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KPS should adopt the four-day school week

KPS should adopt the four-day school week

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2020

It’s fifth-hour and the last day of the week. You fiddle around unproductively, only minutes remaining until the five-day grind meets its end with a timely chime over the intercom as if to signify that “you made it.” We all know the feeling. How your endurance wanes as you push yourself throug...

Michigan Public Schools to close for the remainder of the school year

Michigan Public Schools to close for the remainder of the school year

April 2, 2020

Office of Communications 1220 Howard Street Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (269) 337-1572 Fax (269) 337-0195 TDD (269) 337-0152 www.kalamazoopublicschools.com E-mail [email protected] Susan L. Coney Director  PRESS RELEASE  KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SCHOOLS PREPARING FOR REMAINDER OF SCHOOL YEAR  ...

KPS closes all schools due to the spread of the Coronavirus 

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Natacia Branstrom, Social Media Team/Student Update Team

March 31, 2020

All of KPS schools have been closed until April 6th due to the massive spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus. The coronavirus is highly contagious and has spread almost world wide reaching 116 countries in a matter of months. There is a greater risk of anyone over the age of fifty getting t...

Loy Norrix DECA prepares for states

Senior Bakhty Higgins looks over the DECA schedule for his Sports Marketing event prior to the departure for the State Conference.

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

March 23, 2020

The Loy Norrix DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, team will be attending the State Career Development Conference in Detroit from March 5th-7th. The team will be taking a record 12 students to states this year who will compete in a wide variety of categories in the business field.  Stu...

KPS School Board selects Chicago administrator as next superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools

KPS School Board selects Chicago administrator as next superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools

Claire Goodwin-Kelly, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

On Wednesday, February 19th, the Kalamazoo Public School board offered Rita Raichoudhuri the superintendent position. Raichoudhuri is a former Chicago Public Schools administrator who has had almost 20 years of experience in education. Raichoudhuri worked as the Executive Director of Early College a...

Kalamazoo Public Schools search for a new Superintendent

Interim Superintendent Gary Start works at his desk. He will be taking over until Kalamazoo Public Schools finds a permanent replacement for Dr. Micheal Rice.

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

February 6, 2020

Following Dr. Micheal Rice’s permanent move to become the state superintendent of Michigan, the Kalamazoo Public Schools District has been moving along in the process of finding a new superintendent.  Dr. Rice served as the KPS superintendent from 2007-2019; nearly twelve years of service with...

The KPS community shares their thoughts on year-round schooling

the front of Woodward Elementary during the school day. Woodward is one of the schools in KPS testing year round school, which is testing year round schooling.

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

January 22, 2020

It’s the last day of school before the summer starts all of your exams are completed, you’re saying your goodbyes to your favorite teachers and all of your friends. You feel a sense of relief because the long school year has finally come to an end and you’re looking forward to a summer full of spen...

Women Studies class to be offered at Loy Norrix

Senior Emma Hilgart-Griff and teacher Rebecca Layton discuss the womens studies curriculum. The class is a mix of political science, psychology and womens history.

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 20, 2020

In the 2020-21 school year there will be a new class students can take at Loy Norrix that was recently approved by the KPS Board of Education on Thursday, December 5th. The new class is a women's studies course that has been in the works by LN senior Emma Hilgart-Griff and alumni Isaac Moss since 20...

Foundation for Excellence Partnership Grants KPS High School Free Transportation

Foundation for Excellence Partnership Grants KPS High School Free Transportation

Olivia Ely

June 14, 2019

Loy Norrix students, Tayvon Davis and Jeremiah Nelson, board the bus at the 2:45 stop to head home. With the new agreement, KPS students will ride for free beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. In the summer of 2018, The Foundation for Excellence was given 70 million dollars to fund projects for K...

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

May 9, 2019

By Dylann Meek “When me and my mother went to the office to change the address, that’s when the secretary told me I was out of district and would not get the [Kalamazoo] Promise,” said junior Nakia Brown. At the beginning of her junior year, Nakia Brown lost the Kalamazoo Promise after moving ...

A Fresh Perspective: Loy Norrix Welcomes New Principal

A Fresh Perspective: Loy Norrix Welcomes New Principal

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor

November 28, 2018

From principals being put on administrative leave to the hiring of new assistant principals, Loy Norrix has experienced many changes in administration throughout the last two years alone. Last school year, we welcomed Johnny Edwards, the current Director of Secondary Education to Norrix as our interi...

Opening Our Arms to Ottawa’s Own

Opening Our Arms to Ottawa’s Own

Noah Bond

October 2, 2018

Serving an American public school district is a welcome opportunity for Canadian-trained nurse, Jennifer Macfarlane. Macfarlane started her nursing career in neurosurgery at The Ottawa Hospital in 2008. The Ottawa Hospital, located in the capital of Canada, has delivered more than six thousand babie...

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