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GRCHS Morning Announcements Friday, Dec. 10

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Christmas Spirit Week! 🎄 🔔 🎅🏽

Friday 12/10 Sweater Day

First Semester Book Collection

Books for single semester classes will be collected before finals start. Please bring your books to the final if you are taking a first semester only class. If your class continues next semester, keep your books until the end of the year. 

A $5 fine will be assessed each day for books that are turned in late.

Final Week Schedule

First semester finals are Monday — Thursday, Dec. 13-16. Students should arrive 10 minutes early to ensure they are in their seats by the final start time. 

  • The first final begins at 8:30 am and ends at 10:00 am. Students must stay until 9:45 and may stay until 10:00 am. 

  • The second final 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 finals they have scheduled (e.g. if a student has a first-period class and a second-period study hall, they may leave for the day at 10:00am.) Switching final times is not permitted (contact Mr. Mockabee or Ms. Hoving if you have an emergency).

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

Schedule for finals Dec. 13-16:

  • Monday: 1st and 2nd hr
  • Tuesday: 3rd and 4th hr
  • Weds: 5th and 6th hr
  • Thursday: 7th and 8th hr

Winterim 2022

Our Winterim semester starts up immediately after Christmas break and runs from January 3-14. It's an exciting two weeks of new courses, internships, travel, and more! When it comes to on-campus courses, we will have a late start each day. 

Morning classes will run from 8:20-11:20 

Afternoon classes will run from 11:50-2:50. 

During Winterim we not only have many guests coming to our building (as instructors and speakers), but many students head out into the community (both Grand Rapids and beyond) as part of their semester. These experiences offer us an amazing opportunity to demonstrate our work towards being "Thoughtful Neighbors," and allow us the chance to practice hospitality, compassion, service and empathy for those around us. Let's remember this as we return back from Christmas break! 

When you return from the holidays, you will find class assignments posted around Town Square and your teachers may have emailed you some first day reminders. If you have any questions about Winterim 2022, please don't hesitate to email Mr. Karsten ( 

Have a great final week of classes! 

School Lunch 

Menu 🍝 

Friday: Fredo Friday

Finals Week: The Coffee Shop will be open before finals start. There is no lunch service next week. 

Activities & Clubs

Come to the Santa Skate!

December 17, 2021 @ Eagles Ice Center
Immediately following the 6pm Eagles Varsity Hockey Game against Allen Park.

Free skating with entry into the game. Skate rentals are available free of charge. Put on your Christmas outfit and watch for an early visit from Santa!

Angel Tree Toy Drive 🎄

This Christmas season, Grand Rapids Christian has the privilege of partnering with The Salvation Army to participate in the Angel Tree Toy Drive. This toy drive is a way that we can make this season a little brighter for kids in our community. On the Christmas tree in the town square, you can find tags that have information about the gift receivers, and you return a gift with that tag back to the Christmas tree. Gifts should be unwrapped.

All Toys are welcome but the greatest need is the following:

  • Toys for children age 9 - 12

  • Toys for children with sensory sensitivity (Autism, ADD, ADHD)

  • Toys/books in Spanish or bilingual

  • Gift cards for teens, primarily to stores like Meijer, Target, or Walmart. (Please bring gift cards to Ms. Petracek in room 232, do not drop them in the box).

Senior Signatures ✍🏾

A yearbook representative will be outside the office during lunch this week for seniors to get their signatures in the yearbook.

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 (, Head Custodian, at Grand Rapids Christian High School. 

Yearbook Orders 📖

You can order your yearbooks here.


Boys Swimming & Diving 🏊🏽‍♂️

The boys swimming and diving team is looking for more members.  There are no limits on how many members our team is able to have, there are no tryouts. On Saturday, we have practice  December 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm where you can come to watch or give it a try (you must have a physical on file in the athletic office to participate).  We are looking for more swimmers, divers, and a team manager that would help with video/pictures/stats.  If you are interested, please contact coach Jeremy Pyper ( with any questions.   


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