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Heat to be restored to Union High School classrooms Wednesday  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - After three weeks, heat is expected to be restored to some Union High School classrooms in the Grand Rapids School District on ...



Heat out in part of Grand Rapids' Union High  WOODTV.com

A Grand Rapids high school is working to fix a heating problem as temperatures start to drop.



Bomb threat that forced evacuation of Lowell school deemed not credible  MLive.com

Students were evacuated from Lowell Middle School Friday, Jan. 11 after a bomb threat. Classes resumed late morning after the threat was determined not to be ...



Community rallies behind Union High football to ‘fill the stands’  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- High school football season is well underway and the Union High School football team is facing an extra challenge off the field. At the ...



Wayland Schools to host cancer charity basketball game Jan. 25  MLive.com

Wayland Union High School basketball players will have a home game against Grand Rapids Christian on Friday, Jan. 25. This time they play not to win for ...



Grand Rapids using space heaters to keep Union High students warm  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools is heating classrooms at Union High School with space heaters, after two furnace heat exchangers failed, ...



Viral photo prompts support for Union HS football  WOODTV.com

A photo of bare stands at a Union football game has garnered hundreds of comments on social media, but change is expected Friday.



Food Fight Fridays: Wayland Union High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WAYLAND, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' and made our way out to Wayland Union High School. Students and staff really pulling together to ...



No bomb found at East Grand Rapids High School, threats made at 2 other schools  WZZM13.com

After a search of the school, authorities confirm there was no bomb at East Grand Rapids High School.



3 Kent County schools targeted by voicemail threats, police say  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Grand Rapids police department says the threat that evacuated students at East Grand Rapids High School Monday was part of a ...



Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Grand Valley, Union High School  MLive.com

Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group that protests against homosexuality, will hold demonstrations Tuesday at Grand Valley State and Grand ...



Union High School top scholars  MLive.com

Union High School announces the following top graduates for 2018: Maryam Sharif Parents: Amina Sheikh and Dini Baba Activities and awards: Upward Bound, ...



'The Spirit of South High' | 50 years after closing, legendary school still teaches  WZZM13.com

Alumni from a former West Michigan high school refuse to let their school spirit fade, even though their school itself faded away fifty years ago.



Union celebrates lively 2018 'Masquerade' themed prom  MLive.com

Union High School held its prom Saturday, April 28 at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center.



Grand Rapids cancels tonight's superintendent search meeting  MLive.com

Bad weather forced Grand Rapids schools to cancel its Nov. 26 superintendent search input meeting.



Union High cancels their high school yearbook  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Union High will not be printing their yearbook because administrators say in addition to the cost, students simply don't have an interest ...



New Jersey minor identified as suspect in GR high school bomb threats  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Kent County Prosecutor's Office said on Tuesday that a minor in Newark, N.J. is responsible for making bomb threats at three ...



7 candidates vying for 5 seats on the Grand Rapids school board Nov. 6  MLive.com

Seven candidates are vying for five, four-year seats on the Grand Rapids school board in the Nov. 6, general election.



Grand Rapids superintendent forum attracts engaged, diverse audience  MLive.com

Grand Rapids schools is holding town hall meetings about selecting its next superintendent.



Kent, Ottawa high school SAT scores from lowest to highest  MLive.com

The Michigan Department of Education recently released the results for the 2017 SAT exam, which is taken by 11th graders.



Westboro Baptist Church and counter protesters demonstrate in Grand Rapids area  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Westboro Baptist Church members and protesters shared sidewalk space Tuesday morning when both showed up to demonstrate in ...



The Last Class Comes Back Home  School News Network

Walking through a first-floor, artfully decorated condominium, Steven Mazurek pointed toward the floor and said, “I sat right here. It was seventh grade. This was ...



7 candidates file for 5 open seats on Grand Rapids school board  MLive.com

Seven candidates have filed to run for the Grand Rapids school board in the Nov. 6, general election, including three incumbents.



Blackface Snapchat videos spark probe at Wayland Union Schools  WZZM13.com

WAYLAND, Mich. – District leaders at Wayland Union Schools are investigating racist Snapchat videos of high school students wearing blackface and using ...



Grand Rapids hosting back to school ice cream socials starting Monday  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting free ice cream socials at various schools between July 30, and Aug. 18, prior to the first day of school on Monday, Aug.



Parents, community leaders excited about possible free college tuition  MLive.com

Parents and community stakeholders react to potential for free college tuition with the designation of Grand Rapids Public Schools as a Michigan Promise Zone.



