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Living life anew - Phuong Nguyen's journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

“I hope to make the world a better place.” Phuong Nguyen came to the United States from Vietnam with her family when she was 15. When she started high school at Ottawa Hills, she didn’t know anyone, she didn’t know what was...

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Playing for keeps - Eli Rodas' journey to graduation

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Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

“I love Creston. It’s a great school.” Eli Rodas learned how much he loved his school when he was several states away. After attending Central High his first three years of high school, a family move put Eli in Georgia for the...

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GRPS student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors honored at All Sports All Coaches Conference

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Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

  On Thursday, August 4, 2011, GRPS held an All Sports All Coaches Conference at the Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center to formally share the district’s new athletic direction. A number of guest speakers...

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GRPS LEEDs state in green-build schools

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Submitted 08-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, located at 1205 Grandville SW, was officially awarded LEED Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on May 24, 2011.  LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the USGBC’s...

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Two Rock Stars: High school students working at LINC this summer!

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Submitted 08-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

In a time where many feel our educational system is failing our kids, dropout rates are at an all-time high, and schools that have been a part of the community for years are closing, there are two students who dispel these concerns and are beacons...

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Putting Education First - Nebiat Mengsteab's Journey to Graduation

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Submitted 08-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

“In order to do what I wanted to do, I had to do what I needed to do first.” Nebiat Mengsteab was the first person in her family born in the United States… just one year after her parents and three older brothers immigrated from...

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GRPS Summer KinderCamp kicked off this week

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Public Schools, First Steps and the Great Start Collaborative of Kent County launched a new program on Monday, August 15 to ease the transition to kindergarten and prepare families for school success.  KinderCamp is a free,...

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Playing Both Ways - Danzell Maze's Journey to Graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

“Take every opportunity that’s presented to you.” Danzell Maze is a quiet but powerful force. Talk to him, and he will modestly tell you that he’s planning to go to Ferris State University on a scholarship. Google him, and...

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Registration Information for GRPS Adult Community Education Fall Program

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Submitted 08-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

FREE GED, High School Completion (HSC), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and  ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes Registration will be held on Thursday, September 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday,...

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Double Up now on fresh fruits and vegetables

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

Now you can get more fresh fruits and vegetables when you use your Bridge Card at farmers’ markets, thanks to a new program called Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB). The program matches Bridge Card (food stamps) purchases at the markets, dollar-for-...

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