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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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

Grand Rapids school leaders say a planned career academy is not tied to ICE. Immigration groups raised concerns about the Academy for Public Safety, ...

Shelters consolidating resources in Kent County  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

UPDATE -- Many shelters opened by the American Red Cross are being closed and consolidated as well. WHERE: Ottawa Hills High School – will close as of ...

Ottawa Hills celebrates fun, vibrant 2018 prom

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

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 ...

Grand Rapids partners say Academy for Hospitality & Tourism is needed

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

School says police didn't notify them of nearby shooting

Leaders at a Catholic school in Grand Rapids are raising questions after they say police didn't notify them of a nearby drive-by shooting.

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.

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.

GRPS, GRCC strengthening Early/Middle College partnership

Ottawa Hills High School students can enroll in the Early/Middle College program to complete their final year of high school while simultaneously earning an ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

West Michiganders struggle without heat, power

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

GRPS touts GRCC dual-enrollment program

Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College are showing off their partnership and what it can do for students.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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, ...

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 ...

Grand Rapids native David Harris retires from NFL after 11 seasons

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

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 ...

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

Some of them don't have fathers at home, so in addition to running practice, the coaches also pick up and drop off many of the boys at their home.

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.

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.

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 ...

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

Painted over: Students Curtis DeLeon, left, and Chris Simmons walk past the mural that depicts Ottawa Hills High School's Indian mascot in May 2003.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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

Grand Rapids native plays for the Harlem Globetrotters  WZZM

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

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 ...

What's trending in Grand Rapids area boys basketball

Wyoming's student section reads newspapers as East Grand Rapids' starting line-up is announced at Wyoming High School in Wyoming on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

'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 ...

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.

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 .

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Father of U.S. 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' ...

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 ...

Chronic absences: Grand Rapids schools working with police, state DHS to crack down on truants  The Grand Rapids Press -

Thirty-six percent of Grand Rapids Public Schools students missed 18 days or more of school due to excused or unexcused absences, according to a recent ...

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

Take a glance at the greatest professional sluggers Michigan has ever produced.

Sugar Mel Basketball Camp  Fox17

Are your kids looking to improve their basketball skills? Sign them up for basketball camp at Sugar Mel's Sweetshot Basketball Camp. NBA star Melvin "Sugar" ...

Accused shooter's past includes gangs, guns, drugs

Clarence Jamichael McCaleb, shot twice by a Muskegon County sheriff's deputy Tuesday night, has been charged nine different times in Grand Rapids District ...

Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr. glad he quit, wouldn't have survived Trump

Patrick Miles Jr. served five years as U.S. Attorney but resigned as President Obama's term expired and Donald Trump took over.

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 ...

Muskegon and Kalamazoo Central fall at Floyd Mayweather Jr. Classic  Fox17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- Some of the top boys high school basketball teams around the Midwest were at Ottawa Hills high school on Saturday for the 4th Floyd ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Middle College Program to Provide Associate Degrees  School News Network

A goal at the high school is for every student to receive college credit from at least one class before they graduate, said Evan Hordyk, the district's executive ...

New investors to operate Grandville stamping firm as minority enterprise

GRANDVILLE, MI - Jireh Metal Products has been acquired by a group of local investors who plan to operate the metal stamping company as a Minority ...

Belding School District abandons its Redskins mascot

The Belding School Board unanimously voted to get rid of its Redskins mascot Monday.

'We're on the Right Track'  School News Network

When Principal Tricia Mathes announced to her staff that their school had been taken off the state's list of Priority Schools, they cheered and clapped their hands.

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.

Body of soldier killed in Hawaii returns to Grand Rapids for funeral

The body of U.S. Army Sgt. Terrence Hinton landed in West Michigan on Tuesday, May 30.

Meet the YWCA's 2017 Tribute Award winners

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

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.

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.

Could the Grand Rapids schools plan for Creston High students change again?  The Grand Rapids Press -

GRAND RAPIDS, MI- The debate about the relocation of Creston High School students continued at Monday's Grand Rapids school board meeting. "I don't think ...

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

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

Soldier killed in Hawaii crash remembered as 'go-getter' and family man

Terrence Hinton died Sunday in a vehicle crash in Hawaii.

Ready to Launch: New Early College to Boost Student Careers  School News Network

Students interested in careers in manufacturing now have a direct pathway into the workforce, and they can get there with an associate's degree earned ...

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