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Second floor of Wyoming school collapses  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. -- Just weeks after part of a school's wall collapsed, the second floor of Lee Middle and High School in Wyoming collapsed onto its first floor.

Lee High School nickname to become the ‘Legends’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. - Godfrey-Lee High and Middle School has a new nickname and mascot - the Legends. The school board adopted the new name at their ...

Partial roof collapse closes Lee Middle & High School

While engineers are assessing the damage, Godfrey Lee Public Schools has told staff not to report to the building.

Godfrey-Lee students hold walkout to protest mascot name change  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. — Around 40 students walked out of Wyoming Godfrey-Lee High School to protest the decision to change the name of the school's mascot.

Godfrey-Lee phasing out 'Rebel' name, mascot

WYOMING, MI — Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is phasing out its “Rebels” name and mascot, saying the Confederate symbol does not fit the district's goal of ...

Student robbed at gunpoint walking to school

Police say a Lee High School student was robbed Tuesday, Jan. 15, walking to school.

Godfrey-Lee reconsidering Rebels mascot

The Godfrey-Lee school board in Wyoming is considering changing the longtime Rebels mascot.

Inspection of Godfrey-Lee roof collapse continues  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. — Wyoming Godfrey-Lee schools have started to figure out what caused the roof to partially collapse last week. Experts in construction ...

Godfrey-Lee Schools discusses possible mascot change from ‘Rebels’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. -- Godfrey-Lee Public Schools is discussing possibly changing its mascot. For years, they've been known as The Rebels, but recently the ...

Wyoming high school student says he was robbed at gunpoint

WYOMING, Mich. — The Wyoming Department of Public Safety is searching for the man who a student says robbed him at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

Godfrey Lee teacher, coach returns to school after being hospitalized

On Nov. 7, a longtime Godfrey Lee High School coach and teacher, Tom DeGennaro, collapsed from a brain aneurysm while in his classroom. A group of staff ...

Godfrey-Lee dropping ‘Rebels’ mascot  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. — The Godfrey-Lee Board of Education voted Monday to phase out the use of the school's Rebels mascot. The board also voted to appoint a ...

Wyoming Lee football coach Tom DeGennaro hospitalized

Tom DeGennaro is in stable condition after experiencing a medical emergency at the school.

Greatest single-season scorers in Michigan high school basketball history

A look at the highest-scoring individual basketball seasons according to the official Michigan high school record book.

An asset, not a burden  School News Network

Step into Andrea Donovan's freshman English classroom at Lee High School for a minute, and listen. You're going to hear a lot of Spanish. This is not surprising ...

Wyoming High School senior honored for perfect attendance  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. -- A senior from Wyoming High School received a special honor Tuesday evening for her dedication to school attendance and academics.

Grand Rapids one step closer to building new $20M school on Southwest side

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Public Schools is one step closer to building its new $20 million Southwest Community Campus Middle/High School.

Godfrey-Lee selects 2 finalists in superintendent search

The school district plans to interview the finalists on May 24 and hopes to fill the position on July 1.

To cap it off  School News Network

The Thursday evening before graduation, Lee High School was abuzz with activity as 84 seniors — nervous, excited and anxious to finish the school year ...

Mood quiet, somber at Lee High School after shooting of basketball player outside gym

Lee High school under heightened security Thursday, Dec. 18, the day after a basketball player was shot in the leg leaving practice.

'Your worst situation … can make you the best person that you can be'  School News Network

When Tiana Studebaker took the stage Tuesday at Resurrection Life Church at the graduation ceremony for Godfrey-Lee Public Schools' Class of 2019, she ...

Grand Rapids school board buys Southwest Side land for new school

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.

Will a Michigan prep basketball player ever have a 1000-point season?

Players and coaches shed insight on to what it would take for someone to reach 1000 points in a single season.

Wyoming community mourns loss of mother who fell through ice trying to save dog  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. --The loss of local mother Tracy Cashman is being felt around the Wyoming community. Investigators say the mother of three died after trying to ...

Godfrey-Lee selects new superintendent after previous choice backs out

22343756-mmmain.jpg. Students take a reading workshop unit test on computers at Godfrey-Lee High School in Wyoming Tuesday, March 8, 2011. The class is ...

The little robotics team that could gets a helping hand, from humans  School News Network

The Lee High School robotics team scored a win before the season even began when it received a funding boost from a local electrical contractor recently.

