Gerald R. Ford Middle School will celebrate receiving a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) "Gold Award of Distinction" at a school-wide assembly on October 4, 2012 at 1:00pm. Current CBS Sports Analyst and Michigan State University legend Mateen Cleaves will be in attendance from the 'nPlay Foundation, along with representatives from the USDA, Michigan Department of Education, and the Michigan Department of Community Health.
The Grand Rapids Public Schools Athletics Department is partnering with the Grand Rapids Spanish Soccer League to host the first Grand Rapids Public Schools Community Soccer Classic on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Houseman Field.
Grand Rapids Public Schools' English Language Learner (ELL) and Migrant Department is hosting several events, including a visit from an award winning author, to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15-October 15 and is an annual celebration of the history and culture of Hispanic Americans.