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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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Grand Rapids Dickinson Elementary gets Mobile Food Pantry

The Cintas Corporation in West Michigan is teaming up with Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry program at Dickinson Elementary School in Grand Rapids. Beginning today, April 25, this monthly program will provide fruits, vegetables, dairy products and baked goods to students and their families in the Dickinson neighborhood.

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Salvation Army’s “Army of Readers” is April 19

Reading is so fundamental.  Who hasn't heard that phrase before.  But, it's true.  Without the ability to read, and there are more people who can't than you can imagine, the world is so closed off.

Starting early is key.  We want our children to have a love of reading so that the world literally opens up for them, and, reading to them is a monumental help.

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Amway and JA partner on Reverse Job Shadow Day at Burton Middle School

Giving back to the community.  These are key words used to describe people and companies living, working and operating here in West Michigan, that believe in helping others.

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Be Part of a Brighter Future With GRPS Tonight!

Tonight, January 29th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Middle School, 851 Madison Ave. NW, all parents and families are invited the the School Choice Expo.

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Top High School Basketball Players in Mid-West Play Today in Grand Rapids

Some of the top, High School basketball players in the Mid-West will be in Grand Rapids today.  If you're a basketball fan at all, the Ottawa Hills High School gym will be the place to be because they're hosting the first annual Martin Luther King/Floyd Mayweather Classic today, Saturday, January 19. The games will feature some of the top talent and teams from Michigan and the Chicago area.

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How Do You Feel About Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Proposal To Close Schools? [Poll]

In October, Grand Rapids Public Schools announced a proposal to close ten schools.  They also proposed other changes, including adding school uniforms.

What do you think of the proposal?

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Announces Plan To Close Ten Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools have announced they are considering closing ten schools.

The move would save $5 million per year.

GRPS is also discussing requiring students to wear uniforms.

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It’s a Back-to-School Celebration Today at John Ball Park

Grand Rapids school leaders are expecting a large turnout of district families and friends today for its annual back-to-school celebration at John Ball Park.

School begins Sept. 4th, and Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal decided to hold one big bash this year rather than multiple parties in different quadrants of the city. Five were held last year.

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