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May 12, 2017
In the News- Week of May 8

This week's news reviews State of our Schools, the district art show, prom, and exciting outdoor field trips!

May 8, 2017
Discover! at Hansen Nature Trail at Millennium Park

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20, 2017 for Discover! at Hansen Nature Trail at Millennium Park. This free outdoor program for visitors of all ages includes a trail walk with hosted nature stations, a scavenger hunt, live animal presentations, cool giveaways and more!

May 8, 2017
Parks and Recreation/Wilderness Inquiry provides river experience for GRPS students

More than 1,000 students are looking at Grand Rapids in a whole new way. The Grand Rapids Public School eighth graders are seeing the city while navigating the Grand River in a canoe provided by the Parks and Recreation Department.

April 28, 2017
GRPS Athletics Hosts 2nd Annual Elite Challenge Track & Field Invitational

Grand Rapids Public Schools Athletics is hosting the 2nd Annual Grand Rapids Elite Challenge Track & Field Invitational. 

April 28, 2017
Mayor Bliss and hundreds of volunteers plant trees in MLK Park and surrounding neighborhood

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and 500 volunteers planted trees in Martin Luther King Park and the surrounding neighborhood today as part of the Mayor’s Greening Initiative Arbor Day tree planting.

April 26, 2017
Campus Elementary Celebrates Mayor's Greening Initiative with Arbor Day Proclamation/Tree Giveaway

Campus Elementary students will be making their very own Arbor Day proclamation to protect trees as part of a “Planting for Our Future” citywide campaign. “Planting for Our Future” is a collaborative partnership between Grand Rapids Public Schools and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks - Urban Forest Project that helps to plant trees and teach GRPS students about the importance of protecting, enhancing, and growing our urban forest.

April 13, 2017
Union High School and Westwood Middle School Tree Planting

Students will plant 48 trees on the Union High School and Westwood Middle School campus on Friday, April 14. The planting is part of the “Planting For Our Future” project to contribute to the City’s tree canopy, in conjunction with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.