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GRCHS Morning Announcements
GRCHS Morning Announcements Monday, Dec. 9

School Business 

9th Grade Students

While your teacher is reading the morning announcements, check your email and find the one regarding Life Together, your morning Winterim class. The class will give you some options for sectionals you'll attend. Use the link to choose your sectionals. Thanks! See Mr. Karsten with any questions. 

Gifts are great, but you know what's greater? Christmas spirit week! 🎄

Christmas spirit week will be next week. (December 9-13) 

Monday: Christmas Kahoot 💻
Weds: Christmas Karaoke 🎤
Friday: Christmas Spirit Day  - wear your ugly sweaters and Christmas cheer! Also, 'Just Dance' in the Town Square 🕺

Merry Christmas!

Lost and Found 🧥🧢🎒

Are you missing anything? Check the lost and found this week! Items that are not claimed by the end of the day on Friday the 20th will be donated to New2You.

Locker Clean Out

Please check your lockers before you leave for break and clean out any food or trash. Thanks for your help!

1st Semester Exams 📝

First Semester exams are Tuesday, December 17 — Friday, December 20. Two exams are scheduled each day. 

  • The first exam begins at 8:00 am. Students must stay in the classroom until at least 9:15 and may stay until 9:30.
  • The second exam of the day begins at 9:45 am. Students must stay until 11:00 and may stay until 11:15.

Students are required to be present only for the exams they have scheduled (e.g. if you have a first period class and a second period RP, you may leave for the day at 9:15/9:30). 

Buses will run on their normal morning schedules and will depart from GRCHS at 11:20 am following the second exam. 

Exam time changes are permitted only per individual teacher approval. Request forms are available in the office. 

In the event of a snow day during exam week, administration will email an updated schedule to students. 

Exam Schedule:

Monday: 40 min. all classes schedule, NO LATE START

Tuesday: 1st and 2nd hr

Weds: 3rd and 4th hr

Thursday: 5th and 6th hr

Friday: 7th and 8th hr

Book Returns

Books must be turned in to teachers for single semester classes before you take your exam. You will not be permitted to take an exam if you have not turned in your books.

You should keep your books for any classes that are full year. 

School Lunch Menu 

Monday: breaded chicken on a bun, waffle fries, fresh fruit

Tuesday: BBQ chicken quesadilla, black beans and corn, Spanish rice, fruit

Activities & Clubs

Games Club Christmas Tournament 

The E-Sports and Games Club is holding a Christmas tournament for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Wednesday, December 11. All skill levels are welcome. Details and signup are posted in the library. If you have any questions, please contact

MML Contest #3

The next MML is Tuesday, December 10 starting at 1:05pm in Mr. Zietse's classroom (214). Sign up on Focus and email Mr. Zietse ( with any questions.

American Mathematics Competition (AMC)

Attention Mathletes! The AMC test will be held on Wednesday, February 5. If you would like to put your mathematical skills to the test against people around the country, this is your opportunity. Please email Mr. Kuiper if you are interested ( Haste is recommended due to the limited number of spots. 

Chess Club

Chess Club will meet today after school in the upper town square from 3-4pm. Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Angel Tree 👼

This holiday season, you can brighten a child’s Christmas! If you desire to participate, take one or more of the tags from the Christmas tree by the office and purchase an appropriate gift for the child listed on the tag. Return the gift, unwrapped with the tag attached, to the boxes located by the tree. If you choose to purchase a gift card, please drop it off to Mrs. Petracek in Room 232. All gifts must be dropped off by Friday, December 13.

Career Focus

Audiologist: Nicole Kreisman, today

Audiologists are professionals who prevent, diagnose and treat hearing loss and balance disorders in adults and children. During her nearly 25-year career in the field, Dr. Kreisman has worked with patients of all ages (from newborns through the elderly), across a wide variety of settings (including public schools and Schools for the Deaf, hospitals, private practices, and Universities). Dr. Kreisman will explain how her profession enables her to help people hear and communicate better, and improve their overall quality of life.



Game Schedules and scores can be found on the GRCHS athletics website.

Open Skate ⛸

Fans, Families and Friends Of the Varsity Hockey Team -  Come watch the varsity hockey team on Friday, December 20 vs Grand Haven at 6:00 p.m and then join us for an Open Skate immediately following.

This is will be a great way to start your Christmas vacation. Wear a Christmas sweater- ugly or otherwise and join the Christmas cheer of the season. 

The Eagle Athletic Boosters have generously donated to this event so the first 100 skaters can skate for free, everyone after that will only have to pay $3 for skate rental. The concessions will be open for some hot cocoa, and we will have a wonderful time of fellowship skating and falling together!

God Bless!