Amazing GRACE | April 15, 2023



Book Fair: Lower Campus

We will kick off the book fair with a Dive into Reading Grand Opening Event on Friday, April 21st from 2:15 pm- 5 pm. Parents and grandparents are invited to shop with their child at this time. Click HERE for all the event details. 
If you can not make the Grand Opening, we invite you to shop the following week April 24th-27th from 2:15pm- 4:00pm- more information HERE.
This is a great opportunity to purchase the required summer reading for your student(s) and to stock up on fun summer reading materials. We will also have wish lists from your teacher(s) for books for their classrooms, as well as a wish list if you would like to donate a book to our library. 
We look forward to seeing you there! 

Blood Drive at GCS

We are hosting our 2nd mobile blood drive next Wednesday, April 19th from 2-7 pm on the upper campus. At our last blood drive, 33 units were donated, helping save 99 lives. We'd love to donate even more this year!
All donors receive a total of $30 in eGift cards! Everyone in the community is welcome- staff, spouses, friends, parents, and students age 16+! 16 year olds must bring this parent consent form printed and signed. 

Gear Shifters Creative Lego Building Contest: K-6th Graders

How would you like to see your own LEGO® Design showcased at the largest LEGO® Fan Convention in Raleigh?  Then join Gear Shifters STEM Explorers for the ultimate LEGO® Building Contest Challenge! Use your imagination to  create your own unique design, whether it’s a vehicle, structure, nature scene or fantasy build, or a design using Technic®  elements or with motors and batteries. If your student is interested, see this flyer for more info.

GCS Middle School Students Win NC State Wearable Device Challenge

Congratulations to the GCS Middle School Tech Trends class! Our students won second place for their "Comfy Cast" prototype in the Wearable Device Challenge at NC State. The challenge is hosted annually by the ASSIST center.  Students were "tasked with designing a wearable device to monitor the health of a human or animal based on environmental factors and/or disease transmission."  GRACE students created a cast that uses a temperature and humidity sensor to monitor conditions within the cast.  If the temperature or humidity is too high a cooling system will activate.

T-Shirt Design Content Winners

Congratulations GRACE Christian visual artists for placing in the 2023 Joey O’ Classic Cystic Fibrosis Bocce Tournament T-shirt Design Competition.  There were over 75 entries this year. GRACE had finalists from both campuses and multiple grades. And, the winner was a GRACE student! Congratulations to 7th grader Lauren Clark for her winning CURE CF lungs design. Her design will be featured on this year’s t-shirts. Lauren and her family will receive recognition for her design at the Tournament on April 30th at Cardinal Gibbons, bocce tickets for her family to play, dinner at the pairings party, lunch at the Tournament, and, of course, t-shirts. 
More information about the Joey O’ Bocce Classic Tournament to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation can be found online at https://joeyobocceclassic.org/
You can see the artwork of the GRACE finalists HERE.
Congratulations to the GRACE finalists: Lauren Clark (Winner!), Sienna Drumgo, Sophie Farmer, Callie Hofler, Madie Laakso, Margaret Langenburg, Natalie Pearman, Hudson Pietz, Dabney Schade, Clara Schlieman, Grace Shibley and Camryn Weyand

GCS: Cary Magazine's Best Private School

In case you missed it, GRACE was named the best private school in this year's Maggy Awards. And not only that, Coach DeShannon Morris was named Best High School Coach and Dr. Lynnae Morris was named one of the best Elementary School Principals. Check it out here.

Business Partner Coffee Connections

GRACE business leaders, make plans to join us on Friday, April 21st at the Upper Campus Chapel for Coffee Connection. In addition of a time to network with fellow GRACE parents, we will be hearing GCS teacher Amy Stevens and a group of students about the school's District C program - a valuable entrepreneurship/teamship program for our high school students. We have big plans of making GCS one of the go-to schools for budding entrepreneurs and we are excited to share more about how our GRACE business owners and leaders can be a part of that journey.
Click here to let us know you'll be joining us.
Second Semester Exam Schedule
Upper Campus students - you can find the exam schedule for second semester here.

Work at GRACE: Employment Opportunities

Do you, or would someone you know, like to work at GRACE? We have a handful of openings right now that we'd love to fill with the right candidate, including: 
  • High School English
  • High School Math
  • LEAP Teacher 
For more information or to apply, click here. You can also contact [email protected] for more information. 
GRACE Parent Education
All GRACE parents are invited to attend a Lunch and Learn session with Dr. Hawley on Wednesday, April 26 from 11:15 am- 12:15 pm in the Upper Campus chapel. Dr. Hawley will discuss the Social Emotional Learning needs of students across the grade levels. Bring your lunch to attend the session in person or join virtually from your home or office. We're looking forward to a time learning together as we navigate Christian parenting together.