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

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

Loy Norrix High School gets facelift before start of school year

The iconic turquoise exterior is replaced with a navy blue, which more closely resembles the spirit colors of the Loy Norrix Knights.

Loy Norrix High School dean of students promoted to principal

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

In-school food pantries expand reach to Kalamazoo students

Jen DeWaele, Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo site coordinator at Woodward School for Technology and Research, poses next to a cabinet full of food at ...

Saturday a 'Knight to Remember' for Loy Norrix students at 2018 prom

The Loy Norrix High School prom was Saturday, May 5 at Niko's Landing Banquet Center in Kalamazoo.

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 ...

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 ...

Kalamazoo Public Schools settles sexual harassment lawsuit

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

Kalamazoo students walk out of schools in solidarity against gun violence

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

More alleged victims of former principal emerge in harassment case

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

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

Schoolcraft High School students attend their 2018 prom at Wind and James event center in Schoolcraft, April 28, 2018. (Rebekah Welch). Which of these six ...

'He was so loved,' family and friends mourn Loy Norrix High School student

Many cried as floating candles bobbed downstream. There was also laughter.

5 students facing charges after gun fired in Loy Norrix High School

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Five Loy Norrix High School students have been charged with crimes in connection with a gun being fired in the school Tuesday. Kalamazoo ...

Kalamazoo teen is not your stereotypical competitive weightlifter

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Molly Ratliff stands about 5 feet tall, weighs just over 100 pounds. But unlike most young women her size, she can lift a barbell that weighs ...

Excellence in Education recognizes 2018 seniors in Kalamazoo County

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

Loy Norrix principal on administrative leave

The Kalamazoo public high school principal at the center of a federal sexual harassment lawsuit has been placed on administrative leave.

81 high school seniors honored at Kalamazoo RESA awards breakfast

KALAMAZOO, MI - Eighty-one Kalamazoo County high school seniors were honored at the annual Kalamazoo RESA Seniors Awards Breakfast on Thursday, ...

Loy Norrix students celebrate prom 2017

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

Kalamazoo student's college dreams saved despite losing Promise scholarship

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

Kalamazoo principal put on leave after sexual harassment allegations emerge  Fox17

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Loy Norrix High School principal Rodney Prewitt was put on administrative leave Monday night after allegations of misconduct surfaced ...

Accused of sexual harassment, Loy Norrix principal resigns

The principal of Loy Norrix High School has resigned amid allegations that he sexually harassed co-workers.

Loy Norrix High School students celebrate Prom 2016

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

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

Kalamazoo Loy Norrix and Michigan State star Todd "T.J." Duckett returned to his former high school to talk about a new youth football league he helped create ...

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

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The recent high school graduate who found herself without a Kalamazoo Promise scholarship has received some good news. We told you ...

Loy Norrix principal on leave following sexual harassment lawsuit  Fox17

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The principal of Loy Norrix High School has been placed on paid administrative leave. The move to put Principal Rodney Prewitt on leave ...

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

It's official: Johnnie Edwards Jr., principal of Kalamazoo's Loy Norrix High School since 2008, will be promoted to director of secondary education for Kalamazoo ...

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

Centreville Public Schools begins the 2018-19 academic year Monday with two new staff members at its elementary and jr./sr. high schools. Administrative ...

Kalamazoo Public Schools asks court to dismiss sexual harassment suit

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

Meet the candidates running for the Comstock Public Schools board

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

Kalamazoo high schools named among Michigan 2017 Academic State Champs

Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix high schools were named to the list by Bridge Magazine.

Graduation ceremonies will be live online for Kalamazoo Public Schools

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

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

Kalamazoo Central's Morasha Wiggins drives to the basket in her team's regional semifinal game against East Lansing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Loy Norrix ...

Loy Norrix students win honors in forensics, journalism

Students at Kalamazoo's Loy Norrix High School recently took honors at the state forensics tournament and in the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association ...

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

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.

Loy Norrix football team strives to 'rise up' and change losing culture

How do you work to turn a losing culture around to win once again? That's what Chelsea Purgahn set out to learn this season by following the Loy Norrix football ...

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

KALAMAZOO, MI – A former Loy Norrix High School security guard who received jail time and probation last month for having sex with a 17-year-old student was ...

Local Students March against NRA, student NRA members speak out  Western Herald

After the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, youth nationwide, on both ends of the political spectrum, have refused to stay quiet about their stance on gun ...

Jon Hoadley wins third term representing 60th state House District

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

Memorial Day parade paints Kalamazoo red, white and blue

People lined Michigan Avenue waving American flags in support of those who have given their life in military *service*.

