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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 ...

Godwin Heights lineman Marshawn Kneeland announces college choice via video

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

Game Day: Godwin Heights hosting Night to End Youth Homeless

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

Godwin Heights celebrates fun 2018 'Glitz & Glamour' prom

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

Godwin Heights announces top scholars

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

Local schools take top honors at state marching band championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBA bound? Incoming MSU freshman Marcus Bingham makes ESPN list

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

Grand Rapids-area high school boys basketball rankings

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

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 ...

Ravenna school board to interview 6 for superintendent job

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

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 ...

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 ...

Godwin Heights superintendent discusses possible district reconfiguration plans during school tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Grand Rapids boys basketball players to watch in 2018

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

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 ...

Godwin Heights-Catholic Central basketball tickets go on sale Monday

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 ...

Wyoming Godwin Heights explosive combo guard Lamar Norman enjoying busy summer

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 ...

Teen sentenced in death of Godwin Heights student

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

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

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

Gas station slaying suspect charged with attempted murder in separate case

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.

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.

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

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 ...

Grand Rapids area boys, girls high school basketball rankings

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

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

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

'Prom boutique' makes dresses available to high schoolers

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Fundraisers, funeral services scheduled for Godwin Heights basketball player  The Grand Rapids Press -

WYOMING, MI -- A fundraiser will be held in honor of Godwin Heights High School junior Danielle Kidd-Robinson who died after collapsing at a basketball ...

'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.

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

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.

District Talent on Full Display at Art Show  School News Network

The work of K-12 artists created a huge collage of talent on display recently during the District-wide Art Show. Many mediums were showcased, and high school ...

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Vote for MLive Grand Rapids Press Player of the Week 1

This week's Grand Rapids Press Instant Poll is asking MLive readers to vote for the Week 1 Player of the Week.

Two new teams crack Grand Rapids Week 4 Power Poll

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

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

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.

'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 ...

Grand Rapids 2017 high school football previews, schedules, more

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

A very long day in the life of Superintendent Jon Felske

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 ...

State educators: Michigan accreditation system 'no longer has relevance'

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

Nine Grand Rapids area go-to receivers who are off to fast starts

Check out Grand Rapids area receivers who are making plenty of noise on the gridiron this season.

12 Grand Rapids area quarterbacks to watch in 2017

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

Introducing the 2017 MLive Grand Rapids Press Dream Team Defense

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

Top 50 high school football games in Michigan for 2017

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

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

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

Ex-MHSAA exec, GLIAC commissioner dies at 89  The Detroit News

Vern Norris was executive director from 1978-86, before leaving to become GLIAC commissioner.

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

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

Education group says state can learn from North Godwin Elementary's turnaround  The Grand Rapids Press -

Turning around low performing schools is no easy task, but Arelis Diaz figured out how to fix what was broken at North Godwin Elementary. A national education ...

Meet the 2015 MLive Grand Rapids Press Boys Basketball Dream Team

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

Golden G group gives out 19 scholarships to Godwin Heights graduates

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 ...

Week 5 Grand Rapids area football scores, highlights, more

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

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 ...

Meet the boys Grand Rapids Press/ 2014 Dream Team

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

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 ...

Michigan in desperate need of high school officials and referees

By Steve Kaminski | The Grand Rapids Press. Referee Mike Jager runs down the court while officiating a high school basketball game between West Ottawa ...

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

Wyoming's Medley Winterguard recently earned the top spot in the Independent A division at the Jenison Winterguard Invitational, held March 7.Supplied ...

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 ...

Calvin Christian High School to perform 'Mary Poppins' in March

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

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 ...

Wyoming neighbors hear demolition details for former GM stamping plant

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 ...

West Michigan bands sweep state championships

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 ...

123 Michigan schools are starting early this year  WZZM

More than 120 schools in Michigan received waivers from the state to start the school before Labor Day.

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

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

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 ...

Drag racing community mourns loss of longtime racer Kathy Lipscomb

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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, ...

18-year-old jailed for allegedly shooting, running over teen outside Grand Rapids birthday party

GRAND RAPIDS – Omar Rosas, the man police say shot and then ran over Elmer Luis Chavez on Saturday morning, is jailed on a murder allegation and is ...

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

The cast of Calvin Christian High School's upcoming performance of "Beauty and the Beast" includes Bethany Morse as Belle; Scott VandenBerg as The Beast; ...

Michigan Golden Gloves state champions emerge, look to make mark in national bouts

Eighteen boxers will head to national bouts in Salt Lake City in May.

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

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 ...

Calvin Christian students to perform 'Run for the Money'

Seated from left, Bethany Morse, Lauren Gibbard, and Stephanie Griffin, and standing from left, Jared Ebels, Lucas Potter, Gabe Lamer, Scott Vanden Berg and ...

Hypothermia caused death of man found along road in Vicksburg in February

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 ...

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

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

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 -

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

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

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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