Archive for March, 2019

#WhatsUpAtGRACE March 26, 2019

Congratulations to all the students who earned honor roll status for the 3rdquarter!

Please take a few minutes to read the March 26 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter to learn about the upcoming book fair, technology expo, high school prom, and more!

Many of you will be attending the Celebrate GRACE Fundraising Dinner and we look forward to fellowshipping with you on Friday night. If you are not attending this event, please consider making a donation to the GRACE Annual fund via our online donation linkinstead. 

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE March 19, 2019

Please take a few minutes to read the March 19 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter to get a quick view of what is going on at GRACE.

Last call for the Celebrate GRACE Fundraising Dinnerwhich will take place Friday, March 29th. If you cannot attend, please consider making your donation onlineinstead. 

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

GFWC State Art Results

Congratulations to the artists of the eight GRACE artworks that 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 the District VI Competition.   What an accomplishment!

1st Place

  • Colby Kulinski               Glass Craft 
  • Madison Rhoads            Wood Craft 
  • Lela Arruza                    Nature Craft 

2nd Place

  • Zoee Stewart                 Sculpture
  • Lela Arruza                   Paper Craft 
  • David Bandy                 Dye Craft 

3rd Place

  • Avery Hawley                  Ceramics 
  • Peyton Chapman             Pastels Drawing

Community Service Opportunity at Spring Daze

The Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in Cary, NC has opportunities for high schoolers to receive community service hours.

The Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is a signature event of the Town of Cary. Nestled under the shady canopy of Bond Park, Spring Daze features over 170 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food, and Cary’s annual Earth Day Celebration. Spring Daze features the best of North Carolina’s diverse arts and crafts community. This year, the festival has volunteer opportunities on Friday, April 26, 2019 and Saturday, April 27, 2019 in a variety of positions and time slots.

High schoolers ages 16+ are invited to sign-up independently. If there are any service clubs or organizations that have members who are age 15 or younger, we have a handful of positions for group volunteering with adult volunteers present to chaperone.

The link to sign up for can be found here. If any students or club advisors have questions about volunteering, they can contact Deirdre Lewis, Outdoor Arts Events Program Assistant with the Town of Cary at deirdre.lewis@townofcary.org or at (919) 462-3847.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE March 12, 2019

The March 12 2019 #WhatsUpAtGRACE newsletter has a lot of information about upcoming events and a few updated from events recently passed.  

One of those upcoming events is the Celebrate GRACE Fundraising Dinnerwhich has been rescheduled for Friday, March 29th. If you were registered to attend on the original date, but can no longer make it on the 29th, please consider making your donation online instead.  

If you missed a previous edition of the weekly newsletter, they are all posted in GRACE News on the GRACE website. We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

National Merit Scholar Results

Congratulations to GRACE seniors Diana White and Ashleigh Williamson for being finalist for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Diana and Ashleigh are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide to achieve this status out of 1.6 million juniors who took the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT.  Less than 1 percent of all high school seniors nationwide qualify for this distinction and even fewer go on to be named finalists. Diana and Ashleigh will now continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. 

Congratulations also to GRACE senior Katherine Matthes for being named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers for the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT. 

ACSI Math Olympics Results

GRACE students had a successful day at the ACSI Math Olympics.  All of the GRACE students did their best and represented our school well; we are proud of all 36 of our students. A special shout-out to the following students who placed in the top five of their grade/category:

  • 3rd grade: Computation – 4th place, Finn Rassette
  • 4th grade: Computation – 1st place, Gold Medal Winner, Aurora Harris
  • 5th grade: Computation – 5th place, Jimmy Maciarello
  • 5th grade: Reasoning –  2nd place, Elise Hardy
  • 6th grade: Reasoning – 5th place, Sage Collier
  • 6th grade: Reasoning – 3rd place, Bryce Pearman
  • 7th grade: Computation –  5th place, Anna Garrett
  • 7th grade: Reasoning – 5th place, Max Tomlinson

ACSI Music Festival Results

Congratulations to the GRACE students who participated in the 2019 ACSI Music Festival. You represented us well!

  • Middle School Vocal Ensemble — Superior
  • High School Vocal Ensemble — Superior
  • High School Strings Ensemble — Superior
  • 6th Grade Band — Excellent
  • 7-8th Grade Band — Excellent
  • High School Band — Excellent
  • High School Advanced Band — Superior

Tech Expo

All families and friends are invited to explore engineering and technology at the GRACE Technology Expo on Monday, April 8th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 

6:00-6:15 Welcome

Enjoy some cookies and be entered in a raffle to win a student-built computer, simply by attending!

6:15-6:45 Technology Professionals Panel Discussion

Have questions about pursuing a career in engineering or technology? Meet with the experts to learn about career opportunities.

  • Peter Knepley (Lead Programmer at Epic Games)
  • Dave Katz (World Wide Lab Director at Cisco)
  • Amanda Pouget (Software Developer at Role Model Software)

6:45-8:00 Interactive Stations

  • Race a Raspberry Pi Car
  • Create LED light shows with Raspberry Pi
  • Program and drive a robot
  • Fly a drone
  • Computer Building
  • Makey Makey games and challenges

We are pleased to partner with the NC Science Festival to open this event to the public, and we can’t wait to show off what technology we have been learning this year and discuss where this learning can lead!

Printable Tech Expo Flier