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Union High wins third 2019 Prom of the Week poll for Grand Rapids

Union High School, in the Grand Rapids School District, won the Grand Rapids Prom the Week poll for May 4. Union beat out three other schools to ensure the ...

GRPS growing partners, interest in career academies at Ottawa Hills

The Grand Rapids Public Schools plans to house six career academies at Ottawa Hills High Schools over the next few years, beginning with the Academy of ...

Grand Rapids police investigate shooting outside Ottawa Hills High School

Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, police established a perimeter around Ottawa Hills High School, 2055 Rosewood Ave SE in Grand Rapids.

Neighborhoods of GR: Charm and determination make history in Ottawa Hills  Rapid Growth

The story of Ottawa Hills is about families coming together and golf courses splitting apart. It's about longtime residents and new neighbors. It's about community ...

Grand Rapids plans career academies for Ottawa Hills High

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools plans to offer a half-dozen career academies in fields in demand in West Michigan at Ottawa Hills High ...

Twin sisters at Ottawa Hills ranked valedictorian and salutatorian  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Twin sisters who are a month away from graduating from Ottawa Hills High School recently learned they will be doing it as ...

Shelters open in W MI amid widespread outages

Partnering with the city, Grand Rapids Public Schools opened two overnight shelters Thursday for those who are without power.

Dr. Eugene Merlin "Gene" Bont | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Dr. Eugene Merlin "Gene" Bont CAVENDISH — Dr. Gene Bont, who died April 13, 2019, in his home, was born to John Bont and Petranella "Nellie" Bont in ...

Ottawa Hills looking to reverse their fortunes

The last time the Ottawa Hills High School football team won a game was in week six of the 2015, but the Bengals are hungry to change that.

Immigration activists oppose career academy, despite GRPS leaders declaring no ICE ties

Grand Rapids school leaders say a planned Academy of Public Safety, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity has absolutely nothing to do with ICE but two ...

Grand Rapids partners say Academy for Hospitality & Tourism is needed

Grand Rapids schools will launch its Academy for Hospitality & Tourism next school year.

Grand Rapids cancels School Choice Expo, addresses career academy concerns

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids schools canceled its Tuesday, Jan. 15 School Choice Expo at City High Middle School and all evening activities because ...

A New Vision for a Historic School  School News Network

Since its founding in the 1920s in the neighborhood bearing its name, Ottawa Hills High School has educated plenty of distinguished students. They include ...

GRPS announces $17M plan for Ottawa Hills HS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Public Schools plans to transform Ottawa Hills High School into a hub for college preparation and an ...

Warming centers open in Grand Rapids area after power outages

With power out to thousands of people in West Michigan warming shelters opened their doors in Grand Rapids and other communities Thursday night. In Grand ...

Ottawa Hills celebrates fun, vibrant 2018 prom

The Ottawa Hills prom was Saturday, May 5, at Grand Rapids Community College's Applied Technology Center.

Grand Rapids school board to discuss reopening superintendent search Monday

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Board of Education scheduled a work session for Monday, April 22, to discuss the next steps for reopening its ...

Grand Rapids high school teacher accused of using racial slurs in school  Michigan Radio

A Grand Rapids Public Schools teacher is on paid leave after he allegedly used racial slurs when talking to students. The district is investigating Britton.

Kent ISD launching second, tuition-free Early Middle College program

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Kent ISD is teaming up with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) again to offer a second tuition-free Early Middle College ...

Shelters opening up for families without power  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- As thousands of Consumers Energy customers remain without power Friday, several area warming centers and shelters are opening ...

Grand Rapids seeking new principals for Ottawa Hills, City high schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools has launched a search for a new Ottawa Hills High School principal and will also need a new leader for its IB school, City HIgh ...

Rockford falls to Okemos in Battle of I-96  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- Okemos defeated Rockford, 63-29 in the Battle of I-96 Classic at Ottawa Hills high school on Saturday afternoon.

Kent, Ottawa high school SAT scores from lowest to highest

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

YWCA's 2018 Tribute Awards honor seven accomplished leaders

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The YWCA West Central Michigan has selected seven women who will be honored at the 2018 YWCA's annual Tribute Awards this year.

