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GRCHS Morning Announcements Friday, March 1

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Hot Lunch Menu:

Friday: Fredo Friday

Happy Birthday To: 🎉

Brad Buter
Jack Israels

Winterim '25 Travel:

Trips for next year have been announced and you can see all of the videos again on the Winterim Travel website. Be sure to have parents or guardians attend the Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February 28th in the Garage (at 7 pm). There, we'll share important registration information and you'll have a chance to meet with trip leaders. Also look out for Focus Periods with informational meetings about individual trips. 

  • Important Dates:
    • March 8 - General Trip Applications Due at 3 pm
    • March 18  - Trip Selection Forms due by 8 am
    • March 27 - Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due

Winterim 2025 Travel: 

Students interested in travel for Winterim 2025 must complete the Application to Travel form. This form, in addition to being a way to apply for financial aid, is for Central Office, Counselors, and Administration to determine if you are approved for Winterim travel. Complete the form with your parents/guardians and submit before March 8 at 3pm. Only students that complete the form will be sent Trip Selection forms. Email Mr. Karsten if you have questions. 

Brazil 2025 🇧🇷

Learn more about an experience of a lifetime traveling to Brazil for Winterim 2025! Mr. Zietse will host focus times on Friday (Mar 1). If you are unable to attend, contact Mr. Zietse or Mrs. Watson to learn more.

🇪🇨 Ecuador 2025 🇪🇨

Are you ready for an Andes and Amazon Adventure in Ecuador for Winterim 2025? Learn more about this amazing trip during Focus Time meeting Tues, March 5 in Mrs. Kits' room (119). If you are unable to attend or have more questions, contact Mr. Diekema or Mrs. Kits.

🇯🇵 Japan 2025 🇯🇵

Come learn about the amazing opportunity to learn about culture and technology in Japan for Winterim 2025.  Mr. Christians and Mr. Karsten will be hosting Focus Time interest and information meeting Monday 3/4 in Mr. Christians' room 223.  If you are interested but can't attend, either stop by to either of our classrooms or email Mr. Christians or Email Mr. Karsten

New York 2025

Interested in learning more about the shows, workshops and tourist destinations we will visit during week 1 of Winterim in New York?  Join Mrs. Mellitz during focus time on Friday, March 1st in the Studio Theatre (across from the car in the lobby).  We will also discuss what the expectations are for Week 2 when we will be building the set for the winter show.

IMG Winterim Trip

Learn more about traveling to Florida and going to IMG Academy for Winterim 2025! Coach Dixon and Mrs. Strickland will host a focus time on Monday, March 4. If you are unable to attend, contact Mrs. Strickland or Coach Dixon to learn more.  

Dominican Republic

Come hear more about an opportunity to serve in the DR next Winterim. Join us for focus time on Friday in Mr. Padilla’s room (109). If you can’t be there, stop by to get trip information.

South Africa Winterim Trip

Mr. Brower and Mr. Davies will be holding one more meeting for the South Africa Winterim Trip on Monday, March 4 during Focus Time. If you are considering South Africa but haven't had the chance to attend a meeting yet, please join us on Monday in Mr. Davies room! 

Los Angeles: Christ & Culture Winterim

If you're interested in the Los Angeles Winterim trip sign up for Focus Time to learn more or come talk to Mr. VanderWerf or Mr. Tuit.  We will experience Southern California culture (arts, music, and film), grow in our faith and learn to love God and others. For more information about the LA trip check out this website

Costa Rica: Pura Vida!

Join us for a fun-filled, jam-packed epic adventure on the shores of Costa Rica! Learn how to surf on the beautiful beaches, practice yoga in the treetops, zipline through the rainforest, soak in natural hot springs, explore the world's largest open volcanic crater, witness a sea turtle arribada - 100s of turtles laying eggs on a no moon night, worship at a local church, hike, plant a tree... experience Pura Vida to the max! Focus Time: Friday, March 1

Biology Club Welcomes Professor Dave Warners 🌱

Join us during Lunch & Focus on Monday, March 4 in room #118 as Calvin Professor Dave Warners discusses how the Plaster Creek Stewards help to restore the health and beauty of the watershed. Grab your lunch and come to #118 right away. Seating is limited so sign up on the Focus app now!

YOU SHOULD KNOW:

Junior Addison Wotring has proven herself one of the best German students in the nation by her performance in a long and arduous elimination period last fall.  This weekend she will be in Chicago for the final round competition, hosted and sponsored by the Goethe Institut.  If you know Addison, wish her well!

GRPD Youth Police Academy

A representative from the Grand Rapids Police Department Youth Police Academy will be here Friday during Focus Time. The academy will run Monday July 15 through Friday July 19. Please sign up in FT if you are interested in learning more. 

Romeo & Juliet in the 1980's!!

