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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.



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.



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.



Godwin Heights announces top scholars  MLive.com

Godwin Heights High School announces the following top scholars for 2018: Amy Phan Parents: Hanh Duong and Bao Phan Activities and awards: ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



West Michigan students ‘walkout’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN -- A month after seventeen lives were taken during the United States' deadliest mass school shooting, schools and students across the nation ...



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

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



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

Godwin Heights' Lamar Norman (4) goes for a lay up during the high school basketball game between West Ottawa and Godwin Heights at Godwin Heights ...



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

6-11 Bingham led Grand Rapids Catholic Central to a runner-up finish in Class B.



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 ...



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

Find out which high school athletes are signing their national letter of intent this week.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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

Check out a list players who have been making an impact through the season's first month.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



They did the monster math  School News Network

The zombie apocalypse was upon us, and it was up to Algebra 2 students to figure out how much time was left before the entire population was infected with the ...



Teen sentenced in death of Godwin Heights student  WOODTV.com

A 17-year-old is heading to prison in the death of a Godwin Heights High School student.



Find out how Godwin Heights Public Schools topped districts regularly touted as the state's best  MLive.com

RELATED *CONTENT*: A searchable database shows how schools rank in your area. WYOMING, MI - When a student at Godwin Heights High School scores ...



Wyoming Godwin Heights explosive combo guard Lamar Norman enjoying busy summer  MLive.com

Godwin Heights' Lamar Norman (23) passes the ball during the game against Calvin Christian Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Godwin Heights High School in Grand ...



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.



Meet Mr. Basketball candidate Marcus Bingham of Grand Rapids Catholic Central  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 ...



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.



'She will fill your bucket if you are empty'  School News Network

In Deanne Basse's classroom, portraits, paintings and drawings – serious, whimsical and thought-provoking – cover the walls. Sculptures rise from desks and ...



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.



'I am the music'  Greenville Daily News

WYOMING — Standing beside a concert bass drum with a large mallet in hand, Belding High School junior Jacob Kamradt let go of every earthly concern and ...



'Prom boutique' makes dresses available to high schoolers  MLive.com

Most of the 70 dresses given away were from Cornerstone University's freshman students.



Teen pleads guilty in death of Godwin Heights student  WOODTV.com

A 17-year-old has pleaded guilty in the death of a Godwin Heights High School student on the day he was scheduled to go to trial.



Deeply rooted in community, retiree helps plant trees and love of reading  School News Network

Seated on comfy new furniture inside the Kent District Library-Kelloggsville Branch, community member Jim Ward said getting books into children's hand has ...



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 ...



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 ...



Classroom of the Week: Godwin Heights HS focuses on giving students career opportunities  Fox17

Mr. Adriel Morgan Godwin Heights High School The big moment: Announcing Mr. Morgan as Classroom of the Week: Counselor: Focus on giving students ...



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

Rex Larsen | The Grand Rapids PressFormer Godwin Heights Public Schools security guard, Kenneth Franks, gets a pat on the back Tuesday from his attorney, ...



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 ...



'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.



Jenison, Godwin Heights marching bands take top honors at state championships  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Eleven metro Grand Rapids high school marching bands competed in the Michigan Competing Band Association championships at Ford Field in Detroit on ...



New coach, same results: Godwin wins in Tyler Whittemore's debut  MLive.com

Godwin Heights's Karon Patrick shakes hands with Union's DeQuaveon Stuckey and Keidren Davis after a basketball game at Godwin Heights High School in ...



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

Nineteen graduates from the Godwin Heights High School class of 2016 recently received $4000 scholarships from the Golden Gs, a group made up of senior ...



Grand Rapids area boys basketball: 10 players to watch in 2017  MLive.com

Godwin Heights' Lamar Norman (23) throws down a dunk during the game at Cornerstone University on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. (Kevin Sielaff | MLive.com).