Tom DeGennaro discusses near-death experience, recovery and coaching future

Tom DeGennaro suffered a brain aneurysm in November, and it stopped his heart and left him fighting for his life. Wyoming Lee's varsity football and track coach ...

25-year-old digital discovery uncovered at Godfrey Lee High School  The Grand Rapids Press -

WYOMING, MI -- A Godfrey Lee High School maintenance worker this week uncovered an archaic piece of digital history older than some of its staff members.

Meet the Associated Press Division 4 boys basketball all-state team

Michigan's Associated Press has selected the Division 4 all-state teams.

GR tech company donates laptops, iPads to Wyoming school  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. — A Grand Rapids-based tech company donated computers and iPads to a Kent County school on Friday. Tech Defenders, a technology ...

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.

MSU finance study finds education funding going backwards, with Michigan dead last among the states — and the disinvestment shows  School News Network

In light of a new report on Michigan school finances, Kent County area superintendents say there's no doubt more equitable school funding is needed. Findings ...

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 ...

BWW Feature: HAMILTON Celebrates History Education By Giving Back to 3,900 Students with EDUHAM in Detroit!  Broadway World

When you see a high student support another high school student that is one of the best moments you can ever witness, but when you see over 2000 students ...

6Cs and project-based learning gain international attention  School News Network

The district received some international attention this month when a film crew from South Korea shot a segment for an upcoming documentary at Lee Middle and ...

Kalamazoo-area sends 12 to Associated Press boys hoops all-state teams

Dylan Jergens' Player of the Year nod led the Kalamazoo-area players on the 2019 Associated Press All-State team.

GRPS City High Middle School presents,”Cinderella”  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

The students at GRPS City High Middle School have been rehearsing for countless hours, and now they're ready to life the curtain to present their latest ...

New Godfrey-Lee superintendent 'an American success story'

Carlos Lopez is drawing on his own experience in public schools and making it his mission to help students in one of Kent County's most diverse districts attain ...

Kent, Ottawa high school SAT scores from lowest to highest

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

School's out, Spanish is in  School News Network

Jocelyn Medina has been a group leader for the TEAM 21 after-school program at the district's Early Childhood Center for three years. Since the beginning of ...

Students earn credits, gain jobs through GRCC training program  School News Network

It wasn't long ago that Gybran Vazquez decided he needed a change. He was applying stripes to parking lots for an asphalt company, but dreamed of what else ...

“I realize what a privilege it is”  School News Network

Rockstar Teachers Series: There's just something about certain teachers that draws students to them in droves and keeps them checking in years, even decades ...

Dylan Jergens scores 59 points in Howardsville Christian’s 78-68 win over Calvary Christian  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich -- Howardsville Christian senior and Central Michigan basketball commit Dylan Jergens has become a big name in West Michigan due to his ...

Troy VanTuinen chosen at Lee Middle/High School  Fox17

Troy VanTuinen, Lee Middle/High School Teacher and students proud of school's greenhouse: Student Ambassadors are collecting supplies for hospitalized ...

Why Godfrey-Lee Superintendent David Britten is retiring

WYOMING, MI - Godfrey-Lee Superintendent David Britten is retiring, effective June 30, 2017. Hired in 2008, Britten said he informed the school board of his ...

Overcoming homelessness to get her degree, she's ready to help others  School News Network

Editor's note: While our series Grads with Grit focuses on students who have overcome formidable struggles to graduate from high school, today we highlight a ...

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 ...

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

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

How to spark school sports spirit? Ask students  School News Network

Cosplay night. A raffle. “Reb Fest,” complete with music, food, go-karts, a dunk tank and bounce houses. These were some of the ideas students proposed last ...

Small numbers and no practice field, no problem for Tri-Unity Christian  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich -- Football at Tri-Unity Christian is not like football anywhere else. “We have twelve players on our team so we get to play the majority of the ...

After 2 teen homicides, Wyoming students say 'it affected a whole community'

WYOMING, MI - A 17-year-old was gunned down moments after stepping off a Rapid bus in January - a robbery that ended with him lying face-down in the snow.

Community Celebration draws a big crowd  School News Network

The district hosted its annual Community Celebration on Sept. 14 in front of the middle school. Students, their families and members of the community came out ...

Historic performances headline Friday's Kalamazoo-area hoops action

Plainwell's Isaac Davis set a school record, and Dylan Jergens moved into 10th place on the MHSAA career scoring list.

