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Grand Rapids begins planning the transformation of six parks in 2016

This past summer, the City celebrated the opening of eight Grand Rapids parks that were the first to be transformed thanks to funding provided by a voter-approved Parks Millage. Planning is now underway to continue the transformation of additional six neighborhood parks in 2016.

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GRPS: ‘Second Best Count Day in Two Decades’

When Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal launched the district’s Transformation Plan in Fall 2012, she made it clear that one of the three guiding values was about restoring stability to the district after more than two decades of cuts, closures, consolidations, and overall “churn”.

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Road construction and streetscape enhancements complete near Founders Brewery

Road construction is wrapping up around a popular Grand Rapids destination, Founders Brewing Company.Construction on the “Complete Streets” project began on Bartlett, Finney and Williams in May and is finishing up three weeks ahead of schedule. 

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GRPS Parents Celebrate Attendance Success

In partnership with Believe 2 Become, parent leaders from Grand Rapids Public Schools will celebrate two years of steadily improving attendance as they kick off a new school year of parent engagement activities on Wednesday.

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Learning Comes Naturally at New CA Frost Preschool

A new collaboration between the Blandford Nature Center and Grand Rapids Public Schools will give young learners an early start, in a place where learning comes naturally. As part of the new CA Frost Environmental Academy preschool, young children will spend a portion of their day exploring, discovering and learning at Blandford Nature Center.

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Blue Care Network of Michigan Announced as Presenting Sponsor of 2015 GRPS Turkey Trot

Turkey at BOEBlue Care Network of Michigan and Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) today announced their continued partnership on the Turkey Trot 5k, a walk/run held on Nov. 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day) in downtown Grand Rapids. The announcement was made by Kurt Johnson, executive director of K-12 GRPS Athletics, at the Monday, Oct. 5 GRPS School Board Meeting. This is the second consecutive year that Blue Care Network of Michigan has supported the 5k by becoming its presenting sponsor.

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GRPS Annual “Campaign to Count Day” In Full Swing

Grand Rapids Public Schools annual “Campaign to Count Day” is in full effect. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of daily school attendance and how public schools are funded based on the student count on October 7, 2015.

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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...