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GRCHS Home Bulletin News — September 6, 2022

Keeping You Connected

Details from the Dean

We have had an awesome start to our school year. Our students have adjusted to changes and new routines, and they come with a positive attitude each day. We want to celebrate our awesome students and their desire to build a positive school community, so we have started fun Wednesday celebrations each week during lunch. We started with ice cream for all students, and this past week we enjoyed fun yard games outside during lunch. It was a time for friendly competition and community building. We will continue to announce our fun Wednesday plans in the morning announcements each week. We hope to celebrate our students and continue to create a welcoming community here at school! 

—Elizabeth Hoving

Plugged In

We're off to a great start this school year. I would like to highlight our senior retreat that took place last weekend. Our seniors were amazing and it was a great time to come together and worship, build relationships with others, connect and have fun. This experience will help set the tone for the school year led by our senior leadership. We're always looking for ways to connect, celebrate and come together as a community.

All our students will have another great opportunity to get connected at our Clubs and Orgs Festival on September 14th.  We have a variety of opportunities to help students get plugged in here at GRCHS. We're really looking forward to this event highlighting all our Clubs and Orgs!

—Eric Taylor

Stronger Together

This past week, I was invited to sit in on Eagle Links’ first meeting of the school year. Eagle Links is an awesome opportunity for general population students and students supported by inclusion services to connect outside of the classroom. Under the guidance of Mrs. Pecor and Mrs. Dekker, Eagle Links students meet for lunch, talk about life, and play board games. Annelle Dykema, a junior, enjoys it because “everyone is welcoming. It’s a safe environment for us to get to know students who we might not get to know otherwise.” In addition to meeting for lunch, the group has completed projects to help local nonprofits like Ele’s Place or Kids Food Basket. Even though meetings have begun, Eagle Links is always looking for more members to join.

—Rona Das

Rooted in Christ

Each Tuesday the enter high school community gathers in the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship (CAW) for our weekly chapel. The first couple of weeks we have been exploring this year’s school theme: “Come, follow me.” This past week’s chapel in particular looked at how Jesus calls people from all walks of life and backgrounds to follow him: Peter the religious know-it-all and Thomas the religious skeptic; Matthew the tax collector and Simon the Zealot. We noticed that followers of Jesus do not always share the same backgrounds or views on life, but, borrowing a line from C.S. Lewis, we are called to “look in the same direction” as we all seek to follow Jesus. You can watch the chapel here.

High School News

School Schedule

A reminder that Late Start (8:30 am) is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tues/Thurs class begins at 7:55 am. You can also see upcoming class schedules on the ParentVue and StudentVue apps!

Daily Schedule

Full Year Schedule with A/B Days

Host an Exchange Student from Guatemala

We will be hosting Guatemalan exchange students again this year at GRCHS from October 15 — December 7, but we are still looking for host families! This is our eighth year connecting with the Faces and Our Cultures program, and we have truly been blessed with these experiences. 

If you are interested, please complete this online application.

If you would like to know more about the program, please contact Elizabeth Hoving ( or Gaby Padilla ( with any questions.

Improv Auditions

Have you seen Whose Line Is It Anyway? Are you creative? Do you like to make people laugh? Do you have a positive attitude and work well on a team? Improv may be for you! Open Improv auditions are Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Callback auditions are Thursday, September 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

The team season runs from September to the end of March. Practices are Monday nights from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  

The Drop-in Center at Shawnee Park CRC

Shawnee Park CRC has assembled an after-school Drop-in Center for GRCHS students across the parking lot from the school. The center is open twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 3:00 - 5:00 pm starting today, September 6. Students can enjoy a convenient and comfortable space to complete homework, play a game, enjoy a snack, wait for extracurricular events or a parent/guardian pick-up, or simply gather with friends.

School Photos

Missed your orientation or need retakes? They are happening on Wednesday, September 28.

Adventure Club

Adventure Club is a great way to meet others interested in outdoor recreation! Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for mountain biking, backpacking, and rock climbing. Students may attend some or all of the activities. We are beginning the year with group mountain bike rides. There will be beginner and advanced groups, so all are welcome to come out and ride! All Wednesday rides start at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details on our Saturday trip to slay The Dragon!

Wednesday, September 7 - Cannonsburg Ski Area (Map)

Wednesday, September 14 - Cannonsburg State Game Area (Map)

Saturday, September 24 - The Dragon (Website)

Questions? Contact Mr. Van Harn at Parents and students can follow on Instagram for reminders, updates, and directions! @grcsadventureclub


From the Counseling Department

Please visit the Counseling Department website 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.

Get Registered on SCOIR

We are pleased to introduce you to SCOIR, a service designed especially for students and families. SCOIR is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making plans about colleges and careers. SCOIR will allow you to get involved in the planning of post-high school years, research careers and colleges, request transcripts/teacher recommendations, and track college applications. 

All parents, we ask you to register for an account on SCOIR because it's the only avenue in which we communicate with you and send our emails. Please contact Jill Anderson at in order to sign up for an account and download the Parent App. 

Upcoming Saturday ACT dates: 

  • October 22, 2022

    • The registration deadline is Friday, September 16. 
    • See for deadlines for this test.  
  • December 10, 2022

    • The registration deadline is Friday, November 4. 
    • See for deadlines for this test.  

Upcoming Saturday SAT dates: 

  • November 5, 2022
    • Registration deadline of Wednesday, October 7.
    • Late registration of Monday, October 24.
    • Register at

From the Athletics Department


If you were unable to attend our All Sports All Seasons Parent Meeting via Zoom, you can watch the video here. 


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