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GRCHS Morning Announcements Wednesday, May 12

School Business

Adjusted schedule for Thursday, May 13 

1st Period: 8:35-9:45 (70)

Passing time: 9:45-9:50 (Seniors to CAW, 9th-11th graders stay with their 1st period

class)

Chapel: 9:50-10:25 (35 min)

Passing time: 10:25-10:30

3rd  Period: 10:30-11:40 (70 min)

Lunch A/FT: 11:45-12:05

Passing

Lunch B/FT 12:10-12:30

5th Period: 12:35-1:40 (65 min)

7th Period: 1:45-2:50 (65 min)

AP Testing 

Continuing through Monday, May 17, there will be no bells or "tones" of any kind during the school day. This is due to AP testing which requires no distractions. Please cooperate with your teachers to be in your classroom on time and remain until the usual dismissal time. Your cooperation is appreciated!

End of Year Book Collection

Senior books should be turned in each period Monday and Tuesday, May 10-11. For example, students who have 1st period Government, should bring their Government textbook to 1st period on Monday. A $5 fine will be assessed each day for books that are turned in late. (Students taking the AP Stats and AP Bio exam should bring their book to their exam for turn-in.)


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 the 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.

Senior Laptop Turn In

Seniors, the first day of laptop turn in is today! Be sure to read these instructions carefully for information about turn in time and location, laptop purchases, Google TakeOut, late fees, and more. 

Contact the Help Desk (616-574-5812) or email Mrs. Decker (edecker@grcs.org) if you have any questions. 

School Lunch 🥙

  • Thursday: stromboli, Caesar salad, fruit
  • Friday: Fredo Friday

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

Activities & Clubs

Big News! GRCHS and Special Olympics Unified Sports

GRCHS and the Eagle Activation Committee are excited to launch a commitment to being a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. As a school, we are committed to welcoming, respecting and including all students. Using education, sports, and the power of community engagement, we will engage our student body to break down barriers that separate students with and without intellectual disabilities in order to promote acceptance and inclusion. Through Unified, we will create athletic and leadership opportunities for students with, and without intellectual disabilities. On May 11th and 12th, we will host a schoolwide banner signing in the town square. We are excited about the opportunities that being a Unified Champion School will provide for all our students. Stay tuned for more events and activities in the 2021/22 school year. Click here to watch a video with more information!

Seniors and Juniors

Seniors and Juniors: The Powderpuff game will be on Wednesday, May 12; however, the time has been rescheduled to begin at 1:45 and end by 3. Players should report to the field at 1:30. We welcome juniors, seniors, and their parents to watch. Please be sure to social distance and wear your masks. 

National Guard Focus Time

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

ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM!

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 Tuesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 20th during both lunches. We will also be selling water bottle STICKERS and LOLLIPOPS!

Interested in Italian food and culture?

There are spots left in the Italy 2022 Winterim trip. If you would like to travel and see unforgettable sights, please grab a brochure from the International Student office or join the Focus Time on Friday, May 14. 

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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