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GRCHS Morning Announcements Friday, May 21

School Business

Exam Schedule

Second-semester 9-11th grade exams are Monday — Friday, May 24—27. Two exams are scheduled each day.

  • The first exam begins at 8:30 am (NOT 8:35 which is our usual class start time) and ends at 10:00 am. Students must stay until 9:45 and may stay until 10:00 am. Students should arrive by 8:20 to ensure they are in their seats ready to begin at 8:30.
  • The second exam begins at 10:15 am and ends at 11:45 am. Students must stay until 11:30 and may stay until 11:45 am. 

Students are only required to be present for the exams they have scheduled (e.g. if a student has a first-period class and a second-period study hall, the student may leave for the day at 10:00 am.)

Buses will run on their normal morning schedules and will depart from GRCHS following the second exam. 

Schedule for Exams May 24—27

Monday: 1st and 2nd hr

Tuesday: 3rd and 4th hr

Weds: 5th and 6th hr

Thursday: 7th and 8th hr

 

End of Year Book Collection


9th-11th books will be collected before each exam starts, May 24-28. For example, students who have a 1st period Government exam, should bring their textbook to their 1st exam. Students will not be permitted to enter the exam if they do not return their books. A $5 fine will be assessed each day for books that are turned in late.

Laptop Collection

Laptop Return Schedule:

Date: Monday, May 24 -Thursday, May 27 

When: 7:45AM-12:30PM

Where: GRCHS Learning Commons

Late Turn Ins: Any laptop turned in after May 27 will be assessed a $5/weekday late fee to be paid at the time of turn in.

Instructions: BEFORE you turn in your laptop, please read these instructions carefully: Grades 9-11 Laptop Turn In. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Help Desk or send Mrs. Decker an email (edecker@grcs.org).

School Lunch 🥙

  • Friday: Fredo Friday!

During Exams, the coffee shop will be open 8-8:30am.

Activities & Clubs

Calculus Students for 2021/22 🧮

Please go to Ms Ricketts' classroom (Rm #232) to pick up materials for the next school year.  You may drop by anytime today. Thanks.

Yearbooks are here! 📘

Yearbooks will be distributed today during lunch in the All City Gym. 

The Stage Company

Anyone interested in auditioning or working on 2021/2022 Season should plan on attending a company meeting:

TODAY at lunch
Meetings for Lunch A and B
In the CAW STUDIO

We will discuss the upcoming shows and  pass along information on how to become involved.
All are welcome, no prior experience needed.
 

National Guard Focus Time

A representative from the Army National Guard will be holding a virtual visit during Focus Time today, May 21st. Please sign up in the focus app to attend. 

Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream - Extended through Friday!

Good, NOW that your attention has been drawn to this paragraph, here's an announcement! Global Ambassadors and the Service Branch of StuCo are blessed to partner with the Moraes Family to raise funds for families needing food support near Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gabriel Moraes is a part of our GRCS community. In order to help with this ministry, we are selling ICE CREAM SANDWICHES and Minute Maid Lemonade BARS for 1$ on Friday during both lunches. We will also be selling water bottle STICKERS and LOLLIPOPS!

Spring Break in Paris

If you are still interested in spending 10 days of Spring Break 2022 in Paris at a hotel 1 block from the Eiffel Tower to see the sights in and around Paris, please stop by Room 114 or email Madame at rpotts@grcs.org for a brochure and more information. You still have time to get your application in for this. Adults are also allowed to travel, and you do not have to be a current French student to travel. Bon voyage!

Travel!

If you are still thinking about traveling over Winterim 2022, come to Focus Time in the ISP office (room 202 by the prayer wall) and learn about how you might spend 12 days in Italy. Hope to see you there!

Part-time job with the football team

The football team is in need of 1-3 student managers to help organize equipment, film practice (with a camera and/or drone), potentially make highlight videos, and other activities to be determined. Hours would be in the morning during summer and after school in the fall. Students will be provided some Eagle football gear and will be involved on game days. Payment will likely be a stipend based on how much work is performed. Please email Coach Sundberg if interested at ksundberg@grcs.org or stop by room 220.

Want to welcome a little more Spain into your home?

Our GRCS community has the opportunity to welcome 8 students from Madrid, Spain for 8 weeks this next summer/fall. These students (9th and 10th graders) are excited to experience life in West Michigan! They want to live with an American family and attend classes here at GRCS for a few weeks. Are you interested in Spanish culture? Perhaps you are studying Spanish and enjoy hospitality. If so, then this could be a great opportunity for you and your family! Students will arrive in Grand Rapids on August 6 and depart in early October. Stop in the ISP office (room 202 by the Prayer Wall) to talk with Mrs. Williams for more information or have your parents contact Mrs. Williams at jwilliams@grcs.org or 616.574.5652.


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