Reflecting on Black History Month
Happy March! We are excited to look forward to spring, but also want to pause to reflect on the month of February.
Grand Rapids Christian is committed to producing students who are culturally competent justice seekers. February was an opportunity for us to dive deeper as a Christian school into Black history as we learned together and celebrated this important part of history. We wanted to provide time and space for both lament and hope, both practices that are foundational to our faith. It was also a time to acknowledge that historical truths have not always been taught in schools. Standing on a foundation of truth allows us to move forward as we seek justice, reconciliation, and restoration.
Throughout February, students had many opportunities here at school. Many of our virtual chapels and daily devotionals incorporated Black history. We also had Focus sessions led by students and staff that gave students the opportunity to dig deeper into Black history. Our learning commons staff highlighted books written by Black authors and we were even able to partner with Grand Rapids Christian Elementary through the reading of some of these books together. Some of our students took time out of their days to Zoom with younger students. It was a great way to partner and learn!
You can find resources on continuing the conversation about race at GRCS’ Growing Deeper website.