I trust that your family is back in the swing of things after a wonderful two-week break. It was great to see our students here again Monday morning!
I'm amazed at the things that our students are doing both inside and outside our building during Winterim! We are thankful for all the community partners who share their gifts and talents with our students during these two weeks. Make sure to follow our GRCS Winterim Facebook page to keep up with all the exciting courses, trips, and internships.
In our Town Square, a banner hangs that reads "Partnership with Home and Church." This Tuesday, January 15, at GRCHS, we want to partner with you as we gather resources from community partners that help all of us understand issues that our children face. We hope that you can join us for this important event here at GRCHS!
The Internet & Anxiety: Keeping Kids Safe
The Garage, Grand Rapids Christian High School
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Christian Schools has partnered with Protect Young Eyes and
The Anxiety Resource Center to present back-to-back parent workshops on
January 15, 2019. The Digital Culture of Kids will address issues like pornography, predators, sexting, social media, screen time, cyberbullying, anxiety, and depression that can come with the territory of technology. Those attending will leave with practical, actionable strategies families will be able to implement at home. Understanding Anxiety will present an overview of common anxiety disorders children and adolescents experience and provide insight into how anxiety can manifest at school and home. Simple coping skills and resources to help kids manage anxiety will be provided.
Chris McKenna will present from 6:00 - 7:20, and the Anxiety Resource Center from
7:30 - 8:50. This event is free and will be hosted at GRCHS; you can come
for one or both of these events.
Disability and Social Structures
January 17 and 18, 2019
Calvin College is hosting a conference entitled "Disability and Social Structures" during Interim. From the Calvin website: "Disabilities can affect all aspects of life for those who have them, as well as for their families. But not all parts of our communities are set up to welcome and value individuals with disabilities. Churches, schools, media, community access-all of these sometimes contain structures that exclude, misconstrue, or devalue lives with disabilities, even if unintentionally. This two-day conference aims to show how we can work to
collectively restructure parts of our communities for the good of all.
You can learn more about the conference and register for it here.