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A federal grant awarded to the Grand Rapids Fire Department will continue to fund and expand its Residential Safety Program (RSP). The RSP provides residents with free smoke detectors and home safety assessments. This year's $347,000 award, however, also includes funds to begin to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in homes.
The search has begun for the 2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is asking educators, administrators, students, and parents to help it find the next Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). The Michigan Teacher of the Year program, sponsored by the Meemic Foundation, recognizes outstanding educational leaders across Michigan for their work to elevate the teaching profession.
Six 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.
On Monday, September 18th, at 9:00 a.m., in honor of the 227th Anniversary of our nation’s founding document, attorneys from the Grand Rapids Bar Association will volunteer their time to educate students about the U.S. Constitution.
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.
Grand Rapids Public Schools has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. On Tuesday, following President Trump’s announcement regarding the discontinuation of the DACA program, Grand Rapids Public Schools, the Grand Rapids Board of Education, and community partners came together to express our disappointment and to call on the U.S. Congress to restore DACA.
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.