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GVCS Weekly THUNDERBOLT

Week of December 9th

 

GVCS Christmas Concerts - Your Help Is Needed

We need homemade Christmas treats to sell at the bake sale during the Christmas concerts!  We also need donations of bottled water to sell at the concerts.  If you’re not a fan of baking, or if you don’t have time to, this is a great way to help out!  Finally, we need volunteers to help run the bake sale on the evenings of the concerts.  Sign up here.  All proceeds from the bake sale will help support the Fine Arts program at GVCS.  THANK YOU for being willing to give of your time and resources to make the bake sale a success!  We really appreciate your help!

 

Christmas Concerts

All concerts will take place at the HS building

Thursday, 12/12 – HS Vocal & Band Christmas Concert, 7:00pm

Tuesday, 12/17 – MS Vocal & Band Christmas Concert, 7:00pm

Thursday, 12/19 – PS-2nd Christmas Concert, 6:30pm

Thursday, 12/19 – 3rd-5th Christmas Concert, 7:30pm

 

Winter Sports Pictures

HS Winter Sports Pictures – Wednesday, 12/11

JH Winter Sports Pictures – Thursday, 12/12

 

Middle School Bowling

Friday, December 20, the middle school students will go bowling in the afternoon.  We will be leaving school after lunch, at 12:15 and heading to Great Escapes in Pleasant Hill.  The afternoon consists of 2 games of bowling, shoes, lemonade, french fries, and bus rental all for $7.  Your student can pay in the school office.

 

Thunder Youth Basketball Night at Faith

Youth Sports Night at Faith is this Saturday December 14th. The 10,000 Shot Club winners will be awarded in between the varsity games. The 5th and 6th grade girls will be scrimmaging at half time of the girls game and the 5th grade boys will be scrimmaging at half time of the boys game!  All youth basketball players will be invited to stay after the varsity boys game and enjoy a pizza and pop party with the varsity teams. Please wear your basketball jersey to the game or Grand View gear! If you have questions please ask your coach!

 

HS Off Campus Lunch

HS students will have off campus lunch on Friday, 12/13.

 

Basketball Schedules

Check HERE for the most up to date basketball schedules

 

Save the Date: Feb. 8 for ISU Concessions with FAB

Fine Arts Boosters plans to work a double-basketball-game day at Hilton Sat., Feb 8, so mark your calendars!  Women play in the afternoon; men play at 7.  Anyone age 16 & up can work - one game or both. Text/call Terri Ward, 515-433-9473, with questions or to sign up (shirt size needed). 

 

WAT HOLIDAY – No School Friday, February 14

There will be no school on Friday, 2/14 in honor of our Work-A-Thon Holiday!  We are so grateful for all of the efforts and hard work demonstrated by our school families and staff to make the Work-A-Thon and Walk-A-Thon a huge success this year.  Enjoy your day off!

 

Lunch Orders

Orders for the week of December 2 are due by Wednesday, November 27.

A printable version of the monthly menu can be found on our school website HERE.

 

Sip N' Serve

Join other parents in the PTF room on Friday mornings for Sip & Serve.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with other parents while we help teachers and staff with various projects including laminating, cutting things out, putting together bulletin boards, and anything else they need done!  Come and go as you need to. As always, feel free to bring your young children with you! 

 

 
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!! This session is a repeat of our last P.E.R.M. event with Dr. Heidi Warner and you do not want to miss it!
    Join us for encouragement and tips on how you can "Encourage Christian Resilience During the Teen Years." Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Heidi Warner will be adressing issues of how to deal with challenge of raising teens as they face the crossroads of adolescent struggle and the Christian faith.
    We will be meeting in the auditorium at Grand View Christian HIGH School.
    1701 E. 33rd st. Des Moines, IA 50317
    Please enter through the auditorium doors (the first main doors when you enter in the parking lot.). This is a free event. Invite your friends and join us!

  • GVCS Christmas Concerts - Your Help Is Needed

    We need homemade Christmas treats to sell at the bake sale during the Christmas concerts!  We also need donations of bottled water to sell at the concerts.  If you’re not a fan of baking, or if you don’t have time to, this is a great way to help out!  Finally, we need volunteers to help run the bake sale on the evenings of the concerts.  Sign up here.  All proceeds from the bake sale will help support the Fine Arts program at GVCS.  THANK YOU for being willing to give of your time and resources to make the bake sale a success!  We really appreciate your help!

  • Announcing the 2020 Spring Musical: The Sound of Music

    We would like to announce the 2020 Spring Musical is going to the "The Sound of Music." We are so excited to get started! Auditions for the musical will be held in Mrs. Fisher's classroom on December 7th from 1-5pm. Come get involved in this awesome production! We're going to have a LOT of fun!

