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Grand Rapids City Clerk’s Office to Extend Hours for In-Person Absentee Voting and Open Sat. Nov 1.

As a courtesy to electors wishing to vote their absentee ballot in person, the Clerk’s Office will provide extended office hours to accommodate the public interest. The dates and times are as follows:
Tuesday, October 28th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 29th 5:00 – 7:00 PM

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Celebrates National Farm-to-School Month with Country Dairy

Country Dairy visits GRPS classroomDid you know the average cow at Country Dairy produces ten gallons of milk each day? Did you know a cow eats about 700 pounds of food each week and drinks enough water every day to fill a bathtub? 

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City High Student Wins SmartArt Competition

Winning Smart Art pieceIshijah Jefferson’s piece, “The Light of our World,” was chosen by a panel of three professional judges as the top winner of the second annual SmartArt competition among Grand Rapids Public School’s high school students, sponsored by Consumers Energy. She received a $1,000 scholarship.

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GRPS and WMEAC Partner to Bring Teach for the Watershed to All Students

Students in river at WMEAC press conferenceFor the past 5 years, WMEAC and Groundswell have partnered with local schools to provide watershed education to teachers and students in West Michigan through the Teach for the Watershed Program. Following years of collaboration with self-selected GRPS schools, Teach for the Watershed will begin an expansion that will serve all students in the Grand Rapids Public School system. 

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GRPS Restorative Justice Initiative Featured in National School Publication

The GRPS Restorative Justice program was featured in "District Administration", an education magazine focused on issues in education.

From the article:
This year, Grand Rapids Public Schools in Michigan is piloting restorative justice in an elementary school, a pre-K through 8 school and a middle school in a part of the city with a higher rate of suspensions.

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Art Contest for Latino Youth Conference Program

We invite you to encourage your Kent ISD 8th through 12th grade students to participate in the Fifteenth Annual Latino Youth Conference Student Art Contest.  The purpose of the contest is to recognize student artwork which focuses on Latino culture and heritage and to build excitement for higher education.  The contest is open to ALL Kent ISD eighth through twelfth grade students who would like to submit their two dimensional art work. 

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Harrison Park buddy bench ArtPrize entryHarrison Park Buddy Bench

Oakes Street Park
67 Ionia Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


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Proud Parents

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...

City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...

Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Proud Family: Teresa, Denishea, & Kerby

I'm Nana first and as Nana, Ford Academic Center is perfect for CJ. More...

Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...

Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...

Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

It's dual immersion, so they're learning English and Spanish speaking skills. More...