Combined 1961 class of Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central high schools plans reunion (letter)  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Students of the first graduating class of Loy Norrix High School will visit their alma mater on Oct. 14, as part of the 50th Reunion of the Kalamazoo Central/Loy ...

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

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 ...

District admits fault in vetting principal disciplined for harassment

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A "top to bottom" evaluation of Kalamazoo Public Schools' vetting policy is being conducted after the district hired a principal whose teaching ...

Loy Norrix marching band debuts new uniforms at Kalamazoo Holiday Parade

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 ...

Loy Norrix hires Terry Farmer as head football coach

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 ...

Students for gun legislation host congressional candidate forum

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Democrats running to represent Michigan's 6th Congressional District presented their plan to reduce gun violence at a Wednesday forum.

Principal sued for harassment withheld troubled past on application

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Rodney Prewitt, a Loy Norrix High School principal on administrative leave while facing a federal sexual harassment lawsuit, failed to ...

Centreville offers principal contract  WLKM Radio

Centreville Public Schools has offered a contract to Chad Brady to serve as its junior/senior high principal, according to superintendent Stephanie Lemmer.

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

Photos from Loy Norrix's boys swim meet against Kalamazoo Central on Monday, Feb. 13 at Loy Norrix High School. By Patrick Nothaft |

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 ...

Principal who quit amid sexual harassment lawsuit still paid

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A principal who resigned while facing a sexual harassment lawsuit will continue to receive pay for more than a month after his resignation, ...

First grads of Western Michigan medical school matched with residencies

All 48 students in the first graduating class of Western Michigan University's medical school were matched with residencies spanning 23 states.

MSU, NFL player Duckett creating Kzoo youth football league

Todd “TJ” Duckett is coming home to Kalamazoo to help create a new youth football program.

National Signing Day 2018: Kalamazoo athletes sign with Purdue, MIT others

Dozens of high school athletes from around the Kalamazoo area signed NCAA letters of intent on National Signing Day.

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.

Kalamazoo Central football coach Dana Chambers resigns

Kalamazoo Central head coach Dana Chambers signals to his players during a game between Kalamazoo Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central on Friday, Sept.

Loy Norrix dean named principal at Hillside Middle School; KAMSC gets new research director

Atiba McKissack, dean of Loy Norrix High School for the past two years, will be the new principal at Kalamazoo's Hillside Middle School.

Lady Cards fall to East Lansing in Regional Final  WTVB

KALAMAZOO, MI (WTVB) - Coldwater's Lady Cardinals saw their Class A tournament run end with a 54-40 defeat to second ranked East Lansing on Thursday ...

KPS students share acclaimed poetry in reverence to MLK Day  Western Herald

Voices of Kalamazoo's youth recited their original poetry to an audience of approximately 40 people in commemoration to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan.

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

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has named Rodney Prewitt, principal of Flint Beecher Middle School, as the new principal of Loy Norrix High ...

Kalamazoo parents, students raise concerns about leggings ban, gun issue

A ban against leggings as well as the district's handling of a recent gun incident at Loy Norrix High School drew a standing-room-only crowd to Thursday's ...

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

It's been said many times that records are meant to be broken.

Students win $600K in art scholarships | 2017-05-26

A group of teens in the region recently won $600000 total in scholarships to six Midwest art institutions. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, or KIA, hosted its 36th ...

WMU to host a free Chinese New Year Gala | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University will host a New Year's Gala from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Bernhard ...

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

The four-year district-wide graduation rate for 2015 was 71 percent.

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

A middle-class student who graduates from Loy Norrix High School is more like to complete the first year of college than his or her middle-class peers at ...

Kalamazoo schools expulsions, suspensions rate among state's highest

Kalamazoo Public Schools expelled or excluded a total of 73 students in 2013-14, the second-highest number in the state after Detroit Public Schools, according ...

Loy Norrix, Kalamazoo Central start 2013-14 school year with new principals  Kalamazoo Gazette -

The new principals of Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central high schools are sounding many of the same themes as they begin the 2013-14 school year, although ...

See how Kalamazoo-area high schools were ranked by U.S. News and World Report  Mlive Kalamazoo

Three area high schools -- Mattawan, Delton Kellogg and Paw Paw -- ranked in the top 60 high schools in the state, according to a analysis by U.S. News and ...

West Michigan students ‘walkout’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN -- A month after seventeen lives were taken during the United States' deadliest mass school shooting, schools and students across the nation ...

Loy Norrix open today despite partial power outage  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Loy Norrix High School is holding classes today despite a partial power outrage caused by Sunday's storm.

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

'Why would I retire, if I'm having so much fun?' asked Barbara Ridge Felkel, who has taught Latin for 45 years, 33 of them at Loy Norrix High School in ...

KPS announces administrative moves, OKs hiring 14 new teachers

Kalamazoo Public Schools has announced a series of administrative moves, as well as the hiring of 14 new teachers.

