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Daniel Boothe / WGVU NPR

Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal announced Monday morning that she will be retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. At a press conference held at The Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Monday morning, Weatherall Neal said it’s the very same building that she stepped into as a kindergartener back in 1963, bringing her story full circle.

“Grand Rapids Public Schools has been part of my life for 55 years,” Weatherall Neal said. “It truly is a remarkable story, one that I could never have imagined.”

Officials cut ribbon on GRPS Public Museum High School

Aug 16, 2018

Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall-Neal and Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss were joined by a number of city officials Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon on the school district’s new Public Museum High School.

Located within the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the new high school aims to offer a different type of learning experience, as students will engage with city archives and museum resources for research and projects.

Dr. Chris Hanks is the Principal at Grand Rapids Public Museum School.

GRPS Happenings

Nov 28, 2017
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Monthly we speak with guests from the GRPS. John Helmholdt, Kalli Kielbauer and Kyle Pray join us.

As the summer draws to a close, Monday marked the first day of school for many districts in the area including Grand Rapids Public Schools. While the GRPS is heading into year six of its Transformation plan this year the district is implementing a number of new programs including the Early Middle College program at Ottawa Hills High School. The program gives students the opportunity to attend high school for 5 years, not only earning their diploma in the process, but also graduate with an Associate’s Degree. 

GR8 Girls Challenge

Jun 12, 2017

We discuss the GR8 Girls Challenge, and upcoming fundraiser for Grand Rapids Public Schools Athletics. We talk about boot camp with Cara Jones and Scott Hamilton.

GRPS Happenings

Apr 25, 2017
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We speak with representatives from Grand Rapids Public Schools.  The Principals of Shawmut Hills and Congress Elementary join us along with John Helmholdt, and Sustainability Coordinator Kristen Trovillion.

GRPS Happenings

Mar 28, 2017
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Guests from the Grand Rapids Public Schools join us every month to discuss their happenings.  Today, Dr. Ron Gorman and John Helmholdt join us to discuss the increase in Graduation Rates and give us a challenge scholars update.

GRPS Happenings

Feb 28, 2017
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John Helmholdt from GRPS joins us with info on the State Top to bottom rankings and gives us an overview of the Governor's proposed K-12 budget.

GRPS Happenings

Nov 22, 2016
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Monthly we spotlight the Grand Rapids Public School System.  Today we talk about 24th annual Turkey Trot and more. Tony Baker, Kerri Reed and John Helmholdt are our guests.

GRPS Happenings

Aug 23, 2016
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Monthly we put the spotlight on education with guests from the Grand Rapids Public School System. Communications Manager John Helmholdt talks about back to school highlights, including safety tips.

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