Amazing GRACE |May 4, 2021

Amazing GRACE

Annual Fund: And the total is........

Thank you to all our GRACE families who gave to this year's Annual Fund through the Celebrate GRACE Auction or Celebrate GRACE Virtual Gala. Thanks to your generosity, these two events raised $172,804 to benefit the Annual Fund! If you haven't given already, we ask you to prayerfully consider giving to the GRACE Annual Fund to allow us to continue to meet our important mission of equipping students to impact their world for Christ. Even if you can only donate $5, your support matters! Our goal is to have 100% participation in giving to the Annual Fund - as this is a statistic that is requested when applying for external grant funding. If you have any questions about the Annual Fund – including where funds have been used in the past and where we want to use this year’s donations – please view our attached wish list or Annual Fund FAQ page.

GRACE Showcase Winners

This year the upper campus fine arts department hosted an online GRACE Showcase competition of visual arts, sculptures, crafts, photography, and graphic designs from students in grades 7-12.  Fifteen professional artists, designers, and photographers from all over the country judged the works.  Please join us in congratulating the winners.  2021 GRACE Showcase Winning Entries

Middle School Digital Art/Graphic Design:
1st place - Emily Woodson, 2nd place - Madie Laakso, 3rd place - Mina Li

Middle School Drawing:
1st place – Giselle Nico, “Sick in Bed,” 2nd place – Nilah Guerra, Ladybug mirrored drawing, 3rd place – Giselle Nico, Frog mirrored drawing

Middle School Mixed Media:
1st place – Drew Decicco, “Unda-da-sea” scratch art, 2nd place – Emily Woodson, Wolf animal scratch design, 3rd place - Emily Woodson, one-point perspective room

Middle School Photography
1st place - Audrey Lester, 2nd  place - Kennedy Barnes, 3rd place - Maggie Whitham, 3rd place - Julia Usher

High School B & W Drawing
1st place – Lindsey Brookhart, “The Never Ending Antique,” 2nd place – Amelia Bradley, Still-life, 3rd place – Hannah Fisher, Back to the Future DeLorean in pointillism

High School Collage
1st place – Madison Russell, “The Angel of Death,” 2nd place – Mia Glenn, “Cool Dog,” 3rd place – Andrew Wilson, “Chris Tomlin”

High School Color Drawing
1st place – Payton Chapman, “Real Fake Paper” trompe l’oeil, 2nd place – Ava Mendez, “Desert Night” found poetry, 3rd place – Will Walters, GRACE Student Center pointillism

High School Craft
1st place – Hannah Swecker, “Friends” tapestry, 2nd place – Ellie Robinson, “Diamond Inception” Himmeli mobile, 3rd place – Melanie Carlson, Himmeli mobile

High School Digital Art/Graphic Design
1st place - Caroline Wingerd, 2nd place - Ryan Kyritsis, 3rd place - Billy McCarthy

High School 2D Mixed Media
1st place – Anastasia Kholobayev, “Gypsy Fruit” scratch art, 2nd place – Grayson Nico, “To Speak in Tongues," 3rd place – Alyssa Tucker, “Shaniqua the Seahorse” decalcomania

High School Painting
1st place – Amelia Bradley, “Peaceful Lily” palette knife oil painting, 2nd place – Ava Paoloni, Spray paint self-portrait, 3rd place – Grayson Nico, “In Loving Memory”

High School Photography
1st place - Muriel Folk, 2nd place - Leah Hartsfield, 3rd place - Callie LaVelle

High School Sculpture
1st place – Caroline Wingerd, “Sold” wire cityscape, 2nd place – Madison Russell, “Jiaoshé” polymer clay horned snake, 3rd place – Will Walters, 3D printed Self-portrait


Celebrate GRACE Auction Item Pick-Up 

Congratulations to all our Celebrate GRACE Auction winners! Thank you for bidding to support a great cause - our GRACE Annual Fund. Because of your generosity, our auction raised nearly $50,000 for the Annual Fund. If you haven't picked up your item, please contact Michelle Gill at migill@gracechristian.net to coordinate a time to collect it.

Upper Campus Exam Schedule

The end of the year is fast approaching. Please click here to view the exam schedule for our Upper Campus students.

Final 2020-2021 Donuts for Dads

Make a point to join the Men of GRACE for our last virtual Donuts for Dads for the school year on Friday, May 7th from 7:30 am – 8:15 am. This will be Greg Robinson's, our longtime Men of GRACE leader, final meeting with the Men of GRACE, as his youngest daughter graduates from GRACE this May. Greg will be serving as Friday's speaker where he will share with everyone the way that God has used the Men of GRACE to work in him and strengthen his walk with God.

Shane Moore has graciously accepted the role to lead the group starting in the fall. 

Send any questions or prayer requests to menofgrace@gracechristian.net.

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

Prom Pictures

The junior and senior class of GRACE enjoyed a night of fun at the 2021 Prom. Be sure to check out some pictures taken by Cathy Cole here Andy Chang here
Summer Women's Bible Study
Calling all GRACE ladies - GRACE CFO Karen O'Connor is considering hosting a women's Bible study at the school over the summer, but needs to know if you're interested in participating! Please use this link to express your interest.
Lost & Found
Upper Campus: Is your student missing a hoodie? Water bottle? Lunch box? Upper Campus has lost items from this semester piling up. All items will be donated on May 7th. Also: remember to please label the inside of bags, boxes, PE clothes and coats with a Sharpie and we will do the best to get them back to you.
Lower campus: Lost and Found will be available on Wednesday, May 5th, and Thursday, May 6th, outside the front of the school if parents would like to stop by and check for missing items. Anything not claimed will be donated on Friday, May 7th.
Last Call for Yearbooks!
The yearbooks have arrived, and they look fantastic. The staff will be sorting books for delivery on Saturday, May 8th. To that end, online ordering will be shut off Friday, May 7th.  After that date, orders will have to be placed by bringing cash or check to the front desk along with an order form

Lower Campus Teacher Appreciation Week

To shower our teachers with love, Dr. Morris is encouraging lower campus students to find ways to show their teachers that they are appreciated. Here is the schedule for the week:
- Monday: Students were encouraged to show their appreciation by offering to help their teacher (even doing something as simple as picking up trash or holding the door for them).
- Tuesday: Students were encouraged to write their teacher a thank you note.
- Wednesday: Students will be encouraged to write a poem for their teacher (or help their parents with one).
- Thursday: Students will be encouraged to draw a picture for their teacher.
- Friday: Students will be encouraged to bring their teacher some sort of treat or gift. It doesn't have to be store-bought. It can be something the student makes or flowers they pick from home (with the owner's permission, of course).