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Author of “How to Walk to School” Speaking about Strong Neighborhood Schools
Jacqueline von Edelberg will tell the story of how she and other neighborhood moms galvanized their community to transform a struggling neighborhood school into one of Chicago’s best at an event on Thursday, March 12 at Congress Elementary School. Von Edelberg co-authored the book “How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance”, which inspired East Hills Loves Congress and the Congress neighborhood/school initiative.
The Boy Scouts Teach Burton Middle School Students About Volunteering
The Boy Scouts Scoutreach program participated in a Kids’ Food Basket community service project at Burton Middle School Tuesday as part of the Explorer Club program.
Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Funds Scholarships for ADC Students
The Academy of Design & Construction’s (ADC) Advisory Council, along with title sponsor Triangle Associates, Inc., is hosting the Third Annual Academy of Design & Construction 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament raises money to fund scholarships for ADC students.
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm
If your child is starting kindergarten this fall (age 5 by Sept.1), you won’t want to miss this special night!
Michigan Community Dental Clinics Celebrates South Clinic Expansion, New Oral Surgeon and More
Michigan Community Dental Clinic’s South Clinic location is expanding, thanks to a donation from the Delta Dental Foundation. This morning, the Kent County Board of Commissioners approved accepting a donation of more than $66,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation to purchase two more dental chairs. South Clinic also added another dentist to their team in January 2015. This expansion and adding an oral surgeon underscores the need for Medicaid dental services for many residents in Kent County.
Adult Education Holds College Fair
By Rae Bunce
Adult Education instructor, Jeff Czyzyk, organized a spectacular college & career fair for our students. Many colleges were represented: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Empire Beauty School, ITT Technical University, Davenport University, Aquinas College, and the Art Institute.
GRPS Announces Additional Testing Opportunity for Theme School Applicants
Due to high demand, Grand Rapids Public Schools is offering an additional MAP testing opportunity for families applying to City High Middle School, Zoo School, Blandford School, and Center for Economicology. The MAP test is required for students applying for these schools.