Archive for April, 2020

April 28, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

UC STUDENT COUNCIL 
Our upper campus student council elections are complete and we are pleased to announce the following officers:

President: Grayson Farless
Vice President: Keenan Baker
Secretary: Kristina Pattison
Treasurer: Lily Lauffer
Event Coordinators: Amelia Bradley and Cynthia Sanchez-Diaz
Club Coordinators: Ire Debayo-Doherty and Jacob Taylor
Sergeants at Arms: Bradley Obusek and David Griffith
Rising 8th Grade Class Reps: Sage Collier and Cole Schafer
Rising 9th Grade Class Rep: Elle Robinson and Campbell Baker
Rising 10th Grade Class Reps: Walker Blount and Payton Chapman
Rising 11th Grade Class Reps: Davis Blount and Ash Fields
Rising 12th Grade Class Reps: Nathaniel Grieci and Andrew James

NEW SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

GRACE families – does your place of employment offer internships? Want a neat way to give back to the GRACE community while also helping your business? Consider participating in our GRACE Senior Internship Program. Find out more by clicking here or by emailing Laura Jacobs at ljacobs@gracechristian.net.

CHAPEL: LIVE STREAMING 

Don’t forget, Mr. Whelpley will be holding chapel live on our Social Media channels. Upper Campus chapel will be on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. on Instagram Live and Lower Campus chapel will be held on Fridays at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live.

STRAWBERRIES FOR SALE!

As some of you know, Mrs. Boyd (TK-6 art teacher) and her husband grow strawberries on their farm, Primrose Farm, in Granville County.  If you are interested in a basket of fresh strawberries, Mrs. Boyd will be in the lower campus parking lot with strawberries on Saturdays from 10 AM-12 PM for the next few weekends. Strawberries are $15 per gallon basket.  (Please email her at mboyd@gracechristian.net by mid-day Friday if interested so she can bring enough baskets.) All social distancing guidelines will be followed!

GRACE BUSINESS OWNER SPOTLIGHTS

Matt’s Auto Shop is an automotive repair facility located in North Garner, close to downtown Raleigh. We do it all; tires and oil changes, major engine repair, classic vehicle work, alignments, but we specialize in difficult drivability and electrical diagnostics. We are excited for the future and do full electric and hybrid repair, as well as classic vehicle electric conversions! Follow us @mattsautoshop on Instagram for a monthly giveaway and cool pictures. Check our website for info on how we’ve handled Covid-19 since the beginning.

Restored helps working moms cultivate intentional community while providing faith-based resources they need to feel seen and supported in their multi-pronged roles as wife, mother and worker. Follow along on our blog, Instagram or Facebook and join us for our next virtual or in-person event!

Warlick Photography & Design, LLC. We take family, senior & athletic portraits. We also do graphic design – posters, advertisements, banners & logos. Instagram – warlickphotography / Facebook – Warlick Photography  

LearningRx Brain Training complements classroom learning by developing the underlying cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, and pay attention.  Our clients work one-on-one with a personal brain trainer, doing fun, but challenging mental exercises that improve core brain skills including: auditory processing, memory, logic, and more. LearningRx remains open during this unique time, providing remote cognitive assessments, consultations and delivering one-on-one training to our clients.  More information about our unique programs, peer-reviewed scientific research, as well as expected client outcomes may be found online or call us at 919-232-0090.

Oak City Labs is a software consulting agency that exists to solve problems. We partner with leaders in the health care, life sciences, and engineering industries to create technology solutions that overcome pressing challenges and drive change. 

Are you a GRACE business owner? We want to hear from you! In light of the COVID pandemic, we understand many small businesses have been impacted. If you are a business owner with a product or service that other families may benefit from, please let us know by sending us your business name, a one or two-line description, and the company’s website! (Note: Due to many individuals working for the same company, please no direct sales! Thank you for understanding.) We will send out a list of these small businesses in upcoming editions of Amazing GRACE.

REMINDERS

Make sure you are following GRACE on Facebook and Instagram. We have so many exciting things in store to keep our community “together” online. Also, Lower Campus families, search “GRACE Christian School Lower Campus Families” on Facebook to join that page, as well.

COMING UP

Donuts for Dads: Greg Robinson, the founder and leader of Donuts for Dads, will be leading the devotion for this Friday’s Donuts for Dads. Greg is the father of a current GRACE junior and a 2019 GRACE graduate. He is also married to 5th-grade teacher, Christi Robinson.

Greg will share a brief devotion, followed by a time of prayer. We will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be done by 8 a.m. All GRACE dads are invited to join us via Google hangout:

Join by video –meet.google.com/ayp-mxcf-sfq / Join by phone – +1 224-858-8324‬ PIN: ‪155 140 710‬#

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Congratulations to our 2020 Prom King and Queen – Garrett Keen and Emma von Koch!


Check out GRACE student Zane Suarez’s digital edition of the Eagle News from home. Great job, Zane!

Show us something your student is working on for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Amazing GRACE! Email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net.

