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Godfrey-Lee students back at school for new year after roof collapse

WYOMING, MI - Students from a Godfrey-Lee school that had a portion of the roof collapse over summer break in June returned for the new school year Monday, ...

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.

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 reconsidering Rebels mascot

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

Godfrey-Lee officials meet with parents ahead of school year  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. — Parents at Wyoming Godfrey-Lee had a chance to ask any lingering questions about the middle and high schools Monday night. School ...

Meeting to update parents on structural repair at Godfrey-Lee  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WYOMING, Mich. -- Construction crews are working around the clock to repair a partial roof collapse at a West Michigan school. Students at Godfrey-Lee Middle ...

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 Lee football coach Tom DeGennaro hospitalized

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Search back on for new Wyoming Lee boys basketball coach

For the second time this year, Wyoming Lee High School is searching for a new boys varsity basketball coach. The Rebels announced in July that they hired ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Basketball player shot outside Godfrey Lee High School  Fox17

WYOMING, Mich. -- A basketball player was shot in the leg after leaving basketball practice Wednesday night at Godfrey Lee High School. At 8:05 p.m. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Sneaker retailer partners with area schools | 2017-06-02

Giving high school students a chance to participate in business is special to the leaders at Mr. Alan's. The Redford-based sneaker retailer was founded in 1974 ...

Leon Hendrix

Leon Hendrix joined the WOOD TV team in July 2007. He currently serves as 24 Hour News 8's weekend evening anchor and as a reporter during the week.

9 West Michigan events honoring Veterans Day this weekend

Veterans Day related events happening this week throughout West Michigan.

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 ...

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

Chiquita Fizer will serve between 14 1/2 and 45 years for stabbing Jeffrey Dryden to death last July.

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 ...

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!

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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U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni by NFL team  NBC Sports

For 18 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has put the best high school football players in the country against each other. While the majority of players went ...

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