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GRCHS Morning Announcements Winterim 2022 Week 2

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Details from the Dean

Welcome Back, Students! We are so glad to have you back in the building. As we start Winterim, be mindful of upcoming announcements from the Dean. First, I want to remind you that we have a closed campus. Students may not leave the building without parent permission and signing out in the office. This means that students may not leave campus for lunch. Students should also not prop exterior doors. If students leave campus or prop doors without permission it will result in detentions and loss of school privileges. Please be mindful of this important policy. We want to make sure that we know where you are during the school day and that you are safe. Have a great Winterim!

Winterim 2022

Winterim 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. 

Class assignments are 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 ( 

MLK Day Half Day Schedule

Monday, Jan. 17 is a half-day with special sessions for MLK Day. 

We will start at our regular Monday time at 8:35 am and end the day at 11:45 am. Regular after-school buses will run. 

The day will follow an A-day Schedule, meeting with your classes from your new spring semester schedule.

1st Hour (8:35 - 9:20; 45 minutes) 

5-minute Passing

2nd Hour (9:25 - 10:10; 45 minutes)

5-minute Passing

3rd Hour (10:15 - 11:00 45 minutes) 

5-minute Passing

4th Hour (11:05 - 11:45; 40 minutes)

Second Semester

Our regular class schedule resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 18 for the 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.

Bookstore Hours

The bookstore will be open during Winterim before school from 7:30 - 8:20 am and during lunch break. Stop by and pick up any books you need for second semester classes!

Masks 😷

Students, if your class requires a mask please remember to bring one from home. If you are riding a bus for a field trip masks are required by state mandate. GRCHS does not have enough masks to continually supply to students. Thank you!

School Lunch 

  • Fri Jan. 14: Fredo Friday

Activities & Clubs

Winterim 2022 Photography Contest

We are looking for your ONE, BEST photo from your Winterim experience for our 2022 Winterim Photography Contest. Here are the important details for the contest.

  • Photos that capture a moment telling a Winterim story will be the most successful.
  • The contest is open to students, staff, and guest instructors.
  • Each participant may only submit ONE photo, so choose wisely!
  • Use the link for photo contest submission during Winterim.
  • The deadline for submitting photos is Friday, January 21 at 3 pm
  • A grand prize will be awarded in three categories (trips, courses, and college visits/internships). Smaller prizes may be awarded in each category as well.
  • Winners will be announced at the Winterim Celebration Chapel.

MML Test 

MML Test #4 will be conducted on Tuesday 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.  

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

Yearbook Orders 📖

You can order your yearbooks here.

Upcoming College Visits

Tues Jan 18th- Ferris State University

Career Visits

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. 


Baseball Open Gym

Baseball will have open gym starting Saturday, Jan. 15 from 9—11am in the All City Lobby.

This is open to all Eagle players 9-12th grade. 

Boys Swimming & Diving

We are looking for more swimmers, divers, and a team manager that would help with video/pictures/stats. There are no limits on how many members our team is able to have, there are no tryouts. Students who are interested, please contact coach Jeremy Pyper ( with any questions.   

Track and Field

Track and field begins March 14. Training opportunities now:

Sprinters, high jumpers, vaulters and long jumpers:

Mon & Thurs — running in the Quest at 3pm

Tues & Fri — lifting in the weight room at 3pm

Pole Vault and High Jump: Fridays in the All City Gym from 3-5pm

Throwers: Fridays in the All City Gym Lobby from 3-5pm

Distance/Middle Distance: Daily at 3pm in Mr Hoekstra's room (118)

Pick up info from room 118 (Hoekstra) on Tuesday the 18th during lunch!



Get all game highlights, schedules and other athletics news on our website!

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