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Author of “How to Walk to School” Speaking about Strong Neighborhood Schools

Jacqueline von Edelberg will tell the story of how she and other neighborhood moms galvanized their community to transform a struggling neighborhood school into one of Chicago’s best at an event on Thursday, March 12 at Congress Elementary School. Von Edelberg co-authored the book “How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance”, which inspired East Hills Loves Congress and the Congress neighborhood/school initiative. 

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The Boy Scouts Teach Burton Middle School Students About Volunteering

Scoutreach at BurtonThe Boy Scouts Scoutreach program participated in a Kids’ Food Basket community service project at Burton Middle School Tuesday as part of the Explorer Club program. 

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Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Funds Scholarships for ADC Students

3 on 3 logoThe Academy of Design & Construction’s (ADC) Advisory Council, along with title sponsor Triangle Associates, Inc., is hosting the Third Annual Academy of Design & Construction 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament raises money to fund scholarships for ADC students.

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Kindergarten, Here I Come!

KHIC AdWednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm

If your child is starting kindergarten this fall (age 5 by Sept.1), you won’t want to miss this special night!

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Michigan Community Dental Clinics Celebrates South Clinic Expansion, New Oral Surgeon and More

Michigan Community Dental Clinic’s South Clinic location is expanding, thanks to a donation from the Delta Dental Foundation. This morning, the Kent County Board of Commissioners approved accepting a donation of more than $66,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation to purchase two more dental chairs. South Clinic also added another dentist to their team in January 2015. This expansion and adding an oral surgeon underscores the need for Medicaid dental services for many residents in Kent County. 

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Adult Education Holds College Fair

College fair at BeckwithBy Rae Bunce

Adult Education instructor, Jeff Czyzyk, organized a spectacular college & career fair for our students. Many colleges were represented: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Empire Beauty School, ITT Technical University, Davenport University, Aquinas College, and the Art Institute. 

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GRPS Announces Additional Testing Opportunity for Theme School Applicants

Due to high demand, Grand Rapids Public Schools is offering an additional MAP testing opportunity for families applying to City High Middle School, Zoo School, Blandford School, and Center for Economicology. The MAP test is required for students applying for these schools.

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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...