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‘Knowledge and access’

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College, career advisers share a passion for helping students with post-high school paths

Early in their college career at Michigan State University, Ashley Thoms can recall a key moment that helped to shape a career path, albeit amid a stream of tears while conversing with an adviser. 

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my future, I was freaking out,” Thoms recalled. “My adviser, she would make me feel so calm, happy and assured of myself and my future. I want to give people that feeling. I want people to be able to talk to me, to leave and feel like they have a plan, that they are capable of things.” 

Ionia High School principal did not violate board policy, investigation finds

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Ionia High School Principal Jon Duley has been cleared of allegations of misconduct related to his monitoring and supervision of students in the high school parking lot.

The district’s administration became aware of a social media post on a non-school community page alleging the misconduct, Superintendent Ben Gurk said in a memo released Tuesday.

Local schools revisit security measures after Oxford shooting

Last week’s horrific shooting incident at Oxford High School has left other Michigan school officials reeling — and reevaluating how to prevent such a tragedy from occurring in their own district.

The afternoon of last Tuesday, Nov. 30, a 15-year-old male allegedly went on a shooting spree inside his high school, killing four teenage students and injuring seven others, including a teacher. The alleged shooter used a handgun allegedly given to him as an early Christmas present by his parents, who have also been arrested and charged along with their son.

‘Just be grateful’

Lakeview senior learns lessons from cancer diagnosis

Ellie Kinnee was working the morning shift on a horse farm last summer when a freak accident led to a diagnosis that would change her young life forever.

And yet, the Lakeview High School senior is graduating on time with her class of 2021 on Sunday afternoon.