Two 5th grade students from Sibley Elementary, alongside Principal Andrew Alvesteffer and Sibley staff member Linda Igleski participated in Kids' Food Basket second decade kickoff at their facility in Grand Rapids. Kids' Food Basket is a partner with Sibley and Grand Rapids Public Schools in providing nutritious 'sack suppers" for children so they don't go hungry.
As part of the Transformation Plan, over the next three years, the district will be phasing in a new school dress code requiring all students to wear school uniforms. The phase in starts with all elementary and K8 schools this fall for the 2013-2014 school year, then middle schools for the 2014-2015 school year, and finally high schools/alternative schools for the 2015-2016 schools year. GRPS already has eight schools that require uniforms.
Environmental consultant and Grand Rapids native James Ashley, Ph.D., is certainly accomplished.
He has earned three degrees in planetary sciences and, as a research fellow at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, he is currently working on two NASA missions: the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Exploration Rovers.