Grand Rapids Union High School teachers upset about being potentially replaced by Teach for America instructors  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Union High School teachers spoke at tonight's Grand Rapids school board meeting, upset over language in the superintendent's ...



The school district that almost never calls for a snow day  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich - Kids in the Grand Rapids Public School district may be asking their parents these days, "What's a snow day?" That's because there ...



Project aims to ease affordable housing 'crisis' hurting one Grand Rapids school  MLive.com

As debates over affordable housing, high-end apartment buildings and gentrification unfold across Grand Rapids, one project on the city's Northwest Side is ...



Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach  The Rapidian

Rick Angstman sees building up the local football team as a way to give back to the community he loves and build a stronger neighborhood for the kids who live ...



New affordable apartments break ground in Grand Rapids Thursday  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - It's a response to the growing housing crisis on the city's west side. Crews will break ground on the Harrison Park Apartments Thursday, ...



Grand Rapids police converge on Union High School after student caught with handgun  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Police were called to Union High School about 10:30 a.m..



Food Fight Fridays: East Kentwood High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KENTWOOD, Mich. -- FOX 17 took 'Food Fight Fridays' to East Kentwood High School this week to see just how many donations they could raise. This week all ...



Grand Rapids to sponsor 2019 class of police recruits  MLive.com

For the third consecutive year, the Grand Rapids Police Department will sponsor a group of recruits as they go through the police academy at Grand Valley State ...



Verify: Are high school coaches liable for sports-related concussions?  WZZM

At 16, Destin Julian suffered a seizure following a head-to-head blow during a high school football game. The injury put him in the hospital, and Julian never ...



For Gerald R. Ford student essay winners, courage begins at home  School News Network

First place: Aneeqa Hasan, Forest Hills Central High School Second place: Melanie Roelofs, Plymouth Christian High School Third place: Aunner Calderon, ...



GRPS holds town hall meetings in search of new superintendent  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Families in Grand Rapids will get a chance to weigh-in on who should be the next superintendent of the school district. This comes ...



Grand Rapids schedules 4 meetings for input on superintendent search  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids school board is inviting district families and community members to attend four town hall meetings to share thoughts on ...



Food Fight Fridays: Belding High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

BELDING, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' with Feeding America West Michigan and made our way out to Belding High School. Collecting food ...



Food Fight Fridays — Greenville High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GREENVILLE, Mich. -- FOX 17 launched its newest segment Food Fight Fridays. Partnering with Feeding America West Michigan, FOX 17 is challenging West ...



Food Fight Fridays — Grandville High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRANDVILLE, Mich. -- FOX 17 took 'Food Fight Fridays' to Grandville High School this week to see just how many donations they could raise. Partnering with ...



Food Fight Fridays: Plainwell High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

PLAINWELL, Mich. -- We visited our final school this morning for our FOX 17 Food Fight Fridays and officially have our winner! Plainwell High School took home ...



Food Fight Fridays: Hudsonville High School  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. -- We continued our 'Food Fight Fridays' and made our way out to Hudsonville High School. Students and staff really pulling together to ...



This Michigan school district hasn't used any snow days this year  Detroit Free Press

Kids in the Grand Rapids Public School district may be asking their parents these days, "What's a snow day?"



Free college program for Grand Rapids students expanding  MLive.com

The Challenge Scholars program that offers free college to some students in Grand Rapids schools is expanding under a partnership with Grand Rapids ...



Wayland Union edges South Christian  WZZM13.com

In a battle of unbeatens, the Wildcats defeated the Sailors 19-14 Friday night at Wayland Union High School.



GRPS designated a state 'Promise Zone'  WOODTV.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools can set up a Promise scholarship program after getting state approval.



West Michigan program wants to show high schoolers a new kind of manufacturing job  Michigan Radio

This year's high school graduates have walked across the stage and received their diplomas. Now it's time to decide: what comes next? The manufacturing.



Unions, parents try to force removal of GRPS special education director  MLive.com

The Michigan Education Association, local teachers unions and parents raised concerns about special education in the Grand Rapids Public Schools under its ...



Bathroom-wall threat prompts Dowagiac Union Schools to close Wednesday  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

DOWAGIAC, Mich. -- All Dowagiac Union Schools will be closed Wednesday, after a threat was found Tuesday on a bathroom wall at Dowagiac Union High ...



New $20M Southwest Side high school expected to open in 2020  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools anticipates opening a new $20 million English/Spanish immersion high school on the Southwest Side the 2020-21 school year.



