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City High Middle School Ranked Among Top 50 High Schools in Country
City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in West Michigan, #2 in the state, and #43 in the country by Newsweek. City High Middle School was also recognized on the list as a school that met equity criteria for helping low income students meet or exceed the state average on assessments.
City enhances appointment process; recruitment efforts for boards and commissions
If local government is truly going to be “Government of the people, by the people, for the people…” then the 260 citizens serving on Grand Rapids’ 40 citizen boards and commission need to reflect the entire community. That mission is the driver behind the City’s continuing efforts to enhance the City’s board and commission appointment process.
GRPS Celebrates Return of School Year with Park Party
Among the thousands of parents and students who descended on John Ball Park recently were Alicia Allen and her daughter, Laticia. They came to the Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Back to School Celebration to get information about Southwest Community Campus, where Laticia will be a first-grader this fall in the English/Spanish dual immersion program.
Calling All Kindergarteners (And Their Parents)!
Kindergarten is a happy and caring place where a child learns and develops intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. It is a time of adventure for each child. Kindergarten marks the beginning of an exciting new phase of life- the formal schooling years. The various programs and activities offered in kindergarten are designed to help each child grow in readiness; not only for the next school year, but also for the many experiences they will have in life.
Kent County Commissioners Seek Applications from Public for Boards, Commissions, Committees
The Kent County Board of Commissioners is seeking citizens interested in serving the community through appointment to various boards, commissions, and committees. Any Kent County resident may apply by completing an online application form via the County's website. Resumes and cover letters are encouraged and may be attached. All citizens are urged to apply. The application deadline is September 30, 2015.
Student Earns Honors at National Track Meet
Congratulations to City High Middle School student Rihana Pellow for earning All American status at the recent AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field National Meet at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. The meet was held August 1st-8th. Rihana earned two All American honors.
Superintendent Update on Transformation Plan Success
In May, I gave my 4th State of our Schools address to provide an update to the community about where we have been and where we are headed. Whether you have children or not, Grand Rapids Public Schools belongs to each and every person in this community. As a community member, you should know that GRPS has turned the corner and is heading in the right direction! I feel a difference in the energy and excitement surrounding the district when I talk to parents, students, staff, and community members, and I hope you can too! It is with great joy and optimism that I share this update about the district with you.