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Two-sport athlete at Wayland Union High School dies in crash  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The Wayland community is mourning after a 17-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in southern Kent ...



'Going to do things with his life,' family says of teen bicyclist killed in crash  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A 19-year-old bicyclist who died in a collision with a semi-truck is being remembered as fun-loving and humorous. Devin Lamont was ...



Teen killed in crash remembered as leader, uplifting presence  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WAYLAND, Mich. — The Wayland community is mourning the loss of a standout athlete and friend after he was killed in a crash last weekend. Ethan Mutschler ...



Union High wins third 2019 Prom of the Week poll for Grand Rapids  MLive.com

Union High School, in the Grand Rapids School District, won the Grand Rapids Prom the Week poll for May 4. Union beat out three other schools to ensure the ...



Heat to be restored to Union High School classrooms Wednesday  MLive.com

The heat went out in some classrooms at Grand Rapids' Union High on Oct. 23.



Grand Rapids teacher on leave for alleged 'racially inappropriate language'  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools placed a Union High School teacher on administrative leave Wednesday, March 27, after allegedly using racially inappropriate ...



Union High School celebrates a “red carpet affair” for prom 2019  MLive.com

Union High School students experienced a piece of Hollywood in Grand Rapids on Saturday for prom 2019 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.



Community rallies behind Union High football to ‘fill the stands’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- High school football season is well underway and the Union High School football team is facing an extra challenge off the field. At the ...



Grand Rapids City Commission to host 'Night Out' meeting at Union High School  MLive.com

Residents can meet and greet with city department representatives before the meeting.



Heat out in part of Grand Rapids’ Union High  WOODTV.com

A Grand Rapids high school is working to fix a heating problem as temperatures start to drop.



Food Fight Fridays: Wayland Union High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WAYLAND, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' and made our way out to Wayland Union High School. Students and staff really pulling together to ...



Grand Rapids high school teacher accused of using racial slurs in school  Michigan Radio

A Grand Rapids Public Schools teacher is on paid leave after he allegedly used racial slurs when talking to students. The district is investigating Britton.



Grand Rapids using space heaters to keep Union High students warm  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools is heating classrooms at Union High School with space heaters, after two furnace heat exchangers failed, ...



Shelters open in W MI amid widespread outages  WOODTV.com

Partnering with the city, Grand Rapids Public Schools opened two overnight shelters Thursday for those who are without power.



The Last Class Comes Back Home  School News Network

Walking through a first-floor, artfully decorated condominium, Steven Mazurek pointed toward the floor and said, “I sat right here. It was seventh grade. This was ...



3 Kent County schools targeted by voicemail threats, police say  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Grand Rapids police department says the threat that evacuated students at East Grand Rapids High School Monday was part of a ...



GRPS school-based health centers open during summer break  MLive.com

The three Grand Rapids Public Schools health centers at Innovation Central, Ottawa Hills and Union high schools are open during summer break for youth age ...



RedHawk Showcase field loaded again  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- The 5th annual RedHawk Showcase is set to take place this Saturday at Grand Rapids Union High School. Once again the field is ...



Union celebrates lively 2018 'Masquerade' themed prom  MLive.com

Union High School held its prom Saturday, April 28 at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center.



Grand Rapids Union falls to Romeo Weems & New Haven  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- In the night cap of the 5th annual RedHawk Showcase, Grand Rapids Union hosted New Haven. While the RedHawks did hold Mr.



Shelters consolidating resources in Kent County  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

UPDATE -- Many shelters opened by the American Red Cross are being closed and consolidated as well. WHERE: Ottawa Hills High School – will close as of ...



GRCC reps 'raid' high school to share college info  School News Network

Union High School juniors Jashiya Moore and Ronjaia McIntosh said they feel excited and nervous about going to college. “I look forward to getting the college ...



2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.



Bear found in Grand Rapids returned to wild  WOODTV.com

A bear was found in a tree in a residential area after it wandered into Grand Rapids Sunday morning.



Schools in East GR, Grand Rapids react to threats  WOODTV.com

East Grand Rapids administrators have given the high school the all-clear after a bomb threat sparked an evacuation Monday morning.



No decision on new GRPS superintendent, board meeting on Saturday  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids Board of Education held second round interviews Monday, April 8, for two superintendent candidates.



