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September 15, 2017
Six GRPS Students Earn All-American Honors

High school men's relay team poses with coachSix GRPS students earned All-American honors at the recent AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field National Meet held at Eastern Michigan University’s Rynearson Stadium on July 29 through August 5, competing for the Grand Rapids F.I.R.E. summer track program. The Grand Rapids F.I.R.E. is coached by Ottawa Hills track coaches Dan Ebright and Tony Shellman. The Junior Olympic meet draws kids from all over the country to compete in the eight day meet. Athletes finishing in the top 8 in their event earn All American status. 

September 11, 2017
Sigsbee Park Playground Dedication & Ribbon Cutting 9/13 @ 9:30 am

Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Carter’s Kids, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, and Eastown Community Association will dedicate the new Sigsbee Park playground in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:30 am.

August 3, 2017
GRPS Back to School Celebration

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at John Ball Park from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. This exciting event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for the coming school year.

June 16, 2017
Ottawa Hills Grad Wins State Meet, Signs with Western

High school female prepares to throw shotputAniya Davis, a 2017 graduate of Ottawa Hills High School, won the Division I State Championship in shot-put, at the state track meet held on June 3. She also placed 5th in the discus throw at the state meet.

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 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.