Amazing GRACE | March 4, 2023


Weekly Updates...

March Missions Month

We have kicked off our annual March Missions Month! This is a tradition at GRACE in which we take the month of March to focus not only on what God is doing locally but what is happening around the world to advance the Kingdom of God and see the gospel go forward. This year, we are partnering with an organization called 7 Billion Reasons by providing supplies and funds to support their Global Leadership School in Uganda. Each grade level will collect different supplies.
March Madness - Wednesday, March 8th  
As part of March Missions Month, we traditionally host a March Madness watch party during which we raise funds to support a ministry. We will continue this tradition by allowing students an opportunity to watch some of the ACC basketball tournament game scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, March 8th. To add to the fun, they will also be allowed to dress in their favorite team colors or gear.
We will also hold our annual Cutest Pet Contest on this day, in order to raise money for 7 Billion Reasons. This is always a favorite for the students! You may submit an entry for your pet using the Google Form for your student’s grade level provided below. There is a minimum $5 donation to 7 Billion Reasons to enter the contest and the donation link is on the Google Form. Submissions are due by Monday, March 6th at 8:00 a.m., so don’t delay!
Cutest Pet Contest Entry Forms:
TKKindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade 3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade 
We are excited about this opportunity to partner with 7 Billion Reasons and to watch God do "Abundantly More" as we seek to support students and their families in Uganda. Thank you for your participation to help make this a fun and successful March Missions Month!

Winter Athlete Recognition and Updates

  • Quasim Oden
  • Julien King (also CCC Player of the Year, All-State, and NC Private School All-Star)
  • Steven McLeod
  • Myles Pettis
  • Davis Lyon (Honorable Mention)
  • Head Coach DeShannon Morris Achievement - 150 Career Wins
  • Varsity Boys Basketball CCC 2023 Tournament Championship Runner Up
  • Kyndall Morris
  • Callie LaVelle
  • Katie Lavelle
  • Varsity Girls Basketball CCC 2023 Tournament Championship Runner-Ups
  • Amelia Peterson - 200 YD IM
  • Campbell Baker - 100 YD Freestyle
MS BOYS BASKETBALL BLUE: CAMSC 2023 Tournament Championship Runner-Ups. The first time in the MS Boys Basketball program history a team competed in the CAMSC Tournament Championship.
Play4Kay: Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants for making our Play4Kay event such an amazing night. We were able to reach our goal and raise over $10,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund! GO EAGLES!

Congrats, Art Students

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 GFWC District VI Woman's Club Art Festival. All first place winners will move to the State level competition on March 11th. Please join me in congratulating them!

Lauren Clark – 2nd place in Middle School Mixed Media
Corrine Folk - 1st place in High School Color Photography
Anastasia Kholobayev - 1st place in High School Dye Craft
Camryn Weyand - 1st place in Middle School Ceramics
Lauren Wingerd - 1st place in High School Metal Craft

GRACE Gala - Buy your tickets!
Join us the evening of March 31st for the GRACE Gala and enjoy live music, a silent auction, and dinner with the GCS community. Purchase tickets here. You aren't going to want to miss it!

Blackbaud: Complete your Re-Enrollment Form

If you have not already done so, please make sure you complete your parent re-enrollment contract. Here is a Step By Step Video that will walk you through the process. It is imperative that you finalize your re-enrollment contract through Blackbaud and pay your tuition deposit for the 2023-2024 school year.
We need all families to have set up their Blackbaud tuition account, finished their re-enrollment contract, and paid their tuition deposit by March 5th. If you run into any issues throughout this process, please contact Hayley Field at [email protected]
Additionally, our tech team will be available on Monday morning from 7:30-12 in the Lower Campus conference room to walk you through the process if you are having issues. Make sure to bring a laptop or device with you.

Financial Aid

GRACE Families: The Financial Aid process for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. Please log into the Blackbaud Financial Aid Management platform. If you would like more information about Financial Aid at GRACE, please check out our website or contact Jen Stack at [email protected] in our Finance Office.

Lost and Found

Are you missing anything? We have lost items…Upper Campus please see Mrs Bostic for lost glasses (we have 7 pairs) and lost retainers (we have several). Lost and Found has water bottles, lunchboxes, PE clothes, bags, hoodies. If you can’t find an item, please send your student to look for it. All items will be donated on March 10. Reminder 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. Upper Campus students can check with Mrs. Cindilee Thorne and Lower Campus students can check with Mrs. Christina Marrow.
Last Call for Driver's Education Sign-Ups

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. Only a few seats are available. Questions? Please contact Willa Bea Coates at [email protected]