For some students, graduating takes five or six years — 'and that's OK'  School News Network

How can a student arrive in the U.S. speaking no English, with little formal education, and graduate from high school in just a few short years? “Magic,” said ...



Grand Rapids cancels tonight's superintendent search meeting  MLive.com

Bad weather forced Grand Rapids schools to cancel its Nov. 26 superintendent search input meeting.



Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Grand Valley, Union High School - mlive.com  MLive.com

Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group that protests against homosexuality, will hold demonstrations Tuesday at Grand Valley State and Grand ...



Union High School top scholars  MLive.com

Maryam SharifSupplied Noelle Gable Union High School announces the following top graduates for 2018: Maryam Sharif Parents: Amina Sheikh and Dini Baba ...



Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...



Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach  The Rapidian

Rick Angstman sees building up the local football team as a way to give back to the community he loves and build a stronger neighborhood for the kids who live ...



Grand Rapids police converge on Union High School after student caught with handgun  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Police were called to Union High School about 10:30 a.m..



2 teens arrested for alleged threat against Union City schools  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

UNION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two teens were arrested Tuesday for allegedly making a threat towards Union City Schools. Police said the incident happened ...



Grand Rapids Union High School teachers upset about being potentially replaced by Teach for America instructors  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Union High School teachers spoke at tonight's Grand Rapids school board meeting, upset over language in the superintendent's ...



Kent, Ottawa high school SAT scores from lowest to highest  MLive.com

The Michigan Department of Education recently released the results for the 2017 SAT exam, which is taken by 11th graders.



Grand Rapids school board buys Southwest Side land for new school  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids school board voted Jan. 7 to buy land from Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to build a new school in the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood.



For newcomers to America, a 'fighting chance' at a good education  School News Network

Aunner Calderon took a break from filling out a college scholarship application to recall his freshman year in the Union High School Newcomers program, when ...



'The Spirit of South High' | 50 years after closing, legendary school still teaches  WZZM13.com

Alumni from a former West Michigan high school refuse to let their school spirit fade, even though their school itself faded away fifty years ago.



Blackface Snapchat videos spark probe at Wayland Union Schools  WZZM13.com

WAYLAND, Mich. – District leaders at Wayland Union Schools are investigating racist Snapchat videos of high school students wearing blackface and using ...



Q&A: Grand Rapids superintendent holding community meeting tonight at Union High School  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - For the fourth time this month, Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal will be center stage tonight to present her plan to ...



GRPS employees can apply to be interim superintendent beginning Tuesday  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids Board of Education voted Monday, May 6 to post the job for interim superintendent May 7. District employees have until noon on May 13 to ...



Parents, community leaders excited about possible free college tuition - mlive.com  MLive.com

Parents and community stakeholders react to potential for free college tuition with the designation of Grand Rapids Public Schools as a Michigan Promise Zone.



West Michiganders struggle without heat, power  MLive.com

I was very pleased to evacuate because I was so cold,” a retirement home resident said.



Grand Rapids kids speak about issues in their neighborhoods  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan —. Students in Grand Rapids offered ideas and solutions to the challenges that they face in their neighborhoods at KidSpeak 2019.



Unity Christian wins big over Three Rivers to advance to regional final  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WAYLAND, Mich. -- Unity Christian defeated Three Rivers, 89-51, on Tuesday night to advance to the regional championship against Benton Harbor on ...



Shelters opening up for families without power  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- As thousands of Consumers Energy customers remain without power Friday, several area warming centers and shelters are opening ...



Bomb threat that forced evacuation of Lowell school deemed not credible  MLive.com

Students were evacuated from Lowell Middle School Friday, Jan. 11 after a bomb threat. Classes resumed late morning after the threat was determined not to be ...



7 candidates vying for 5 seats on the Grand Rapids school board Nov. 6  MLive.com

Seven candidates are vying for five, four-year seats on the Grand Rapids school board in the Nov. 6, general election.



New $20M Southwest Side high school expected to open in 2020  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools anticipates opening a new $20 million English/Spanish immersion high school on the Southwest Side the 2020-21 school year.



Grand Rapids superintendent forum attracts engaged, diverse audience  MLive.com

Grand Rapids schools is holding town hall meetings about selecting its next superintendent.



Project aims to ease affordable housing 'crisis' hurting one Grand Rapids school  MLive.com

As debates over affordable housing, high-end apartment buildings and gentrification unfold across Grand Rapids, one project on the city's Northwest Side is ...



