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Burton Teacher Selected as FOX 17 Teacher of the Week

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

  On November 4th, FOX-17 selected Deb Pena as the Teacher of the Week. Mrs. Pena is a first grade teacher at Burton Elementary who has been with the school for 17 years. As a bi-lingual teacher in both English and Spanish, Mrs. Pena...

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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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UPREP Principal Daniel Williams included in Grand Rapids Business Journal's 40 Under Forty Class of 2011

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-31-2011 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Grand Rapids Business Journal announced the 40 Under Forty Class of 2011. Among them was Grand Rapids Public Schools' very own, Daniel Williams, Principal of Grand Rapids University Prepatory Academy.  On behalf...

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North East Schools and the Affect of the Warm, Safe, and Dry Schools for Kids

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

The future of our students, schools and the district as a whole is not just an education issue or a city issue. It is about economic development. As we look into how each individual school is in need of some tender loving care, each area of our...

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GRPS Service Project at Campus Elementary

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, October 8, 40 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Grand Valley Ward went to Campus Elementary School to cleanup and revitalized the school's exterior.   The group cleaned up the playground,...

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Liesha Crawford Receives WMU’s Golden Apple Award

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Golden Apple Award is given to an outstanding individual who attended or graduated from Western Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Development.  Liesha Crawford, a special education teacher at Alger Middle School,...

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Zulema Moret comes to Burton Elementary to present a book in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday, October 6, Zulema Moret, Ph.D, came to Burton Elementary to read a story to a classroom of 2nd grade students.  Her visit marks one of the first in a series in which GRPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Moret started her...

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G.R. Bar Association partners with GRPS to teach students about U.S. Constitution

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

  On Tuesday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m., in honor of the 224th Anniversary of our nation’s founding document, attorneys from the Grand Rapids Bar Association volunteered their time to educate students about the U.S. Constitution. They...

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GRPS and ArtPrize: A collaboration not to be missed

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

  As ArtPrize 2011 kicks off Wednesday, September 21, GRPS’s involvement in this year’s event has certainly produced some unforgettable pieces. Not only is GRPS providing venues for the event, many GRPS students have partnered with...

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Standing on giants - Cesar Vargas' journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

“If I have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” –Sir Isaac Newton Cesar Vargas has come a long way. Twice. First, he came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was six years old. He enrolled in school, and by...

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