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As you know, a tragic incident occurred at a high school in Broward County, Florida yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the students, parents, staff, and the entire Broward County community.
Any time there is a tragic incident like this, it is good to reflect on all the training, technology, policies, procedures, and facility-related measures that our district has in place to ensure safe and secure school environments.
The Grand Rapids Board of Education is in the process of conducting its annual evaluation of the Superintendent. As part of that process, the Board is surveying GRPS employees, parents and community members. The result of this survey will be an important part of the Superintendent’s evaluation.
The Poetry Out Loud Competition is about studying and developing deep understanding of poetry, and delivering it to an audience effectively. It gives students an appreciation for the art of poetry while advancing reading fluency and comprehension. Grand Rapids Innovation Central High School and Montessori High School will each be sending a student to the Poetry Out Loud State Competition on March 1st and 2nd.
As the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, reports, flu is now widespread throughout Michigan and many surrounding states. Area hospitals, urgent care facilities and doctor offices are experiencing an increase in the number of people presenting with flu and flu-like symptoms. It is important for our community to know how to prevent flu, when to seek care and where to seek care. Although the flu shot does not always prevent the flu, it can lessen the severity and duration. There is still time to get the flu shot if you have not done so already.
Lori Lindsey, former U.S. Women's National Team soccer player, visited CA Frost Middle High to speak to the 5th – 8th grade girls about empowerment and reaching their goals on Friday, December 15.
The goal of the event is to assist students at Innovation Central High School’s Academy of Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship with developing professional networking skills, while also building a local professional network of support.
‘Grow Our Own’ Talent Pipeline Approach to Increase Student Interest and Diversity in Education Profession
Grand Rapids Public Schools and Ferris State University’s School of Education are launching the Academy of Teaching and Learning at Innovation Central High School. The Academy of Teaching and Learning will create a talent pipeline from K12 to higher education and back to GRPS.