  • Hopesong and Regeneration Teams Announced

    Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Regeneration team and our new Hopesong team!!! We can't wait to see how you will develop your musical gifts this year and use them for God's glory as you serve others in this way!!

    REGENERATION:

    Collin B.
    Karlee K.
    Lizzie L.
    Montay O.
    Mackenzie P.
    Chloe S.
    Eli T.
    Stephen W.

    HOPESONG:

    Mia B.
    Sydney L.
    Bekah L.
    Kennady J.
    Natalee L.
    Bella M.
    Ellise F.
    Trinity V.
    Michael H.
    Gage F.
    Marti S.
    Daniel L.
    Austin T.
    Andrew L.
    Kaden W.
    Kadin W.

  • New Security System

     In an effort to enhance our service to the Grand View community through school safety, we are adjusting the manner in which we allow visitor access to both our high school and elementary/middle school buildings. As we grow into a larger school community, it is vital that we do all  we can to help our students quickly identify the adults who are safe to interact with in our buildings. With that in mind, please read below for our new visitor protocol.

    -Starting August 23rd, 2019 (between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm at the EL/MS building and 8:15 and 3:15 at the HS building) all visitors (including parents), volunteers, and outside contractors will need to sign in at the office and present a government issued form of identification (ID).

    -Our front office staff will ask for your ID, scan the ID, and a visitor badge will then be printed out. You must wear this visitor badge for the entirety of your visit. 

    -When your visit has concluded, please sign out with office personnel.

    -Future visits will not require the presentation of ID as your information will be saved in our system. You will still need to sign in with our office staff and obtain a visitor badge.

    With any amount of change you can expect there to be challenges ahead. It is with the safety of our students and staff in mind that we ask for your patience and understanding as our offices begin implementing this new protocol. 

     

  • We now have online ordering for hot lunch! Click the link to get signed up today! All orders must be placed the Wednesday BEFORE the week lunches are needed. 

    A couple notes:

    - Make sure to click ahead to the correct date if ordering for more than 1 week. 

    - If you want to deselect an item you've already placed in your cart, you CAN do that in the cart. It will not allow you to deselect the button once it's been clicked... but when you go to pay, you can easily delete it from your cart. 

    - Money can NOT be transferred between students and any credits students receive back will only be used for that specific student. Also, any unused credits in the account at the end of the school year, can NOT be refunded, so placing a large amount of funds into the account, without specific plans to use them, is not wise. 

  • New Elementary & Middle School Leadership

    We are very excited to welcome our new elementary and middle school Principal, Mr. Aaron Pals. Aaron is a 2002 graduate of Grandview Park Baptist School and spent his school years growing up in our current high school. Aaron brings a great deal of wisdom and experience, strong, servant leadership, and joy to our school and we can't wait to see how God will use him and his awesome family in our school! Check back soon for a "getting to know you" video on Mr. Pals. 

  • Hopesong Returns from NYC

    Hopesong was blessed to have an opportunity to sing in New York City on June 4.  Fourteen students rehearsed music with singers from around the country then performed a collective concert at Alice Tully Hall, part of the Lincoln Center Complex.  The students were able to sit under the direction of Rene Clausen, director of the Concordia Choir in Moorehead, MN.  Dr. Clausen is a world-renowned composer and director and the students were able to experience excellent choral singing.  Even through long rehearsals, busy days, and late nights the students represented their Savior and their school with excellence.  Thank you to all who prayed for our trip.  Soli Deo Gloria!

    A few quotes from students:

    “There were multiple times where the music was so beautiful that I just had to close my eyes and soak it in.” 

    “It seems a lot of people sing to make themselves known, and I am reminded that the only real reason any of us sing is in order to bring glory to God and make His name known.

    “Even though this world has spectacular things to offer, it’s all temporary.  I need to focus on things above.”

    “This was a time I really saw the real world outside of my Christian bubble.”

  • Book Fair Provides Books for the School Library

     

    Check out all these awesome new books we got for our library with money raised at the Scholastic book fair!! Mrs. Mosher is SO excited and has been working hard getting them ready for students toenjoy this fall!
    THANK YOU to all who helped with and shopped at our book fair!!

  • Save Money by Paying Tuition Early

    **Reminder**

    -- 2% discount for non-scholarship recipient students when full year is paid prior to August 1st. 

    -- 1% discount for non-scholarship recipient students if one semester in paid in full prior to August 1st and January 1st.