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Last Day To Help Evaluate GRPS' Superintendent

Last Day To Help Evaluate GRPS' Superintendent

 

Superintendent Evaluation SurveyThe Grand Rapids Board of Education is in the process of conducting its annual evaluation of the Superintendent. As part of that process, the Board is surveying GRPS employees and community members. The results of this survey will be an important part of the Superintendent’s evaluation. Please answer the questions that follow based on your evaluation of Ms. Weatherall Neal's performance as Superintendent from July 1 to present. Your responses are completely anonymous.

Grand Rapids Food Program Expanding To Include Kentwood

GRPS Receives Grant to Continue Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Food Program; Expanding Program to Kentwood Public Schools

A pilot program that provides families in Grand Rapids with additional food benefits in June, July, and August received a grant to expand the program in 2013. The expansion will allow more families to receive the benefits and increases eligibility to include families from Kentwood Public Schools. The grant came from the US Department of Agriculture.

The program was created to provide low-income families with additional help in obtaining nutritious foods for their children in the summer months, when they are not in school, to reduce summer hunger and improve food security.

In 2012, GRPS selected 5,000 students to receive the additional benefits based on a random lottery. In order to be placed in the lottery, students had to be eligible for free or reduced lunch, and their parent had to return a consent form.

Davenport University Appoints Carol Van Andel as New Trustee

Davenport University Appoints Carol Van Andel as New Trustee

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,  – Davenport University is pleased to announce that community leader and philanthropist Carol Van Andel will join its Board of Trustees, effective March 2013.  Carol serves as Executive Director of the David and Carol Van Andel Foundation and has provided leadership and support to dozens of regional and national organizations focused on education, the arts and wellness.

“We are excited to have a leader of Carol Van Andel’s caliber join Davenport’s Board of Trustees,” said Tracy Graham, Chair of the Davenport University Board of Trustees. “Her passion for education and for the state of Michigan makes her an ideal candidate to serve in this capacity, and I look forward to the many contributions she will make in her new role.”

“The addition of Carol further enhances an exceptional group already serving as trustees,” said Dr. Richard Pappas, President of Davenport University.

Area School Hosts Traditional Celebration for First Time

Area School Hosts Traditional Celebration for First Time

 

Grand River Preparatory High School will celebrate its first ever Homecoming celebration with a week full of events starting Feb. 11, 2013.

The weeklong celebration, themed "A Night on the Red Carpet", includes a powder puff football game, a boys’ volleyball game, a staff vs. students basketball game, college apparel day, costume day, pajama day, and twin day. Friday will conclude the week of celebration with the homecoming assembly and first ever court, the varsity basketball game, and the crowning of the King and Queen at half-time.

“We are very excited to be celebrating our very first homecoming with our students,” said Grand River Preparatory High School Principal Jason Bannister. “Not only will they be showing their pride for their school, but will be helping to give back to their community.”

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