Grand Rapids Public Schools

Food Bank partners with schools to solve childhood hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michigan’s economy is improving, but thousands of Michiganders still struggle to meet their basic needs. The need is especially high among children. In fact, 1 in 5 kids in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is at risk of hunger. Feeding...

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State of Our Schools: Secure, Connect, Transform

by (John Helmholdt)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Ottawa Hills High School, Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal will be giving her 3rd annual State of Our Schools address. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. The event...

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GRPS Partners with WMEAC for Teach for the Watershed Program

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

In an initiative to expand environmental education, Grand Rapids Public Schools and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council are collaborating to integrate the Teach for the Watershed program into the GRPS curriculum. The program, which is...

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Beyond hunger relief: Congress Elementary uses gardening to get kids excited about healthy food

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank works with a network of 1,200 hunger-relief agencies across West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Many of those agencies and host sites do more than simply hand out food. Congress Elementary School in Grand...

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Challenge Scholars: creating opportunity

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under VOICES

They say it takes a village to raise a child and in the eyes of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools, these words ring true. Benjamin Oliver, Challenge Scholars Advisor, and Meredith Fennema, PR & Marketing...

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Reading with the Stars program encourages young readers

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Liz Aschwege has a passion for sharing her love of reading. Her program, Reading with the Stars, is a partnership between local college students and athletes and area elementary schools. Teams from Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, and...

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Kent County Parks Foundation partners with GRPS on sustainability project

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

The Kent County Parks Foundation (KCPF) continues its community education partnership with Sibley Elementary as part of Grand Rapids Public Schools' (GRPS) Transformation Plan.  On May 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Millennium...

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KVO/CBOT working in collaboration with 5/3rd Riverbank Run

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 04-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

For many years now, KVO/CBOT has been working in collaboration with the 5/3rd Riverbank Run assisting them in assembling the many packets for participants and volunteers.  As the popularity of the Riverbank Run grows, so does the order for bags...

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Remembering a special friend of the CBOT Bowlers

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 10-04-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Community Based Occupational Training (CBOT) Bowling leagues began in the early 90’s at the old Fanatorium bowling alley on Jefferson Avenue SE and later moved to the Northfield Lanes on Plainfield. At the time, these leagues were created...

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KVO/CBOT students remember 9-11

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

KVO/CBOT, along with the entire Grand Rapids Public School, were asked, by Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, M.Ed, to participate and remember the victims of 911 with a moment of silence.  With classrooms throughout the greater Grand...

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