Grand Rapids Public Schools

City commissioners discuss development of old schools, single-stream recycling

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 01-30-2012 under NEWS

The city commission meeting on January 24, 2012 discussed several ordinances and public hearings. Public Comment Many citizens addressed the commissioners during the first open comment period. Concerns voiced by citizens included single-stream...

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KVO & CBOT students tour area Papa John's franchise

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 01-23-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Hillcrest 1 classroom for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, part of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training program, toured a local Papa Johns franchise to explore...

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GRadPics: Photographers to produce 700 senior photos

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 12-09-2011 under NEWS

It is a rite of passage that most 17 or 18 year olds go through: the senior portrait. The photographs appear in graduation invitations, yearbooks and kids hand them out to one another. But for many seniors in Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS), the...

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Learning vocational skills through on-the-job training

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 12-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO & CBOT), in cooperation with Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Services, is teaching students who qualify for special education services skills necessary to obtain and...

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Community forum discussed future of GRPS

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 1, GR V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Opportunities and Involvement with Community Education)  hosted a community forum at Gerald R. Ford Middle School to discuss the future of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including the upcoming...

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It's all about the kids

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 10-13-2011 under OPINION

My father teaches American history, so I value education and think its quality is crucial for the advancement of our nation. This past year I served at-risk youth in a Grand Rapids elementary school through Americorps. During this experience I...

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Hillcrest 1 and 2 Classrooms venture out into a Micro-Industry

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

 Hillcrest 1 and 2 classrooms, part of Grand Rapids Public Schools Kent Vocational Options Program, are utilizing the Fulton Street Farmers Market as part of their curriculum.  Every Friday until Christmas these two classrooms will be...

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Kent Vocational Options at ArtPrize 2011

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 10-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Students and teachers from the Grand Rapids Public School's Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training program (KVO & CBOT), First Place 1 Classroom found a representation of their S.O.A.R. theme at ArtPrize 2011. S.O....

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$446 million Michigan taxpayer dollars to teen pregnancy each year

by (mafteium)

Submitted 12-16-2010 under OPINION

In the United States, statistics about teenage sexual activity are staggering. A study in Vital and Health Statistics by Abma, et. al., shows that by age 15, 13% of girls and 15% of boys have engaged in sexual intercourse, and by 18, nearly 60% of...

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Community Foundation Announces $207,000 in Education Grants

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Three Grand Rapids Public elementary schools are receiving $91,000 in total grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. In addition, 67 teachers and...

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