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Grand Rapids Police Department kicks off its new Explorer program
The Grand Rapids Police Department will formally introduce the inaugural session of the newly established Grand Rapids Police Explorer Post #1871 on Wednesday, May 27. During the official introduction at the Police Department, Explorers will receive a building tour, and watch bomb team and canine demonstrations.
City and County first to partner on statewide financial management solution
Blazing a trail that others in the State can follow, the City of Grand Rapids and Kent County are the first to enter into a contract to utilize CGI Advantage®, a financial management and enterprise resource planning solution also utilized by the State of Michigan. Grand Rapids and Kent County are members of the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MMSA). MMSA contracted with CGI to deploy CGI Advantage360® as a software as a service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to multiple Michigan localities.
GRPS Partners with EDUStaff for Sub Services
Grand Rapids Public Schools is excited to announce its new partnership with EDUStaff for Substitute Services! Effective July 1, 2015, GRPS will no longer be utilizing PESG for its substitute services. Information about EDUStaff will be placed in the buildings this week.
Ottawa Hills Raises Money, Showcases Athleticism at Lift-a-Thon
The Ottawa Hills High School football team is holding a lift-a-thon on Saturday, May 23 at 12:00pm. The lift-a-thon will be located in the small gym at Ottawa Hills.
Avoid illness while swimming – Share the fun, not the germs!
Pools, waterparks, and splash pads will soon be packed with people looking to have fun, be active or just relax while enjoying the summer heat. The Kent County Health Department knows that swimming is one of the most popular recreation activities and can be a part of a healthy exercise routine, but recreational waters can also make us ill. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated the week May 18-24, 2015 as Healthy and Safe Swimming Week.
City announces Healthy and Safe Monroe Celebration
Come one, come all to join in festivities and a bike ride with Mayor George Heartwell.
Consumers Energy, GRPS Announce Finalists for Third Annual Student Art Competition
Nearly two dozen student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are vying to have their energy-related art work highlighted during this fall’s ArtPrize competition through collaboration with the school district and Consumers Energy.