Amazing GRACE | January 14, 2023

AGHonoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As we approach MLK Jr. Day on Monday, we wanted to share an excerpt of a letter written by ACSI President, Dr. Larry Taylor on the call to Biblical unity.

As we prepare for the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States on Monday, January 16, I am reminded of his desire to unify people. In a 1964 speech in St. Louis, King said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools.” Biblical unity has been a conviction and burden of mine for years and has only deepened over time. Indeed, we have come a long way since Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts and sacrifice. And we certainly still have a lot of work to do regarding race relations.

But on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I choose to honor a man who did something about injustice. A man who defined the difference between “negative peace” and “positive peace,” knowing that not all “peace” is good (peace without justice is not good peace). King wrote in his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail, "…who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice." King was so right on this point, and I honor him today. Dr. King was committed to dialogue versus monologue. One of the greatest ways to honor King is to continue the conversation of race relations (and every other cause of division). I believe King’s desire for dialogue is as relevant today as it was on April 16, 1963, when he wrote this letter.

We hope you and your students spend some time on Monday reflecting on the life of Dr. King, and praying that your family engages in the call to Biblical unity in your communities.

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Click here to view the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar. You can also find this calendar, as well as the current school calendar, by clicking Calendar and Bell Schedules from the Quicklinks bar on our homepage. Please note, some of these events are subject to change.

Vote GCS in the 2023 Maggy Awards!

Cary Magazine's Maggy Awards are now open for voting. Please vote GCS as the best private school. We'd love to be the top winner in both magazines this year. Click on the image below to vote!

Don't Forget to Rent the Rock!

The GRACE Eagles Rock (Lower Campus) is available for rental and painting! For a suggested donation of $25, rent the rock and paint a message of support for a GCS student, teacher, staff member or event! When you rent the rock, you’ll select the day you want your message to appear. Your rental starts at 4:00 p.m. the day before so you have time to paint the rock after carpool and it’s ready for the next morning! Click here for more information, including tips for painting the rock.

Driver's Education Class

GRACE will once again offer a Virtual Driver Education Class this summer – June 5-9, 2023, 7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $65.00. The registration form is available on the GRACE website or at the Upper Campus front reception desk. PLEASE NOTE – NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. We will notify you when the payment is due.
To secure space in the class, please complete the registration form and turn in at the front desk.
Requirements: you must be 14 ½ years old by the first day of class and enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year at GRACE. Class size is limited to the first 35 students.
Any questions, please contact Willa Bea Coates at [email protected]

Save the Date: Biblical Worldview Parent Night

GRACE parents-  save the date for the evening of Monday, February 13th. We'll be hosting a Biblical Worldview Partner Night in the Upper Campus Chapel. More details to follow.

Upcoming College Connection Meetings

Please note the following dates and topics for upcoming College Connections events. Mrs. Gill and Mrs. Cole will meet with interested parents from 8:15- 9:15 a.m. in the Upper Campus Media Center. 
  • January 11: Middle School to High School Transition
  • February 15: Summer Enrichment
  • March 8: College Visits 
If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Cole at [email protected]

Yearbook Orders

The early bird discount on yearbooks will expire at the end of January. At that point, the price of the yearbook will increase from $45 to $55 . Order yours before the end of January, and go buy yourself and a friend a cup of coffee with the $10 you save. To order, go to jostensyearbooks.com and search for GRACE Christian Raleigh.  

GCS Business Partner Spotlight

Farm Bureau Agent Ray Teachey's goal is to help his clients navigate their insurance portfolios. Whether it is home, auto, life, or health insurance, Ray wants to be involved in how his clients manage risk so they can be confident in their insurance decisions. To find out more about Ray, visit https://www.ncfbins.com/ray.teachey.
Thank you, Ray Teachey, for being a GCS Business Partner! 🎉