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Students from two schools tell stories, paint pumpkins and more at Harvest Festival

Shortly before Halloween, Aberdeen Elementary School hosted a Harvest festival for students from Lincoln Developmental Center. Students from both schools met each other and introduced themselves with their autobiographies...

For newcomers to America, a ‘fighting chance’ at a good education

The number of students being helped is down drastically this fall, following the Trump administration’s ban on immigrants from seven countries and sharp reductions in refugees allowed into the country...

All eyes on art: students make short films out of ArtPrize experience

Mosaic Film Experience’s Mosaic Mobile teamed with ArtPrizeto give West Michigan students with a platform to tell their unique stories...
‘Light Up the World,’ was chosen the winner of the sixth annual SmartArt competition among Grand Rapids Public Schools’ high school students. The contest is sponsored by Consumers Energy.

GRPS student artwork wins competition, sheds light on hope for the world

City High senior wins a $1,000 scholarship for her entry in Consumers Energy's student art competition...

Former teachers now elementary leaders for GRPS

Thomas A. Standifer II is the new principal of Mulick Park Elementary School and Julie Fogg Reyers is the new Ridgemoor Park Montessori principal. SNN gets to know them in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

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...

Neal announces retirement after 44 years of serving GRPS

In announcing her retirement Monday, Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal pointed to accomplishments under her leadership including increased graduation rates, reduced absenteeism and passage of a $175 million bond...

Students collaborate on eye-catching entries to ArtPrize competition

As ArtPrize 10 gets under way on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the global competition will feature the artwork of students from three Kent ISD school districts: Byron Center, Grand Rapids Public Schools and Rockford...

On the way for future GR grads: the promise of college funding

The district Board of Education is expected to vote Sept. 17 to approve establishment of a Grand Rapids Promise Zone Authority, thus beginning a process to appoint authority members who will develop a plan and specify its parameters...
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Working hard on the field, and giving back off of it

As high school football season gets under way, at least one team looked for a way to score one for the larger community...

New shoes for a new school year — for free

In the Image’s annual “Shoes Help Our Elementary Students” program put shoes on the feet of 1,700 students from more than 39 elementary schools...

Two new leaders for GRPS elementaries

Maureen Capillo is the new North Park Montessori School principal and Harvey Crawley is the new Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy principal...

Museum School takes next step of innovation — into high school

An Aug. 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the school, created from the former Grand Rapids Public Museum at 54 Jefferson Ave. SE...

A like-new school – and a cooler one – for Buchanan students and staff

Nearly $14 million in renovations and additions increase capacity, update technology and add air-conditioned comfort for students and staff at Buchanan Elementary School...

Leaders begin transition of center programs from GRPS to Kent ISD

The Grand Rapids school board voted to discontinue operating special education center programs on behalf of all 20 Kent ISD school districts, effectively turning them over to the intermediate district as of July 2019...

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...

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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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