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GRCHS Morning Announcements Wednesday, Dec. 11

School Business 

Robotics 🤖

Students, please congratulate our high school robotics team! After a long tournament this weekend, several of our teams moved up in State and World rankings. Right now, our teams are ranked 16th, 25th, and 50th in the State. Our high school teams: Aaron Wildschut, Asher Zeyl, and Evan Ogdahl; Isaak Boes, Lucas Rhodes, and Matt Hartemink; and Aidan Rozema, Jay Carlson, Elizabeth Parker, and Owen Jeltema.

Gifts are great, but you know what's greater? Christmas spirit week! 🎄

Christmas spirit week is this week and next Monday - we are adjusting the activities a bit. 

Friday: Christmas Kahoot 
Monday: Christmas Spirit Day  - wear your ugly sweaters and Christmas cheer! Also, Karaoke in the Town Square 🎤

Merry Christmas!

Lost and Found 🧥🧢🎒

Are you missing anything? Check the lost and found this week! Items that are not claimed by the end of the day on Friday the 20th will be donated to New2You.

Locker Clean Out

Please check your lockers before you leave for break and clean out any food or trash. Thanks for your help!

1st Semester Exams 📝

Please Note:  Monday Dec. 16 will be a 40 min. all class schedule with NO LATE START.

First Semester exams are Tuesday, December 17 — Friday, December 20. Two exams are scheduled each day. 

  • The first exam begins at 8:00 am. Students must stay in the classroom until at least 9:15 and may stay until 9:30.
  • The second exam of the day begins at 9:45 am. Students must stay until 11:00 and may stay until 11:15.

Students are required to be present only for the exams they have scheduled (e.g. if you have a first period class and a second period RP, you may leave for the day at 9:15/9:30). 

Buses will run on their normal morning schedules and will depart from GRCHS at 11:20 am following the second exam. 

Exam time changes are permitted only per individual teacher approval. Request forms are available in the office. 

In the event of a snow day during exam week, administration will email an updated schedule to students. 

Exam Schedule:

Monday: 40 min. all classes schedule, NO LATE START

Tuesday: 1st and 2nd hr

Weds: 3rd and 4th hr

Thursday: 5th and 6th hr

Friday: 7th and 8th hr

Book Returns

Books must be turned in to teachers for single semester classes before you take your exam. You will not be permitted to take an exam if you have not turned in your books.

You should keep your books for any classes that are full year. 

School Lunch Menu 

Weds: Bosco breadsticks, Caesar salad, fruit

Thursday: Texas grilled cheese, tomato soup & cream of broccoli, fresh fruit, chips

Activities & Clubs

Christmas Concerts 🎶

Come and support your friends in the performing arts and participate in some musical cheer this season! The Choir Concert is tonight at 7:30 in the CAW, and Christmas Pops featuring Chamber Chorale, Symphony Strings, and Symphonic band is Saturday at 7:30 (tickets required, see box office!).  

The Eagle Links Club is hosting a Candy Cane Hunt in school on Friday  

We will be hiding candy canes throughout the school and if you can find one of our special canes, you will get a prize! Just turn it in to Mrs. Hoving or Mr. DeKoster in the office. Happy hunting!

Food Club

If you're interested in joining Food Club next semester, please come to Mr. Zietse's room during office hours today for more information! We will be getting in the holiday season with a fun informal activity!

Games Club Christmas Tournament 🎮

The E-Sports and Games Club is holding a Christmas tournament for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate today, December 11. All skill levels are welcome. Details and signup are posted in the library. If you have any questions, please contact

American Mathematics Competition (AMC)

Attention Mathletes! The AMC test will be held on Wednesday, February 5. If you would like to put your mathematical skills to the test against people around the country, this is your opportunity. Please email Mr. Kuiper if you are interested ( Haste is recommended due to the limited number of spots. 

Angel Tree 👼

This holiday season, you can brighten a child’s Christmas! If you desire to participate, take one or more of the tags from the Christmas tree by the office and purchase an appropriate gift for the child listed on the tag. Return the gift, unwrapped with the tag attached, to the boxes located by the tree. If you choose to purchase a gift card, please drop it off to Mrs. Petracek in Room 232. All gifts must be dropped off by Friday, December 13.

Red Zone Period is December 9-20

Schedule Change Request Forms are now available in the Counseling Office. Check the email you received last week for additional information about the schedule change process for second semester. 

Please note that no schedule changes will be made after the deadline - Friday, December 20.


Game Schedules and scores can be found on the GRCHS athletics website.

Open Skate ⛸

Fans, Families and Friends Of the Varsity Hockey Team -  Come watch the varsity hockey team on Friday, December 20 vs Grand Haven at 6:00 p.m and then join us for an Open Skate immediately following.

This is will be a great way to start your Christmas vacation. Wear a Christmas sweater- ugly or otherwise and join the Christmas cheer of the season. 

The Eagle Athletic Boosters have generously donated to this event so the first 100 skaters can skate for free, everyone after that will only have to pay $3 for skate rental. The concessions will be open for some hot cocoa, and we will have a wonderful time of fellowship skating and falling together!

God Bless!