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