10 things Grand Rapids schools' retiring superintendent is proud of

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Teresa Weatherall Neal's seven year tenure as superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools has been marked by several significant ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

GRPS launches teacher cadet program as part of effort to recruit more teachers of color  Michigan Radio

Samiya Buxton, a fourteen-year old freshman at Innovation Central High School in Grand Rapids, admits she doesn't always like going to school. But in 7th.

District to phase out 'Lee Rebels' and introduce new name & mascot  School News Network

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools will replace its longtime “Rebels” name and mascot beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The district's Board of Education on ...

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

GRAND 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 ...

Abdul El-Sayed, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Grand Rapids for rally

Abdul El-Sayed and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be at the Ottawa Hills High School Auditorium for a rally on Saturday.

West Michiganders struggle without heat, power

I was very pleased to evacuate because I was so cold,” a retirement home resident said.

Globetrotters have West Michigan feel at Van Andel Arena  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- The Harlem Globetrotters thrilled fans at Sunday at Van Andel Arena with high flying dunks, crazy shots and plenty of tricks.

Animal Shelter provides free boarding for pets in need  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Kent County Animal Shelter is providing free pet-boarding *service* for those who have no other options in the cold weather.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Shelters consolidated in Kent County  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Shelters opened by both Kent County and the American Red Cross are being consolidated as power is restored to the area.

Former Ottawa Hills and Michigan basketball player Ernie Johnson dies

He was part of back-to-back state champs with Ottawa Hills, and later inducted with the team into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.

Kent ISD creates new position to promote diversity, combat racism  School News Network

As director of the Kent Intermediate School District's newly created Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell wants “to make sure all ...

Original Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids will open to public one last time before demolition  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS — Demolition crews plan to approach their impending work on Iroquois Middle School — the original Ottawa Hills High School, which has ...

New principal named for Grand Rapids high-achieving IB school

Ryan Huppert is the new principal of Grand Rapids Public School's City High Middle School. The International Baccalaureate program is considered one of the ...

Entire Grand Rapids Public Schools district to take part in national walkout

The coordinated protest is being held in response to the Florida school shooting.

Students learn history, see possibilities on tour of historically black colleges  School News Network

As Marlon Coe II strolled the grounds of Clark Atlanta University, he noticed something that impressed him: lots of people who looked like him. The Ottawa Hills ...

Forest Hills' superintendent apologizes for teens waving Trump, Betsy Ross flags

Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent Dan Behm wrote a letter to Forest Hills and GRPS families regarding a flag controversy at a football game.

A powerful message for adolescent girls: 'Love yourself every day'  School News Network

Why is it so hard to be good to ourselves? That's the question Dr. Lisa Lowery, an adolescent medicine specialist at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand ...

GR Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 2018 class

The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame inducted six honorees from West Michigan into their 2018 class Tuesday night at Van Andel Arena.

Ottawa Hills High School teens promoting 'it's cool to be smart'  The Grand Rapids Press -

Young Men Destined for Success is a group of seven male sophomores who maintain a GPA of between 3.5 to 4.0.

Riley Fields, Cory Ainsworth carry Wayland to win over Stevenson  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- Cory Ainsworth contributed 29 points while Riley Fields contributed with a lot of big-time shots in key moments to help lead Wayland to ...

Two men shot in southwest Grand Rapids late Saturday night  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two men were shot on Grand Rapids' southwest side late Saturday night, and police are searching for whoever pulled the trigger.

Women's LifeStyle Magazine Founder, Publisher Victoria Upton Dies  WHTC News

EDITOR'S NOTE: The original version of this story misstated Ms. Upton's role with the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. She was a much-appreciated ...

Magician June Horowitz, 104, blazed a trail for women

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Before she became one of magic's most well-known and beloved magicians, June Horowitz couldn't get into conventions. Women ...

Neal announces retirement after 44 years of serving GRPS  School News Network

In announcing her retirement Monday, Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal pointed to accomplishments under her leadership including increased ...

Summer's over: GRPS students headed back to school  WZZM

GRPS welcomes students back to school with celebrations all over town!

Floyd Mayweather attends basketball classic at Ottawa Hills High School

For most of the first half of the Ottawa Hills game, Mayweather stood at the rail of the balcony watching players from his former high school on the court.

Grand Rapids superintendent holding community meeting this morning at Ottawa Hills High School  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal this morning will hold her third of five community meetings at Ottawa Hills High ...

