Grand Rapids Public Schools

KVO/CBOT thanks One Stop Coney Shop

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

KVO and CBOT would like to give a special thanks to the One Stop Coney Shop of Grand Rapids for their generous donation to our First Place 1 and First Place 2 classrooms. Located at154 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, it sits diagonal from...

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One person can change the world

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 07-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

LINC Community Revitalization Inc.: What compels you to take such an active part in the I Believe I Become movement? Minnie Dentmond: I like meeting people and talking with them. The I Believe I Become meetings provide a great opportunity for me to...

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Catalyst Radio: Kids Food Basket addressing food insecurity in school-aged youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-18-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, we learn what it takes for Kid’s Food Basket to feed nearly 4,800 kids dinner each weekday. Our...

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Kent County joins 120 communities nationwide in the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kent County, under the umbrella of the Community Literacy Initiative (CLI) of the Literacy Center of West Michigan, has joined the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The national campaign, spearheaded by United Way Worldwide, the National League of...

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KVO & CBOT student celebrates LaughFest with world record attempt at chicken dance

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 03-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, March 8, the kickoff party for the 2012 LaughFest event took place downtown Grand Rapids in the Rosa Parks Circle. This party involving over 600 people might sound like a lot of fun and many of the Rapidian readers may...

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C.A.R.E. Ballet opens the arts to KVO and CBOT students

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 02-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO & CBOT), part of the Grand Rapids Public Schools, would like to thank the Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (C.A.R.E.) and their sponsors for the wonderful ballet performance...

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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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