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SNN: Meet Your Principal

Aug 13, 2018
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Before you know it, another school year will be in full swing. Whether your students are attending the school they’re always gone to or entering a new environment, it’s good to know who’s in charge.

Assistant Principal Chris Bernard is a self-proclaimed sports nut. He also happens to love driving a Zamboni almost as much as he enjoys driving students to succeed.

SNN: Wyoming Class Library

Aug 6, 2018
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Sometimes all it takes is the right story….and one inspiring teacher…to turn students away from their phones and screens and onto a world between the covers of actual books. 

A Wyoming Junior High classroom is a testament to the power of words. English teacher Katie Sluiter’s encourages eighth-graders to choose from her library of 1,000 popular works. It’s a collection that keeps on growing.

SNN: Wyoming Summer Jobs

Jul 16, 2018
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Teen Outreach, which meets weekly during the school year, is helping students bridge the time between graduation and college in beneficial ways.

Zayveon Hymon is spending the summer on a construction crew, doing minor repairs, major projects and gaining valuable experience before moving on to college and careers. For Twenty hours a week he learns to use the tools of the trade and build his résumés alongside Dale Cross, owner of Wyoming-based Sarge Construction.

SNN: Kentwood Civic Camp

Jul 9, 2018
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The Declaration of Independence was signed two-hundred-and-forty-one years ago, making the USA an independent nation. An August event takes a deeper dive into that document and the laws of the land.

If you really want to understand what our nation’s forefathers had in mind when they got together to create the United States of America, an upcoming summer camp could be for you. Kentwood Public Schools and the Michigan Center for Civic Education are teaming up to offering a free summer workshop in August.

SNN: Summer Journal #1

Jul 5, 2018
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Ever wonder what teachers do after the last bell of the year rings? School News Network reports tracked some down to find out.

When do you see a public school teacher driving a Porsche? Most likely, when it’s somebody else’s Porsche. Lowell High School English teacher Jamie Christians has a couple summer gigs.

SNN: SmartArt Top 10

Jun 12, 2018
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A $1,000 college scholarship from Consumers Energy will go to the top winner of this year’s SmartArt competition, a contest that stands for Students Making Art with a Renewable Theme. 

Watercolor wind turbines and pastel solar panels are some of the images and mediums used to create works of art with a renewal energy theme. They’re among the top ten finalists chosen in the sixth annual SmartArt competition. It’s a collaboration between Grand Rapids Public Schools, ArtPrize and Consumers Energy.

SNN: Kent City Poppy Poster Contest

Jun 5, 2018
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As the school year draws to a close, students in Kent City are making connections with veterans in an annual contest that brings awareness to military service through a creative outlet.

Kent City art teacher Clare Johnson helped students prepare for the annual American Legion Post 123 poppy poster contest. It’s her way of making sure they think about those who came before them and sacrificed their lives in military service.

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Students in Sparta are getting green thumbs and growing their knowledge with the help of towering gardens. School News Network takes us inside the classroom for a closer look.

Educators at Appleview Elementary are teaching students about healthy lifestyles with help from indoor tower gardens that can be moved from classroom to classroom. 

SNN: High School students Get Out the Vote

Mar 23, 2018
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As students nationwide prepare to gather by the thousands in Saturday’s March for Our Lives, many of them locally are working to Get Out the Vote for Real Change on Gun Violence.

On a day when students nationwide walked outside to protest school shootings, Gabrielle Rabon urged her classmates to walk into voting booths.

On the recent Student Walkout Day, the City High senior challenged students turning 18 to vote in upcoming elections and push for legislation to help end mass school shootings.

SNN: Actions speak louder than words

Feb 26, 2018
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Local students are pushing for change in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

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