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Liam with fresh veggies from the greenhouse

A school system that is growing more than just the future of its students

Whitefish Township Community Schools in Paradise, Michigan, found that hosting a greenhouse on school grounds serves as a hands-on teaching tool for reinforcing academic principals, social awareness and wellness.

Students working together through the LINK program

Bringing Woodland students together with kids from other local schools benefits everyone

Small moments: a touch, a smile, a shared glance. If these were physical objects, the floors at Woodland Developmental Center would be covered in them. They are, however, mostly invisible and always fleeting. The LINK program at Woodland brings students together to overcome obstacles and get to know each other through sharing these small moments.

Chef Nate Bates at Boyne Falls

Q&A: Promoting student health through serving fresh and local food in the cafeteria

Cindy Pineda is the superintendent and K-12 administrator for Boyne Falls Public School and Nate Bates is the chef. Together, they work to serve fresh and local ingredients through their food service program for breakfasts and lunches.

Brenda Carter and Superintendent Kelley Williams

School boards across Michigan have big plans for 2017

Not unlike many others in the month of January, school board members all over the state of Michigan begin to think about and plan those school New Year's resolutions they hope to accomplish in 2017.

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Farm to school program is good for students, schools and farmers alike

Eating healthy food from local farmers across Michigan better prepares students to learn as it creates good lifelong habits.   


Buchanan Promise Scholarship allows more students to consider going to college

As a result of a $7 million estate gift made to the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation, the Buchanan Promise Scholarship was established, offering students a place-based alternative to the usual merit-based scholarships.  


Q&A: Blessings in a Backpack fuels student health and success

Lindsay Gonska has been an elementary school teacher at Ferndale Public Schools for the last five years. She found a way to feed her students even after they leave school.


Students work to improve accessibility in the community

Many of us take things like walking into a store or having a meal at a restaurant for granted. But for people with mobility issues these ordinary tasks can become quite complicated.


Just dance: A school district helps a homeless student fulfill a dream

"All I want to do is dance." Long before Ke'Ron "Rainbow" Pugh committed that statement to paper, it was written on his heart.

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Helping hungry kids one Power Pack at a time

There is no doubt that combating hunger in our communities is a real need, and some school districts, like Ishpeming, are finding a way to help students in need. 


Q&A: Math instructor sets an example for community leadership through volunteering

J.B. Meeuwenberg has been a college success math instructor at Muskegon Community College for over eight years. But it was his time spent volunteering outside of school that got the community to take notice.


School staff: The unsung heroes of the community

Every day teachers, secretaries, janitors and other school personnel go above and beyond their job description to support students and the community. These stories demonstrate the value school professionals provide students across the state. 


Mr. Langley goes to Washington

During his teaching career, Brian Langley challenged students to take ownership for their own education and learning, an approach that took him all the way to the White House.


Counseling secretary inspires students to help peers

At Grayling High School, a group of students and staff are making a difference every day by collecting food for a pantry in their own building – helping the students that need it most.


Nature and Environmental Education Center teaches students to become science strong

Sara Syswerda is on a mission to help students gain more of an interest in science by engaging students in hands-on discovery versus memorization and testing.
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