After enrollment decrease, Sexton wrestling rebuilds from the ground up

Chris Henderson is in his 20th year as head coach of the wrestling team and third year as Sexton’s athletic director. Henderson was a part of Sexton’s golden days winning three individual championships as a student in 1987-1989. He has been trying to get his team to the winning ways they once had ever since assuming the coaching role.

Declining enrollment compounded by school of choice play a big role in the declining participation of the program, Henderson said. A smaller school and community leads to a smaller student population which means fewer opportunities and less money. He said that kids also transfer to the bigger and better facilities and resources at other schools.

Pattengill Middle School which will be turned into Eastern High School

Eastern High School prepares for new home

Lansing’s Eastern High School’s move to the Pattengill school site will mean a new community clinic, gym and a new laboratory wing. The high school is becoming a biomed pathway for students who want to pursue careers in medicine. The one-story laboratory wing will include four new labs. Also, the plan will transform the current library into a modern media center.

Aaliyah Nye working on her shot while at practice

East Lansing girls basketball focuses on championship dreams

Head coach Rob Smith has established himself as a top-tier leader for the East Lansing Lady Trojans for more than 15 years. He recently reached a career milestone of 300 wins as their head coach, and his team is ranked number 2 in the Class A division in the state and went into the playoffs undefeated.

Lansing schools have plans for $28 million grant

Lansing schools received one of 32 magnet school grants in the nation. The Magnet School Assistance Program is used to help racial integration and promote academic excellence. This grant is valid for a cycle of five years and is expected to total to $14,998.