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GRCHS Home Bulletin News — May 9, 2023

High School News

Class of 2023 🎓

Cap and gown orders were distributed to students last month. If your student did not pick theirs up, please remind them to come to the office to get them. 

Graduation is May 23 at Calvary Church at 8:00 pm. Graduation tickets and info were mailed to households. Each household received 6 tickets with details on how to request additional tickets if you need them. 

Info about the Senior All Night Party was emailed to you. Volunteers are also needed!

Summer Session

At Grand Rapids Christian Schools, we believe a student’s learning and growth does not stop when second semester ends. Summer Session is an exciting way at Grand Rapids Christian High for students to participate in fun enrichment and immersion activities during the summer and earn high school credit. Incoming 9th – 12th grade students can participate in Courses, Workshops, College Prep Activities, and Drivers Training.

There are many great reasons to take a class during Summer Session:

  • For new students – get a taste of academics at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Make a few friends before high school starts!
  • Get ahead on graduation requirements.
  • Make room in your normal school-year schedule for electives and Advanced Placement classes.
  • Take unique classes that aren’t offered during the school year.
  • Demonstrate to colleges that you invested in summer enrichment.
  • Prepare for college entrance exams. 

All summer offerings are posted online at our website:
Registration is open now and spots are filling quickly!  

Winterim 2024

Partnership with the community is a vital part of the success of Winterim. We are always looking for people with passions to share that are interested in offering a two-week course as a paid Guest Instructor. Please contact Brian Karsten for more information: email at or call 616.574.5508.

Technology Sale

Come to our GRCS technology sale on Friday, June 2 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at Grand Rapids Christian High School in the All City Gym lobby (2300 Plymouth - Door 5)! This year we will be selling 13" MacBook Airs, iPads, Mac Mini desktops, and projectors. See the Tech Sales Flyer for details.

AP Testing

AP Testing continues through Thursday, May 11. Students should continue to check their email for updates and reminders. 

Choir Concert

Mark your calendars for the final Choir Concert of the year! Tonight at 7:30 pm. We will be performing our semester's festival pieces, and some very fun additions, including musical theater, Barbershop, and multicultural genres. We will celebrate our Seniors and enjoy our last performance together. We hope you can join us and bring family and friends too! 

Band and Orchestra Concert

Our GRCHS Band and Orchestras are presenting "A Night at the Cinema" on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 pm. You will hear the groups perform a wonderful variety of Movie and Musical tunes including La La Land, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Wicked, Brave, Aladdin and more.

Come support these fine musicians and enjoy the show!

GRCS Spanish Immersion Apparel Sale - THE JOY IS IN THE JOURNEY

This year we are celebrating 13 years of Spanish Immersion at Grand Rapids Christian Schools! This Spring we will be graduating the first class that started in the SI Program in Kindergarten. Our theme for the apparel is "La alegría está en el camino/ The joy is in the journey." Join us in sharing our appreciation and joy for this program with our new student-designed merchandise. 

The shop will be open for orders through next week (closing May 12th). We will have items for distribution at school before the end of the school year. Seniors: we'll get your SI MERCH to you! Click here to shop SI apparel!

Host an International Student at Grand Rapids Christian Schools

We are expecting a number of international students (from 10 countries!) to join us in August. These young men and women are excited to experience life in West Michigan, living with an American family and attending classes at the high school. If you are interested in other cultures, enjoy hospitality, and want to have an enduring impact on a young person's life then this could be a great opportunity for your family! Host families receive an annual stipend to cover costs and we provide orientation, training, and ongoing support throughout the school year. For more information contact Joelle Williams at or 616-574-5652.

Food Service Balances

The GRCS lunch balance policy is that we do not refund balances. Please be mindful of your lunch balance after spring break. All remaining balances are transferred to siblings. Should you not have younger siblings we put the excess balance in a fund for students PK-12 who are not able to pay their lunch balances—it is called the "pay it forward fund." Thank you for your support and participation in our GRCS school nutrition program.

Students with negative balances at the time of exams, need to have them paid prior to taking the exam. Our students at the high school are very good at keeping their lunch balances in good standing. Thank you!

From the Counseling Department

Please visit the Counseling Department web page for the latest information from the GRCHS Counseling Department, including curriculum and class information, ACT and SAT testing information and prep classes, college planning guides, and much more.

Upcoming Saturday ACT dates:

  • June 10, 2023
  • Late registration deadline is May 19th
  • See to register. 
  • July 15, 2023
  • Registration deadline is June 16th
  • See to register. 

Upcoming Saturday SAT and SAT Subject Test dates: 

  • June 3, 2023
  • Late registration deadline May 24.
  • Register at

From the Athletic Department

Sports Physicals

Current 8th-11th graders planning to play sports at Grand Rapids Christian High School in the 2023-24 school year need to have an MHSAA physical form on file with the high school athletic office before they are allowed to participate. A valid physical for 2023-24 must be completed after April 15, 2023. Turn in the completed physical to the GRCHS athletic office by mail or email as soon as you finish it, even if it is before the end of this school year or during the summer. You may print out a physical form here. 

This form must be completed with all signatures in order to participate in sports at GRCHS. You may attach your doctor's office physical form for the doctor portion of this form but the parent portion and all signatures need to be completed on this form. 


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