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61 Basketball team recognition event

February 9, 2018 by Tom Miller (Register to contact)

The Loy Norrix Men's Basketball program will recognize the first ever Loy Norrix (60/61) basketball team during halftime of the Kalamazoo Central vs Loy Norrix game on Friday, February 16. Most of the team will be returning to Kalamazoo for this event. Come show your support for the team.

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Kalamazoo Special Olympics runner to make history at Boston Marathon  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI - National news organizations, including ESPN, gathered near the finish line, ready to shine the spotlight on Special Olympics running ...



Kalamazoo-area seniors honored for 'Excellence in Education,' receive $1K scholarships  MLive.com

The seniors will be honored Wednesday, April 17, at Western Michigan University Fetzer Center, according to a press release from Excellence in Education.



Local student musicians join tour for Beatles vs. Rolling Stones showdown in Kalamazoo  MLive.com

The Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School String Quartet will join touring show Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown when it comes to the Kalamazoo State ...



Hundreds of teens find free prom dresses at Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo  MLive.com

Prom is a day many teenagers dream of, but it is expensive.



Loy Norrix High School gets facelift before start of school year  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The exterior of one Kalamazoo high school got a facelift this summer. The walls of Loy Norrix High School were painted a darker blue, ...



Loy Norrix High School dean of students promoted to principal  MLive.com

Kalamazoo Public Schools appointed Christopher Aguinaga to principal of Loy Norrix High School.



Kalamazoo police responding to fights at Loy Norrix High School  WWMT-TV

3 P.M. UPDATEKalamazoo police officers did use pepper spray to break up a fight at Loy Norrix High School this morning, said Alex Lee, the executive director ...



Kalamazoo Public Schools settles sexual harassment lawsuit  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A lawsuit brought against former Loy Norrix High School principal Rodney Prewitt and Kalamazoo Public Schools by a former district ...



Ex-Kalamazoo schools employee gets $495K in sexual harassment settlement  MLive.com

The district is responsible for paying an insurance deductible of $25000, spokesman Alex Lee said.



Loy Norrix pole vaulter steps out from brother's shadow to set program record  MLive.com

Loy Norrix senior Zach Skinner set a school record with a 15-foot vault at his team's Division 1 regional meet.



Loy Norrix Announces New Principal | News  Midwest Communication

KALAMAZOO (WKZO AM/FM) -- The Kalamazoo School Board has picked a new principal for Loy Norrix High School. Christopher Aguinaga has worked for KPS ...



In-school food pantries expand reach to Kalamazoo students  MLive.com

Nearly 60000 pounds of food were distributed through the pantries last school year.



KPS graduate ‘crushed’ after she was denied Kalamazoo Promise  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Zaviona Woodruff visited Oakland University in Rochester Hills last week and “fell in love,” she said. She first wanted to study criminal ...



Kalamazoo students walk out of schools in solidarity against gun violence  MLive.com

Students at Loy Norrix High School chanted and voiced their opinions on gun violence during a lunchtime walkout Wednesday.



Kalamazoo schools consider women's studies course for high school students  MLive.com

In the next six months, the district will create a group to further develop the class. The board should expect to see the recommendation again next fall, Michael ...



20 Kalamazoo-area boys basketball players to watch in 2018-19  MLive.com

From towering big men to lightning-quick guards, see the area's top players for the upcoming boys basketball season.



Nobel Peace laureate visit to include talk with students, faculty | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a leading activist for the end of child slavery worldwide, will speak to Western Michigan ...



Portage Winter Blast Marathon brings road closures  MLive.com

PORTAGE, MI — The Seventh Annual Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon, 10k and 5k on Sunday, Feb. 24, will bring periodic road closures, the city reports.



Kalamazoo principal sued for harassment was disciplined in 2 states  MLive.com

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Loy Norrix High School Principal Rodney Prewitt had his teaching certificates revoked in two states following sexual harassment allegations ...



