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Kent County Board of Commissioners Form Lead Poisoning Task Force

The City of Flint made the headlines over the past year due to lead in the water. Right here in Kent County, public health concerns over lead have been ongoing for years. The Kent County Board of Commissioners this morning approved forming a Lead Task Force to investigate the issue and seek solutions.

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The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) will celebrate its 501h Anniversary with a gala event at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park onT uesday, September 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The media is invited to attend this event, which will include a reception followed by dinner and presentations by GRHC Executive Director Carlos A. Sanchez and keynote speaker Roy S. Roberts. The author of the autobiography "My American Success Story: Always the First, Never the Last," Roy Roberts is a businessman and philanthropist who became the highest-ranking African American executive in the history of the global auto industry. He is also a past president of the Grand Rapids chapter of the NAACP, served on the board of the Grand Rapids Urban League and was a Kent County Commissioner.

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GRPS Holding Vendor Fair

Come learn about how to become involved in upcoming construction and purchasing projects with Grand Rapids Public Schools. The event will begin with an informational session about upcoming projects. Following the session, attendees will be able to visit the architect and construction manager for each project to learn about opportunities for involvement. Those looking for work in the construction industry are invited to attend and bring copies of their resume for networking.

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Ribbon Cutting on New School Based Health Center @ Innovation Central Set for Friday

People cut ribbon outside new Cherry Health clinic at Innovation CentralGrand Rapids Public Schools, Cherry Health and Spectrum Health are pleased to celebrate the opening of the Innovation Central School Based Health Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 23. This is the fourth Cherry Health Center located in GRPS schools.

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City High Middle School Students Named National Merit Seminfinalists

Congratulations to the following seniors for qualifying as a Semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program...

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Museum School News Coverage

The $10 million Super School Project award to Grand Rapids Public Musuem School received great media coverage. Check out the stories!

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City shares vision of parks with community

The City has BIG plans for Grand Rapids park spaces & recreation opportunities that it wants to share with the community!

Parks and Recreation Director David Marquardt is extending an invitation to the community to attend any one of four events over two days to learn about what’s in store for its park system. The presentations will feature activities and opportunities for feedback.

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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...