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Maintaining motivation: Wendy Gomez's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish something.” Wendy Gomez is involved. As a student at Central High, she was active in Peer Listening, Ignite Mentoring, Upward Bound, National Honor Society, Student Council...

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Involved parents vs regular school volunteer: What's the difference?

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Submitted 08-10-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Involved Parent Parental involvement is essential to a child’s success. Research proves that students whose parents are actively engaged in their education are more motivated, have higher attendance rates, participate more in class, are...

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Kicking it up: Jack Kraushaar's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-10-2011 under NONPROFITS

“Soccer is my whole life.” Jack Kraushaar is a standout in two things: soccer and math. A center defender on the Creston varsity soccer team, Jack was named to the All Conference team his senior year. He loves the game, along with track...

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Proving them wrong: Eric Jones' journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

“When people don’t believe in you, you don’t believe in yourself.” Eric Jones was a just sophomore in high school when he made a big life decision one day. As a varsity soccer player, he had traveled to a rural school for a...

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New EMT course offered at the School of Health, Science & Technology

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Submitted 08-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

GRPS recently announced a partnership with Life EMS Ambulance and Spectrum Health designed to offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course to high school seniors beginning this fall at the School of Health, Science and Technology. Graduates of...

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GRPS Nutrition Services delivers

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Submitted 08-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

Keep an eye out for the new look on our Nutrition Services Delivery Vehicles this fall. Not only have we transformed the appearance of our vehicles as rolling billboards promoting the importance of school meals, but we have upgraded the trucks to...

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Paying it forward - Whitney Green's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

“It feels so good when people really believe in you.” Whitney Green knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed. A few years ago, she moved to Grand Rapids with her father and brother, leaving her mother and two siblings behind in...

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Reaching higher - Adeline Ford's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

“I want to make sure I can get a job so I don’t have to struggle so much.” As a student at Union High School, Adeline Ford loved math, science and chemistry. Not only did she excel in those subjects, she used her analytical skills...

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Year round schools a popular choice with parents and students

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Submitted 08-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Less summer learning loss. Increased retention rates. A more continuous learning pattern. Shorter, more frequent vacations. Less need to review and repeat materials. Less ‘burn out.’ These are all reasons why parents and educational...

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Seeking To Serve - Emny De Leon's Journey to Graduation

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Submitted 08-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

“My parents have told me that they were proud of me, which means the world to me.” Emny De Leon feels blessed to have parents who believe in her and make her believe she can achieve anything she aspires to. She says she decided as a...

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