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GRPS Back to School Celebration

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at John Ball Park from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. This exciting event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for the coming school year.

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GRPS and GREA Announce Contract Agreement

The Grand Rapids Board of Education unanimously approved a two-year contract between Grand Rapids Public Schools and its’ teachers on Monday, July 10.

“The process was a collaborative, cooperative, amicable process that allowed us to meet the needs of both parties and increase our competitiveness to attract quality candidates,” said Joe Washington, Michigan Education Association (MEA) Uniserv Director.

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In the News

This week's news covers a little bit of everything, from murals and music to field trips and free meals. 

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Meet Up and Eat Up - Summer Meals for Kids

Michigan children in low-income communities need to continue receiving healthy meals when school is out for the summer and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is announcing multiple ways for families to find the nearest locations of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children across the state.

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Ottawa Hills Grad Wins State Meet, Signs with Western

High school female prepares to throw shotputAniya Davis, a 2017 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School, won the Division I State Championship in shot-put, at the state track meet held on June 3. She also placed 5th in the discus throw at the state meet.

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Coldbrook trail opens to water's edge

The City of Grand Rapids, its Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI), the Michigan Department of Transportation, Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority and the West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition officially opened the Coldbrook Edge trail this afternoon.

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City Clerk’s Office visits Hispanic Center for Passport Outreach Event

The Grand Rapids City Clerk’s Office is hosting a special Passport Outreach Event on Saturday, June 17 at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan. City representatives will be on hand from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. to accept passport applications. The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is located at 1204 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.

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