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Connected. Active. Engaged.

I remember how excited I was for the first day of art class. The teacher would send a note home to parents asking them to make sure to send along an old shirt that could get messy. MESSY! Being a child who loved to make things and get my hands ...
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State of Our Schools

“We are building the best school district in the country” shared Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal during her sixth GRPS State of Our Schools Address last Thursday. 5 ½ years ago, when Spt. Neal assumed the helm, our school district was languishing- languishing in a vicious cycle of low test scores, ...
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When the Elite Meet

Nearly 1000 of the best and brightest track and field athletes from around the State of Michigan descended on Houseman Field in Grand Rapids for the 2nd Annual Elite Track Challenge on April 29. Hosted by Grand Rapids Public Schools, the athletes competed for the title of “The Best of ...
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My Story. My Commitment.

My name is Christina Guajardo Arnold. From an early age, I was taught the importance of family, education and community by my grandparents, Daniel and Lupe Vargas. They were the hands and hearts that truly served our community and people for good. Advocates of social justice and change- my grandparents ...
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Captivating Imaginations!

Oh to be in 2nd grade again, when the world is small, but your imagination is BIG! When field trip destinations become your classroom for the day, and a bumpy bus ride with your classmates adds to the excitement. There is something special about field trip days; waking up seems ...
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