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Godwin Heights celebrates fun 2018 'Glitz & Glamour' prom  MLive.com

Godwin Heights High School students celebrated their prom Saturday, May 5, at St. Cecilia Music Center.



Godwin Heights lineman Marshawn Kneeland announces college choice via video  MLive.com

Marshawn Kneeland was a first-team Grand Rapids Press Dream Team selection.



Student: emphasis on values changes school culture  School News Network

Twice a week, science teacher Katie Hoffman spends third period teaching not biology or physics, but civility. Last week, after some icebreakers to get students ...



Picture this: students pledge to graduate  School News Network

Seniors put on caps and gowns recently and posed for graduation photos. They weren't getting their diplomas just yet, though. They were making a promise: the ...



Game Day: Godwin Heights hosting Night to End Youth Homeless  MLive.com

Donations means free access to tonight's Wyoming Lee at Godwin Heights football game.



Local students take top prizes in Dyer-Ives poetry competition  School News Network

Aliya Hall loves the work of poets Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Chinaka Hodge. Their strong voices have served as inspiration for her as she's dabbled ...



Turning barber chair into therapist’s couch; Godwin Heights High School creates barbershop  Fox17

WYOMING, Mich.-- For many people, getting a hair cut gives them much more than just a *fresh* look, it's an opportunity to vent and turn the barber chair into a ...



Godwin Heights announces top scholars  MLive.com

Godwin Heights High School announces the following top scholars for 2018: Amy Phan Amy PhanSupplied Jose HernandezSupplied Parents: Hanh Duong and ...



Early signing period update: Godwin Heights seniors commit to Division I schools  MLive.com

Markeese Hastings, left, and Lamar Norman signed their national letters of intent in a ceremony at Wyoming Godwin Heights High School on Nov. 13, 2017.



15 Grand Rapids area boys basketball players to watch in 2018-19  MLive.com

Here are 10 players to keep an eye on as the season tips off.



State Champion Marching Band Plays On  School News Network

The music is rising to a crescendo at Godwin Heights High School, where Band Director Jake Castillo is building offthe excitement of the Marching Band's ...



Godwin Heights superintendent discusses possible district reconfiguration plans during school tour  MLive.com

One proposal would send seventh graders back to elementary schools and eighth graders to the high school.



Godwin Heights routs Catholic Central in front of sold-out crowd and Tom Izzo  MLive.com

Godwin Heights' Markeese Hastings (1) dunks the ball during the high school basketball game between Godwin Heights and Grand Rapids Catholic Central at ...



Turning the (multiplication) tables  School News Network

The Michigan Mathematics Educators (MichME) initiative is changing the way math is taught in West Michigan schools, one teacher and classroom at a time.



Division I bound Lamar Norman, Markeese Hastings lead Godwin Heights past West Ottawa  MLive.com

Lamar Norman scored his 1000th career point in Tuesday's opener.



Grand Rapids-area high school boys basketball rankings  MLive.com

Check out the top 10 boys basketball teams in the Grand Rapids area.



From conflict to commencement: African refugee finds success through perseverance  School News Network

Jeanette Mukampabuka doesn't like to talk about what led her to flee Africa as a child refugee. But she will talk about what it's like to arrive in a foreign country ...



Ravenna school board to interview 6 for superintendent job  MLive.com

RAVENNA, MI – Six candidates will be interviewed this week for the superintendent position at Ravenna Public Schools. The semi-finalist field includes two with ...



New School Leader Loves '100 Percent Authenticity' of Students  School News Network

School: Godwin Heights Middle School. Previous job? For the past few years I have been working as the assistant principal at Godwin Heights High School.



Want your voice heard? Then register to vote, teacher tells students  School News Network

For any U.S. citizen who is at least 18 and not a convicted felon, being politically active at its most basic level means one thing: voting. Rebecca Schrotenboer ...



Local schools take top honors at state marching band championship  MLive.com

Schools from West Michigan took three of the five top spots at the 39th annual Michigan Competing Band Association State Championships held Saturday, Nov.



Vigil held for Godwin Heights H.S. student shot & killed  Fox17

WYOMING, Mich. -- A candlelight vigil was held for a Godwin Heights High School student who was shot and killed over the weekend. Police in Wyoming said ...



Rosters announced for the June 13-14 ADDIX All-Star Basketball Games  MLive.com

Davenport University will host the top senior boys and girls basketball players in the Grand Rapids area June 13-14.



Godwin Heights-Catholic Central basketball tickets go on sale Monday  MLive.com

An early-season showdown is coming to Godwin Wednesday when Catholic Central visits the Wolverines.



Michigan's top 25 boys high school basketball rankings for Jan. 29  MLive.com

The top boys hoops teams in the state, regardless of class.



Youth team up to solve community issues  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - There's something new for youth in Grand Rapids to do this summer. It's a project to help students team up and work on community ...



Introducing the 2017-2018 MLive Grand Rapids Press Boys Basketball Dream Teams  MLive.com

The talent across the Grand Rapids area was so deep this season that one or two Dream Teams just wouldn't do. MLive Grand Rapids Press is unveiling its ...