Fight between two Grand Rapids' Ottawa Hills students sparked bigger brawl, district says

GRAND RAPIDS -- Fourteen Ottawa Hills High School students were taken into police custody after a brawl Friday sparked by a student who had come into ...

Voted 'least likely to succeed,' Food Network creator funds Michigan high school scholarship

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- There was very little hint of Jack Clifford's future success as the creator of Food Network when he was a student at Ottawa Hills High ...

Schools must move beyond offensive American Indian mascots and build new traditions

We have some area schools named after other ethnic groups, such as the Holland's Dutch. The difference is that those groups weren't described as savages ...

Health center opening on GRPS high school campus

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

Grand Rapids Youth Football Coach 'I love them like they are my own sons'

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A youth football team in Grand Rapids is getting ready for their postseason. The Grand Rapids Cougars are a team made up of ...

Hall of Fame player now coaching kids in Michigan  Mansfield News Journal

Former Malabar basketball star now enjoying success as a coach in Michigan.

Accused of raping teen found slain, man to stand trial on unrelated sex charge

KENT COUNTY, MI - A man accused of raping an East Kentwood High student later found dead in Kalamazoo was ordered to stand trial on an unrelated ...

'It is what I was meant to do. These are my kids.'  School News Network

Whitley Morse greets her first-hour Monday history class with smiles at the door – “I love your glasses!” – then with a chat-around about their weekends. A couple ...

Former Ottawa Hills basketball player, killed in shooting, remembered for his determination  The Grand Rapids Press -

Brian Martinez was a former Ottawa Hills basketball player. He was killed in a shooting Wednesday on Camelot Drive SE.

GVSU alumnus running for Grand Rapids Public School Board  Grand Valley Lanthorn

A former Grand Valley State University student is running for the Grand Rapids Public School Board. Chad Patton is taking his desire for change to the next level, ...

Thousands of Kent County students to begin next school year in August

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Thousands of Kent County students will have a shorter summer break with school leaders planning to start the 2017-18 school year in ...

Floyd Mayweather, basketball classic draws over 3000 fans to Ottawa Hills High School

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — One of the most famous faces in sports focused his attention on the Ottawa Hills basketball game Saturday while more than 2,500 fans ...

The comeback kids: How Grand Rapids Public Schools are making a dramatic turnaround  Rapid Growth

For years, Grand Rapids Public Schools seemed to be sinking. Now, that's all changing. GRPS Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal explains how, and why, ...

Grand Rapids native plays for the Harlem Globetrotters  WZZM

Porter 'Primetime' Maberry is an Ottawa Hills graduate who now plays for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Grand Rapids school board resists Teach for America in underperforming schools

The Grand Rapids Board of Education Monday, Feb. 9, postponed a vote on whether to use Teach for America workers next year at five schools.

Grand Rapids native David Harris retires from NFL after 11 seasons

Former University of Michigan linebacker played 11 seasons, 10 with the Jets.

A look at Grand Rapids-area players who made NFL rosters

Holland Christian's Kirk Cousins gets another shot at starting quarterback in Washington.

'Free to Try, Free to Do Your Best'  School News Network

For some students, inspiration came from a science teacher's lesson on the expanding universe. For others, it was reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the first ...

MySchool@Kent students overcome obstacles to get to graduation  School News Network

Students choose online high school for a variety of reasons. Here, a few of this year's graduates reflect on why that type of learning, and the unique supports it ...

See how West Michigan schools rank on state's top-to-bottom list, performance scorecard  The Grand Rapids Press -

The state Department of Education released school accountability data for 2014, ranking the schools top-to-bottom and issuing color grades on the performance ...

LeBron James' Samsung commerical features high-flying 5-foot-5 dunking star from Ottawa Hills High School

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Porter Maberry, a former basketball player at Ottawa Hills High School, has jumped to a new level of acclaim even though he's just ...

Tenured teacher dismissed for job abandonment

Grand Rapids schools is dismissing a teacher for job abandonment after the teacher failed to show up at her new school .

Mr. Basketball candidates to square off in Floyd Mayweather Classic Saturday at Ottawa Hills

Floyd Mayweather and Ottawa Hills boys varsity basketball coach Van Mayfield pose for a photo during the Floyd Mayweather Classic at Ottawa Hills High ...

