Principal's Message

Dear EGRMS Families,

This Thursday is the last day of the 2018-2019 school year.  As a reminder, students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week due to exams.  Parents are encouraged to review expectations for these afternoons with their students to ensure a common understanding of where students should proceed upon dismissal.

On a personal note, I want to thank everyone for their support in the many important initiatives we have undertaken as a school community this school year.  This year has been immensely rewarding to me and I consider it a great privilege to work with your children and the excellent middle school faculty on a daily basis.

I hope this summer is restful and rewarding to your family.

EGRMS Student Volunteers during Day of Caring on May 3rd. 
Please view the thank you letter from the Department of Military & Veterans Affairs here.

Exam Schedule

  Tuesday, June 4 Wednesday, June 5 Thursday, June 6
8:00 – 9:25 7th and 8th Grade 6thHour Exam 6th and 8th Grade 4thHour Exam 7th and 6th Grade 2nd Hour Exam
6th Grade Activities 7th Grade Activities 8th Grade Promotion Assembly Practice (Assembly begins at 9:00 AM)
9:25 – 9:35 Break Break Break
9:35 – 11:00 8th and 7th Grade 5thHour Exam 8th and 6th Grade 3rdHour Exam 7th and 6th Grade 1st Hour Exam
6th Grade Activities 7th Grade Activities 8th Grade Promotion Assembly
(Reception to Follow)

Anthony Morey

Congratulations on a successful year, have a safe and enjoyable summer.  See you in August!

Shelly Schram
Assistant Principal

Engage 1:1 District Device Program

Engage 1:1 is a voluntary and encouraged technology program which supports the learning of our East Grand Rapids middle school and high school students. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to bring their own technology device or they may join the District-Provided Device program. Read More...

Last Chance ~ Thursday, June 6th

Please stop by and check out the items in the Lost and Found located near the gym. Unclaimed items will be donated after school on Thursday, June 6th.

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the 6th and 7th grade Field Days.  If you are able to help, please visit the sign-up genius here to sign-up for a slot.  Thank you for your help in making this day a success.  The Field Day schedule is as follows:

  • 6th grade:  June 4th, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • 7th grade:  June 5th, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Attention 8th Grade Parents!!

Volunteers are needed to make this years 8th Grade Year End Party a success!  Please click here to view the sign up options.


Incredible! We’re almost there!

Over the last two years, Now&Forever has raised more than $6 million to create a sustainable source of funding for our schools. That includes more than $200,000 in pledges last week alone!

If you're one of the more than 800 families, including more than 130 EGRPS staff members, who have contributed to the campaign, I thank you. More important, our students and our schools thank you as well.

If you haven't yet made a pledge to this historic effort, there's still time. We still need to raise $380,000 in the community portion of the campaign. With your help, we'll get there. To make your pledge, visit the Now&Forever donation page on the Foundation’s website.

Thank you, as always, for your support!

Amy Stuursma, Executive Director
East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation


Students are issued “Way to Go” cards for demonstrating Respect, Responsibility or Personal Best by doing the right thing!  As students receive these cards, they are placed in the container located in the Main Office.  Every Friday, names are drawn and announced during the afternoon announcements.  Each student selected, has the opportunity to pick a prize from the prize basket simply as a way to say “Thanks, we appreciate and recognize you!” 

We will hold our next drawing in the fall, work hard over the summer to make demonstrating Respect, Responsibility and Personal Best a daily habit.


The Hearts of Gold committee is excited to announce the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan as our 2019 partner! The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Awareness activities and fundraising will kick off in September. The Hearts of Gold events will culminate on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the East Grand Rapids High School home varsity football game against Grand Rapids Christian. Hearts of Gold is an annual EGR community-wide effort to raise funds and awareness for a non-profit organization, focusing on the physical and mental health of children while teaching our kids about philanthropy. Since 2009, Hearts of Gold has raised $663,000 for non-profit organizations throughout the state. 2019 will be extra special as it marks our tenth anniversary! For additional information about Hearts of Gold, go to the Hearts of Gold website or find Hearts of Gold on Facebook by searching @egrheartsofgold.

Upcoming Events
For more upcoming events, please be sure to check with your child and reference the MS Calendar which may be found here.

KCTC Summer Camp
KCTC offers a summer camp program for grades 7, 8, and 9.  The program is a career-themed camp were students can explore various programs available at KCTC.  It's hands-on fun with the technology and equipment the professionals use in their trades.  Some of the most popular camps include Young Chefs, Criminal Justice, and the STEM Program.  For more information, click
Parks & Rec Wants to Hear from You!
The Community Park, Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plan update is underway! Provide your feedback to the Parks & Recreation Department on the improvement of EGR grounds and programs by attending the public workshops on
June 10 and July 8 at 6:30 p.m. in room 102 of the Community Center.
By updating and submitting this plan to the state, Parks & Recreation will be able to apply for grants from 2020-2025 that will help continue the development and enhancement of EGR’s parks, natural spaces and recreation opportunities. Your participation allows the department to present a genuine representation of residents’ desires for the City’s improvement.

Gaslight Village’s annual event is back again to bring residents and visitors an evening filled with excellent food, drinks, entertainment and fun for the entire family! Mark your calendars for August 15 and visit for more information.



Our district is a proud partner of School News Network, visit their site for news items about EGR and other local schools!

Items listed here are non-school sponsored events that may be of interest to some parents or students.  Organizers are not affiliated with EGRPS.

The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (a nonprofit organization with a mission of providing equitable access to opportunity) offers summer camps in fine arts and digital media to middle and high school students. We have four sessions this summer and camps include video game design, 3D modeling and animation, ceramics, music production, photography, sewing, painting, digital illustration, etc. 

All details are here:
EGR Middle School
EGRPS District Website
EGRPS Academic Boosters 
EGRPS Community Action Council
EGRPS Music Boosters 
EGRPS Stage Boosters
EGRPS Team Boosters
EGR Schools Foundation
EGRPS Special Education News
EGRPS Parent Tech Update

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