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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Schools Students’ Artwork on Display

Twenty student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during ArtPrize.

The competition is a collaboration of Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the City of Grand Rapids.

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City High-Middle Hosting Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Annual Back to School Celebration Because of Weather Forecast

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration on Tuesday.

The event is at City High-Middle School, 1720 Plainfield Ave. NE in Grand Rapids, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The location is a change because of a forecast of inclement weather.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Talks Budget Cuts [Video]

Facing a $13.5 million deficit due to a projected enrollment decline of 400 students, Grand Rapids Public Schools may have to make some tough decisions.

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GRPS Coit Receives VH1 Save the Music “Keys + Kids” Grant

How cool is this. Coit Creative Arts Academy, Grand Rapids Public Schools, is a recipient of a “Keys + Kids” grant from the VH1 Save the Music Foundation in partnership with singer/songwriter/pianist Sara Bareilles. The grant funds the purchase of a new electronic piano package for the school. The package is worth $10,000.

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Grand Rapids City High Middle Ranked Among “America’s Most Challenging High Schools”

Big CONGRATULATIONS to Grand Rapids City High Middle school.  City High Middle has been ranked the 21st most challenging high school in the Midwest by The Washington Post. It is ranked the 4th most challenging in the state and is among the top 2% of high schools in the country.

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School Closing Announcements the Fun Way [Video]

I don't think this has hit West Michigan yet, but some school systems around the country are using creative ways to announce a "snow day!"

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Grand Rapids Public School Employee Hires 4th Graders For Hit On Another Student

This story seems like something out of a TV show! A Grand Rapids Public School cafeteria worker hired 4th graders to beat up another student.

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Student Art Competition Winners Announced at ArtPrize

As we were learning the Top 10 Finalists in ArtPrize Sunday, we also heard that a Grand Rapids Public Schools senior’s abstract painting depicting renewable energy sources has earned him a $1,000 college scholarship and prominent display of his creation in downtown Grand Rapids as ArtPrize heads into its final week.

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In the Image
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Local Elementary Students to get new Shoes

Here's a heart-warming story.  Hundreds of students are heading back to school with new athletic shoes, thanks to In the Image’s Shoes Help Our Elementary Students (S.H.O.E.S.) Program.

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GRPS Hosting Back to School Celebration Tonight

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration tonight, Wednesday, August 7, at John Ball Park from 3-7pm. This exciting event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for the coming school year.

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You Can “Stuff the Bus” for Kids in Need

When you're out shopping at your local supermarket, how about adding just a few extra items?  It's not difficult and it would mean the world to so many middle school students this coming school year.

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CONSUMERS ENERGY, GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS COLLABORATE FOR ARTPRIZE EVENT

Nearly two dozen student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are vying to have their energy-related art work highlighted during this fall’s ArtPrize competition through collaboration with the school district and Consumers Energy

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