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The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) announced the 2018 Women and the Environment Hidden Heroine Awards Recipients. This year marks the 7th annual Hidden Heroine Award Ceremony, presented at the Peggy Shepard Keynote Speaker & Awards Reception on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Congratulations to Grand Rapids Public Schools' Kristen Trovillion who was awarded the 2018 Woman of Inspiration Award.
The 3rd Annual African American Male Achievement Conference is being held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 9:00a – 2:00p at Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse and Applied Tech Center. This year’s theme is: Challenges, Choices and Change. The conference is a partnership between the Urban League of West Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Valley State University. The speakers will present in a “TED Talk” style. They include: Alvin Hills, IV of Endless Opportunities, Parris McMurray of Grand Rapids Public Schools, Cole Williams of Cole Speaks, Dr. Bill Pink of Grand Rapids Community College, Larry Johnson of
Grand Rapids Public Schools, and Jon Covington of 97.3 FM – The Beat.
Shawmut Hills and Southwest Community Campus are among 61 schools in the state that will soon have new water fountains and bottle filling stations.
The Whitecaps Community Foundation is celebrating “March is Reading Month” in a big way this year, by donating 5,000 books to local Grand Rapids elementary schools. The book donations will benefit the students of 15 Grand Rapids Public Schools recommended for the program based on their needs and their potential for impacting as large a student group as possible.
Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal is embarking on a listening tour for the next phase of the Transformation Plan. Students, parents, staff and community members are invited to attend and provide their feedback on four questions.
Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal is embarking on a listening tour for the next phase of the Transformation Plan. Students, parents, staff and community members are invited to attend and provide their feedback on four questions:
What is working?
What is not working?
What are the barriers?
What are suggested solutions?
Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent announced today that she and the entire district would be participating in the National School Walk Out on March 14, 2018 at 10:00 am.