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Karl Falb, a senior at City High Middle School, won the annual Skip Gates Concerto Competition. The competition is held by the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra. As the winner, he will perform a solo at the symphony’s spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00pm at DeVos Performance Hall. He will be performing Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D Major".
On Saturday, March 17, fourteen teams from the design and construction industry competed in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser benefiting the Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Academy of Design & Construction (ADC) students. $9,000 in scholarship funds were raised to support deserving ADC students thanks to the title sponsor, Triangle Associates, participating teams, and additional sponsors, Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals, Integrated Architecture, and the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan.
Artwork from all Grand Rapids Public Schools will be on display at the Western Michigan Conference Center May 4, 2018 through May 30, 2018. The artwork was made by students in kindergarten through 12th grade and selected by their teachers. During the exhibit, there will be two receptions to honor the artists. The reception for K-5, K-8 and center based programs will be held on May 8 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The reception for secondary and non-public school students will be on May 9 from 5:30-7:00pm. Admission is free.
Thousands of tiny, wide-eyed faces will light up this year as a result of the $5 million alliance between the PNC Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, which is entering its second year of providing new resources to Head Start and public pre-K classrooms across the PNC footprint. The effort provides much-needed educational supplies and experiences to help prepare young children for success in school and life.
Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum are the recipients of a $600,008 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will support a partnership between GRPS and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to combat summer learning loss.
Celebrating the students of Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and inspiring with its stories, the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation (GRSAF) will host the 15th annual MindShare on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Hundreds of community members will come together to celebrate GRPS students, teachers and others who partner to help students achieve. Generously presented by Amway, MindShare 2018: Be a Building Block promises to deliver an evening that will inspire and empower. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The evening includes dinner with student and alumni entertainment. Tickets are available in advance for $125 per person on the GRSAF website at www.grsaf.org.
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) announced the 2018 Women and the Environment Hidden Heroine Awards Recipients. This year marks the 7th annual Hidden Heroine Award Ceremony, presented at the Peggy Shepard Keynote Speaker & Awards Reception on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Congratulations to Grand Rapids Public Schools' Kristen Trovillion who was awarded the 2018 Woman of Inspiration Award.