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Wyoming Public Schools Employment Opportunities

Wyoming Public Schools Employment Opportunities

In scanning the web this morning, I see there are five employment positions open in the Wyoming Public Schools.

There are two positions open for the Athletic/Activities Department, two positions in the Support area and one position open for a part-time Bus Driver.

To check out the open employment, go to www.wyomingpublicschools.com

Teresa Weatherhall Neal: Treating GRPS Like Family

Teresa Weatherhall Neal: Treating GRPS Like Family

By Rachel Melville

The newly appointed Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) interim Superintendent lives up to all of the raving reviews: She is a team player; an advocate of the GRPS community, a force of stability and holds a clear vision and plan for the schools. Teresa Weatherall Neal is all of these things… and much more.

When asked how she was handling the first few weeks of her new appointment, Weatherall Neal smiles and refers to two prominent pieces of art work in her warm and inviting office. “Once I had these pieces in place, I was ready to go to work," she says. The artwork she refers to is a framed campaign poster of Brown vs. the Board of Education, the landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The other piece of artwork is a pencil and paper sketch called “The Hand,” depicting an...

Meijer Scholarship Program Enhanced For Meijer Team Members and Their Children

Meijer Scholarship Program Enhanced For Meijer Team Members and Their Children

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer team members and their children will have a chance to receive up to $10,000 this year to further their college education with the Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship, a competitive scholarship administered by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

“My brothers and I are proud to honor our parents with this new scholarship opportunity for Meijer team members and their children,” said Doug Meijer, co-chairman of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supercenter retail chain.

The Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship is a private scholarship fund that was established at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1975 originally for children of Meijer team members that awarded $500 scholarships. In 2010, the scholarship program was expanded to include Meijer team members and increased to $1,000 awards. The Meijer family funded the scholarship in 2011 with a significant endowment gift to the Community Foundation.

GRPS Centers of Innovation: It Takes a Whole Community

GRPS Centers of Innovation: It Takes a Whole Community

Rachel Melville

Launched in 2007 by then-Superintendent Bernard Taylor, Jr., the Centers of Innovation takes five schools whose structures have been redesigned to foster public/private partnerships and offer students and their parents more school choices. The five centers include the University Prep Academy (UPrep), the Academy for Design and Construction (Union campus), the Grand Rapids Area Pre College Engineering Program, also known as GRAPCEP (Creston), School of Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (Ottawa) and finally, the School of Health, Science and Technology (Central).

Local Schools Receive Eagle Awards from National Heritage Academies

Local Schools Receive Eagle Awards from National Heritage Academies

National Heritage Academies (NHA), a leading national charter school operator, recently honored several Grand Rapids-area charter schools with 2010-2011 Eagle Awards.  The local schools and awards they received include:

Chandler Woods Charter Academy – Employee Engagement and Parent Loyalty

Cross Creek Charter Academy – Employee Engagement and Parent Loyalty

Excel Charter Academy – Employee Engagement and Parent Loyalty

Knapp Charter Academy – Employee Engagement and Parent Loyalty

January Series starts 24th year at Calvin College

January Series starts 24th year at Calvin College

by Holly Bechiri in collaboration with Chelsea LaForge

Once again, Calvin College provides -free to the public- daily speakers for the month of January with a variety of topics and presentations.

Calvin College's January Series will be held January 4-24 this year, with weekday presentations starting at 12:30 in the Covenant Fine Arts Center AuditoriumAdditional viewing locations are available, as well as online streaming of audio, for most speakers. A full list of the speakers and the topics covered in their presentations can be found online.

Vista Charter Academy helps feed hungry in Grand Rapids

Vista Charter Academy helps feed hungry in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. – Every night, 17 million children in the United Sates go to bed hungry. To help feed children and families in crisis this holiday season, Vista Charter Academy, a tuition-free public charter school, recently collected nearly 1,700 pounds of food for Mel Trotter Ministries, a charitable organization that provides shelter, food, clothing, and education to men and women in need throughout the local community.

In line with the school’s moral focus curriculum, Vista students were eager to help those in crisis. Vista’s National Honors Society started a school-wide contest challenge to see which classroom could collect the most food items for donation. Mrs. Johnson’s 5th grade class collected over 500 items to give to Mel Trotter Ministries.