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Kindel fire causes school closings

Kindel fire causes school closings

Southeast Career Pathways school is being dismissed early today due to a power outage caused by the fire at Kindel Furniture. In addition, Buchanan Elementary LOOP after school program is canceled due to the power outage.

Visit http://www.wzzm13.com for continuing coverage of the fire.

West Michigan Council Camp Fire USA

The West Michigan Council Camp Fire USA has After-School and Summer programs in ten Grand Rapids Public Schools and also the Camelot Woods Apartment Community Building. The programs are being attended Monday thru Friday by over 1,500 youth during the 2010/2011 program year.

The 33 week After-School program has an academic component where boys and girls practice reading and math, they also can get help with their homework. Then the kids have activities, such as dance, art, poetry, music, drama club, service-learning and field trips.

GRPS opens Testing-Out Schedule for June

GRPS opens Testing-Out Schedule for June

Testing out of high school courses in the Michigan Merit Curriculum is an option for students who meet or exceed the content expectations for courses required for graduation. In order to receive credit through this option, a student must test out of a course with a score of 80% or higher. Testing out is not available for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate.

If a student earns a score of 80% or higher, credit for the course will be given and the score will appear on his or her official high school transcript. The credit will count towards meeting the specific graduation requirement assigned to the course, but the test and course results, however, will not be included in the calculation of the grade point average.

Forest Hills Northern competing for $50,000 from Vans Shoes

Forest Hills Northern competing for $50,000 from Vans Shoes

 

 

 

ADA, Mich. (WZZM) - Art students at Forest Hills Northern High School need your vote for the chance to win $50,000.

Vans shoes has selected artwork from 50 high schools for its Custom Culture contest. The contest involves creative, hand crafted designs on Vans' shoes.

Forest Hills Northern High School is one of 10 finalists in the northeast division. The winner of that division and four others will head to New York City for the finals, and the winning school will take home the prize.

 

As of Thursday evening, Forest Hills

Northern High School was in second place in the northeast division, with 14.22%, or 3,829 votes.

GRPS to Lauch New Summer Food Program

GRPS to Lauch New Summer Food Program

Grand Rapids Public School is one of two districts nationwide set to launch and new Summer Food Program. The United States Department of Agriculture is funding the new pilot program aimed at curbing hunger and food insecurity among inner city children. GRPS prepares 21-thousand free or reduced meals a day to 86% of its student body but only 15% of those kids eat a free meal during the summer months. The new household-based summer food program will operate much like the current Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program does now. Qualified families will be chosen to receive a $60 dollar per-child debit card for the summer months of June, July and August. Parents can choose grocery items from a selected list of nutritious foods. Funding is limited to 25-hundred children for the first year but if successful the Summer Food Program could be expanded next year.

GRPS Parade of Schools

GRPS Parade of Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools want to show you what they have to offer. A series of Open Houses at all Middle and High Schools will be held tomorrow Saturday, April 16 10:00am to Noon. Two Elementary Showcase Events will also be held at Harrison Park, 1140 Davis NW and Burton School, 2133 Buchanan SW. Staff and teachers will be on hand to answer questions and encourage enrollment in the neighborhood schools.

Playing with Tragedy: Calvin College Theater Presents Hamlet

Playing with Tragedy: Calvin College Theater Presents Hamlet

From REVUE:

William Shakespeare's Hamlet is the subject of nearly 400 essays, numerous books and countless theatre productions throughout the world each year.

"So, if you are going to be a serious director, eventually you have to deal with it," said Stephanie Sandberg, professor of theater at Calvin College, and director of the production of Hamlet at the school's Calvin Lab Theatre.

Sandberg took on the challenge this year for the final production of the 2010-2011 season of the Calvin College Theater Company.

She approached the play with one question: "What does the play say to me right now?"

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