Grand Rapids schools hosting East vs. West I-96 Holiday Classic basketball tournament  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting the East vs. West Battle of I-96 holiday classic basketball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 22 and ...

Five years of high school can net East Kentwood students a college degree

Grand Rapids Community College and Kentwood schools plan to offer a Middle College program to high school students next year in which they could earn a ...

Grand Rapids schools switching providers for substitute teachers

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Public Schools has dropped Caledonia's Professional Education Services Group as its third-party employment *service* for ...

Retrospectives: Meet the Ottawa Hills grad, Tuskegee Airmen pilot whose exploits made history  The Grand Rapids Press -

Editor's Note: Today marks the first in a bi-weekly history series about West Michigan people, places and events. This series, called "Retrospectives," has ...

Sam Beal shines at Pro Day

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Sam Beal didn't have very long to prepare for his Pro Day workout. While players who participate in the NFL Draft Combine or hold their ...

Neal: 'Stay with Me, Stay with These Children'  School News Network

Teresa Weatherall Neal was happy to highlight a raft of community supporters at her State of Our Schools address, from the Steelcase Foundation to Grand ...

Greatest Michigan-born home run hitters in Major League Baseball history

How many can you name? Here's a look at the top 20 home run hitters in Major League Baseball who were born in Michigan.

Urban education: How Davenport's new program is changing how Grand Rapids teachers are trained

A new teacher preparation program by Davenport University is housed at Grand Rapids Public School's Innovation Central High School.

Reporter's Notebook: "Cash on the table" for my house exemplifies Grand Rapids' housing boom  Michigan Radio

I am switching roles a bit at Michigan Radio. The change requires me to sell my lovely house in Grand Rapids to work out of Ann Arbor.

Mentor Program for African-American Boys Aims to 'Create Next Generation of Global Leaders'  School News Network

Delicious-smelling bags of Popeyes chicken lie within reach of seven boys at lunch time. But before they dig in, Robert Hurd has a few things to ask them.

Patrick Miles Jr., West Michigan's first black U.S. Attorney, to leave office with President Obama

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Patrick Miles Jr., an Ottawa Hills graduate and the first black U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, on Thursday announced his ...

Godfrey-Lee selects 2 finalists in superintendent search

The school district plans to interview the finalists on May 24 and hopes to fill the position on July 1.

Hundreds of Michigan schools don't have a gym teacher. Does yours?  Bridge Michigan

Funding cuts have left 500 schools without physical education. Use this database to see if your school has a gym teacher.

Grand Rapids Schools employee accused of sexual misconduct: personnel file raises questions  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Grand Rapids Public Schools paraprofessional accused of inappropriately touching students once was let go from the district, then ...

Two Muskegon Heights High students among 4 injured in school shooting

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - Two Muskegon Heights high school students were among four people injured during a shooting at the high school Tuesday night, ...

More than 2000 people show up for "unity" game in Muskegon Heights  Michigan Radio

A high school basketball game in Muskegon Heights Wednesday night united two West Michigan communities dealing with violence. Shelby High School was.

Grand Rapids tapping successful black men to mentor at-risk male students

The "Grade School to Grad School" program, launched by Grand Rapids schools to pair at-risk students of color with mentors, will begin training the volunteer ...

Neighbors endorse plan to demolish former Iroquois Middle School in spring, build new school

GRAND RAPIDS -- Demolition of the former Iroquois Middle School in Southeast Grand Rapids could begin as soon as this spring after the Planning ...

Grand Rapids superintendent unveils pitch to close Creston, other schools as part of consolidation, reinvention plan  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal on Monday, Oct. 29 unveiled a massive restructuring proposal that closes 10 ...

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

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

'Dangerous times:' Patrick Miles Jr. seeks Michigan attorney general job

Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr. is seeking the Democratic nomination for Michigan attorney general.

Father of US Attorney Patrick Miles Jr. recalls turning point for son at Grand Rapids' Ottawa Hills

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. honored Patrick Miles, the first black U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, at an investiture ceremony at Miles' ...

Tuition-free early college program to build talent pipeline for in-demand jobs

Local manufacturers have teamed up with Grand Rapids Community College and the Kent ISD to create Launch U, a tuition-free early college program, next ...

Holland doctor retires after 42 years

Dr. Richard Kempf has served the Holland community for 42 years through his time at Holland Family Medicine. He officially retired on March 31. After 42 years ...

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