Gun fired in Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School bathroom leads to school lockdown  MLive.com

A small-caliber handgun discharged in a Loy Norrix bathroom on Tuesday, resulting in a lockdown at Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo Public Schools ...



More alleged victims of former principal emerge in harassment case  MLive.com

Court documents reveal additional claims of unprofessional behavior against former Loy Norrix High School Principal Rodney Prewitt.



Loy Norrix Principal put on leave | News  Midwest Communication

KALAMAZOO (WKZO AM/FM) -- Kalamazoo Public Schools have put the Principal of Loy Norrix High School on Administrative Leave with pay, but they are not ...



Loy Norrix students celebrate prom 2017  MLive.com

The students danced the night away at the Gilmore Theater Complex.



Kalamazoo police arrest 3 students after fight at Loy Norrix High School  MLive.com

"Today, two students were fighting in the main hallway by the cafeteria at Loy Norrix High School," Principal Rodney Prewitt said in a voice message that was ...



New youth football league hopes to keep kids on the straight and narrow  WWMT-TV

The Kalamazoo Unified Youth Football Association is raising money ahead of its inaugural season following a jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 18.Roughly ten ...



Kalamazoo student's college dreams saved despite losing Promise scholarship  MLive.com

Zaviona Woodruff, a student at Kalamazoo Public Schools, had planned to rely on the Kalamazoo Promise, but will use money raised through a GoFundMe ...



Confucius Institute hosts 2019 Chinese New Years Gala | WMU News  WMU News

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Meet the candidates running for the Comstock Public Schools board  MLive.com

Two candidates are challenging four incumbents for their seats on the Comstock Public Schools Board of Education.



Loy Norrix High School students celebrate Prom 2016  MLive.com

The spring formal was held at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Gazette was there to photograph the prom-goers.



Excellence in Education recognizes 2018 seniors in Kalamazoo County  MLive.com

The 2018 Excellence in Education program on April 18 will honor 47 high school seniors and their significant educators.



Loy Norrix names 26 in Class of 2015 graduating with 4.0 or higher  MLive.com

Loy Norrix High School has released its list of students in the Class of 2015 who are graduating with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher.



Kalamazoo Public Schools asks court to dismiss sexual harassment suit  MLive.com

The school district filed a motion to dismiss claims in an employee's lawsuit alleging a former high school principal harassed her.



District admits fault in vetting principal disciplined for harassment  MLive.com

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6 schools compete in May 5 Kalamazoo Gazette 2018 Prom of the Week Poll  MLive.com

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Back-to-school: Centreville schools begin with two new principals - News  Sturgis Journal

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Coldwater, Union City win boys basketball district titles  WTVB News

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Former MSU star Duckett presents vision for new Kalamazoo youth football league  MLive.com

The former Loy Norrix running back returned to his home town to offer parents and community leaders details on the new youth football league he helped create.



Graduation ceremonies will be live online for Kalamazoo Public Schools  MLive.com

The 2016 high school commencement ceremonies will be live streamed this week via the Kalamazoo Public Schools' website.



Loy Norrix students win honors in forensics, journalism  MLive.com

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Christopher Aguinaga promotion to Loy Norrix dean among KPS personnel changes  MLive.com

Christopher Aguinaga has been promoted from assistant principal to dean of students at Loy Norrix High School, an appointment approved Thursday by the ...



Jon Hoadley wins third term representing 60th state House District  MLive.com

Jon Hoadley took 76 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.



2013 STAR Awards: Sveri Stromsta-May, lifelong volunteer who teaches at Loy Norrix High School  Mlive Kalamazoo

It always warms my heart to see the kids volunteer,” Stromsta-May said.



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Flint Beecher Middle School principal named new principal of Kalamazoo Loy Norrix High School  Mlive Kalamazoo

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Loy Norrix marching band debuts new uniforms at Kalamazoo Holiday Parade  MLive.com

Loy Norrix High School marching band had an extra spring in their step at Saturday's Kalamazoo Holiday Parade: The students were publicly debuting their new ...



