GRACE News

#WhatsUpAtGRACE August 13, 2019

We hope everyone had a great first day of school! Please read the August 13, 2019 “First Day of School” Edition of #WhatsUpAtGRACE for links and important information about things happening on campus. 

We invite the entire GRACE family to attend this Friday night’s “Back to School Bash” on the GRACE Athletic Field. The fellowship and fun start at 5:30pm and will continue up to the start of the football game at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to fill out the forms linked in the newsletter (also available on the Handbook & Forms page in the School Life section of the GRACE website) and bring them in the first day of school. These documents are important for us to have on hand so that we can best serve your children in the case of an emergency. Thank you for your attention to this.  

We encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE August 6, 2019

Welcome back! We hope that our GRACE family has had a wonderful summer break and that you are able to enjoy these final weeks before returning to school. The August 6, 2019 “Back-to-School” Edition of #WhatsUpAtGRACE has “Welcome Back” letters from each of the campus principals as well as a link to the letter sent a few weeks ago from Head of School, Eric Bradley. 

There are several events that happen right after we return to school, so we wanted to let you know what those were. This newsletter contains dates, details and links for the following activities/events:

  • Orientation for all new upper campus studentson August 12th
  • All-School Meet & Greet on August 12th
  • Auditions for the Fall Play on August 15th& 16th
  • All-School Back to School Bash on August 16th  
  • First day of hot lunch on August 22nd

Don’t forget to fill out the forms linked in the newsletter (also available on the Handbook & Forms page in the School Life section of the GRACE website) and bring them in the first day of school. These documents are important for us to have on hand so that we can best serve your children in the case of an emergency. Thank you for your attention to this.  

We encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

#WhatsUpAtGRACE July 26, 2019

Welcome back! We hope that our GRACE family has had a wonderful summer break and that you are able to enjoy these final weeks before returning to school.

There are several events that happen right after we return to school, so we wanted to let you know what those were. The July 25, 2019 “Back-to-School” Edition of #WhatsUpAtGRACE has dates, details and links for the following activities/events:

  • Orientation for all new upper campus studentson August 12th
  • All-School Meet & Greet on August 12th
  • Auditions for the Fall Play on August 15th & 16th
  • All-School Back to School Bash on August 16th
  • First day of hot lunch on August 22nd

In addition, it is also the time of year when you will need to fill out a few forms. We are actively looking at ways to move away from paper and make this process completely electronic in the future, but for this year, we ask for your grace and patience as you print, fill out, and turn in the required. forms. All forms are linked in the newsletter and also available on the Handbook & Forms page in the School Life section of the GRACE website.

We also encourage you to keep up to date with all future events by consulting the GRACE Calendar.

Auditions: The Secret Garden

Auditions for The Secret Garden, by Sylvia Ashby, adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett classic will be held on August 15th and 16th from 3:30-5:00pm in the Upper Campus Chapel. Students must attend both days of auditions. All students auditioning must prepare a one minute dramatic monologue and will be asked to complete a cold reading from the script.

Please do not audition if you are unable to commit to regular attendance at rehearsals, unable to attend the week of tech and dress rehearsals in their entirety, and/or unable to attend both performance dates.

  • Rehearsals will begin on August 22nd and run most days after school  from 3:30- 5:15pm until the end of the performances.
  • Tech and Dress Rehearsals will be every day from October 17th-23rd and are mandatory.
  • Performance dates are Thursday, October 24th and Saturday, October 26th.


Overview of The Secret Garden from the Samuel French Inc. website
Mary Lennox, a sullen and spoiled young orphan, is sent to live with her brooding uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Discovering a hidden, neglected garden, Mary plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. A wonderful story of transformation, from the author of the immensely popular Anne of Green Gables.