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Upper Campus Clubs – Week of October 16th

The following upper campus student clubs are meeting this week (October 16-20, 2017)

Tuesday

  • The Indoor Track & Field Club is meeting from 3:30-3:45 in the Activity Building Gym
  • The Creative Writing Club is meeting from 3:15-4:30 in room 203 (Mrs. Petty’s Room)

Wednesday

  • The Chess Club is meeting from 3:30-4:30pm in room 111 (Mrs. Wingerd’s Room)
  • The Math Club is meeting from 3:15-4:15pm in room 136 (Mrs. Stone’s Room)
  • The Scrubs Club is meeting from 3:15-4:00pm in room 128 (Dr. Smitley’s Room)

Annual Fund Campaign Day 6

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

It’s week two of the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign that started last week and will conclude on October 20th. Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 6: We are Thankful for a Culture of Service

GRACE is intentional about creating a culture of service and charity within our community. The Lower Campus Student Council sponsors a number of campus-wide projects, including Operation Christmas Child, a food drive, collection of toys, hygiene items, and other items to give to local or mission groups. Groups of students provide prayer support and write letters for several military personnel and nursing homes.

On the upper campus, students have the opportunity to participate in a fall mission trip. Additionally, students in 7th and 8th grade participate in a meal packing event with the organization Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). High School students participate in an annual Community Service Day and also have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip. High school clubs provide multiple opportunities for service. All students offer prayer support for GRACE mission teams.

As a school-wide event, the annual Hoops for Hope / Play4Kay Charity Basketball night is a tradition of remembering those who have lost the battle with cancer,  honoring those that are still fighting, and raising money for the the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Over the last ten years, GRACE has raised over $65,000 at this event. Including Hoops for Hope, GRACE has demonstrated our commitment to service by giving away roughly $25,000 per year to local and international charities.

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!

Annual Fund Campaign Day 5

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign will last from October 9th-20th! Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 5: We are Thankful for our Loving Community

When families are asked what they like best about GRACE Christian School, overwhelmingly their responses include the words “loving, caring, community.”  At GRACE this notion of being a loving community is instilled in the youngest grades with encouragement to be “bucket fillers” and not “bucket dippers.” On both campuses, students are encouraged to treat one another with respect and strive to “walk in a way worthy of our calling” as followers of Christ. Teachers instruct and guide students to be responsible digital citizens as they participate in social media. GRACE is also intentional about modeling what a loving community looks like outside of our school. For example, on the Sunday afternoon following our annual Homecoming Dance for our high school students, GRACE is the host location for a dance for students with special needs organized by a local dance studio. Guests are able to enjoy all the decorations and the dance floor used by our students for a special event of their own. This event along with the emphasis that GRACE places on service and missions reflect the value we place on being a loving community.

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!

Annual Fund Campaign Day 4

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign will last from October 9th-20th! Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 4: We are Thankful for the Arts

In a culture that is seeing more schools defund arts education, GRACE is committed to giving each student at every grade level a solid foundation in the arts. Elementary students are engaged weekly in vocal and instrumental music as well as art enrichment classes. Middle school students build on these art and music foundations with the addition of dance and theatre elective classes. Students in high school have a variety of electives to choose from in each of the above areas as well as being able to participate in the strings ensemble or the chapel band.  Performance opportunities exist with all the fine arts classes.  Fine arts students learn perseverance and teamwork and the value of being part of something bigger than themselves as they work individually and in ensembles to develop the gifts and talents bestowed upon them by their Creator. Previous investments in the annual fund allowed for a complete overhaul of the upper campus chapel to created a better performing arts venue for GRACE students than existed before.

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!

Annual Fund Campaign Day 3

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign will last from October 9th-20th! Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 3: We are Thankful for Technology at GRACE

The goal of Technology at GRACE (TAG) is to embrace technology to better engage and empower students to excel as lifelong learners by allowing GRACE teachers to extend the boundaries of their classrooms so that students can be exposed to a richer learning environment. Instructional technology at GRACE has always focused on implementing tools and processes that enhance the educational quality of each class. To this end, GRACE teachers receive frequent and ongoing professional development to learn how to best utilize and implement available tools,  and students are encouraged to take risks by pushing the boundaries of technology as it applies to their projects. This commitment to empowering students is evidenced a number of ways including the student-led StreamTeam that videos and live-streams school events, the student interns who work with our IT department each summer, and the use of computer generated animation to create the flying scenes in the production of Peter Pan. The Annual Fund has supported TAG recently with the purchase of Office 365 for all staff, students, and families, 40 new Casio projector systems, and several new computers.

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!

Annual Fund Campaign Day 2

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign will last from October 9th-20th! Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 2: We are Thankful for a Safe & Secure School

GRACE makes every effort to keep our students safe and secure. All of our staff members are CPR certified and renew their certification every two years. During the 2017-2018 school year GRACE added a school nurse to our staff to better serve the needs of our students. Over the past few years GRACE has used Annual Fund investments to procure exterior and interior cameras for both campuses and to purchase our security screening system designed by Raptor Technologies. Every visitor to our campus is screened instantly against the registered sex offender databases in all fifty states through the use of the Raptor system, which also ensures that accurate and reliable records are kept for every visitor that enters our school, every day. All of these “behind-the-scenes” investments help keep our students as safe as possible.

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!

Annual Fund Campaign Day 1

 

Support the 2017-2018 GRACE Annual Fund Campaign

The 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign will last from October 9th-20th! Gifts to the Annual Fund allows GRACE to invest in critical resources in many areas of school life including academics, athletics, fine arts, safety, security, and technology. Each day during the campaign we will highlight a different aspect of GRACE and how the Annual Fund supports each one.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. Strong parent participation is a key factor in us gaining access to outside foundation funding. Every gift, regardless of the amount, counts toward our goal of 100% participation. Please make your commitment (or let us know about the giving you are already doing) by filling out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card.

Day 1: We are Thankful for Inspiring Teachers

The GRACE teaching staff provides strong academic instruction while fostering a safe, loving, and caring environment. Teachers partner with parents to encourage critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and to nurture Christian character in each student. Our goal is for GRACE students to graduate spiritually mature, academically prepared, and mentally confident. The Annual Fund supports our teachers through providing additional instructional tools for the classroom and quality professional development opportunities.

 

What is the Annual Fund and What Does it Do?

If you’re not sure what the Annual Fund is, or how those funds are used, please read the following series on Giving to GRACE:

Make your commitment today! Fill out the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Commitment Card now!

Upper Campus Clubs: Week of October 2nd

The following upper campus student clubs are meeting this week (October 2-6, 2017).

Tuesday

  • The Creative Writing Club is meeting from 3:15-4:00pm in room 203 (Mrs. Petty’s Room)

Wednesday

  • The Chess Club is meeting from 3:30-4:30pm in room 111 (Mrs. Wingerd’s Room)
  • The Math Club is not meeting, but there will be SAT Prep from 3:15-4:15pm in room 136 (Mrs. Stone’s Room)
  • Clash of Clans Club is meeting from 3:15-4:15 in room 114 (Mr. Fairchild’s Room)
  • The Wingspan Club (Newspaper) is meeting from 3:20-4:00 in room 204 (Mrs. FOB’s Room)

Thursday

  • The Magic Club is meeting from 3:30-4:00 in room 134 (Mr. Bookman’s Room)

Friday

  • The Super Smash Bros Club is meeting from 3:15-4:00pm in room 141 (Mrs. Bomgardner’s Room)