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Chess Club Instructor Moves the Loy Norrix Students to Play Chess

Chess Club Instructor Moves the Loy Norrix Students to Play Chess

Logan Neeley, NLP

May 6, 2019

Loy Norrix is taking steps to capture the king.College Readiness instructor Jim Bellware first started playing chess after he learned the game from his father. He continued to play chess in college with his roommates and coached a chess club in Battle Creek for 10 years. Now, Bellware hosts the club here at...

The Highs and Lows of Having a Parent as a Teacher

The Highs and Lows of Having a Parent as a Teacher

April 28, 2019

By Vanessa Alvarado Gutierrez It’s early Saturday morning and little Kayla Adams is getting herself ready for school. Yes, school at the amazing age of three. Kayla looks to her mom and sees that she is putting all of her students’ work in a bag. Her mom smiles back and they go along with their day. ...

Homework is Unnecessary: Students Receive Enough Direct Instruction During the Day

Homework is Unnecessary: Students Receive Enough Direct Instruction During the Day

April 8, 2019

By Kayla Adams It’s Sunday night and your basketball team has just won the most important game of the year. Plans are quickly made with the team to go to dinner and celebrate the victory. You still feel jitters from when the buzzer went off cementing your victory. You listen to everyone’s paren...

Michigan Should Invest in Substitutes To Improve Education

Michigan Should Invest in Substitutes To Improve Education

Kylazia Dye

March 8, 2019

Before the beginning of a lecture, you notice there is something different about the class that you attend daily: the teacher is gone. As you walk into the class, a substitute teacher is either sitting at the teacher’s desk, standing in the front, greeting you and other students as they enter, or ...

Students and Staff Weigh in on What Makes a Good Teacher

Students and Staff Weigh in on What                                   Makes a Good Teacher

Sofie Nehlsen

June 6, 2018

  Teachers play a huge role in students day-to-day lives. Students spend about one-third of their time at school being taught and influenced by their teachers. Many teachers have vastly different teaching methods. While some like being practical and really letting their students work with th...

Teacher to Administrator: Chad Brady Joins the Loy Norrix Staff

Teacher to Administrator: Chad Brady Joins the Loy Norrix Staff

Zach Skinner

October 25, 2017

Chad Brady came to Loy Norrix unsure of what the school year would hold. After 11 years at Kalamazoo Central as an AP U.S. History teacher, Brady decided to move on to a new role. He has joined Loy Norrix this year as an interim assistant principal and will be located in the B wing, working mainly wi...

Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

Anna Kushner

October 21, 2017

If you were to walk into Miller Auditorium on August 28, 2017, you would have seen a sea of black-clothed teachers sitting silent in solidarity. Every year the Kalamazoo Public Schools District adopts a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. From this budget the district then adopts a teacher salary co...

New Teachers on the Block

New Teachers on the Block

Brandon Schnurr

October 16, 2017

It’s been a nice, long summer, but the time has come to return to school. Time to wake up and get to the bus at 6:00 a.m., come home to a beautiful bed, and then return to your usual school year routines. But most importantly, it's time to meet the teachers you'll spend the next 180 days of your life with....

Teachers Should Not Carry Concealed Weapons

Teachers Should Not Carry Concealed Weapons

jonathanlo

November 19, 2015

The security guards at Loy Norrix are the first line of defense for any threats towards the safety of staff and students. However, people who want more protection for students say that security staff are not able to provide enough security towards students. People who support gun freedom also argue that ...

Snow Day Forces Rescheduling for Exams to be on Friday

Snow Day Forces Rescheduling for Exams  to be on Friday

loriumbanhowar

March 13, 2014

      The previously established schedule for second trimester exams Stated that Friday the 14th was an off day. This was to be after two half days on the 12th and 14th.       It has been announced that high school students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district will be reporting on Friday ...

Loy Norrix Teachers make their own Gang

Loy Norrix Teachers make their own Gang

ronniquap

March 6, 2014

Loy Norrix teachers imitated their students by wearing hats and dancing a flash mob to "Cant Hold Us," by Mackle More and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton at the February 20th, 2014 pep assembly. CeCe Weeks, the director for the group, sent out emails to see which teachers would actually participate in some fun. Weeks said, "We had 16 [staff dancers].  I didn't expec...

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