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Grand Rapids teacher who killed in ‘violent fit of rage’ wins release from prison  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids high school history teacher who fatally stabbed a prostitute 28 years ago in what was described as a “violent fit of ...



GRPS growing partners, interest in career academies at Ottawa Hills  MLive.com

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 ...



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 ...



Grand Rapids plans career academies for Ottawa Hills High  MLive.com

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 ...



GRPS school-based health centers open during summer break  MLive.com

School-based health centers at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Innovation Central, Ottawa Hills and Union high schools will be open during summer break for ...



'Shelter in place' lifted at Ottawa Hills High School after nearby shooting  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - No students were involved in or hurt in a drive-by shooting near Ottawa Hills High School Thursday. Grand Rapids police sent out a ...



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

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 announces $17M plan for Ottawa Hills HS  WOODTV.com

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 seeking new principals for Ottawa Hills, City high schools  MLive.com

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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Grand Rapids school board to discuss reopening superintendent search Monday  MLive.com

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 ...



Ottawa Hills celebrates fun, vibrant 2018 prom  MLive.com

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



GRPS rolling out hospitality and tourism academy | 2018-10-16  grbj.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools has developed new academy focused on hospitality and tourism. The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism will open next academic ...



Prosecutor opposes release of teacher who killed prostitute in ‘fit of rage’  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More than 28 years after a Grand Rapids teacher fatally stabbed a prostitute in what was described as a “violent fit of rage,'' the ...



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 ...



School district plans $17M renovation of high school  grbj.com

A local school district is planning to renovate a high school into a center for college preparation and career technical education.. At her annual State of Our ...



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

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



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

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 ...



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 plans to adopt new curriculum better aligned with M-STEP, SAT  MLive.com

Grand Rapids schools is in the process of adopting a new 21st Century English language arts curriculum for Grades 6–12 that is better aligned with what ...



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

Photo of Young Men Destined for Success, an Ottawa Hills High School student group of teens who maintain a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0. The teens (from L to ...



Former Ottawa Hills and Michigan basketball player Ernie Johnson dies  MLive.com

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, 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.



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 ...



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

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



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

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 ...



YWCA's 2018 Tribute Awards honor seven accomplished leaders  MLive.com

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.



Hundreds of crews responding to widespread power outages in West Michigan  WZZM13.com

Consumers Energy and city officials in Grand Rapids provided an update Friday to the widespread power outages in West Michigan.



New principal named for Grand Rapids high-achieving IB school  MLive.com

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 ...



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.



Floyd Mayweather attends basketball classic at Ottawa Hills High School  MLive.com

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.



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 ...



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

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 ...



'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 ...



10 things Grand Rapids schools' retiring superintendent is proud of  MLive.com

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



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, ...



Floyd Mayweather Classic draws hot talent from Chicago that pulls out win over Ottawa Hills  MLive.com

Chicago Hyde Park defeated the Bengals 54-50 Saturday evening.



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

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 ...



School says police didn’t notify them of nearby shooting  WOODTV.com

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.



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 ...



George Richard Grettenberger | Obituaries  Cadillac News

OKEMOS — George Richard Grettenberger died Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 89.



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

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



Former EPA official sees young people leading environmental 'reawakening'  School News Network

Kalil Adams loves hip-hop, but he never really connected it to global warming until he met Mustafa Santiago Ali. The East Kentwood senior performed a hip-hop ...



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 ...



Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...



Amash says if people want single-payer healthcare, try it at state level - mlive.com  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - U.S. Rep. Justin Amash spent the evening Wednesday justifying his vote for a healthcare bill some of his constituents say is inhumane ...



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

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 ...



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 ...



Running the good race, from refugee camp to top student-athlete  School News Network

It was graduation day, and Jama Jafari Jama was in a bind. City High School commencement was that evening at Fountain Street Church. But first he had a race ...



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.



Grand Rapids school board resists Teach for America in underperforming schools  MLive.com

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.



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  MLive.com

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 ...



'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 ...



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.



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.



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, ...



Grand Rapids native plays for the Harlem Globetrotters  WZZM

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



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

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 ...



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

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 Classic creates positive impact on Ottawa Hills basketball players, coach  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The pace is frenzied and the players move up and down the court as if on predetermined pathways created by their coach, Van Mayfield.



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.



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 ...



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

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



Tenured teacher dismissed for job abandonment  MLive.com

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



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, ...



Grand Rapids native David Harris retires from NFL after 11 seasons  MLive.com

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



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

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



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

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 ...



Early enrollment gives GRPS students path to GRCC  WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — New numbers show efforts to encourage more Grand Rapids high school students to go to college are working.



How to enroll in GRPS theme schools & Centers of Innovation  MLive.com

Grand Rapids Public Schools, as the seventh largest district in the state, offers the largest selection of school choices in West Michigan, including three dozen ...



Magician June Horowitz, 104, blazed a trail for women  MLive.com

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



Brewery startup lands new name | 2018-11-30 | Grand Rapids Business Journal  grbj.com

Michigan's first African-American-owned brewery concept has a new name. Terry Rostic, entrepreneur and co-founder of the brewery formerly known as Kings ...



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 ...



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 switching providers for substitute teachers  MLive.com

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



Two Muskegon Heights High students among 4 injured in school shooting  MLive.com

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



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

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 ...



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.



Grand Rapids youth speak out on race, equity before city leaders  MLive.com

More than 30 students gathered to share their thoughts at KidSpeak 2017.



Nonprofit producing Tribute Awards | 2018-10-29 | Grand Rapids Business Journal  grbj.com

A nonprofit that focuses on eliminating racism and empowering women and girls is hosting an awards luncheon tomorrow. The YWCA of West Central Michigan ...



2017 Top Grads: Kent County-area public schools  MLive.com

MLive Media Group and The Grand Rapids recognizes the top scholars in Kent County area for 2017 announced by public schools in the area, including Barry ...



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" ...



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

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



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

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



What Grand Rapids schools Superintendent Teresa Neal changed in her restructuring plan and why  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Creston High School students were not able to persuade Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal to remove the ...



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 ...



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

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



Justin Keenan, former Ottawa Hills and Ferris State basketball standout, heads back overseas  MLive.com

BIG RAPIDS, MI – Justin Keenan, an Ottawa Hills High School graduate who also starred at Ferris State University, hopes his second season playing basketball ...



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 ...



Grand Rapids school board approves Superintendent Neal's transformation plan to improve achievement  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids school board on Monday, Dec. 17 unanimously approved a district restructuring plan recommended by Superintendent ...



So Many Choices, and There's Still Enough Time  School News Network

The gym was filled with chatter and choices, as parents and students checked out possible schools to apply for in the 2017-18 school year. The School Choice ...



'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.



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

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



New investors to operate Grandville stamping firm as minority enterprise  MLive.com

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 ...



Grand Rapids superintendent says merging Creston and City High-Middle School is an option  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A week after Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal pitched her proposal to close 10 Grand Rapids schools as part of a restructuring ...



Former GRPS teacher sentenced to year in jail for crash that killed ArtPrize artist  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

MECOSTA COUNTY, MI -- A former Grand Rapids Public Schools teacher will spend a year in jail for driving with a revoked license in a crash that killed a Grand ...



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