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May 24, 2017
Consumers Energy, GRPS Announce Semifinalists for Fifth Annual Student Art Competition
Top 10 and Overall Winner to be Announced During ArtPrize Nine this Fall

Top 20 students pose with teachers and staffNearly two dozen student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are vying to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during this fall’s ArtPrize competition through collaboration with the school district and Consumers Energy.

May 17, 2017
Florida A&M to Announce Major Scholarships, Partnership with HBCU Initiative at OHHS

Dr. William Hudson, vice president of student affairs at Florida A&M, is visiting Ottawa Hills High School on Friday, May 19, at 11:00am to speak to Grand Rapids Public Schools’ students. Approximately 40 students from district high schools will attend to hear more about Florida A&M, the district’s partnership with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the new pipeline between GRPS and Florida A&M.

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
GRPS Presents 2017 Citywide Art Show

Artwork from all Grand Rapids Public Schools will be on display at the Western Michigan Conference Center May 8, 2017 through May 24, 2017. 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 9 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The reception for secondary and non-public school students will be on May 10 from 5:30-7:00pm. Admission is free.

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.

May 2, 2017
GRPS Student Wins Poetry Contest

Grand Rapids Public Museum School 6th grade student Marie Milzarski won first place in the elementary division of the Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition.

May 1, 2017
North Park Montessori Partners with Animation Outreach

Grand Valley’s Animation Outreach program extends the experiences students have in the classroom by connecting students to the international animation community and by providing opportunities to interact with real-world problems and clients. The intent of the program is to provide meaningful, authentic learning experiences in animation production.