Game Preview-The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Cranes to face the Redford Union Panthers in Season Opener.  MLive.com

The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Cranes will face the Redford Union Panthers in their football season opener this week. The Panthers finished 3-6 last year and ...



'Ram pride: He lived it'  School News Network

When he was a student at Munising High School, Ryan Kelley was a star athlete in basketball, track, baseball and football. As a football all-stater, he played ...



Pregnant mother of 4 killed in crash 'always put family first'  MLive.com

Nancy Orozco, 28, was pregnant with her fifth child, who was delivered after the crash but did not survive.



West Michigan native murdered in Georgia  WOODTV.com

Police say they have arrested the man who shot and killed a West Michigan native living in Georgia.



Parents of slain teen: 'Wonderful son' lost to 'jealous rage'  MLive.com

Andre Hawkins, 17m was shot to death on Tuesday, Jan. 23, outside of a friend's home.



On the way for future GR grads: the promise of college funding  School News Network

In what officials call a “game-changer” for students, future Grand Rapids Public Schools graduates could be guaranteed a tuition-free education at a Michigan ...



Health center opening on GRPS high school campus  MLive.com

Cherry Health anticipates opening a new school-based health center at Innovation Central High School on Wednesday, Sept. 21.



Courageous Student Wins Prestigious Honor  School News Network

Although she thought winning the State of Michigan Breaking Traditions 2017 Excellence Award might be the pinnacle of recognition last spring, earning the ...



West Michigan food pantry is relocating  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- A West Michigan pantry that offers not only food, but cooking and other educational classes to those they serve, is in the process of ...



Pound Fitness energizing West Michigan  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

West Michigan - A new workout is becoming popular throughout West Michigan! Pound Fitness will have everyone channeling their inner rockstar playing the ...



Grand Rapids' $175 million school bond calls for 5 community meetings  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools schedules five community engagement meetings on proposed $175 million bond proposal for November ballot, beginning in April.



GRPS superintendent continues Transformation Plan listening tour  School News Network

Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal will meet with parents, students, community members and school staff this week to get feedback on the GRPS ...



Grand Rapids Union basketball coach identifies with players, leads from front  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Union head coach Brandoen Guyton shakes hands with Ottawa Hills players following a game at Grand Rapids Union High School on Friday, ...



Ruth's Chris Steak House donating $85,000 to create 'dream library' at GRPS' Union High School  Mlive Kalamazoo

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Amway and Haworth announce plans to fund the "Dream Library" renovation project at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Union High ...



A View From Above - Our West Side Story  MiBiz

SPONSORED *CONTENT* “West Side Best Side” is a moniker that has been recently bestowed upon the northwest quadrant of Grand Rapids' urban core, d...



Grand Rapids seeking Promise Zone designation to offer youth free college  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools is seeking to become one of Michigan's Promise Zones and provide a tuition-free pathway to college.



Former Grand Rapids Union principal now leading Holland High School  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Former Grand Rapids Union High School Principal Justin M. Jennings has started as the new principal at Holland High School.



State data shows turnaround at consistently low performing high school in Grand Rapids  Michigan Radio

The Grand Rapids Public School District is making strides in turning around some of its lowest performing schools. That's according to new data released by.



Fight, stabbing ensue following suburban Detroit basketball game  MLive.com

DETROIT, MI -- Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred during a fight off school grounds after a high school basketball game in suburban Detroit ...



ArtPrize SmartArt student competition's Top 10  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The ArtPrize SmartArt student competition, sponsored by Consumers Energy, field was narrowed from 20 to 10 Grand Rapids Public ...



Manufacturer has a spring in his step | 2018-03-16 | Grand Rapids Business Journal  grbj.com

y Dunwell's enthusiasm for things made using his company's products is effusive. Whether it's today's car door latches, dishwasher hinges, rearview mirror ...



New pavilion opens to the public in downtown Wayland  MLive.com

The new ITC Pavilion in Downtown Wayland is located on the west side of the rain garden on Main Street, which is located north of Pine Street elementary ...



Stislicki family copes with pain on two-year anniversary of Danielle's disappearance  WZZM13.com

It's been two years since Danielle Stislicki was last seen. Her family continues to wait for closure as the police investigation continues.



No gun found after report triggers lockdown at Dowagiac High School  MLive.com

The Dowagiac Police Department said several officers responded to a call to call about a student in a class with a gun. ... There were no injuries to anyone ...



Armed Forces Thanksgiving gives students appreciation of military service  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Two weeks after he graduated from high school, Michael Westerlund was at boot camp. "It was absolutely the best decision," Westerlund ...