Principal disciplined for harassment had recommendation before hire  MLive.com

Kalamazoo Public Schools admits it could have done a better job vetting Loy Norrix High School Principal Rodney Prewitt before his hire.



Loy Norrix High School Principal Johnnie Edwards promoted to central administration, but salary stays the same  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

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Kalamazoo high schools named among Michigan 2017 Academic State Champs  MLive.com

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81 high school seniors honored at Kalamazoo RESA awards breakfast  MLive.com

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Loy Norrix security guard who impregnated student resentenced to at least 18 months in prison  MLive.com

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38-year-old diving record goes down at Loy Norrix, thanks to second-year diver  WZZM13.com

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New Loy Norrix, Kalamazoo Central assistant principals OK'd by Kalamazoo school board  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

The transfer of Kelly Hinga, an assistant principal at Kalamazoo Cental High School since 2007, to Loy Norrix High School and the appointment of a new ...



The 'most compelling data set I've seen' shows The Kalamazoo Promise works  MLive.com

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Loy Norrix hires Terry Farmer as head football coach  MLive.com

Loy Norrix players run onto the field before a high school football game at Loy Norrix High School on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Mich. (Chelsea ...



Kalamazoo Central football coach Dana Chambers resigns  MLive.com

Chambers posted a 23-49 record in eight seasons with the Maroon Giants.



Former Loy Norrix security guard pleads guilty in criminal sexual conduct case involving 17-year-old student  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

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Oakland U. gives Kalamazoo graduate tuition grant after missing out on Promise  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

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Kalamazoo high school student arrested in 'creepy clown' threat  MLive.com

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High school security guard who impregnated Kalamazoo student gets 6-month reduced sentence  MLive.com

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Kalamazoo student arraigned on felony charges for clown threat against high schools  MLive.com

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East Lansing holds off Kalamazoo Central rally in Class A regional semifinals  MLive.com

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Graduation rate at 71% in Kalamazoo Public Schools; dropout rate 12.7%  MLive.com

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Loy Norrix boys swim program goes from sinking to succeeding under coach Paul Mahar  MLive.com

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KPS announces administrative moves, OKs hiring 14 new teachers  MLive.com

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Kalamazoo parents, students raise concerns about leggings ban, gun issue  MLive.com

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Data shows broad improvement in Kalamazoo Public Schools  MLive.com

Kalamazoo Public Schools are improving, and Superintendent Michael Rice has 37 slides of data to prove it.



Two Kalamazoo-area girls hoops teams advance to Sweet 16, three eliminated  MLive.com

Follow along to see Tuesday's regional semifinal results and what's ahead for the two winners.



Winston’s late bucket sends Muskegon to state semifinals  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

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Prosecutor: Loy Norrix security guard who impregnated student belongs in prison  MLive.com

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Kalamazoo Public Schools hires Hillside assistant principal, 18 new teachers  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

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UPDATE: Michigan native among Americans dead in Kenya helicopter crash  WILX-TV

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Silver-collar economy: 45 years and counting for high school Latin teacher Barbara Felkel  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

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Loy Norrix WR Simeon Smith commits to Michigan as preferred walk-on  MLive.com

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One teen was shot accidentally; other teen turned gun on himself, police say  MLive.com

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Kalamazoo, Portage schools closing early due to weather  MLive.com

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Kalamazoo 'Hidden Figures' are leading young women in computer science  MLive.com

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Rumored threat closes Loy Norrix HS for Monday  Fox17

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19 Kalamazoo-area residents named YWCA Young Women of Achievement  MLive.com

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Kalamazoo Promise analysis: Kalamazoo Public Schools move the needle on college readiness  Mlive Kalamazoo

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Kalamazoo County Excellence in Education program honors top students in Class of 2013  Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

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