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GRPS Announces More Inclusive, Accessible Back to School Celebrations

GRPS is cancelling the Back to School Celebration and instead scheduling free ice cream socials at schools throughout the city. A full list of neighborhood events is listed below. For additional details about specific events, please contact the individual building.

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We Are GR Back to School Edition

Read the complete We Are GR newspaper, including registration and orientation dates, bell times, transportation process, and more!

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New classrooms, upgraded facilities a ‘huge blessing’ at Buchanan School

When classes begin at Buchanan Elementary School this August, students and teachers will walk into 16 new classrooms, new art and music rooms and cafeteria, and a spacious new gym. The addition to the Southwest Side school is part of the $175 million bond approved by Grand Rapids voters in 2015.

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Running the Good Race - From Refugee Camp to Top Student-Athlete

It was graduation day, and Jama Jafari Jama was in a bind. City High School commencement was that evening at Fountain Street Church. But first he had a race to run – the 800 meters in a regional track qualifier in Grand Haven.

There was no way he was missing the race, or the commencement.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Provides Summer Meal Program

The Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Services Department will provide USDA funded summer meals in locations throughout the city. 

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Project FRESH Gets Free Michigan Grown Fruits and Vegetables to WIC Recipients

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is offering clients of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) the opportunity to get $25 worth of free food from area farmers markets until October 31, 2018. 

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New Summer Project Launched to Encourage GR Youth to Collaborate on Solving Community Issues

A local radio group is teaming up with local organizations and businesses to provide Grand Rapids area students with funding, resources and mentors to implement the change they want to see in their community.

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