High school junior wins ArtPrize 2015 student competition  MLive.com

Zoe Bultman, a junior at City High Middle School, is the winner of the Consumer Energy sponsored SmartArt ArtPrize competition, earning a college scholarship ...



Meet the YWCA's 2017 Tribute Award winners  MLive.com

Seven women will be honored Nov. 8 at the YWCA's annual luncheon.



'Share Tables' helping children in need, cutting down on food waste at Michigan schools  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN -- It's a program that's cutting down on waste while feeding children in need: share tables. Kids can sometimes be picky and not not like ...



God’s Roamin’ Kitchen bringing needed meals to rural West MI  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A new food truck will be bringing meals to those who need them in rural West Michigan communities starting this week. God's Kitchen ...



Community mentors help eighth-graders cope with stress, handle classes and think about college  School News Network

Eighth-grader Iyana Baldwin sat across a library table from Zahna Woodson and told her what was on her mind: bitter disappointment about her basketball ...



Trip to March for Our Lives in D.C. motivates students to 'make the change' for safer schools and society  School News Network

Caleb Hekman has read about mass social protests in his history classes at City High School. Now he has been part of one. The junior was one of 42 local ...



Football games, classes canceled or delayed due to heat  WOODTV.com

Four Grand Rapids-area schools have canceled some or all of their Friday classes due to the unseasonable heat.



18 comments from kids in Grand Rapids: Meet the Mayor's Youth Council  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The 2013-2014 Mayor's Youth Council got introduced to City Commission this week. It's the 15th year for the program that gives high ...



Call to action issued on Challenge Scholars  MLive.com

Challenge Scholars, a Grand Rapids Community Foundation initiative with Grand Rapids schools, helps students on the city's West Side prepare for and pay for ...



Where Alternative School Enrollment May Signal Problems  ProPublica

Nearly 2,000 school districts house “alternative” schools intended to serve students with disciplinary or academic problems. Using federal data, we show the ...



Prom 2016: Wayland students make memories at the Air Zoo  MLive.com

The Wayland Union High School Prom was Saturday, April 16, at the Air Zoo.



GRPS inducts second class of Challenge Scholars  WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation inducted their second class of Challenge ...



Community school model expanding to nine buildings  MLive.com

The Kent School Services Network is expanding its community school model to include nine more buildings in five districts.



Student Advancement Foundation helps GRPS fill funding gaps  MLive.com

The Student Advancement Foundation is on track to again give more than $1 million to Grand Rapids Schools this school year to support kids in various impact ...



Robots take over East Kentwood High School for annual competition  Fox17

KENTWOOD, Mich. - The East Kentwood High School gym is transformed this weekend into a field for competitive robots. 40 teams from all over Michigan are in ...



Covell Elementary teachers present Grand Rapids superintendent with other options to closing school  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Covell Elementary teachers Thursday presented Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal with two options as alternatives to ...



Head start: Rising seniors receive college credit from Ferris State University, GRPS summer program  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

View full sizePhoto of students and instructors with the Woodbridge Promesa Summer Success Bridge Program, launched by Ferris State University and Grand ...



Schools closing in West Michigan due to illness  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

WEST MI-- As the deadly flu outbreak sweeps the nation, several schools in West Michigan are shutting down on Friday, to prevent it from spreading. Gull Lake ...



Inside the plans for Grand Rapids' Plaza Roosevelt  WOODTV.com

Monday morning, eight groups unveiled their plans for the Plaza Roosevelt development. The project will involve the two city blocks surrounding Rumsey Street ...



City High student wins ArtPrize SmartArt competition  MLive.com

Katelyn Sheneman, a junior at City High Middle School, "What Makes the World Go 'Round," was the ArtPrize Nine SmartArt student competition winner.



Free tickets: Cross Town Throw Down football season opener pits GRPS Union against Ottawa Hills  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Grand Rapids schools "Cross Town Throw Down" football season opener is 5 p.m. Thursday with Ottawa Hills High School facing Union at Houseman Field.



Wayland debaters having successful year  MLive.com

The Wayland Union High School debate team is experiencing a successful season. The team participates in legislative debate, in which the students research ...



$33M raised to send Grand Rapids students to college, trade school for free  MLive.com

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation announced Wednesday, May 27, that it has raised $33.6 million toward the first phase of building the scholarship ...



Meet Civic Investor Paola Mendivil: Champion of Grand Rapids, Latina community  The Rapidian

Paola Mendivil is part of a local family business, an advocate for Latina women in the community and a champion of diversity. Learn more about her in this Civic ...



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