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

January 24, 2017 by WZZM13.com

... high school diploma and their Associates Degree, for free. "I think that is a wonderful opportunity for any kid attending Ottawa Hills to be enrolled in that program," said Chris Sain, with Grand Rapids Community College. ... Public Schools and ...

So Many Choices, and There's Still Enough Time

January 20, 2017 by School News Network

The School Choice Expo and Winter Carnival, held at Gerald R. Ford Academic Center, showcased 17 theme schools and Centers of Innovation. They included longtime schools such as Blandford, City High, Middle and Grand Rapids Montessori, along with ...

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.comAnn Arbor; Bay City; Detroit; Flint; Grand Rapids; Jackson; Kalamazoo; Lansing; Muskegon; Saginaw; All Michigan .... Lowell's Matt Beachler (12) puts up a shot near Forest Hills Central defenders during the Class A district 8 boys basketball final ...

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.

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

January 5, 2017 by MLive.com

MLive.comGRAND 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 resignation, coinciding with President Barack Obama's departure from office. His ...

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.

Tenured teacher dismissed for job abandonment

October 6, 2016 by MLive.com

MLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids School Board passed a resolution to dismiss a tenured teacher for job abandonment after the woman failed to show up for work at her new school. Mary Thomson, who began her career with the district in December 2010 ...

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 ... The nonprofit already has health centers at GRPS' Burton Elementary and Middle School, Ottawa Hills High School and Union High School.

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 ...

Does America's first flag symbolize 'exclusion and hate', as Michigan school superintendent said?

September 15, 2016 by Topeka Capital Journal

The controversy got rolling last weekend when predominantly white Forest Hills High School played a game on the home field of predominantly black Ottawa High School in Grand Rapids. Some Forest Hills students were parading around not only with the ...

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

September 14, 2016 by WZZM13.com

WZZM13.comGRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - There 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 ...

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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