Technology Security at GRACE

As many of you are probably aware, there has been a significant malware attack going on across the globe.  A new strain of the “worm” first reported on Friday, May 12th is already being detected online.  Keeping your student’s information safe is VERY important to GRACE.  We have taken and will continue to take proactive measures.  These measures include following best firewall practices, intrusion detection, monitoring suspicious network traffic, and updating servers.

Here are some simple best practices that you can follow as well:

  1. Keep your operating system up to date with the latest updates and patches
  2. Never click on links in email messages unless you are certain of the source of the message
  3. Only download software from known and trusted sources

A GRACEful Transformation


On March 2nd and 3rd, the entire GRACE faculty attended NCTIES, the North Carolina Technology in Education Society conference. We’re bringing back tons of great ideas!  We’re working on writing up a post of our favorite takeaways, but in the meantime, here are a few shots of our faculty enjoying their learning. 🙂

Technology is fun!


Our TK-6th grade teachers soaking up the learning. 


(Part of the) English Department + Technology Coach 


Ready to enjoy a keynote speaker


Our student showcase presenters were amazing!


Another great NCTIES!

Maker Cart Highlights

A lot of our grade levels have been doing some great maker activities and it is so exciting to see all of the cool ideas, student collaboration, and final creations.

Mrs. Sweeney’s 4th grade class created a Lego replica of the Wright Brother’s first plane.

Mrs. Robinson’s 5th grade class created “I Spy” bottles with student created objects that represent past Bible scripture lessons

Mr. Bell’s 6th grade classes recreated the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca cities using their blueprint.

6th grade classes explored Breakout Edu-Escape Africa. The students had to complete cross curricular challenges in each room to escape. How fun is this!!!