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2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

NEWS RELEASE:

2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

News Release:

FIGHTHUNGERGR.ORG CALLS ON GR-AREA FACEBOOK COMMUNITY TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURES AND VOTE TO BRING $1 MILLION IN HUNGER RELIEF TO COMMUNITY

GR/Wyoming market holds 2nd place position in national contest with 8 days to deadline

 

WHAT:

With just over one week until the Dec.

Grand Rapids Christian High School basketball team to host 'Purple Game' for cancer research

Grand Rapids Christian High School basketball team to host 'Purple Game' for cancer research

GRAND RAPIDS - Boys' and girls' varsity teams from Grand Rapids Christian High School and East Grand Rapids High School will compete this Friday while raising money and awareness for cancer. This family-friendly event features the sale of purple T-shirts and jerseys, concessions, and half-time entertainment, all in support of cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

The color purple symbolizes cancer survivors. Every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research at Van Andel Institute. Donations will be accepted.

WHEN: Friday, December 17, 2010
TIME: Boys: 6:00 pm; Girls: 7:30 pm

Click Here to view the event flyer.

ArtPrize inspires creativity and community at Henry Head Start

ArtPrize inspires creativity and community at Henry Head Start

The success of ArtPrize stirred a great deal of conversation among Henry Head Start staff members. A sense of excitement permeated the school as new and unusual ArtPrize creations were discovered around town then later discussed among staff. This excitement inspired Henry Head Start staff to create their own art event to help develop a closer bond within their community.

The event took place on Thursday, November 18th, with participation from nearly 200 students, their families, and staff. The children worked on artistic creations with parents at home, as well as at school, individually and in groups. Parents submitted an eclectic collection of art pieces and staff added to the fun by offering their own art. Families and staff shared comments and laughter while viewing the art.

"Watching it all come together and the faces of the families and children strolling around the art said it all.

Calvin ranks second nationally in Open Doors Report

The 2010 Open Doors report ranks Calvin second nationally among baccalaureate institutions for the total number of students who participate in a short-term duration study abroad. The school ranks sixth in that same category for number of international students studying on campus.

According to the 2010 report, which recounts data from the previous school year, Calvin ranks second in its category with 421 students studying abroad in semester programs, interims and other programs.

The college currently hosts semester programs in Britain, China, France, Ghana, Honduras, Hungary, The Netherlands and Spain. In the fall of 2011, a new program in Peru will be added that focuses on Spanish.

In addition, Calvin offers many off-campus interim courses based in other countries, which multiplies the opportunities for students to study abroad.

GRPS - Last day of voting for Kohl's Cares initiative

Dear GRPS Students, Parents, Staff and Supporters:
 
Following our email yesterday, it was brought to our attention that Ken-O-Sha Elementary was not the only school involved in the Kohl's Cares initiative on Facebook. In fact, nearly every school in the district has applied! That means that ANY school in the Grand Rapids Public School district could win one of 20 $500,000 grants to improve their school.
 
Today is the last day of voting. All you have to do is log on to (or join, if you haven't already) Facebook and find the Kohl's page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/kohls?ref=ts. Click on the Kohl's Cares tab and search for your favorite GRPS school. Every vote counts, so vote multiple times for any and all of the GRPS schools involved!
 
Get the word out, post to your Facebook page and email all your friends! Show everyone how much you support GRPS and our ongoing success story.