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City Welcomes New Communications Director Steve Guitar
Steve Guitar comes to the City of Grand Rapids December 1, 2014, after serving the citizens of Sterling Heights, Michigan for 27 years. He is a graduate of Oakland University with a degree in communications.
LOOP Comic Contest
The students in the Camp Fire LOOP After School Program at Palmer spent the last two weeks learning about comic strips. Students examined how comics tell a story in just a few lines and also learned tricks for drawing a good comic strip. Then each student made his or her own comic for an after school comic contest!
President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience presents recommendations
State, local, and tribal leaders from across the country, including Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and the City's Energy and Sustainability Director Haris Alibašić, met with Vice President Joe Biden today to discuss the pressing issues of carbon pollution and climate resilience and to deliver recommendations for addressing these global problems. Last year, as part of President Obama’s overall effort to combat climate change, the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience was created.
Literacy Center of West Michigan Teams with Barnes & Noble for Community Book Drive
The Community Literacy Initiative (CLI) of the Literacy Center of West Michigan is partnering with Barnes & Noble at RiverTown Crossings Mall in Grandville, Michigan for a book drive that will benefit more than 20 organizations in the greater Grand Rapids area. The book drive will run from November 1, 2014 through December 15, 2014.
LOOP Students Tree on Display at Ford Museums
The students in the Camp Fire LOOP after school programs at Cesar Chavez, Coit, Kent Hills, and Palmer have been hard at work decorating a Christmas tree at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, located at 303 Pearl Street NW.
Severe Weather and School Closure Information
It is that time of year again where weather conditions may require GRPS to close schools. There are a number of different ways GRPS informs parents, students, and the community in the event that a school or the entire district must close due to severe weather or operation-related reasons (e.g. power outage/no heat).
GRPS Homeless Coordinator Tammy Dillon will participate in a panel discussion following a showing of the movie "The Homestretch". Also participating in the panel is the film's director, Kirsten Kelly, as well as other local experts.