Two new teams crack Grand Rapids Week 4 Power Poll  MLive.com

Check out this week's top 20 Grand Rapids area football teams.



West Michigan bands sweep state championships  WOODTV.com

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



Grand Rapids Power Poll: Area's top 20 heading into Week 9  MLive.com

Check out this week's Grand Rapids Power Poll, featuring the area's top 20 football teams.



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

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



State program modeled after Kent County expands to help more students stay in school  MLive.com

State program to help kids stay in school and learn, Pathways to Potential, modeled after the Kent School Services Network, expanding to 10 more counties.



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

AP Photo/Michael ConroyStudent Faith Brown, left, listens as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to students during tour the Charles A. Tindley ...



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 ...



17-year-old basketball player's death haunts friends, family as community grieves  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Danielle Kidd-Robinson, a member of the Godwin Heights Varsity Basketball team, collapsed April 18 at Mac Fitness Center during basketball practice with a ...



12 Grand Rapids area quarterbacks to watch in 2017  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids area has plenty of talented quarterbacks. Here are 12 to watch.



Schools of choice: Why Kent County districts open fewest seats since 2008  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

As many as 3490 Kent County students could be attending classes outside their home district next this school year through the Schools of Choice plan.



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 ...



7th annual Wyoming Gives Back to benefit Salvation Army Angel Tree  MLive.com

The city is partnering with local businesses for the seventh straight year to help celebrate the holiday season and collect toys for the Salvation Army Angel Tree.



Nine incoming students earn $60,000 Foundation Scholarships | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Nine high-achieving high school students have earned $60,000 Foundation Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan ...



Calvin Christian students to perform Disney classic 'Beauty and the Beast'  MLive.com

WYOMING -- Calvin Christian High School students are bringing the Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast" to the stage Feb. 26 and 27. The musical fairytale ...



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

Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids PressJon Felske, superintendent for Wyoming and Godwin Heights public schools, talks with Char Hickey of Wyoming last ...



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' ...



Wyoming's Medley Winterguard, made up of area students and alumni, takes first place in invitational  MLive.com

WYOMING - Wyoming's Medley Winterguard recently earned the top spot in the Independent A division at the Jenison Winterguard Invitational. The team, made ...



Equity Leads to Excellence in Schools, Requires Courage and Tenacity  School News Network

A child's background remains the biggest predictor of his or her success in the classroom, said professor and author Pedro Noguera. But that doesn't have to be ...



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; ...



Ten incoming students win $50,000 Foundation Scholarships | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Ten high-achieving high school students have won inaugural Foundation Scholarships to begin their studies at Western Michigan ...



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 ...



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 was told by police the men may have been gang members.



Fans get first taste of Grand Rapids Drive atmosphere at DeltaPlex Arena  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- As a hush fell over the crowd at The DeltaPlex Arena Thursday night, Will Richardson stood completely still, his phone poised to record ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



LaughFest 2017 announces upcoming acts  HollandSentinel.com

Gilda's LaughFest announced 12 additional shows and events as part of the 10-day festival coming March 9-19.



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.



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

Octavian Cantilli | The Grand Rapids PressAs a teenager, Miyesha McSwain lived with relatives, friends and sometimes strangers. She still managed to graduate ...



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

Built in 1936, the plant closed in 2009 and is considered too antiquated for a modern, high-tech manufacturer. But its location near heavy-duty utilities, major ...



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 ...



Hypothermia caused death of man found along road in Vicksburg in February  MLive.com

An autopsy report for Mark A. Witczak lists his cause of death as hypothermia due to environmental exposures, said Laura Eller, spokeswoman for the Western ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Amash talks airstrike against Syria, health care reform  WOODTV.com

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash said President Donald Trump's administration may be experiencing some "growing pains" as it figures out how to balance his agenda ...



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.



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

Leader of Charlotte, Mich.-based Free International Missions says "God put it on my heart to come" to Grand Rapids.



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.



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