Heidi Jacobs

Kent School District faces estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall

As students and teachers in Kent prepare for school to start Aug. 31, district officials face an estimated $6.9 million budget shortfall. “For the past… Continue reading

Challengers oust incumbent in Kent school board primary race

The Kent School Board will have a new director for Position No. 4 this fall. Incumbent Agda Burchard lost the Aug. 1 primary election to… Continue reading

Making theater accessible

Theatre Battery offers free shows at Kent Station

Local author hosts book signing, poetry reading at Kona Kai

Kendra Smith, of Kent, hosts a book signing for her first published book, “Pocket Thoughts” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Kona Kai Coffee,… Continue reading

‘Newest Gator’ Johnson takes on challenge as new Green River College president

Suzanne Johnson takes on the challenge as president at Green River College

Auburn’s Flannery scoots to victory in festival 5K race | PHOTOS

Tyler Flannery was the top finisher in the Kent Cornucopia Days 5K last Saturday, his second victory in a Kent race in the past year.… Continue reading

Schedule changes planned for Kent School District | UPDATE

A typical school week for students in the Kent School District will look different beginning this fall. All students will attend school for 6 hours… Continue reading

Support from teachers, family helps Kent-Meridian student overcome challenges | GREAT GRADS ’17

As Amal Ahmed prepares to graduate from Kent-Meridian High School on Saturday, she said she couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement from… Continue reading

Taking the road less traveled | GREAT GRADS ’17

During his four years at Kentwood High School, Warren Bacote-Wilson has found his place and made an impact. The senior, who will graduate alongside his… Continue reading

Two men arrested for vandalism at Kentwood High School

Two men were arrested early Friday morning for allegedly vandalizing Kentwood High School. Covington police responded to the school around midnight on Friday, after being… Continue reading

Kentridge’s Campbell encourages incoming students to get involved | District’s great grads

Editor’s note: The Kent Reporter is showcasing standout graduates from each of Kent’s four high schools. When Shelby Campbell was adopted from China at 7… Continue reading

Kentlake senior overcomes challenges, embraces diversity | District’s great grads

Editor’s note: The Kent Reporter is showcasing standout graduates from each of Kent’s four high schools. Kentlake High School senior Jayke Chavez has embraced the… Continue reading

Kent’s Public Works Week event provides hands-on activities

Local children learned about the jobs crews perform during the city of Kent’s annual Public Works Week event on May 25 at the ShoWare Center.… Continue reading

Kentridge’s Cronk wins state high jump title | PHOTOS

After narrowly missing a state berth last season, Kentridge junior Tyler Cronk is the Class 4A boys state high jump champion. His jump of 6… Continue reading

Kent City Council considers ban on smoking, tobacco use in parks

Smoking may soon be banned in Kent parks. The City Council’s Parks and Human Services Committee on May 18 unanimously approved an ordinance restricting smoking… Continue reading

Kentwood runners pursue records at state track showcase

By Heidi Sanders hsanders@kentreporter.com As they prepare for the Class 4A state championship track and field meet, Kentwood High seniors Nicole Soleim and Harsimran Singh… Continue reading

Mill Creek Middle School students learn about bioengineering

In hopes of getting seventh-grade students interested in science and medicine, Kent’s Mill Creek Middle School hosted an engineering day on May 5. During science… Continue reading

Bringing home the cup

Thunderbirds savor first WHL crown with fans

‘Real serious fight’: Community task force addresses shootings

In the wake of several recent shootings involving teens in Kent, community members decided its time to take action. Youth advocates hosted a forum on… Continue reading

Mechatronics program provides technical training

When Kaiya Neuss walked into the mechatronics lab at Kent Phoenix Academy for the first time, she felt at home. The KPA junior is in… Continue reading