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Iroquois Principal's Corner

Welcome to the new school year!

It has been an absolute honor and pleasure getting to know the students, parents, and friends of GRCES — Iroquois. Thank you for being here and taking a moment to introduce yourself. I appreciate you very much. 

At Grand Rapids Christian Schools, we get the unique opportunity to share the love of Jesus with students. Faith formation here is not intended to be a byproduct, but the foundation of the excellent education students receive. The Good News of Jesus is woven throughout our day. Kids will see it lived out by teachers. They will sing about it in chapel. And they will experience it through their learning.

GRC exists not to hide kids from the tough stuff, but to help them embrace the Truth and guide kids down a journey that is full of grace, hope and love. You have made an amazing life choice for your children. As someone who is new and gets the best seat in the house, I have a fresh perspective with a good view, and I can assure you this school is God's school and his work is being done. 

Thank you again for being part of this great community. It is a blessing to be here! I look forward to continuing to get to know you. Make it a great day!

— John Barkel

John Barkel

John Barkel

Grand Rapids Christian
Elementary School
Iroquois Campus


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