Shooting death of Godwin Heights High schooler ‘accidental’  Fox17

WYOMING, Mich. -- A 17-year-old was officially charged in the shooting death of a Godwin Heights High School student who was heading into his senior year.



Grand Rapids boys basketball players to watch in 2018  MLive.com

Jenison basketball player Jacob Boonyasith drives past East Grand Rapids' Marty Ward at the Zeeland East Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27, 2017. (Photo ...



Godwin Heights assistant principal found in car with marijuana and pipe leaves post  MLive.com

KENTWOOD -- Romonte "Monte" Cross, a Godwin Heights High School assistant principal, is no longer on the job after a police officer found him with marijuana ...



Time for parents to get 'schooled': New tools and techniques in the classroom  WZZM13.com

Has your child ever come home and asked for help on homework, only for it to be different than the way you were taught in school? You're not alone.



Young Grand Rapids and Ypsilanti activists gear up for International Congress of Youth Voices  Concentrate

The second annual event will bring together youth from around the world to learn from and network with accomplished writers, activists, elected officials, and ...



Despite wishes of victim, former Godwin Heights security guard will spend years in prison for sex with teen  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS – Although his victim wanted convicted child predator Kenneth Franks to serve no more than 12 months behind bars, the former Godwin ...



NBA bound? Incoming MSU freshman Marcus Bingham makes ESPN list  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Catholic Central's Marcus Bingham Jr. (23) goes for a lay up during the high school basketball game between Godwin Heights and Grand Rapids ...



Meet Michigan's competitors in the boys basketball Top Shooters Challenge  MLive.com

See the 37 players who will put their free-throw and 3-point shots to the test in the annual competition.



Godwin Heights High School drummer participates in 'Drumline Live'  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS -- Jose Mendoza had his time in the spotlight Sunday, performing a drum solo during the "Drumline Live" show at DeVos Performance Hall.



'We're on the Right Track'  School News Network

When Principal Tricia Mathes announced to her staff that their school had been taken off the state's list of Priority Schools, they cheered and clapped their hands.



West Michigan marching bands sweep state competition  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - This past weekend, four West Michigan high school marching bands marched into the state championship as competitors, but marched ...



Grand Rapids area boys, girls high school basketball rankings  MLive.com

MLive is counting down the top Grand Rapids basketball teams before action resumes Friday. Let's start with the girls.



Meet the 2015 MLive Grand Rapids Press Boys Basketball Dream Team  MLive.com

2015 Boys Basketball Dream Team (from left) Holland's Demetrius Lake, Wayland's Lacey James, Forest Hills Central's Xavier Tillman, Godwin Heights' ...



Michigan's top 25 boys high school basketball rankings for Feb. 5  MLive.com

Ann Arbor Skyline moves up to No. 2 after top-ranked Clarkston dominates Hazel Park.



A very long day in the life of Superintendent Jon Felske  MLive.com

It's all in a day's work for Wyoming and Godwin Heights Public Schools Superintendent Jon Felske. And this particular day - May 27 - isn't atypical. We followed ...



Profiting from Basic Math  School News Network

Though some may think it's crummy, 10th-graders Madalyn Austin and Rebekah Hoyle said The Snacky Sleeper is the perfect lazy-evening, popcorn-munching ...



State educators: Michigan accreditation system 'no longer has relevance'  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS – Michigan's school accreditation system “no longer has relevance” state educators say, as every school in the state has met state criteria ...



Refugee author tells students, 'It is the story of your community'  School News Network

Congolese refugee and author Sandra Uwiringiyimana wrote her story of facing genocide because of all the others that are similar. “There are thousands of ...



Meet the boys Grand Rapids Press/MLive.com 2014 Dream Team  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids Press 2014 boys basketball dream team from left, Kyle Steigenga, Holland Christian High School; Brent Hibbitts, Hudsonville High School; ...



Gas station slaying suspect charged with attempted murder in separate case  WZZM13.com

Willie Martin Bryant Jr., 33, who is charged in a non-fatal shooting on Sunday, is a suspect in the Monday morning murder of a gas station clerk in Wyoming.



Golden G group gives out 19 scholarships to Godwin Heights graduates  MLive.com

Nineteen students from the Godwin Heights High School class of 2016 recently received $4000 scholarships from the Golden Gs, a group of former students and ...



JazzBand Swingin' to Savannah  School News Network

While his bandmates rehearsed “Swingin' the Blues,” on their trumpets, trombones and saxophones, senior Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra member ...



Do Michigan high schools let seniors out of classroom too early?  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Grand Rapids Catholic and Forest Hills high schools are among those graduating seniors this week. Underclassmen in most area schools will stay into the ...



Top 50 high school football games in Michigan for 2017  MLive.com

There is tradition, they are rivalries and then there's intriguing matchups ahead this season.



Introducing the 2017 MLive Grand Rapids Press Dream Team Defense - mlive.com  MLive.com

Jalen Mayfield has been chosen the Grand Rapids Press Defensive Player of the Year.



Grand Rapids Week 3 update: West Catholic beats Zeeland West 17-6  MLive.com

Conference action opened for most Grand Rapids area teams during Week 3 play Friday night.



