Archive for March, 2017

#WhatsUpAtGRACE March 28, 2017

Celebrate GRACE is this Friday night!

If you have not already submitted a RSVP, there are a few seats left and we would love for you to join us Friday night for an evening of fellowship and celebration. Conversely, if you submitted a RSVP and will not be attending, please help us be good stewards of our funds and let Michele Bandy (Mbandy@GRACEChristian.net) know as soon as possible so that the caterer can be informed and your meal can be cancelled.

We still need 6-8 people to help with set-up and clean-up before and after Celebrate GRACE. Please consider filling one of the few remaining volunteer positions.

The Celebrate GRACE Auction Closes Thursday Night!

There are still lots of items that have no bids and some wonderful one-of-a-kind items and experiences that you can bid on at the Celebrate GRACE online auction. Bidding will end at 10:00pm Thursday night.

Click to read the March 28, 2017 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter and find:

  • Pictures of events in 4th and 6th grades
  • A Spelling Bee update
  • An invitation to attend the 9th Grade Medieval Manor Faire
  • Important informtion about lost & found, aftercare, and community service for students in 7th-12th grades
  • Links to past newsletter articles in Instant Replay

Don’t forget to keep up with GRACE News and the GRACE Calendar for up-to-date information about all GRACE events. If you don’t want to wait, Subscribe to GRACE News and learn about events at GRACE as they are posted to the website.

 

1101 Campus Student Council for 2017-2018

Congratulations to the following students on their election to the 2017-2018 Student Council for the 1101 Campus.

Executive Council

  • President, Noble Brantley
  • Vice President,  Mitchell Haughee
  • Secretary, Katherine Matthes
  • Treasurer, Russell Burns
  • Events Coordinators,  Maggie Royce and Molly Church
  • Chaplain,  Daniel Jagt
  • Sergeant of Arms, Keenan Baker
  • Club Coordinator, Trek Thorne
  • Fan Club Coordinator, open

Student Council

  • 12th Class Representatives, Olivia Grace Horan and Micah King
  • 11th Class Representatives, Tolu Doherty and Lauren Meeson
  • 10th Class Representatives, Landon Lauffer and Samantha Saenz
  • 9th Class Representatives, Hannah Morris and Kaden Sigmon
  • 8th Class Representatives, Bradley Obusek and Eden Wright
  • 7th Class Representatives, TBA

#WhatsUpAtGRACE March 21, 2017

We are in the final stages of planning for our annual Celebrate GRACE fundraising dinner. We are looking forward to a night of fellowship with the GRACE family. There are still a few tables open; please RSVP now so that you can be part of this memorable evening.

To kick start the Celebrate GRACE event, the online auction is open for bidding. Bidding will close on March 30th.

We still need about a dozen people to help with set-up and clean-up before and after Celebrate GRACE. Please consider filling one of the few remaining volunteer positions.

Click to read the #WhatsUpAtGRACE Mar 21 2017 newsletter and find:

  • The 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
  • A link to all things related to next week’s Celebrate GRACE event
  • A link to the revised school calendar for 2017-2018
  • A reminder for Thursday’s Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
  • A few important details for the high school prom
  • Pictures from the senior class, 4th grade and TK
  • New community service opportunities for high school students
  • Links to past newsletter articles in Instant Replay

Don’t forget to keep up with GRACE News and the GRACE Calendar for up-to-date information about all GRACE events. If you don’t want to wait, Subscribe to GRACE News and learn about events at GRACE as they are posted to the website.

 

GRACE @ NCTIES 2017

On March 2nd and 3rd, the entire GRACE faculty attended NCTIES, the North Carolina Technology in Education Society conference. We’re bringing back tons of great ideas!  We’re working on writing up a post of our favorite takeaways, but in the meantime, here are a few shots of our faculty enjoying their learning. 🙂

Technology is fun!

 

Our TK-6th grade teachers soaking up the learning. 

 

(Part of the) English Department + Technology Coach 

 

Ready to enjoy a keynote speaker

 

Our student showcase presenters were amazing!

 

Another great NCTIES!

