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GRCHS Morning Announcements Thursday, September 21

School Business

Hot Lunch Menu: 

Thursday: Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Dinner Roll
Friday: Fredo Friday

Happy Birthday to: 🎉

Jacob Bierenga
Hannah VanAllen

Needs Assessment

All students will be taking a short survey during small groups on Thursday. Please make sure you bring your laptop to your small group. 

2024 Homecoming Court!

Congratulations to the Class of 2024's Homecoming Court! These students were elected by their peers as representatives for their class because they embody the characteristics of Portrait of a Graduate and Eagle Blueprint. 

Ethan Ogle, Tommie Anderson, Levi Fynewever, George Boville, Ben Sytsma, Fredy Mendez-Gutierrez, Blake Grieve, Dylan Clark, Zach Clark, Luk Lagwi, Christian Dershem, Grayson Montpetit, Halle Couch, Natalie Poortenga, Adia Sikkema, Emma Visser, Maggie Doyle, Elizabeth Mehney, Annelle Dykema, Ella Anderson, Alex Vermeulen, Linnea White, Anne Sepa, and Faith Kelly

Eagle Insider!

Here is a link to yesterday's Eagle Insider!

Clubs and Organizations!

If you are involved in a club or started a club here at school, please contact Halle Couch for a picture for the yearbook and a possible interview. 

Backpacking Trip

Come out for two days and one night of backpacking on the Manistee River Loop October 14-15! This is a more challenging trip covering 10+ miles per day and is open to those with previous hiking or backpacking experience. To reserve your spot, pay online HERE. Spots have been filling up fast! Questions about difficulty or gear? Contact Mr. Van Harn!

All School Prayer

Grand Rapids Christian High School Students, starting Friday, September 22 we are having a prayer. This will be held once a week, every Friday, till the end of the school year and will be in the Student Life Office. If you are interested in this or want to learn more about this, please email Luke Lagwi. This year, I am a part of the Claim your Campus organization and our mission is to equip, train and sustain 1 million middle/high school students across the country to pray for a change in their school's campus. We are going to be praying for healing, personal shared requests, anonymous prayer requests, but most importantly praying to see a change in our school. I can't wait to pray with you. It's going to be an amazing group of students. See you all at 8:10 this coming Friday in the Student Life Office! 

Spring Break in France travelers

Anyone who has already signed up for the 2024 Spring Break in France trip has already been locked into Madame's Focus Time on Monday 9/25. This is to receive an official, hardcopy of the brochure (if you don't already have one), go over some itinerary and details, and talk about the trip. Anyone who is still interested in the trip but has not yet signed up, you are welcome to sign up to come hear about this great trip!

Winterim 2024: The College Visit Experience

Finding time to research and visit colleges alongside school work and extracurricular activities is a challenge for many students. The aim of the College Visit Experience is to give 11th and 12th grade students (and sophomores with counselor approval) an opportunity to accomplish some of the necessary work needed as they make big decisions about life after high school, and to give time to do visits during Winterim that are hard to fit in a busy schedule. Students interested in the College Visit Experience should sign up for Mr. Karsten's Focus Period on Thursday, September 28. 


October is National College Application Month and many schools will waive application fees for that month. The counselors have compiled a list of schools with free applications and will be updating it as more codes come in. These codes should work on both the college's direct application and The Common App. See your email for more information. 

Juniors and Seniors- Upcoming GRCC College Fair

Join us for a college fair hosted at GRCC on 10/5/2023 from 9:15am to 11am (We will leave GRC at 9:00am and will return by 11:20am). 

Please use to form to sign up for the fair  

Juniors and Seniors- Upcoming visit to the campus of MSU

We will be visiting Michigan State University on October 9th, 2023. This is an all-day outing. There is a $12 cost to attend this event that covers an on-campus student-led lunch. Students are expected to be in good standing with assignments, grades, and attendance to attend this event. Please note, this visit is limited to 30 students. The last day to register for this event is 10/2/2023

Please register for this visit here 

Payment for lunch must be made here

Hallway Decorations

Getting a high placement in the Hallway Decoration competition may secure your seed in the Homecoming Relay. If you are artistic, creative, or even just a hardworker come to decorate hallways on Thursday, September 28 from 4:00-6:30. If you have any questions, email Ms. Das!

  • Freshmen - My Little Pony - World Language Commons
  • Sophomores - Hot Wheels - English Commons
  • Juniors - Lego - Social Studies Commons
  • Seniors - Barbie - Math Commons

Spirit Week

Details are linked here! Remember to encourage staff to participate. You get an additional 5 points for their participation. 

Juniors and Seniors

In the upcoming months we will have many colleges here giving you the opportunity to hear about colleges around the country that might be of interest to you. Please check SCOIR and Morning Announcements to see who is coming and sign up in the Focus Time app. 

Upcoming Visits:

Sept 21st - Lawrence University
Sept 21st - Wayne State University
Sept 21st - Grand Canyon University
Sept 22nd - Oakland University
Sept 22nd - Pepperdine University
Sept 22nd - West Michigan University

Kids Food Basket -- Bag Decorating

Kids Food Basket has set a goal to decorate 200,000 bags in September and we want to be a part of this! During Focus Times September 18-22, we will be decorating bags for the sack suppers provided to children in our community who are facing food insecurity.   Your creativity and talent will help make these meals special for the children who receive them. If you're interested in getting involved, please sign up for a Kids Food Basket Decorating Focus Time the week of September 18-22.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Columbian Cuisine: Learn how to cook arepas with Profe Camargo during lunch and Focus Time on September 21. Note the location on the FT app.  

Events & Activities

Women In Aviation Opportunity!

The third annual Girls in Aviation Day on Saturday, October 7th. The goal is to encourage and inspire girls to consider a career in aviation! The event will be held at Western Michigan University's College of Aviation in Battle Creek, MI. Check-in starts at 9:30, with the event running from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Here is how to sign up!

Worship Night! 🙌🏾

Were you not able to attend one of our worship nights last school year? No worries! On September 25, 2023 we will be holding a worship night once again here at Grand Rapids Christian High School! This event will be from 5-7pm! We look forward to seeing you there! If you can't make this event, don't worry because we are preparing for another one in January too! We hope to see you all there on September 25 for an amazing night of worship, testimony, prayer, and much more! If you would like to read more about the information for the night, please click on the link attached below! If you have any further questions, please email Luk Lagwi or Zoe McNally.

Worship Night More Information Link!

Gospel Choir

Practice Thursday (9/21) at Focus Time in the Choir Room. Sign up and bring a friend! We are practicing for the school worship on Sunday, September 24 in the Stadium. Stay tuned for more information!


Girls Soccer!

If anyone is interested in playing GRC girls soccer this spring,  please sign up for Focus Time this Friday September 22. Also fill out this Google Form for additional information. If you have any questions, reach out to Ella Wolters, Natalie Gray or Julia Timmer. Go Eagles! 

Bowling Interest Meeting

Any students interested in bowling for Grand Rapids Christian should attend the bowling interest meeting in Mr. Borst's room on Wednesday, October 4 during office hours.


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