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Fuel for Finals Table
Grand Canyon University is providing snacks for exams, please visit their table outside the counseling office.
Be sure to visit your locker and clear out any of your belongings. All books will be collected this week and lockers will be cleaned and items will be donated this week, so be sure to take home personal belongings.
Laptop Turn-In Information:
Be sure to check your email for information about laptop return. If you have questions, feel free to stop by the Help Desk or email Mrs. Hurtman.
Laptop Return will take place May 31 - June 3 from 7:45am - 12:30pm. BE SURE TO ERASE YOUR LAPTOP BEFORE COMING TO TURN-IN.
End of Year Book Collection 📚
9th—11th books will be collected before each exam starts, May 31-June 3. For example, students who have a 1st period Government exam should bring their textbook to the exam. Students will not be permitted to enter the exam if they do not return their books. A $5 fine will be assessed each day for books that are turned in late.
Second-semester 9-11th grade exams are Tuesday — Friday, May 31-June 3. Two exams are scheduled each day.
- The first exam begins at 8:30 am and ends at 10:00 am. Students should arrive by 8:20 to ensure they are in their seats ready to begin at 8:30.
- The second exam begins at 10:15 am and ends at 11:45 am
Students are only required to be present for the exams they have scheduled (e.g. if you have a first-period class and a second-period study hall, you may leave for the day at 10:00 am.)
Buses will run on their normal morning schedules and will depart from GRCHS following the second exam.
Schedule for Exams May 31 - June 3
- Tuesday: 1st and 2nd hr
- Weds: 3rd and 4th hr
- Thurs: 5th and 6th hr
- Friday: 7th and 8th hr
Exam Week Coffee Shop
The Coffee shop will be open 7:30 to 8:20am and from 8:45 to10:00, Tuesday through Friday. You are not allowed to bring food into your exams. We will not be serving bagels, smoothies or parfaits. All grab and go items, which do make up a FREE breakfast. Good Luck and have a great summer!
Juniors: College Prep!
Juniors—college application season is quickly approaching! Summer is a great time to start writing your application essay. There are a couple of opportunities for you to get help this summer.
- There are two GRCHS Summer Session workshops with openings: June 13-17 in the mornings and June 20-24 in the afternoons.
- Grand Valley is offering a workshop August 1-4 in the afternoons.
You belong among the Wildflowers.
If you have a spot in your yard for some wildflowers or other native plants you can still buy them today and all next week. Find Mr. Borst in the Greenhouse right after school or ask in the office. Some trees too. There are also two super cool indoor plants (that fold up when you touch them) left.
Activities & Clubs
Creative Writing Fun!
Need a study break? You're in luck! Ms. Zwart’s creative writing class has published their final pieces. You can find poems, creative nonfiction, and even short stories. Look for the QR codes around school or read them here :)
FCA @ GRC!
We are starting a chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) here at GR Christian! This bible study group is open to all students interested in growing in their faith, although the content is geared toward athletically-minded individuals. Meetings will begin this summer - we'll meet at Noon in Room 220 on the dates listed below. We'll have pizza available as well for the students.
Summer dates: Wed June 8, Wed June 22, Mon June 27, Wed July 13, Wed July 20
Feel free to reach out to Coach Sundberg with any questions! We hope to see you there!
Summer Camp Work Openings!! ☀️
Grace Adventures, Paradise Ranch, and Dunes Harbor Family Camp excel in providing summer camp and family camping experiences to kids and families on their campuses in West Michigan near the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Working at camp gives you hands-on training and experience in leadership, conflict resolution, communication, and teamwork (all essential skills for any future job). There are lots of different positions available. Anyone interested can find out more about which positions are open and how they can make an impact this summer. Or you can email Hannah with specific questions.