Northview with School News Network – APRIL 2017

06 Mar Northview with School News Network – APRIL 2017

Northview is a wonderful place to live and learn. Read the School News Network articles from April 2017 showcasing just a few of the great things happening in our schools.
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Music Inspired by Favorite Children’s Books a Big Hit

by Dianne Carroll Burdick

Northview Public Schools, MI — Students from all three Northview elementary schools got to hear stories in song form thanks to Emily Arrow, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee who creates songs from well-loved children’s books. The nationally known artist

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50th Chaffee Scholar Aims to Contribute ‘Something That Matters’

by Charles Honey

Northview Public Schools, MI — Roger B. Chaffee’s sacrifice also has touched the lives of aspiring scholars from Kent County, through the Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund for students in engineering or science. Northview High senior Eric Pearson has been named

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Speaking Poetry Helps Students Share their Hearts

by Steve Vedder

Northview Public Schools, MI — Katie Mitchell could have picked from a range of interesting topics to share with classmates, but she choose the one closest to her heart. The Crossroads Middle School eighth-grader picked tragedy. As part of a spoken-word poetry workshop

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‘We Are in This Together’

by Erin Albanese

All Districts, MI — A buzz spreading throughout southwest Michigan is extending to seven more counties, boosting students’ ability to read by bringing books and resources into schools.For the past four years, Reading Now Network has involved 13 counties in Region 3

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Blandford Expansion Grows Nature’s Learning Lab for Students

by Charles Honey

All Districts, MI — Generations of students have trekked the wooded trails of Blandford Nature Center, explored its mucky frog pond and plant-rich meadows, and learned about the ways of owls and turtles in its educational programs

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Report: Are We Caring for Our Children? Not Well Enough

by Charles Honey

All Districts, MI — When Carol Paine-McGovern sees child poverty continuing to rise in Kent County, she takes some comfort in the work local schools and their communities are doing to relieve its burden on students

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