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Graduation rate for Grand Rapids Schools climbs for fifth straight year

March 22, 2017 by MLive.com

MLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - The overall graduation rate for students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools increased for the fifth consecutive year, according to 2015-16 data released Wednesday, March 22, by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance ...

Students Explore Hip-Hop as 'Something that You Live'

March 21, 2017 by School News Network

Grand Rapids Public Schools - GRPS, MI — Matthew Duncan lightly shakes a can of spray paint and, like the serious aerosol artist he is, deftly sprays an immaculate orange “o” on a canvas. And so begins a lesson on graffiti – or more properly called ...

Grand Rapids to match funds for small neighborhood projects

March 7, 2017 by MLive.com

MLive.comVolunteers work to secure a piece of the new Briggs Park playground structure at 324 Knapp Street N.E. as workers from Amway, the City of Grand Rapids, Creston Neighborhood Association, KaBOOM!, and Ottawa Hills High School came together to ...

Grand Rapids Public Schools partner with GRCC for Early Middle College Program

January 24, 2017 by WZZM13.com

That will, soon, be the reality for dozens of students at Ottawa Hills, in Grand Rapids. The program is called Early Middle College. Students will ... The goal is to open it up to everyone who wants to go through that Early Middle College Program at ...

UM commit David DeJulius scores 28 points to lead East English past Kalamazoo Central 73-63

January 14, 2017 by MLive.com

MLive.comDeJulius, a junior guard who verbally committed to the University of Michigan basketball team on Dec. 22, scored 28 points to lead East English to a 73-63 win in the fifth annual Floyd Mayweather Basketball Classic at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills High School.

What's trending in Grand Rapids area boys basketball

January 11, 2017 by MLive.com

MLive.comLowell's Matt Beachler (12) puts up a shot near Forest Hills Central defenders during the Class A district 8 boys basketball final between Forest Hills Central and Lowell on Friday, March 11, 2016, at Northview High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. Lowell ...

Grand Rapids latest to offer 5 years of high school to earn college degree

January 9, 2017 by MLive.com

MLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools is the latest school district in Kent and Ottawa counties to offer students the chance to earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree through the five-year Early/Middle College high school program.

Lansing Sexton holds off Ottawa Hills 73-65 in intense, physical game

January 3, 2017 by MLive.com

MLive.comGRAND RAPIDS –Van Mayfield is in his 11th season of coaching the Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills boys basketball team, and he said this year's start just might be his best. Well, it was going great before Lansing Sexton paid the Bengals a visit Tuesday night ...

Kent County Veterans Council names 'Veteran of the Year'

November 7, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comHe began his career in 1966, after graduating from Ottawa Hills High School and receiving an associate's degree from Grand Rapids Community College, and a degree in business administration and industrial engineering from Western Michigan University.

Health center opening on GRPS high school campus

September 19, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - Cherry Health anticipates opening a school-based health center Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Grand Rapids ... The nonprofit already has health centers at GRPS' Burton Elementary and Middle School, Ottawa Hills High School and Union High ...

Michigan School District: Betsy Ross Flag Symbolizes “Hate”

September 19, 2016 by legal Insurrection (blog)

legal Insurrection (blog)Grand Rapids Public Schools' Ottawa Hills High played Forest Hills Central at Houseman Field on Sept. 9. GRPS school leaders, parents and community members found the presentation of the flags at a game hosted by a predominately black high school to ...

OK Conference bans 'USA' chant during school sports games

September 16, 2016 by Washington Times

Washington TimesThe Ottawa-Kent Conference in West Michigan has banned fans from chanting “USA” and waving flags “that carry questionable implications” during school sporting events, in light of a controversy last week regarding students waving a Donald Trump and ...

A few patriotic teens bring Trump and Betsy Ross flags to football game, you can imagine how that went

September 16, 2016 by BizPac Review

BizPac ReviewA predominantly white Michigan high school is now proclaiming the American “Betsy Ross” flag to be a “racist” symbol of hate and has “apologized” after a few teens waved the flag at a recent football game with a nearby high school that has a ...

Trump, 'Betsy Ross' flags spark tension at football game; superintendent 'sorry'

September 14, 2016 by WZZM13.com

WZZM13.comThere was racial and political controversy at a high school football game -- sparked by students off the field. Forest Hills Central played Grand Rapids' Ottawa Hills last Friday night. Some Forest Hills Central students brought a Donald Trump banner ...

School superintendent says Betsy Ross flag is a symbol of 'hostility' and 'hate'

September 14, 2016 by The College Fix

The College FixDaniel Behm, the superintendent of the Forest Hills Public Schools in Michigan, apparently thinks the flag representing the original 13 American colonies is an image of “hate.” At a football game on September 9 where ... Behm continued with an apology ...

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