Blog Tag: poetry

Courage is Contagious

February 11, 2020
Category: Uncategorized

Despite the weather, on Saturday, January 18, 2020, Kalamazoo Public School students ventured out to participate in “Courage to Create” poetry workshops held at Western Michigan University as part of Kalamazoo’s annual MLK...

Why Not Let Poetry Take the Wheel?

April 17, 2018
Category: General Info

“We all need poetry,” says Tracy K. Smith, current U.S. poet laureate. Since it’s Poetry Month, here are two poems for you to consider. Lexi Weeden is in tenth grade...

The Courage to Create

January 16, 2018
Category: General Info

When was the last time you pulled out some pen and paper and wrote a letter? Who did you write to? On Saturday morning, about 70 Kalamazoo Public School students...

What’s Staring At You?

April 18, 2017
Category: General Info

  It’s poetry month and we couldn’t let it slip by without posting a poem. Poetry isn’t afraid to handle difficult topics. Ignoring, denying, or pretending that something doesn’t exist,...

Two Students Savor the Season

November 22, 2016
Category: General Info

Today, we’re grateful for Kalamazoo Public School students like Wesley and Lexi, who take in this season of thanks through all their senses. Both are third graders at King-Westwood Elementary...

The Beat of Summer

August 2, 2016

Students are packing a lot of fun and learning into these six weeks of their CIS Think Summer! program*. At the Prairie Ridge Elementary School site, Kalamazoo Kids in Tune...