Grand Rapids 2017 high school football previews, schedules, more  MLive.com

The 2017 high school football season will kick off Aug. 24-26 for teams across Grand Rapids. Here's a rundown of area teams.



Teen sentenced to prison for accidental shooting of friend while playing with gun in parked car  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The careless handling of a gun in the backseat of car ended one teenager's life, but its aftermath has destroyed many more, the mother of ...



Wyoming neighbors hear demolition details for former GM stamping plant  MLive.com

WYOMING — Demolition of the former General Motors stamping plant on 36th Street SW could start this summer. And while it will involve noise, dust and ...



Students march for their lives: 'If others aren't going to do it, I think we should'  School News Network

As Parkland, Florida, students continue to stand up, demand action and grab headlines in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...



Calvin Christian High School to perform 'Mary Poppins' in March  MLive.com

The Calvin Christian High School Dramatic Society will perform the Broadway musical 'Mary Poppins' this March, putting on three shows during the first three ...



Hey Teacher, How Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation?  School News Network

As choir teachers passionate about music, Jed and Mandy Scott found themselves in Nirvana this summer by studying under renowned choral composer Alice ...



19th Latino Youth Conference encourages students to dream big  The Collegiate

The 19th Latino Youth Conference was held Tuesday at Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse for over 1,000 area middle and high school ...



Bands bring music, drama to Ford Field competition  Detroit Free Press

Nearly 50 Michigan high school marching bands will be in Detroit for Saturday's competition.



Friends detail moments before Wyoming teen drowned in Battjes Park lake, thought he was 'messing around'  MLive.com

WYOMING, MI -- It seemed like he was just “messing around,” friends said. A group of teens had only been at a lake in Wyoming's Battjes Park for about 10 ...



Magistrates in Kent County keep the justice system on track  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

While it is not mandatory, just about every district court in Michigan has at least one magistrate that hears cases often identical to their elected counterpart, the ...



Homeless assistance programs hurt by economy, but still seek fresh starts for clients  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS — For all that separates Lynn Konczal and Miyesha McSwain — age, race and upbringing, to start — the formerly homeless women share ...



Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees  MLive.com

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is struggling to retain young officials.



Week 5 Grand Rapids area football scores, highlights, more  MLive.com

Check out all the highlights from Friday night's gridiron action.



West Michigan bands sweep state championships  WOODTV.com

Four West Michigan High School marching bands won State Championships at Ford Field in Detroit Saturday.



People on the bus: Who they are, what they earn, how often they ride  MLive.com

A tax renewal for The Rapid likely will come to area ballots next year.



Drag racing community mourns loss of longtime racer Kathy Lipscomb  MLive.com

Kathy Lipscomb began drag racing her 1967 Chevelle at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in 1977.



Lake Fenton names Wayne Wright as new superintendent  The Flint Journal - MLive.com

LAKE FENTON — Lake Fenton Community Schools named Wayne Wright as its new superintendent Wednesday after several school board members ...



Mother of Luis Partee, 19, says her son was shot and run over by strangers following a friend's birthday party  MLive.com

The mother of 19-year-old Luis Partee, shot while leaving a friend's 16th birthday party Saturday morning and then killed after being run over by a car, ...



Whether a pair of alleged gang members killed a rival in order to impress their peers will be decided by one jury  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS – Whether Simon Aguilar and Omar Rosas targeted Elmer Luis Chavez for death because of his gang ties is the central question facing a Kent ...



Ghanan bishop Anthony Yeboah to start International House of Praise in Grand Rapids  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS — A depressed 25-year-old Anthony Yeboah, who had just lost his business in the revolutionary turn of the government, made his way to the ...



Brother mourns as teen is arraigned for murder, assault in death of Elmer Luis Chavez aka Luis Partee  MLive.com

Victim, 19, was shot in the hip then run down with a vehicle Saturday night in Grand Rapids.



Class writes soldiers, teacher gets pen pal of her dreams: Air Force sergeant from Grand Rapids  MLive.com

When Rachel Hurley decided to have her elementary school students correspond with soldiers at war, she was mainly trying to improve the kids' communication ...



Court Week: Accused arsonist trial continues and sentencing for murderers, home invader and teacher who had sex with a student  MLive.com

A round -up of court action planned for this week. Schedules are subject to change.



Grand Rapids murder suspect to be arraigned today for alleged role in death of 18-year-old  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS – Simon Joseph Aguilar IV, a second suspect in the November death of Elmer Luis Chavez, is expected to be in court for an arraignment ...



Mark Witczak, 43, found dead in Vicksburg, remembered as loving father, proud steelworker  MLive.com

Mark Witczak's funeral *service* will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 7211 Oakland Drive, Portage.



Florida woman sends Vietnam War bracelet to parent of Grand Rapids-area soldier killed in 1969  MLive.com

The band bears the name of a Jenison soldier who was declared missing in action in Vietnam in 1969. This week, that priceless piece of jewelry came home.



Detroit student helps lead national gun violence protests  The Detroit News

In March and April, students from around the country will lead nationwide walkouts to protest gun violence. Among them will be a Detroit high school student.



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