Communications & External Affairs
We Are GR Newspaper
We Are GR was launched in 2012 to replace the Grand Rapids Public School's "Highlights", as well as the City of Grand Rapids' "Parks and Recreation Guide". Readers receive the same level of information they were accustomed to reading, as well as information about Grand Rapids Public Schools' programs, the City's initiatives related to transformation, and new partnership opportunities between the two organizations. During the school year, GRPS also puts out a weekly newsletter.
GRPS issues frequent media advisories, news releases, and prepared statements regarding events, issues, people, and special projects related to the district and our schools. News releases can be viewed at www.wearegr.com. If you have an idea or issue related to GRPS that you believe is newsworthy, please contact us and we will make every effort to generate media coverage.
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John Helmholdt, Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs
Kalli Zielbauer, Communications Coordinator
Kyle Pray, Student Retention Recruitment Program Coordinator
Lynn Ritsema, Administrative Assistant