Some traditions are important, as they instill a sense of time and place and help people feel a sense of belonging. GRMS is only 16 years old, going on 17, and we are still establishing our roots and building tradition. In the coming days, as we near the end of the school year 🎓, our students will be taking part in a graduation retreat, yearbook signing party, and upon promotion, our graduating 8th graders will receive a special medallion for the founder of the House they’ve been part of for 3 years. A valedictorian and salutatorian will be recognized and will address their class and families. Additionally, the 3 students who faculty feel best embody the charisms of our Sponsoring Congregations will be honored with a Founders’ Award. Prayers 🙏 for all our students - those moving on to high school, those getting ready to move up a grade, and those students who will be joining our family as a 6th grader.