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

KALAMAZOO, MI – Sentencing guidelines called for a former Loy Norrix High School security guard to serve at least two years in prison for having sex with a ...

Valerie Boggan, Loy Norrix dean of students, appointed Kalamazoo Central principal  Mlive Kalamazoo

Valerie Boggan, dean of students at Loy Norrix School, has been named the new principal of Kalamazoo Central High School.

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

He appeared via video in Kalamazoo County District Court in front of Judge Richard Santoni.

Kalamazoo jury finds former high school teacher guilty of welfare fraud in complicated case

On Tuesday, a Kalamazoo County Circuit Court jury found Smith guilty of false pretenses of between $1000 to $20000, a felony with a maximum sentence of five ...

14 Kalamazoo-area girls earn basketball coaches' all-state honors

Three Rivers' Hadley Miller tries to get around Otsego's Grace Verhage during a game at Three Rivers High School on Friday, Feb. 2. (Rebekah Welch ...

Kalamazoo Public Schools graduation rate is up, but data also shows district's challenges

More students are graduating on time from Kalamazoo Public Schools, according to new state data released, but the district continues to lag behind state ...

Which Kalamazoo-area high school football player had the best Week 3?

Follow along as we look at some of the Kalamazoo-area's stat leaders after Week 3 and vote for the Player of the Week.

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

KALAMAZOO, MI -- One of the two 17-years-olds found dead of gunshot wounds Monday night appears to have shot the other by accident then turned the gun ...

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

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Simeon Smith's football career at Loy Norrix High School came to an end Friday night with a disappointing loss to Battle Creek Central.

Rumored threat closes Loy Norrix HS for Monday  Fox17

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Loy Norrix High School will be closed Monday following an “unspecified threat,” according to Kalamazoo Public Schools. A Facebook ...

Say her name: Shawana Hall. She is a hero.  Bridge Michigan

Shawana Hall had a troubled life but persevered. She spoke up against all odds.

19 Kalamazoo-area residents named YWCA Young Women of Achievement

The YWCA of Kalamazoo has announced today the recipients of the 2015 YWCA Young Women of Achievement Award.

Kalamazoo Christian's playoff run halted by top-ranked Monroe St. Mary

Sean Cummings drives the lane, drawing a foul against SMCC's Mitchell Sherrard in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter. By Patrick Nothaft ...

Institute is taking local high school students to China for summer camp | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A group of 10 local high school students will travel to China in July with the Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University for a ...

Loy Norrix teacher CeCe Weeks named Michigan Theatre Coach of 2015

CeCe Weeks, a teacher at Loy Norrix High School, has been named Theatre Coach of 2015 by Michigan Speech Coaches Inc.

Turning volleyball passion into educational opportunity | Featured-ght  Petoskey News-Review

GAYLORD — Lynn Hause is on a mission. “Through volleyball, I want to open up as many opportunities as possible for girls and boys — for college scholarships ...

Kalamazoo-area high school seniors recognized for Excellence in Education

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Nearly 50 high school seniors from the Kalamazoo area have been honored this year with Excellence in Education awards. Excellence in ...

Kalamazoo 'Hidden Figures' are leading young women in computer science

The group of young woman of the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center are proving once again, that it is possible to be a woman and be among ...

Kalamazoo, Portage schools closing early due to weather

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Anticipating problems with the snow, several of the Kalamazoo Public schools were set to close a half-hour early today, that is at 1:50 p.m., ...

Bronson rallies to advance again to semi finals  WTVB

KALAMAZOO, MI (WTVB) - After dropping the opening game, the top-ranked and two time defending state Class C champion Bronson Vikings took the next ...

Graduation data for Kalamazoo Public Schools reflects high dropout rate among African-American males  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Kalamazoo Public Schools counted 343 African-Americans in the Class of 2011. Only 189 -- or 55 percent -- graduated on time last June.

Jay McIntosh's soccer career found success in his hometown  Western Herald

Jay McIntosh, a Kalamazoo native, has been a force on the field this year for the Western Michigan University men's soccer team. The WMU men's soccer team ...

Bronson volleyball claims regional championship | News  WTVB

WATERVLIET, MI (WTVB) - It wasn't easy but the Bronson Vikings drive for a third straight State Class C Girls Volleyball championship is still alive.

Holland High School hires new principal Katie Pennington

Katie Pennington has been hired to be the new principal of Holland High School, replacing retiring principal Deb Feenstra.

Coach's 'box not fight' mantra transcends ring, seeks to diffuse violence

"I'm trying to direct them towards something positive and basically diffuse the violence," Kalamazoo boxing coach Curtis Isaac said of the young fighters he ...

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