Record book revisited: Softball was like 'beach ball' for Amanda Emelander on 5-home run day

Her five-home run performance in consecutive at-bats is still a Michigan High School Athletic Association state record.

Tom Izzo presents local teacher with 'Excellence in Education' award

Lee High School teacher Andrea Donovan is this week's recipient of the Michigan Lottery-sponsored award.

See high school graduation rates in Kent, Ottawa See high school graduation rates for Kent, Ottawa districts & charters. The Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information released ...

'This opportunity is priceless'  School News Network

About 20 Lee High School students are getting up early this summer, catching the bus to head to Ferris State University's downtown campus to attend class and ...

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 ...

Principal Stresses 'Education Is the Road Out of Poverty'  School News Network

As a child growing up in inner-city Chicago, Kathryn Curry had friends who were at school one day and gone the next, after their families were evicted from their ...

In prison in brother's slaying, man charged in killing of victim's ex-girlfriend

Royale Gold Runyon is in prison for second-degree murder in the Dec. 20, 2012, killing of his half-brother, Mahdi Hayes.

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

The Burden of Poverty Archives  School News Network

A series on poverty in the schools and how it affects students' learning. We examine the problems poverty creates for students and their families and the schools ...

Several Memorial Day 2018 events planned in Grand Rapids area

Most of the events are on May 28, but Grand Rapids' parade is set for May 30.

2017 Top Grads: Kent County-area public schools

MLive Media Group and The Grand Rapids recognizes the top scholars in Kent County area for 2017 announced by public schools in the area, including Barry ...

Engaging Students Through Community Connections  School News Network

During Steve Rierson's Lee High School physics class, students become pretend members of the Wyoming City Council, researching alternative energy sources ...

Emotions run high in court as authorities detail theory on how girlfriend stabbed boyfriend to death

WYOMING -- Tears turned to anger for some, and relief for others, who packed Wyoming District Court Thursday where a medical examiner cast doubt on a ...

Michigan high school athletes with national records

Follow along as we take a look at the Michigan high school teams, athletes and coaches who are currently national record holders.

Student wins free car pledging to not text and drive  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- One West Michigan student is being rewarded for pledging to put the phone down while driving. It's all part of the 'Ride with ...

Student Describes Experiences, Obstacles of Living in Poverty  School News Network

Lee High School senior Jordan Lovett headed to cross-country practice after her final class of the day. Along the way, she stopped to listen to a middle school ...

9 West Michigan events honoring Veterans Day this weekend

Veterans Day related events happening this week throughout West Michigan.

Victims of separate Grand Rapids homicides were friends; police have not publicly linked deaths  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Madhi Hayes, a 20-year-old U.S. Army reservist found shot to death in a Grand Rapids alley early Thursday, was friends with a woman ...

Killer's family decries sentence in death of Wyoming man  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS – Chiquita Fizer, after serving between 14 ½ and 45 years in prison for stabbing her boyfriend, Jeffrey Dryden, to death last July, will someday ...

Upstart Eidex helping school districts become data-driven to improve performance  The Grand Rapids Press -

Grand Rapids-based Eidex was founded in 2011 to help school districts find answers within a slew of academic and financial data to improve performance and ...

Students rap, rhyme their way through U.S. history, 'Hamilton'-style  School News Network

Lee High School sophomore Tavien Bradley knows a good beat and flow when he hears them, but could he do justice through a freestyle rap to describe the ...

Murder suspect 'loved his brother,' wasn't involved in December shooting death, relative says  The Grand Rapids Press -

Police allege Royale Runyon shot and killed Mahdi Hayes on Dec. 20, and investigators also consider the Grand Rapids man a prime suspect in the Dec.

Memorial Day parades and ceremonies around West Michigan  Fox17

WEST MICHIGAN, -- A number of communities will hold Memorial Day parades and events to honor those who gave their lives for their country. They are listed in ...

Army National Combine participants  247Sports

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2014 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 3.

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in September  Bloomington Pantagraph

September 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

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Man killed in crash involving two semi trucks  Fox17

HOLLAND, Mich. -- One man is dead following a crash involving two semi trucks early Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on 120th Avenue, between Riley ...

Two arrested in connection to Hillsdale County homicide  Fox17

HILLSDALE, Mich. -- Police say two people have been arrested following the murder of a man earlier this month. Jeremy Alan Barron was found dead off ...

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