Byron Center’s Zach Frasher shuts out Caledonia as the Bulldogs advance  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

JENISON, Mich. -- Byron Center has been led by junior pitching all season long, and Wednesday evening was no different as Zach Frasher went the distance, ...



Brother and sister work hard for 'a better future, a better life'  School News Network

Anyelin and Yustin Vasquez Lopez are well aware of the Guatemala they came from, the America they came to, and what it will take to succeed here. It will take ...



Watch Grand Rapids Union autistic student be crowned prom king  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Union High School senior Connor Folkertsma wears a smile on his face every day. But the autistic 18-year-old's flashy grin grew brighter when he ...



Wayland Schools to host cancer charity basketball game Jan. 25  MLive.com

Wayland Union High School basketball players will have a home game against Grand Rapids Christian on Friday, Jan. 25. This time they play not to win for ...



Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...



Mona Shores comes up short in Division 2 final  WOODTV.com

The Mona Shores football team was looking toward redemption Friday afternoon in the Division 2 state championship game.



Animal Shelter provides free boarding for pets in need  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Kent County Animal Shelter is providing free pet-boarding *service* for those who have no other options in the cold weather.



Byron Twp. credit union robbed  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Deputies are investigating a robbery at a Byron Township credit union. Kent County Sheriff investigators say the robbery ...



Monster game by Michigan target headlines regional semifinal at Wayland  MLive.com

U-M recruit Carlos "Scooby" Johnson tallied 28 points to lead Benton Harbor into a regional final vs. Unity Christian.



Unity Christian ends West Catholic’s state title streak  WOODTV.com

Unity Christian knocked off the defending five-time state champion in dramatic fashion Friday night.



The comeback kids: How Grand Rapids Public Schools are making a dramatic turnaround  Rapid Growth

For years, Grand Rapids Public Schools seemed to be sinking. Now, that's all changing. GRPS Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal explains how, and why, ...



Byron Center kids organize lantern send-off for friend killed in crash  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BYRON CENTER, Mich. — A vigil was held Wednesday night to remember a 17-year-old girl who was killed in a crash last week. Those at the vigil said they ...



Food Fight Fridays: Hudsonville High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' and made our way out to Hudsonville High School. Students and staff really pulling together to ...



Montague runs out of gas against Lumen Christi  WOODTV.com

A return to the state finals for the first time in nearly a decade didn't end as the Montague football team hoped.



Byron Center’s Nolan Unthank breaks down high school hoops  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BYRON CENTER, Mich -- Byron Center senior Nolan Unthank is one of the biggest high school basketball fans in West Michigan. On Friday afternoon, he joined ...



Food Fight Fridays: Plainwell High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

PLAINWELL, Mich. -- We visited our final school this morning for our FOX 17 Food Fight Fridays and officially have our winner! Plainwell High School took home ...



Southbound US-131 reopens after eight-vehicle crash  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Southbound US-131 reopened at 7:08 p.m. Thursday, following an eight-vehicle crash south of Wealthy Street. It occurred around 6:16 ...



GR Christian nips Godwin Heights in season opener  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich -- The matchup of the week in boy's basketball certainly lived up to the hype as Grand Rapids Christian defeats Godwin Heights, 60-59.



'Ram pride: He lived it'  School News Network

When he was a student at Munising High School, Ryan Kelley was a star athlete in basketball, track, baseball and football. As a football all-stater, he played ...



FH Northern beats FH Central to stay undefeated  WOODTV.com

Forest Hills Northern knocked off Forest Hills Central in boys basketball Tuesday night, 73-65.



GRPS holds town hall meetings in search of new superintendent  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Families in Grand Rapids will get a chance to weigh-in on who should be the next superintendent of the school district. This comes ...



Jenison community mourns loss of teen killed in crash  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

The Jenison community is mourning the loss of a 17 year-old girl, killed in a crash in Georgetown Township Friday night. Friends say Sydney Carfine, was one of ...



Kalamazoo man continues to officiate high school sports after 40 years  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich -- Jim Ketelaar of Kalamazoo has been refereeing West Michigan high school sports for the past four decades. His decision to officiate stems ...



Everyone wins at Robert Kozminski Memorial Basketball tournament  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Kent County Sheriff's Office and Grand Rapids Police Department went to overtime at Kenowa Hills High School on Saturday night ...



