We Are GR School Choice Expo
WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 2015
WHERE: City High Middle School
1720 Plainfield Ave NE
We Are GR News
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Announces Results of 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest
The contest, which was open to all sixth-graders at Grand Rapids Public Schools, asked the students to prepare an essay focused on how Dr. King’s legacy of peace and justice applies to the world in which they live. This year’s competition included a record 327 entries from students at 10 schools.
New Director of Parks and Recreation Announced
David Marquardt has joined the City of Grand Rapids as its new Parks and Recreation Director. “I am pleased David has chosen to be part of our team. His experience in leading the Planning, Design and Construction division of the Denver Parks Department positions him well to jump in and lead implementation of parks millage investments,” said City Manager Gregory Sundstrom.
Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Cities: Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit
The Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit 2015 will serve as the kick-off to important discussions and ideas about how to strengthen neighborhoods. The day-long event has been designed to provide attendees with the flexibility to attend different breakout workshops as well as the keynote and lunch speaker.
GR Initiative for Leaders Expands Partnership with Local High Schools and Colleges
GR Initiative for Leaders (GRIL) announced their program expansion and continued partnership with local public schools and area ministries to provide leadership development opportunities for high school students. This year begins a three year project, Be the Change, in which the organization will partner with local colleges and universities to provide a support system for teen program alumni to obtain a post-secondary degree or certification, continue to receive leadership development, and commit to civic engagement in their communities upon graduating.
North Park Students Raising Money to Slime Teacher, Be Principal for a Day
Kellie Kieren, North Park Montessori physical education teacher, is challenging students to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart. Last year, students raised more than $5,700, surpassing their goal of $3,500 and setting records.
GRPS Students Place in Top 3 in State Debate Tournament
Two students from City High Middle School took top honors in the state-wide debate tournament, held Saturday, January 10 at Saginaw Valley State University.
Problems with Early Filing of 2014 GR Income Tax Returns using Computerized Income Tax Prep Products
It is very early in the 2015 income tax processing season and the Grand Rapids Income Tax Department reports that it is receiving 2014 paper filed income tax returns with watermarked messages like "Forms Not Approved, Do Not File" printed across their return form.