked math homework and Delfina Hernandez played a game called "Buzz Math" on their Chromebooks in their sixth-grade Wyoming Intermediate School classroom. "It's easier to check stuff and you don't need the teacher to help you," said Arlhyn,...

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...

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...

Volunteer’s Design Skills Help Make Stage Magic

The wooden structures stood sturdy in Wyoming Public Schools' Dan Heintzelman auditorium. Greg Brooks and a crew of workers added final pieces to what would become main character George Bailey's house and the iconic bridge in, "It's a Wonderful...

Wyoming Girls Drive Robot to Semi-Final Finish

Manning, or (wo)manning, the Wyoming High School robot resulted in a semi-final finish at a special Girls Only First Robotics competition at Bloomfield Hills High School Nov. 1. The female members of the Wyoming High School Robotics Team responsible for...

TEAM 21 Connects Students with Mentors, Fun

With their hands covered in flour, Yeriel Francis-Estrada and his friends measured two cups and plopped them in a bowl for a science experiment. As it got a bit messy, their smiles widened. Like many after-school Team 21 activities, the...

A Very Special Teacher for Special Kids

Some years back on a Fourth of July, schoolteacher Sarah Bolema fielded a phone call from a distraught student's mom. To the mother's horror, her son was acting out his anger by climbing onto a dangerously steep roof and...

Encouraging Community Reading with a Little Free Library

Tracey Davis-Replogle has big plans for miniature free libraries: scatter them throughout Wyoming to motivate everyone to grab a book and read for enjoyment. "I want to put Wyoming on the national map. I want (the ABC news program) "20/20"...
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