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Amazing GRACE | January 12, 2021

Amazing GRACE
 

Homecoming 20-21 Spirit Days!

While HoCo this year might look different than in year's past, our students are still ready to show their GCS pride through school spirit days. Our student council has announced the following dress-up days for our students, teachers and staff! We can't wait to see what you come up with. We'll make sure to share lots of pictures on our social media channels so make sure you are following GRACE on Instagram and Facebook!
 
Tuesday, January 19 - Pajama Day 
Wednesday, January 20 - Sports Day
Thursday, January 21 - Western Day
Friday, January 22 - GRACE Spirit Wear Day
 

GCS Students Receive FBI Cyber Safety Award

Cyber Security Award
 
Last semester, STEM teachers Mr. Brewer and Mr. Foster covered the cybersecurity unit in their classes. Within that unit, students learn about safe online searching and their digital footprint, which is with them for the rest of their lives. At the conclusion of the unit, students take a quiz that was created by the FBI. Within the month of October, 2,266 schools took the same quiz, 130 of which were in North Carolina. Of all the schools, GRACE Christian scored the highest!
 
Agent Jessica Nye visited GRACE Christian School on November 13 to congratulate the 7th grade and recognize these students for their achievement. While she was here, Jessica talked to the students about her fieldwork, researching cyber attacks, and interrogations with suspects of cybercrime. Congratulations to the 7th grade for scoring so well!
 

Love GRACE? Tell a Friend!

 
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open to the general public, and we recognize that our most effective recruitment tool is you - our GRACE community! We invite you to share your love for GRACE Christian School with your colleagues, neighbors, teammates, friends and others! For more information, you can direct them to our special Admissions microsite that includes all the information they'd need to know about applying and enrolling at GCS. 
 

ACSI Creative Writing Festival

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GCS Shirt and Sweatshirt Distribution

GRACE Families, thank you for all of the support you have shown PTF through the purchase of the GCS shirts and hoodies. Thanks to your purchases, the PTF continues to support our GRACE community in so many meaningful ways. Please expect to receive your child’s order to be delivered over the next couple of weeks. Shirt orders will be delivered to your student’s classroom to take home. If you have any questions, please contact ptf@gracechristian.net
 
 

Biblical Worldview Integration

A few weeks ago, Head of School Eric Bradley sent an email to all GRACE teachers requesting they share an example of how they integrated a biblical worldview into their lessons that week. We thought our GRACE community would enjoy reading some of their responses. We plan to share a few responses a week over the next several weeks.
 
"In Art Appreciation class we were learning about Renaissance art, so of course, we discussed many important artworks of Biblical events such as The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci, The Holy Trinity by Masaccio, The Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, The Praying Hands by Albrecht Durer, David by Donatello, etc. The discussion of the artworks encouraged conversations about the trinity of God, the events of the Last Supper, David vs. Goliath, the Creation, etc. For example, on her test today, when describing what we had learned about Masaccio's the Holy Trinity, a student wrote about the piece that, "It shows the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as the only way to Salvation." - Elizabeth Walters
 
"We are studying theater of the absurd. In theater of the absurd, the playwright says life is meaningless, and as a class we used Scripture and contradictions within the structural integrity of the play (Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot) to disapprove this, stating that life is full of meaning and we are designed with a purpose." - Jaime Hartley
 
"My kiddos are super interested in animals and one of my students brought up the tardigrade which can basically survive anything. A few days later, another student brought in her devotional that had a chapter on this particular animal. We read it together and discussed how if God has created this creature to survive in any tough situation, how much more does He care for us, His most prized possession, when we go through something tough." - Christina Kern