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Grand Rapids cancels School Choice Expo, addresses career academy concerns  MLive.com

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



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, ...



Grand Rapids police investigate shooting outside Ottawa Hills High School  MLive.com

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  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 ...



Ottawa Hills looking to reverse their fortunes  WZZM13.com

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.



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.



Grand Rapids to open an academy of tourism and hospitality management for teens  Michigan Radio

Grand Rapids wants to get more young people of color to consider working in the hospitality and tourism industry. So the city's public school system is.



Ottawa Hills High School class of 1978 holding 40th reunion  MLive.com

The Ottawa Hills High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40th Reunion from 5:30 p.m. until dusk on Saturday, July 28. The event will be held at the Caledonia ...



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 ...



Union continues to impress with blowout win over Sexton  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- Grand Rapids Union continues their hot start to the 2018-19 boys basketball season with a 71-31 win over Lansing Sexton during the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Abdul El-Sayed, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Grand Rapids for rally  WZZM13.com

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



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.



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.



GRPS, GRCC strengthening Early/Middle College partnership  WZZM13.com

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 ...



Grand Rapids Public Schools partner with GRCC for Early Middle College Program  WZZM13.com

Imagine what it would feel like to walk across the stage at your high school graduation and leave with not one, but two diplomas. That will, soon, be the reality for ...



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 ...



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.



Grand Rapids Public Schools begin classes Monday  WOODTV.com

Public schools in Grand Rapids are back in session for the 2017-2018 school year.



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

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 ...



GR Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 2018 class  WZZM13.com

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



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 ...



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.



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

Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal delivers her annual State of our Schools address at Ottawa Hills High School in this 2015 ...



Photos: Demolition of original Ottawa Hills High School begins  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS -- Demolition began Monday on Iroquois Middle School, the original Ottawa Hills High School. Three cranes are bringing down the 82-year-old ...



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

Chris Clark | The Grand Rapids PressGrand Rapids Police Lt. Ralph Mason, at left, helps disperse students after a Friday afternoon brawl at Ottawa Hills High ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The new principal of Grand Rapids Public Schools' high-achieving International Baccalaureate program says he is looking forward to ...



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 ...



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

Ottawa High School students head home after class last year. Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal this morning is holding her third of five ...



Declining enrollment, aging building may lead to closing of a Grand Rapids high school  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Leaders also are considering asking voters for a so-called sinking fund to pay for repairs.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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

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



Sam Beal shines at Pro Day  WZZM13.com

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 ...



Grand Rapids native plays for the Harlem Globetrotters  WZZM

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



Sports OT: GR Sports Hall of Fame inductee Kaman  WOODTV.com

Chris Kaman will join a special club this year: He's being inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.



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 ...



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 ...



GRPS touts GRCC dual-enrollment program  WOODTV.com

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



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 ...



Teen victim's family: Why no charges in 2014?  WOODTV.com

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) -- The family of 16-year-old rape and homicide victim Mujey Dumbuya is demanding answers from prosecutors after learning her ...



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 ...



40 years after first meeting, pair plans wedding  WOODTV.com

Robert Singleton and Margaret Rose's love story is 40 years in the making.



Superintendent apologizes for display at football game  WOODTV.com

Some community members are saying a display by students standing with Forest Hills Central fans during Friday's high school football game against Grand ...



Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame names 2018 class  WOODTV.com

Former Ottawa Hills High School standout linebacker David Harris, who went on to win two Big Ten titles and appear in the Rose Bowl while playing at Michigan.



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

Courtesy ArtOttawa Hills grad Bernard Jefferson flew in World War II as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen before becoming an educator in Chicago.



Free tickets: Cross Town Throw Down football season opener pits GRPS Union against Ottawa Hills  The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Grand Rapids schools "Cross Town Throw Down" football season opener is 5 p.m. Thursday with Ottawa Hills High School facing Union at Houseman Field.



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.



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

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



Highlights: Battle of I-96 Holiday Classic  WOODTV.com

West Michigan high school basketball teams hit the hardwood Saturday for the Battle of I-96 Holiday Classic.



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.



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

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.



Grand Rapids Youth Football Coach 'I love them like they are my own sons'  WZZM13.com

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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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.



Holland doctor retires after 42 years  HollandSentinel.com

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 ...



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.



What's trending in Grand Rapids area boys basketball  MLive.com

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.



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

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



NFL player David Harris hosts camp at Houseman Field  WOODTV.com

Former Ottawa Hills High School and University of Michigan standout David Harris was in West Michigan on Saturday for his 11th Annual football camp.



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

Porter Maberry's YouTube video on dunks become part of commercial with NBA star.



Giants pick WMU's Beal in supplemental draft  WOODTV.com

Former Western Michigan University cornerback Sam Beal was selected by the New York Giants in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft.



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 ...



Accused shooter's past includes gangs, guns, drugs  WZZM13.com

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



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

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 ...



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 ...



Father of U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr. recalls turning point for son at Grand Rapids' Ottawa Hills  MLive.com

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' ...



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

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



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, ...



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

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 ...



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

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.



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

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - When Donald Trump won the presidential election, Patrick Miles Jr., appointed by Barack Obama as the first black U.S. Attorney for the ...



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" ...



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

Terrence Hinton died Sunday in a vehicle crash in Hawaii.



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 ...



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

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



Street preacher battles two city ordinances, says they stifle free speech  WZZM

If you're reciting scripture on a city sidewalk and someone complains, are you breaking the law? Under two local ordinances, the answer is yes.



Grand Rapids native Pat Miles announces AG run  WOODTV.com

Former United States Attorney Pat Miles returned to his alma mater in Grand Rapids Thursday to make it official: He's running for Michigan attorney general.



Dirty Dining: Back to school edition  WOODTV.com

A back to school warning for parents: some Kent County cafeterias are not getting a top grade when it comes to food safety.



24 juvenile offenders serving life terms for 21 homicides in Kent County  WZZM13.com

The U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2012 ruled mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders is unconstitutional. There are 367 Michigan inmates serving life ...



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 ...



Belding School District abandons its Redskins mascot  MLive.com

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



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

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



Tenured teacher dismissed for job abandonment  MLive.com

GRAND 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 ...



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

Michael Davenport, a basketball star at Ottawa Hills High School in the 1980s who went on to star at Xavier University, will lead Jireh as president and CEO.



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 ...



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