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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.

Wyoming Lee HS student robbed on way to school  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. - A student walking to Lee High School Tuesday morning was robbed at gunpoint, according to Wyoming Police. The robbery happened at ...

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 ...

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 reconsidering Rebels mascot

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

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.

Wyoming Lee football coach Tom DeGennaro hospitalized

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

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools phasing out Rebels mascot

WYOMING, Mich. — The Godfrey-Lee Board of Education voted Monday to get rid of the Rebels name and mascot associated with the district. They made the ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Greatest single-season scorers in Michigan high school basketball history

Howardsville Christian senior Dylan Jergens scores a 3-pointer as he is covered by Holland Calvary's Timothy Van Tuinen on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at Lee ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Small-town Dylan Jergens makes impression on MLive's Mr. Basketball watch list

Coming from a school of 45 kids, Jergens averages close to 40 points per game.

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 ...

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 ...

Dylan Jergens' rise up state scoring list headlines Friday's Kalamazoo hoops action

Howardsville Christian's Dylan Jergens moved to 6th on the MHSAA scoring list, while two teams clinched league titles.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Never too late to graduate  School News Network

When Ken Olson was a junior, he left Lee High School to enlist in the Army, where he spent two years stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. While enlisted, he ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Detroit area sneaker chain adds 2nd store in Grand Rapids area

Mr. Alan's gearing up for opening of new store in Wyoming on June 8.

At GRCC, nearly half of recent high school graduates unprepared for college-level work

Forty-seven percent of Kent County public high school graduates who enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College last fall weren't prepared for college-level ...

See high school graduation rates in Kent, Ottawa

The Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information released graduation data for public schools Wednesday, March 22, for the 2015-16 school ...

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.

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.

9 West Michigan events honoring Veterans Day this weekend

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and cities around West Michigan are hosting events to honor and recognize military *service* members. Take a look at some of ...

Memorial Day 2017 events in Kent, Ottawa counties

Veterans and active duty military members will be remembered and honored Monday, May 29, during Memorial Day events across the region.

Mr. Alan's molding young entrepreneurs, opening new location in June  WZZM

A Detroit-based shoe and sports apparel business will be opening another location in West Michigan soon.

Mr. Alan's expands in West Michigan - come celebrate!

Mr. Alan's has evolved and is kicking off their grand store opening in Wyoming! Come on down and join the fun!

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Past owner of '1956X' Buick recalls his cruising days, helps restoration team with details  Mlive Kalamazoo

"I know that car better than anybody alive," said Gary Meyer, who drove the one-of-a-kind Buick Century around West Michigan cruising circuits and beaches for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Chiquita Fizer pleads to second-degree murder in stabbing death of her boyfriend  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS – After struggling with her decision, Chiquita Fizer pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the July stabbing death of her boyfriend ...

Charged with one murder, Royale Runyon rejects offer to plead guilty to two murders  The Grand Rapids Press -

The 18-year-old decided to take his chances on life in prison with no chance of parole if he is convicted of killing his brother Mahdi Eltor Hayes on Dec. 20.

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

Tyrese Cooper (now competing at Miami Norland High School) has the nation's fastest returning times in both the 200 (20.46) and 400 (45.26), while has the ...

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