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October 17, 2018
Congress Elementary School to Host a Public Forum on October 24

The parents and community of Congress Elementary School will host a Candidate Forum on October 24, 2018, so that voters can learn more about the candidates for Grand Rapids Public School Board of Education who are seeking election on the November 6, 2018, ballot.

October 15, 2018
GRCC Sees 31 Percent Increase in Enrollment from GRPS

Grand Rapids Community College saw a 31 percent increase in the number of Grand Rapids Public Schools graduates enrolling, an indication of a growing partnership focused on ensuring that all city students have an opportunity to succeed.

October 3, 2018
Grand Rapids High School Senior Wins Top Prize in Consumers Energy Sponsored Student Art Competition

A Grand Rapids senior’s artwork depicting a better future with more renewable energy has earned a $1,000 college scholarship and prominent display of her winning creation in downtown Grand Rapids as ArtPrize 10 heads into its final week.

Jenna Sherwin’s piece, “Light Up the World,” was chosen by three professional judges as the top winner of the sixth annual SmartArt competition among Grand Rapids Public Schools’ high school students, sponsored by Consumers Energy.

September 20, 2018
Grand Rapids Teens Advance Conversations on Relevant Issues through ArtPrize 10

Twenty-three teen students from Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) who participate in the nationally-recognized teen arts + tech program through the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) have found a platform in ArtPrize 10 to share their powerful art and voices. Various art mediums were engaged by WMCAT students; each one accompanied by a message that allows ArtPrize attendees to experience issues that matter to teens in Grand Rapids.

September 12, 2018
Online Volunteers Help Local First-Graders Learn to Read

A phone, a computer, and 30 minutes per week. That's all is takes to help a local Grand Rapids first-grader learn to read. And Innovations for Learning's TutorMate program is doing just that.

September 7, 2018
Student Docent Day at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Eighth graders from the Grand Rapids Public Museum Middle School will be hosting Student Docent Days throughout the 2018/2019 school year at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. As part of their Place Based Design class, students will choose an artifact from the Museum’s Collections and through their classwork and research, will design a story to guide Museum visitors to a deeper understanding of their chosen artifact and how it relates to existing exhibits.

September 4, 2018
West Nile Virus Surveillance Results Concern Health Officials

Ongoing mosquito surveillance conducted by the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is revealing an unusually high number of trapped mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus. While there are no human cases reported in Kent County yet this year, these tests lead health experts at KCHD to believe that a rise in human cases is possible in 2018.