Heidi Jacobs

Meal program feeds children during the summer

Each summer, the Kent School District provides thousands of meals to children, some of whom may not get a lunch otherwise.

Kent schools prepare for Smarter Balanced Assessments

As students throughout the state get ready to take their annual standardized exams, school districts are preparing to administer the new Smarter Balanced Assessment.

The good life: Cornucopia Days Old Timers king and queen recall lifetime spent in Kent

For Ken and June Iverson, Kent will always be home.

New Green River College trustee hopes to bring diverse perspectives to board

Sharonne Navas, the newest member of the Green River College Board of Trustees, said she hopes to bring a new perspective of diversity to the board.

Green River College students ring in Lunar New Year | SLIDESHOW

Green River College students celebrated Lunar New Year last Friday evening with a party in the new Mel Lindbloom Student Union, which opened earlier in the week.

Three-day faculty strike begins at Green River over proposed program cuts

Monday marked the beginning of a three-day strike for faculty at Green River College.

Green River College begins college program prioritization

Green River College is seeking input from faculty, staff, students and the community for its new program prioritization process.

Green River College president resigns | UPDATE

Eileen Ely has resigned as president of Green River College. The Green River Board of Trustees unanimously voted to accept Ely’s resignation at its Thursday afternoon meeting.

Daniel Elementary principal helps build school in Dominican Republic

Spending a week last month helping to build a school in the Dominican Republic was a change from Patty Drobny's daily role as principal at Kent's Daniel Elementary School.

Family members of Seahawks players to speak at ShoWare Center

Family members of several Seattle Seahawks football players will host a parent empowerment event on Thursday, July 30, at the ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. in Kent.

Kentridge Robotics qualifies for world championships

Members of the Kentridge High School Robotics Club travel to St. Louis next week to compete in the FIRST world championships.

Kent School Board candidate maintains she lives in district despite challenge

Kent School Board candidate Trisha Sanders told King County Elections officials at a hearing on Wednesday morning that she does live in the district despite her opponent’s claims.

Patience on court key for Kentridge’s Lam

Kentridge High senior Jessica Lam’s patience and ability to lob the ball on the tennis court have earned her a reputation in the South Puget Sound League North Division.

Green River College proposes program cuts

Facing at least a $1.8 million budget deficit next year, the Green River College Board of Trustees may eliminate four programs to save money.

Parents, state file motions to intervene in charter school lawsuit

Twelve families, representing Washington's eight public charter schools – including Excel Public Charter School in Kent – as well the Washington State Charter Schools Association, filed a collective motion last week to intervene in a recently filed lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the schools.

Kentridge pole vaulter soars into school record books

Watching Emily Tea pole vault, it's hard to imagine the Kentridge High School senior is afraid of heights.

Once a troubled teen, Glover blossoms as a mentor, leader in community | Person of the Year

When Kendrick Glover was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbery at the age of 16, he could have given up.

Watts chosen new superintendent | UPDATE

Calvin J. Watts, an assistant superintendent for Gwinnett County Public Schools in Suwanee, Ga., will be the Kent School District's next superintendent.

Best friends dominate K-M hurdles

When junior Caila Tongco and sophomore Jaleesa Taylor became friends at Kent-Meridian High School last year, neither realized they were both among the top hurdlers in the state.

Green River faculty opt out of program prioritization process

Green River College's Instructional Council and faculty union have decided not to participate in the college's program prioritization process.