We Are GR News
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.
Innovation Central Named Ambassador School to X-STEM Symposium
Innovation Central High School has been accepted by the USA Science & Engineering Festival as an Ambassador school to the X-STEM Symposium to be held in late April.
Statement from Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal on Proposed Bond
When I first proposed the GRPS Transformation Plan, I made it clear that we as a district have to demonstrate proven results before we ask the voters of Grand Rapids for anything more. I am pleased to report that the Transformation Plan is working! Graduation rates are up for the third consecutive year. Test scores are on the rise. Attendance is up and chronic absenteeism is down. And we posted the single best Count Day in two decades – thus positioning GRPS to be one of few urban districts not just in the state, but across the country, to stabilize and return to growth.
Five City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind teams advancing to State Finals
City High Middle School had 5 teams (43 total students) compete in the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday, February 21 at Grandville High School.