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July 3, 2018
New classrooms, upgraded facilities a ‘huge blessing’ at Buchanan School

When classes begin at Buchanan Elementary School this August, students and teachers will walk into 16 new classrooms, new art and music rooms and cafeteria, and a spacious new gym. The addition to the Southwest Side school is part of the $175 million bond approved by Grand Rapids voters in 2015.

June 16, 2017
In the News

This week's news covers a little bit of everything, from murals and music to field trips and free meals. 

June 15, 2017
Coldbrook trail opens to water's edge

The City of Grand Rapids, its Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI), the Michigan Department of Transportation, Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority and the West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition officially opened the Coldbrook Edge trail this afternoon.



June 9, 2017
In the News

This week's news is about 3D printers, field trips, the proposed budget, and more. 

June 8, 2017
Ada Raising Road & ICHS Students Get Front Row Seat

Students walk near construction siteNearly one hundred students from GRPS's Innovation Central HS's Academies of Modern Engineering and Design & Construction spent the morning in Ada, Michigan speaking to lead engineers, construction managers, and town officials about the Envision Ada reconstruction project. 

June 7, 2017
Ford Students Earn Grant to Recognize Parents

Students and parents pose at a parent appreciation eventA group of students from Gerald R. Ford Academic Center applied for and received one of the first City of Grand Rapids Neighborhood Match Fund contracts. The 6th grade students were led by Ayden Pagan and included Davohn Lafernier and Lavonta Crump. The team was assisted by Bruce Boman of Oakdale Neighbors and teacher Mr. Gleason.

June 2, 2017
Crowdfunding campaign launched to 'Rebuild Grand Rapids Sigsbee Playscape'

The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation and Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. The campaign will create a communal playspace to replace a degraded structure that was well-loved by the neighborhood.