We have only 15 spots left for the Chicago Navy Pier/Romeo & Juliet trip next week Tuesday! Please see Ms. Meeuwenberg ASAP if you're interested in going. $60 cash or check needed to sign up. Production photos are out now, and the show looks amazing and crazy and fun. 

Black History Month!

Youth Culture Club students decorated banners around the school that spotlight prominent Black figures, past and present. 

Attend a Focus Time to watch Unspoken with Mr. VanderWerf and senior Anne Sepa in the Student Life Office on Friday. 

National Christian College Fair

Save the date! National Christian College Fair West Michigan region is on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School, Quest Center, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

We will have 30+ Christian colleges from all over the United States and Canada looking forward to connecting with students. This event is open to the public, please help us get the word out and register here!  

We also would love to bring Starbucks for 10 lucky students who come to the fair. Here is how you can get free Starbucks!

  1. Register for the fair to get a barcode

  2. The night of the fair, come pick up a Starbucks order card at the entrance

  3. Find Mrs. Anderson or Mrs. Avila with your order card 

Spring Blood Drive on Friday, March 1!

  • Spring Blood Drive on Friday, March 1!

    Our goal is to schedule 78 donor appointments and as of now we’ve only scheduled 23! Can you spare some time to give blood and save lives on Friday? Sign-up now!

  • Students who make blood drive appointments will receive a “Beat the Lunch Rush” leave early pass to be used one time during the month of March. Passes will be distributed by StuCo leaders at the appointment check-in table on Friday.

  • Sign-up now using this link or the QR Code below.

  • You must be 16 or older to donate.

  • 16 year old donors must have a signed consent form. Printed consent forms are available at the Blood Drive Help Desk in Town Square.

  • You must bring a photo ID to your appointment.

  • Eat a healthy meal (focus on iron rich foods) and drink plenty of water before donating.

  • Blood Drive FAQs

  • Blood Drive Sign-up:  

Student Life Focus Time: 

On Friday, March 1 during focus time, watch the documentary Unspoken, an in-depth look into the Christian heritage of Africa and people of African descent, intended to dispel the notion of Christianity being an exclusively white man's religion. All are welcome!

Focus Time to Learn More about Special Needs Week 2024 

Did you see the announcement about Special Needs Week at the Conference Grounds this summer, and want to learn more about it?  Mrs Meekhof and Annelle Dykema will be hosting a focus time to share more information with you about this opportunity.

Come learn more about an opportunity to serve this summer at the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds. The Special Need Week team is seeking students who will be paired with a child or adult with a disability for a few hours each day for the week. You'll develop great relationships, make memories during this  fun week. There is a great need for partners to help the campers. Please consider joining us to learn more. 

Public Good Generation: Faith & Politics Summer Opportunity

This Washington DC-based program is designed for students who are interested in the world of politics and public service. You will embark on a journey to understand the connection between Christian formation and civic life in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The program will help civically-minded Christian high school students gain a stronger understanding of how to incorporate their faith into their approach to politics in a way that honors God and will shape their own understanding of a future vocation in politics. This program is available to rising juniors and seniors. Click here for more information or talk to Mr. VanderWerf with questions.

Eagle Night Lights Version 2.0!

Have an interest in sharing your abilities or hidden talents with your fellow students? We are bringing back Eagle Night Lights this spring with a twist. The first presentation of Eagle Night Lights will be during Community Time in the CAW on March 21 (please note the date change) and the second will be in the Quest on April 18th. If you are interested, please sign up here (you will receive an email about act previews): Eagle Night Lights Spring 2024

Polar Plunge Information Session 

In small group your leader shared with you we will be hosting the Cool School Polar Plunge to raise funds for the Special Olympics. Mrs Meekhof will share more with you about the event and how to sign up to Plunge or to be a Frozen Fan. Mrs Meekhof will hold FT on Tuesdays for the rest of the month for you to learn more. We are planning to raise $10,000 for the Special Olympics and this is a fun way to do it and earn some great prizes too!  

GRCHS Open Improv

Improv is safe and fun!!  Students are invited to Open Improv on Wednesday, March 13 from 6-8pm in the Garage to meet the current team and learn more about improv games!  This is your chance to explore improv and have a great time with the team!  Incoming freshman are welcome!

IMPORTANT SCHEDULING LINKS FOR NEXT YEAR

  • 24-25 Curriculum Guide
  • 24-25 Internship Application

    Students interested in a semester-long internship next year, must apply using the internship application. Students also need to make sure they have requested the correct internship course with their counselors. This application is due March 27 and includes the following internships:
     
  • Classroom Internship (many different options!)
  • Entrepreneurship 1 and 2
  • Tech Internship
  • Worship Internship 

Athletics

Boys Basketball District Finals

Tickets for Fridays district final game at unity christian vs south christian are on sale today on GoFan. Just search for the game. The game will sell out so please get your tickets now. We need a huge student section to support our boys team in this game. Go Eagles

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