Man in wheelchair struck, killed  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

ALLENDALE, Mich. -- An Allendale man died of his injuries after being hit by a vehicle on 68th Avenue near Lake Michigan Drive. The 81-year-old was ...



Doctor charged in opioid scheme once fell asleep during surgery  WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Two doctors from West Michigan are named by federal investigators as complicit in nearly $500 million in fraud and more ...



New training center to open for carpenters & millwrights in Wayland  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WAYLAND, Mich -- U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Governor Whitmer will be in West Michigan today, to cut the ribbon of the new training center for ...



West Michigan company makes new camera to stop school bus passers  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BYRON CENTER, Mich. - A West Michigan company is releasing a new product to help catch drivers who speed past school buses. Pro-Vision, of Byron Center, ...



Alice goes steampunk in BCHS production of “Alice in Wonderland”  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

Get ready to dive down the rabbit hole, because the students at Byron Center High School are taking the classic tale of "Alice in Wonderland" to the stage with a ...



Police reports: History of bizarre behavior at Chance home  WOODTV.com

Holland police reports show a history of fights between Jared Chance and his brother and confrontational interactions with officers.



Verify: Are high school coaches liable for sports-related concussions?  WZZM

At 16, Destin Julian suffered a seizure following a head-to-head blow during a high school football game. The injury put him in the hospital, and Julian never ...



Police: Two vehicles left Kentwood crash, one person hurt  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KENTWOOD, Mich. - Police have released more information about a multi-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. at the ...



Cheerleader allegedly brings pot brownies to school to win Homecoming votes  Q13 News Seattle

HARTFORD, Mich. -- The term "higher education" is taking on a new meaning in Van Buren County, after police say a cheerleader allegedly brought some ...



Westboro Baptist Church and counter protesters demonstrate in Grand Rapids area  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Westboro Baptist Church members and protesters shared sidewalk space Tuesday morning when both showed up to demonstrate in ...



Gabe’s story: Life with a rare genetic disorder  WOODTV.com

A 4-year-old from Hudsonville has a genetic disorder so rare that it doesn't even have a name.



New affordable apartments break ground in Grand Rapids Thursday  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - It's a response to the growing housing crisis on the city's west side. Crews will break ground on the Harrison Park Apartments Thursday, ...



Citations issued after pontoon crash on Thornapple River  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Several teens involved in a pontoon crash on the Thornapple River were given citations for being minors in possession of ...



Dr. Eugene Merlin "Gene" Bont | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Dr. Eugene Merlin "Gene" Bont CAVENDISH — Dr. Gene Bont, who died April 13, 2019, in his home, was born to John Bont and Petranella "Nellie" Bont in ...



Wayland basketball continues to send players to the next level  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WAYLAND, Mich -- Wayland boys basketball head coach, Mike Hudson is now in his 26th season of coaching. Hudson has turned the Wildcat program into one ...



Driver killed after vehicle fails to yield at Kent County stop sign  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

TYRONE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- An elderly driver died in a two-vehicle crash in Tyrone Township on Saturday afternoon. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Kent County Sheriff's ...



High school football player confessed to killing cheerleader 6 months pregnant with their baby, affidavit says  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

(CNN) -- A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player confessed to fatally stabbing a pregnant schoolmate after she waited too long to tell him about the ...



Community gathers to dedicate gym to late principal  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRANDVILLE, Mich. — The Grandville community remembered one of their own Friday night at a high school basketball game. Grandville High School ...



Autopsies expected in deaths of 4; school offers grief counselors  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Tri-County Area school officials plan to have grief counselors on site Wednesday following the shooting death of two students.



Insomnia Cookies expands with Allendale location  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- West Michigan is now home to another Insomnia Cookies location. The store opened in September of 2018 and is located at ...



Kent Co. inmate hit by vehicle while on work crew  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Kent County inmate was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle on I-196 Wednesday morning. The incident happened in the ...



Stanley Allen Levanduski | Obituaries  Cadillac News

CADILLAC — Stanley Allen Levanduski, of Cadillac, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Samaritas Senior Living. He was 89. Stan was born December ...



Health center opening on GRPS high school campus  MLive.com

Cherry Health anticipates opening a new school-based health center at Innovation Central High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21.



KVCC culinary teacher competes on Food Network  WOODTV.com

A Kalamazoo Valley Community College culinary instructor is competing for $25000 on a Food Network competition.



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