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Elementary Pupils Collecting Healthy Lunch In Cafeteria
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Allendale, Belding and Wyoming Schools Among Michigan’s Healthiest

West Michigan schools are among 38 in Michigan being recognized for bringing healthy food, activities and lifestyles to their students.

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National Dance Institute (NDI) Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Annual Gala
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Summer Camp for Your Kids? Try a Summer Theatre Camp

If you’re searching for fun activities for your kids this summer, how about the Van Singel Fine Arts Center for the summer theatre camp scheduled for June 27-30 from 9am to 1pm.

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GVSU Professor Explains Origin of Yooper Dialect

Since 2000, Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English at Grand Valley State University, has been examining Yooper dialect, its relationship to the U.P. and the idea of the Yooper identity.

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Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program
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GRPS Summer Food Showcase to Provide Info about Free Summer Meals

During the school year, thousands of Grand Rapids Public School students are provided with free meals. Meals they might not have if it weren't for the school progam.  But, what happens when school is out for the summer? Do they go hungry? Not to worry, its handled.

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The Ducks are Running at Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary

One kindergarten student said when asked what she thought about the ducks, "they are so cute and I so am excited for them to walk out because it will be like a parade."

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Hundreds Of Tropical Butterflies Displayed At The New Natural History Museum Exhibition
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GRPS Students Visit Lake Michigan Because of a Unique Business Partnership

It began as a conversation three years ago between a local company and officials from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). And, it sparked a unique partnership that the school district says serves as an inspiration for other businesses to get involved in enlightening inner city school children. And, the result of the meeting between Open Systems Technologies (OST) and GRPS?  Eleven field trips this Spring to Lake Michigan’s Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon and Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven for nearly 700 fifth graders from 9 GRPS schools.

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West Catholic Head Football Coach Dan Rohn Resigns

West Catholic High School has won three consecutive state championships under Head Coach Dan Rohn, but Rohn announced he is resigning his position to spend more time with his family.

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Detroit Teachers Hold Rally And "Sick Out" To Protest Working Conditions
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Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools Over Payroll Shortage

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, but Detroit City School teachers are not feeling very appreciated. The School District say it won't be able to meet payroll over the summer months, so the teachers didn't show up for work again today, shutting down every school in Michigan's largest city.

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Spectrum Health Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings Today

Looking forward to getting a summer tan? Aren't we all, but, be careful, and remember to take precautions first.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the most common kind of cancer in the United States.

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Asian beautiful female student study in library with laptop
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Rockford High School and GVSU Partner for Allied Health Science Program

Grand Valley State University has announced a new partnership with Rockford High School which allows Rockford High School students to take college courses in GVSU's Allied Health Science bachelor's degree program in Rockford.

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Refugees Coming to West Michigan a Good Thing?

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is continuing their 3-part series on immigration this coming Monday, evening, April 25 with Bing Goei, Director, State of Michigan Office for New Americans speaking.

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Oakland Residents Receive Free Flu Shots At Local Church
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Calvin College Wins Flu Vaccination Challenge

Calvin College is the winner of Michigan's second annual Flu Vaccination Challenge. The challenge divides schools into three categories by size. Calvin College won in the small school category. Hope College was a close second.

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