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Balance tech with reading

June 4, 2014 How do families balance the desire for children to be great readers and love to read when smart phones, tablets, DVD’s, TV, and computers take time away from reading? It’s all about balance and... more »»

Diploma was decades in making

June 4, 2014 HANCOCK — In September 1943, Donald Dodge was sworn into the U.S. Army in Marquette, soon to be shipped overseas for the final chapters of World War II. more »»

Dose of reality

May 28, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School freshmen were busy buying health insurance and making house payments the morning of May 21 as part of the school’s annual Reality Store even. more »»

Straw bale gardens fun for kids

May 28, 2014 The purposes of growing plants with young children are to give children some undivided attention each day by adding gardening and nutrition knowledge, fun, and quiet conversation. more »»

Kids, parents embracing walking school bus

May 28, 2014 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the “I Spy” guessing game. more »»

Seclusion room

May 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education gave the go-ahead Monday night to construct a new seclusion room inside Bothwell Middle School, which is used to help calm down... more »»

Kids love container gardening

May 21, 2014 When there is a weird weather year, container gardening is a good solution for a family that has a small space, poor soil, or simply wants to start gardening. more »»

Hancock Rotary Club recognizes honor students

May 21, 2014 HANCOCK — Local high school students may be attending many events and activities leading up to and after graduation, and one of the first of those events was a program recognizing senior honor... more »»

Bianco named principal of elementary schools

May 21, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — With the retirement at the end of the school year of elementary principal Bob Strang, the Iron Mountain School District Board of Education Monday approved his replacemen. more »»

Bothwell Middle School students use rowing machine to address special needs

May 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — A new rowing machine at Bothwell Middle School is doing a lot more than just showing kids proper rowing techniques. more »»

Establish a GTT chapter in your area

May 14, 2014 Grandparents Teach, Too is a nonprofit volunteer group of retired educators founded in 2008. more »»

NASA spots worrisome Antarctic ice sheet melt

May 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, two new studies show. more »»

Gwinn students write successful grant

May 7, 2014 GWINN — Students in Gwinn High School will get to learn first-hand next school year what it’s like caring for a drug-affected baby thanks to the efforts of two senior students. more »»

Indoor waterfalls can be fun

May 7, 2014 How do families encourage children to become scientists? They do it by playing with science from a very early age and carrying on conversations. more »»

Adams Township School holds fundraiser

May 7, 2014 ATLANTIC MINE — The Adams Township School District Foundation has helped students take classes, attend national competitions and go to college. more »»

School coming to close in Escanaba district

May 7, 2014 ESCANABA — Graduation season and summer vacation will soon be upon us, but for many students school will be out later than expected due to this year's harsh winte. more »»

Healthy habits

April 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Pears and cucumbers are pretty standard fair in an average American home when it comes to fruits and vegetables. more »»

Westwood High School and NMU to continue classroom partnership

April 23, 2014 ISHPEMING — NICE Community Schools and Northern Michigan University will continue their partnership to teach college-level classes at Westwood High School next year, as this year’s connection betwee... more »»

Girls on the move

April 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — Fifth-grade girls in the Gwinn school system are learning about more than math, science and writing these days. more »»

Here are gems for parents, grandparents

April 16, 2014 Dr. Katharine Kersey’s lists of “The 101 Guidance Principles of Discipline” are excellent stress- reducing practical ways to help children see the sense in acting a certain way (Hymes). With Dr. more »»



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