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Grand Rapids Police Department kicks off its new Explorer program

The Grand Rapids Police Department will formally introduce the inaugural session of the newly established Grand Rapids Police Explorer Post #1871 on Wednesday, May 27. During the official introduction at the Police Department, Explorers will receive a building tour, and watch bomb team and canine demonstrations.

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City and County first to partner on statewide financial management solution

Blazing a trail that others in the State can follow, the City of Grand Rapids and Kent County are the first to enter into a contract to utilize CGI Advantage®, a financial management and enterprise resource planning solution also utilized by the State of Michigan. Grand Rapids and Kent County are members of the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MMSA). MMSA contracted with CGI to deploy CGI Advantage360® as a software as a service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to multiple Michigan localities.

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GRPS Partners with EDUStaff for Sub Services

Grand Rapids Public Schools is excited to announce its new partnership with EDUStaff for Substitute Services! Effective July 1, 2015, GRPS will no longer be utilizing PESG for its substitute services. Information about EDUStaff will be placed in the buildings this week.  

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Ottawa Hills Raises Money, Showcases Athleticism at Lift-a-Thon

The Ottawa Hills High School football team is holding a lift-a-thon on Saturday, May 23 at 12:00pm. The lift-a-thon will be located in the small gym at Ottawa Hills.

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Avoid illness while swimming – Share the fun, not the germs!

Pools, waterparks, and splash pads will soon be packed with people looking to have fun, be active or just relax while enjoying the summer heat. The Kent County Health Department knows that swimming is one of the most popular recreation activities and can be a part of a healthy exercise routine, but recreational waters can also make us ill. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated the week May 18-24, 2015 as Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. 

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City announces Healthy and Safe Monroe Celebration

Come one, come all to join in festivities and a bike ride with Mayor George Heartwell. 

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Consumers Energy, GRPS Announce Finalists for Third Annual Student Art Competition

Students at press conferenceNearly two dozen student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are vying to have their energy-related art work highlighted during this fall’s ArtPrize competition through collaboration with the school district and Consumers Energy.

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Proud Parents

Grand Rapids Public Schools Proud Parents: Omar & Elizabeth

GRPS values diversity and inclusion. Our children get an opportunity for a real-world environment. More...

North Park Montessori Proud Parents: David & Ashima

We uprooted our life of 14 years in Ada, so we could live in the neighborhood and attend North Park. More...

Congress Elementary School Proud Parents: Jono & Emily

We feel so great about the staff and leadership at Congress and at GRPS. More...

Innovation Central High School Proud Parents: Scott & Suzanne

We chose Innovation Central because of the multiple college-career pathways. More...

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Proud Family: Teresa, Denishea, & Kerby

I'm Nana first and as Nana, Ford Academic Center is perfect for CJ. More...

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...

Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...

Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...

Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...

City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...

Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

It's dual immersion, so they're learning English and Spanish speaking skills. More...