Art Festival Winners

Congratulations to the eight GRACE artists who placed in the GFWC State Art Competition.  This is the final GFWC Art Competition and includes the best artworks from the State of North Carolina.  All contestants in the State Competition had advanced by previously placing first or second in the Raleigh Competition and first in the District VI Competition.  

  • Mary German – 2nd Ceramics
  • Alex Campbell – 2nd Wood
  • Rachael Litavecz – 3rd Nature
  • Jane O’Hannigan – 3rd Dye
  • Emma Cole – 1st Beadwork
  • Hannah Lucas – 1st Jewelry
  • Austin Davis – 2nd Glass
  • Kathryn Robinson – 3rd Sculpture

#WhatsUpAtGRACE March 14, 2017

Click to read the March 14, 2017 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter and find:

  • A link to sign up as a set-up or clean-up volunteer for Celebrate GRACE
  • Access to the preview site of the Celebrate GRACE auction
  • A link to RSVP (only 5 tables left!) for Celebrate GRACE
  • News from the tech teams on both campuses
  • Where you can purchase extra Empty Bowls
  • A link to all the ACSI Festival results from last Friday’s event
  • Save the Date for CFA Spirit Night on March 23rd
  • Links to past newsletter articles in Instant Replay

Don’t forget to keep up with GRACE News and the GRACE Calendar for up-to-date information about all GRACE events. If you don’t want to wait, Subscribe to GRACE News and learn about events at GRACE as they are posted to the website.

Maker Cart Highlights

A lot of our grade levels have been doing some great maker activities and it is so exciting to see all of the cool ideas, student collaboration, and final creations.

Mrs. Sweeney’s 4th grade class created a Lego replica of the Wright Brother’s first plane.

Mrs. Robinson’s 5th grade class created “I Spy” bottles with student created objects that represent past Bible scripture lessons

Mr. Bell’s 6th grade classes recreated the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca cities using their blueprint.

6th grade classes explored Breakout Edu-Escape Africa. The students had to complete cross curricular challenges in each room to escape. How fun is this!!!

ACSI Festival Results

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the March 10th ACSI Fine Arts Festival and Math Olympics at North Raleigh Christian Academy.

Math Olympics

  • 4th place (3rd grade computation):  Mason Hess
  • 1st place (3rd grade computation):  Elise Hardy
  • 2nd place (3rd grade reasoning):  Kennedy Barnes
  • 2nd place (5th grade computation):  Anna Garrett
  • 3rd place (5th grade reasoning):  Hannah Bradley
  • 3rd place (6th grade computation):  Payton Chapman
  • 1st place (8th grade computation):  Gray Carter

Choral Festival

  • Middle School Vocal Ensemble–Superior
  • High School Vocal Ensemble—Superior
  • 6th Grade Vocal Ensemble—Superior

Band Festival

  • High School Band – Superior
  • High School Brass Quintet – Excellent
  • 7th/8th Grade Band – Excellent
  • 6th Grade Band – Excellent

Art Festival

GOOD

  • Jennings Fitzhugh (3rd)
  • Lea Deguzman (3rd)
  • Patrick Walters (3rd)
  • Addie Murray (3rd)
  • Cecilia Mendez (3rd)
  • Joel Davenport (4th)
  • Zoe Meeson (4th)
  • Aubrey Lodholz (4th)
  • Addison Tew (4th)
  • Gabrielle Morris (4th)
  • Kathryn Howell (4th)
  • Evan Lin-Zufall (4th)
  • Jacob Hartley (4th)
  • Caleb Hickman (5th)
  • Peyton Posadas (5th)
  • Graham Malacinski (5th)
  • Caroline Murray (5th)
  • Avrie Lanning (5th)
  • Paige Moore (5th)
  • Sophia Taylor (5th)
  • Eliza Olive (5th)
  • Taylor Fontaine (5th)
  • Landon Wheeler (6th)
  • Payton Chapman (6th)
  • Alyssa Tucker (6th)
  • Ava Mendez (7th)
  • Kiara Azamar  (7th)
  • Alexa Pibl  (12th)

