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Giving Voice to Children

Most elementary students have never attended an opera. Coit Creative Arts Academy fourth- and fifth-grade students have created, produced and performed one. The project, done in partnership with Opera Grand Rapids Children's Opera, was led by the Creative Connections arts...

Parent University Building Stronger Families

With a seven-year-old son diagnosed with autism, Grand Rapids Public Schools parent Deanna Wilson has some special challenges. She'd been educated by doctors and counselors over the years about her son's special needs, but never received much advice on how...

Warm Feet, Warm Hearts

While many C.A. Frost students were designing cupcakes, others were gathering socks. Sixth- through ninth-grade students held a drive that collected more than 250 pairs, which were donated to The Other Way Ministries in Grand Rapids. Seventh-grader Elizabeth Bursley said...

Parking Lot Painted with ‘Positivity & Joy’

On a gray-grit city parking lot through some of this summer’s hottest days, a dozen students painted a bright path of hope. Their zig-zag creation of sunshine colors on West Fulton Street in Grand Rapids emerged from interviews with area...

Donation Warms Students Doing Good for Others

On a chilly morning on Grand Rapids’ West Side, students enjoyed warm garb as they sawed, painted and took nail guns to a Habitat for Humanity home. The clothing was donated by Wolverine, a brand of Wolverine Worldwide, to the...

District Depending on Tax Renewal to Maintain Momentum

Nearly one-third of the school district’s state-funded operating dollars will be on the line when voters consider a non-homestead property tax renewal next Tuesday, Nov. 7. GRPS is asking voters to renew an expiring millage, last approved in 2009, which...

GRPS considers transfer of center-based Special Education programs to Kent ISD

The Grand Rapids school board plans to vote Aug. 6 whether to transfer operation of center-based special education programs serving Kent County students to Kent ISD...

Students move to new building while asbestos investigation begins

Students and teachers of North Park Montessori School are preparing to move into a new building Wednesday, while local and state officials launch an investigation into how and why an asbestos breach occurred at their school at 3375 Cheney Ave. NE...

Students Study Whether City’s Rapids Should Return

Despite her numb fingers on the 28-degree day, CA Frost Environmental Science Academy sixth-grader Lux Howell shook a vial filled with river water for several minutes to measure the amount of oxygen in it, part of a process to...

Back to School Already? Get Ready!

Among the thousands of parents and students who descended on John Ball Park recently were Alicia Allen and her daughter, Laticia. They came to the Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Back to School Celebration to get information about Southwest Community...

Students New to U.S. Struggle to Succeed, Overcome Stereotypes

For Union High seniors Sergio Diaz, Elida Deleon and Keyli Ventura-Valasquez, learning English was the key to everything else when it came to school. All came from non-English-speaking homes, and all are on track to graduate this spring. Sergio came...

‘Beacon for the Community’ Say Super School Leaders at Museum School Celebration

The Grand Rapids Museum School is all about history, heritage, culture and providing ways to learn right in the heart of the city. So winning a $10 million XQ Super School Project contest is a huge step forward for...

Student Brings STEM to Nearby District

A Central Woodlands fifth-grader turned a little TV-watching time into a golden opportunity to reach students who maybe haven't had the same opportunities she has at her school. Inspired by a commercial, Hannah Levy applied for a $500 grant from...

GRPS superintendent continues Transformation Plan listening tour

Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal will meet with parents, students, community members and school staff this week to get feedback on the GRPS Transformation Plan

UPrep celebrates 10 years of helping students into college and careers

UPrep was founded as a collaboration between Grand Rapids Public Schools and leaders of the West Michigan business community, to give students the experiences and resources to get a running start on college and careers...

What Can You Do to Accomplish a Dream?

We all have a dream no matter where we live or who we are. Everybody DREAMS! Some people have selfish dreams like to win millions of dollars in the lottery, or to become a princess or a prince. But...

Grand Rapids Student Showcase

Impacting America.. My Way

When I think about Rosa Parks and what she did, or how she impacted America, I begin to think of ways that I could possibly be an impacting person and be influential for people today. One thing that I...

My Hero, My Friend

Winners of the 2015 MLK Essay Contest A record 327 essays were entered for the 10th annual Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest earlier this year. School News Network is publishing the three winning submissions...

What Can You Do to Accomplish a Dream?

We all have a dream no matter where we live or who we are. Everybody DREAMS! Some people have selfish dreams like to win millions of dollars in the lottery, or to become a princess or a prince. But...
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