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May 25, 2018
Forum to Focus on Protecting Children by Eliminating Lead Poisoning Hazards

In partnership with the Michigan Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission (CLEEC) the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) will host two public forums to gather public input on the commission’s five-year action plan.  

May 15, 2018
Museum High School Taking Shape in Historic Building

Don’t look now, but the old Grand Rapids Public Museum building is turning into a high school. Dozens of workers are busily transforming the former museum at 54 Jefferson Ave. SE into a new high school. Come this fall, the ninth grade of Grand Rapids Public Museum Schoolwill begin classes there, expanding the program now housing 180 sixth- through eighth-graders at the Van Andel Museum Center overlooking the Grand River

May 11, 2018
Protect Your Children - Get Rid of Dangerous Lead Paint in Your Home

If you live in the City of Grand Rapids – and especially if your home was built before 1978 – read this: You probably have lead in the paint inside and outside your home. Lead is bad – especially for kids, babies and pregnant women. It causes brain damage and learning disabilities.

May 4, 2018
GRPS Student Wins Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Competition

Karl Falb, a senior at City High Middle School, won the annual Skip Gates Concerto Competition. The competition is held by the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra. As the winner, he will perform a solo at the symphony’s spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00pm at DeVos Performance Hall. He will be performing Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D Major".

May 2, 2018
ADC Advisory Council Presenting Check to Innovation Central for Student Scholarships

On Saturday, March 17, fourteen teams from the design and construction industry competed in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament fundraiser benefiting the Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Academy of Design & Construction (ADC) students. $9,000 in scholarship funds were raised to support deserving ADC students thanks to the title sponsor, Triangle Associates, participating teams, and additional sponsors, Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals, Integrated Architecture, and the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan.

May 2, 2018
GRPS Presents 2018 Citywide Art Show

Artwork from all Grand Rapids Public Schools will be on display at the Western Michigan Conference Center May 4, 2018 through May 30, 2018. 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 8 from 5:30 to 7:00pm. The reception for secondary and non-public school students will be on May 9 from 5:30-7:00pm. Admission is free.

April 30, 2018
Bringing Learning to Life: Alliance to Help PreK Teachers Obtain Classroom Resources Enters 2nd Year

Thousands of tiny, wide-eyed faces will light up this year as a result of the $5 million alliance between the PNC Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, which is entering its second year of providing new resources to Head Start and public pre-K classrooms across the PNC footprint. The effort provides much-needed educational supplies and experiences to help prepare young children for success in school and life.