April 21, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

NEW SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

GRACE families – does your place of employment offer internships? Want a neat way to give back to the GRACE community while also helping your business? Consider participating in our GRACE Senior Internship Program. Find out more by clicking here or by emailing Laura Jacobs at ljacobs@gracechristian.net.

CHAPEL: LIVE STREAMING 

Don’t forget, Mr. Whelpley will be holding chapel live on our Social Media channels. Upper Campus chapel will be on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. on Instagram Live and Lower Campus chapel will be held on Fridays at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live.

SEEKING GRACE BUSINESS OWNERS!

Are you a GRACE business owner? We want to hear from you! In light of the COVID pandemic, we understand many small businesses have been impacted. If you are a business owner with a product or service that other families may benefit from, please let us know by sending us your business name, a one or two-line description, and the company’s website! (Note: Due to many individuals working for the same company, please no direct sales! Thank you for understanding.)

We will send out a list of these small businesses an upcoming edition of Amazing GRACE.

GRACE STUDENTS DURING VLE!

We are working on a project to showcase what life has been like for our students during virtual learning! If you’d like to record a short (10 seconds, tops!) video of your student doing their work, participating in a classroom Google Hangout, etc. Please send them to cbarnhill@gracechristian.net. (If possible, please record your video horizontally instead of vertically!)

DONUTS FOR DADS

All of the devotion, none of the calories! On Friday, April 24, we will again host our virtual Donuts for Dads. GRACE Board Member and father of two GRACE graduates, Darrel Hegar, will share a brief devotion, followed by a time of prayer. We will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be done by 8 a.m. All GRACE dads are invited to join us via Google hangout:

Join by video –meet.google.com/ayp-mxcf-sfq

Join by phone – +1 224-858-8324‬ PIN: ‪155 140 710‬#

REMINDERS

Make sure you are following GRACE on Facebook and Instagram. We have so many exciting things in store to keep our community “together” online. Also, Lower Campus families, search “GRACE Christian School Lower Campus Families” on Facebook to join that page, as well.

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

First-grader Palmer Pauletich’s Easter craft! Keep sending shots of what you’re doing during GRACEVLE. We love to see them. Show us something your student is working on for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Amazing GRACE! Email cbarnhill@gracechristian.net.

April 14, 2020 | Amazing GRACE

SENIOR DROP-OFFS

Over the last few days, our staff has enjoyed dropping off senior signs and cap and gowns to our GRACE Class of 2020. Check out this post to see some of the pictures!

CHAPEL: LIVE STREAMING 

Don’t forget, Mr. Whelpley will be holding chapel live on our Social Media channels. Upper Campus chapel will be on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. on Instagram Live and Lower Campus chapel will be held on Fridays at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live.

DONUTS FOR DADS

All of the devotion, none of the calories! On Friday, April 17, we will again host our virtual Donuts for Dads. Lower Campus PE teacher and JV football coach Corey McGuire will share a brief devotion, followed by a time of prayer. We will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be done by 8 a.m. All GRACE dads are invited to join us via Google hangout:

Join by video –meet.google.com/ayp-mxcf-sfq

Join by phone – +1 224-858-8324‬ PIN: ‪155 140 710‬#

YEARBOOK

Fortunately, the yearbook was complete before our shift to GRACEVLE. That means this year’s yearbook will be the high-quality book you expect it to be. We do not yet know what distribution will look like yet, but we will have them. You can still place your order by going to jostensyearbooks.com and searching for GRACE Christian Raleigh. Can’t remember if you ordered a yearbook? Email bhawks@gracechristian.net and she can check for you!

REMINDERS

Make sure you are following GRACE on Facebook and Instagram. We have so many exciting things in store to keep our community “together” online. Also, Lower Campus families, search “GRACE Christian School Lower Campus Families” on Facebook to join that page, as well.

HELPFUL LINKS

Technology FAQS

SCHOOL SNAPSHOT

Keep sending shots of what you’re doing during GRACEVLE! We love to see them.


Show us something your student is working on for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Amazing GRACE!

Senior Drop-Offs

Even though we can’t be together in person, we can still celebrate our seniors – from a social distance! Our staff enjoyed dropping off Senior Signs and cap and gowns to our amazing GRACE Class of 2020.

College Connections, Issue 8

I sincerely hope that your transition to GRACEVLE has been smooth for your family and everyone is adjusting to the new normal. It’s important that high school students continue to work hard during this time – while the Spring 2020 semester will be treated uniquely as it relates to just about everything, it is important to not make that an excuse for doing less than your best.  

If your student is signed up for a summer enrichment activity on a college campus, be sure to follow up with that program on the status of those events. With the uncertainty around the present circumstances, many events will be rescheduled, canceled, or moved online.

As you can imagine, there is a lot of stuff moving from “live” to “virtual” as it relates to colleges. Many admitted student days, as well as prospective student tours and open houses, are moving to a webinar/virtual format. This month’s College Connections Newsletter has several links to virtual events as well as some great articles written by college admissions offices to help you navigate this season in history.