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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 4, 2018
Two GRPS Schools Win GVSU Competition

Innovation Central High School’s Academy of Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (ABLE) and Harrison Park K-8 were winners in the Grand Valley State University’s Laker Effect Challenge, a competition that recognizes and rewards innovative projects led by GVSU faculty, students and staff that have a social, environmental or economic impact on our community.  The competition was held at GVSU’s Eberhard Center on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 

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.

April 27, 2018
Early Childhood Receives $600,008 Grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum are the recipients of a $600,008 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will support a partnership between GRPS and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum to combat summer learning loss.

April 27, 2018
Students learn history, see possibilities on tour of historically black colleges

As Marlon Coe II strolled the grounds of Clark Atlanta University, he noticed something that impressed him: lots of people who looked like him.

The Ottawa Hills High School senior was so struck by that fact, and by Clark’s scholarships and program offerings in his area of career interest, medical research, that he has applied to attend the predominantly African-American university next fall.