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GRPS Ottawa Hills High School's 84th Annual Homecoming Game

Ottawa Hills High School's 84th Annual Homecoming football game will be held on Friday, October 2 at Houseman Field.  Spectators will enjoy performances by the GRPS marching band and the Ottawa Hills Alumni Band, and the presentation of the 2015 Homecoming Court. The theme for the game is "LET'S GO O", and will be a black-out (all spectators are encouraged to wear black). 

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Shingles Vaccine Available for Many Uninsured, Underinsured

Ask any adult who has suffered from shingles, and they will tell you it is an extremely painful experience. The virus causes a painful skin rash that, even though it heals within two to four weeks, can cause nerve pain that lasts for months. Anyone who had chickenpox is at risk. But there is help: Zostavax, a vaccine, can protect at-risk adults over the age of 50 from this painful virus.

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Mayor's Youth Council and LEAD Program

Our Community’s Children (OCC) is offering two opportunity for teens: the Mayor's Youth Council and the LEAD Program. 

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U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Brings Criminal Justice Program to Ford Academic Center

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center is home to a new criminal justice program from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan. The program will introduce 7th grade students to American criminal law and procedure, from an investigation and arrest through trial and an appeal.

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Author and Photographer José Galvez Visiting GRPS for Hispanic Heritage Month

Author and Photographer José Galvez is visiting Innovation Central High School, Union High School, and Westwood Middle School to deliver an interactive presentation to students.  

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Bliss selected as MML Board V.P.

Grand Rapids Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss was selected as the 2015-16 vice president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. As vice president, Bliss is now in line to become League president for the 2016-17 term.

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Mayor Heartwell joins mayors from across America signaling support for stronger clean air protection

Today, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, Utah released a letter signed by 70 U.S. mayors from around the country signaling support for President Obama setting the strongest possible clean air protections against smog pollution, also known as ground-level ozone.

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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...