Our regular class schedule resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 18 for second semester. We will begin with an A Schedule Day with a 7:55 am start time. The full year A/B Schedule can be viewed here.
The Bookstore is open before school and during morning break. If you have new classes this semester make sure you check to see if you need books!
Tues Jan. 18 - Bosco breadsticks, marinara, Caesar salad, fruit
Weds Jan. 19 - Philly cheese steak, fries, fruit
Thurs Jan. 20 - breaded chicken on bun, veggie, fruit, chips
Fri Jan. 21 - Fredo Friday
Activities & Clubs
Winterim 2022 Wrap-up: If you have not completed your Winterim 2022 evaluations, please take a few minutes to submit this form by the end of the week.
Additionally, there are prizes available for the BEST Winterim photos. Submit a photo to this Google Form that captures the story of your Winterim 2022. One submission per student is allowed. The deadline for submissions will be this Friday.
MML Test #4 will be conducted Today January 18, beginning at 1:00pm in Ms Ricketts' room #217 in the Math wing. Please sign up for this test using the Focus time app or talk to your math teacher. Being recognized as the highest scorer in your grade each year is an honor.
SAT "Dawn Patrol" Practice Sessions begin January 24th. Sign up now!
JUNIORS! Get ready for the March 2nd in-school SAT. We will meet at 7:15 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan 24 - Feb. 28 in the Garage.
Learn what to expect on the SAT, identify personal challenge areas, and practice with real exam questions to increase confidence for test day!
GRCHS is generously subsidizing this initiative. The total cost is $40/student with scholarships available.
Ping Pong on Wednesday!
We would love for you to join us in Lower Town Square on Wednesday. We begin at 3:00pm and end at 4:30pm (stay as long you want; leave whenever you need to). If you have any questions, please contact Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mental Health Focus Period
Mark your calendar, the Counseling Office is hosting multiple opportunities to view and discuss the film Angst on February 4th, 7th, and 8th during lunch and Focus period from 12:35-1:35pm. Angst is a film that addresses the growing prevalence of anxiety in teenagers. The film aims to remove the stigma about mental health and opens up conversation around anxiety, helping people understand and manage their symptoms, and addresses when to reach out for help. Watch the trailer here and spread the word about this opportunity to learn more about anxiety.
Student Custodial Workers Needed (Monday-Friday, after school)
Applicants should complete the online application form for support staff on the GRCS website. Applicants should also send a letter of interest, faith statement, and letters of reference to Jeremy Pyper (email@example.com), Head Custodian, at Grand Rapids Christian High School.
Yearbook Orders 📖
You can order your yearbooks here.
Upcoming College Visits
Thurs Jan 20th- Ferris State University
The counseling office is beginning to offer focus times on Fridays to hear from members of our community about their job and career field. Join us Friday, Jan 21 to hear from a Physicians Assistant. This would be perfect for students interested in healthcare.
Scholarships for Seniors:
Please visit this list for more!
Mary Ann Gundy Foreign Language Scholarship - Due Wednesday, February 16 by 3 pm
Eligible students must be a senior and plan on a major or minor in world language in college. Students must have completed 2 years of a world language upon graduation. The scholarship is $1,000. See application form.
John Zoerhoff Memorial Scholarship - Due Wednesday, February 16 by 3 pm
Eligible students must be a senior at GRCHS and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college. Students must be involved in community service. Students must be affected personally by cancer OR intend to pursue a career in the medical field. The scholarship is $1,000. Please see application form for details.
Rainbow Foundation Scholarship (Now a Calvin University Donor Scholarship) - Due January 31
Eligible students must plan on attending Calvin University entering freshman year, and have a minimum GPA of 3.7 through 7 semesters. Students must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities in school, church, and community and demonstrate servant leadership and Christ-like qualities that support others with humility, care, and encouragements - oftentimes behind the scenes. Financial need is considered. The scholarship is $3,000 and renewable. Please see the application on Calvin's website here.
1. The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has over 600,000 dollars in scholarships available. Please visit www.grfoundation.org. All applications are due March 1, 2022
2. LMCU Hutt Scholarship for students/parents of Lake Michigan Credit Union members. This is a $2,000 scholarship due January 31, 2022. Visit LMCU/Hutt for details.
3. Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships for Careers in Science are awarded to graduating high school seniors from public or private schools in the Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Intermediate School Districts with an interest in pursuing a career in science. These $2,500 scholarships are administered by the RMSC at GVSU. Detailed information and application forms can be obtained here. Applications due date March 1, 2022 for online applications and Feb. 18 for paper.
4. Established in 1967, the Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund awards a $3,000 college scholarship each year to an outstanding high school senior in the Kent Intermediate School District, who intends to pursue a college career in engineering or the sciences relating to space technology. Visit http://rogerbchaffeescholarship.org/ for details. Applications due February 25.
5. The University Club of Grand Rapids’ Scholarship Fund has been established with the purpose of assisting students who express a strong desire to remain in or return to West Michigan upon completion of their studies. Applicants may attend any college or accredited vocational school: in-state, out-of-state, 2-year or 4-year program. Visit http://universityclubgr.com/scholarship-fund/ for more details. Application due February 2, 2022.
6. Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation is a $2,000 scholarship for high school students in Michigan. Students must apply by writing an essay and providing a letter of recommendation. See here for more details. Application due March 1, 2022.
If any of you are interested in singing the national anthem at a varsity basketball game, please come and see Mr. Heerema in the athletic office. There have been vocalists, guitar and cello solos perform previously! We would love to share your talents with our community!