EXCELLENT

  • Makena Markey (2nd)
  • Alex Hawley (4th)
  • Grayson Sullivan (4th)
  • Giselle Nico (4th)
  • Hannah Taylor (4th)
  • Katie Murray (5th)
  • Hannah Bradley (5th)
  • Briana Taylor (5th)
  • McKenna Burford (6th)
  • Thomas Rhoads(7th)
  • Hannah Fetterolf (7th)
  • Sophia DeBruhl (8th)
  • Olivia Culverhouse (8th)
  • Christina Saenz (8th)
  • Lee Robinson (9th)
  • Ellie McNair  (10th)
  • Molly Church (10th)
  • Hanna Roberson (10th)
  • Olivia Payne (11th)
  • Chloe Gower (11th)
  • Emma Cole (12th)
  • Corey Zucco (12th)

SUPERIOR

  • Cassie Collier (2nd)
  • Katie Tharrington (2nd)
  • Sloan Plantan (2nd)
  • Piper Riggs (2nd)
  • Micah Solomon (2nd)
  • Aurora Harris (2nd)
  • Walker Hawley (2nd)
  • Addison Wheeler (4th)
  • Kitty Brooks (4th)
  • Sage Collier (4th)
  • Evelyn Hawkes (8th)
  • Mia Glenn (8th)
  • Madison Russell (8th)
  • Leah Bittler (9th)
  • Rebecca Sharda (9th)
  • Lily Rutledge (9th)
  • Sofia Pinzauti (11th)
  • Rachael Litavecz (11th)
  • Maggie Royce(11th)
  • Lela Arruza (10th)
  • Alex Campbell (12th)
  • Hayden Hughes (12th)
  • Eli Padden (12th)
  • Margaret DeBruhl (12th)
  • Sabine Buhrer (12th)
  • Brenna Smith  (12th)
  • Hannah Lucas (12th)
  • Reece Goodman (12th)

BEST IN SHOW

  • Aurora Harris (2nd grade) received a Best in Show award for her chalk pastel snowman drawing!
  • Lela Arruza (10th grade) received a Best in Show award for her origami turtle
  • Alex Campbel (12th grade) received a Best in Show award for his large spray painting “Love is Lawless”

 

 

Teen Tech Week 2017

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative encouraging libraries to showcase their digital resources. At GRACE, Mr. O’Brien has been busy planning activities for the week of March 20th. See the schedule below to see what this year’s Teen Tech Week will feature.

Monday, 3/20: Student Maker Faire

Bring in and display a project that you have made. You can leave your creation on the table in the main hallway all week to show other students what you have been building.

Tuesday, 3/21: Hour of Code

Come to the library during your elective period to try some easy coding. This will be a gentle introduction to writing code with Anna and Elsa of Frozen, or BB-88 from Star Wars.

Wednesday, 3/22: Robotics

Bring your lunch to the library to gain a hands-on demonstration with robotics from guest speaker Gabriel Vanderkin.

Thursday, 3/23: Dead-Tech Deconstruction

Ever want to bust open old electronics to see how they work? We will be opening different types of old technology to have a look inside. Hosted by the GRACE Maker Club, in the library after school.

Friday, 3/24: Retro Lunch & Raspberry Pi

Visit the library during your lunch to check out the Retro Pi, and hear how students created this cool gaming system out of one of our Maker Club Raspberry Pi boards. You’ll also have the opportunity to play some SNES style Zelda, or possibly other retro games.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE March 7, 2017

Click to read the March 7, 2017 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter and find:

  • Upcoming opportunities to fellowship with the GRACE community including four this Friday (for dads, elementary students and families)
  • An opportunity to serve the GRACE community by providing a crock-pot full of soup for Friday night’s Empty Bowls event.
  • Pictures from TK, 6th Grade and GRACE’s 2nd Annual Flashlight Read
  • Student accomplishements in technology, science, and Latin
  • A link to a summer reading skills program offered by NCSU
  • A reminder that grades will be turned off on Friday as we end the 3rd
  • Links to past newsletter articles in Instant Replay

Don’t forget to keep up with GRACE News and the GRACE Calendar for up-to-date information about all GRACE events. If you don’t want to wait, Subscribe to GRACE News and learn about events at GRACE as they are posted to the website.