September 8, 2022

Volume 4・Issue 5

All-School News

Thankful for our Teachers!

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Athletics Group

Fine Arts Page

Upcoming Events

Sept. 16 - Friday

  • Half Day

Oct. 6 - Thursday

  • GCS Pass It On Family Picnic, 5-7 PM, @ FUTURE HOME OF GCS! (116 Cedar Green Rd., Staunton)

Oct. 7 - Friday

  • Half Day
  • Pass It On Project

Oct. 14 - Friday

  • Half Day

Oct. 20 -Thursday

  • 4th-6th Grade Musical, 7 PM

Oct. 21 - Friday

  • ES/MS Half Day
  • 4th-6th Grandparents' Day
  • HS Great Escape II

Oct. 24 - Monday

  • School Closed
  • HS Job Shadowing

Oct. 27 - Thursday

  • ES/MS Class & Makeup Picture Day

Over 50 2nd-generation Warriors (students who have a parent who attended GCS) gathered on the steps of the MS to memorialize this historic moment.


What we have going on here at GCS is special and unique! Help us keep going strong by supporting the first of two school-wide fundraisers! We ask that every household find a way to provide support. Filling out a champion list (more information on this later) is the easiest way, but we also need volunteers, service sites, and service project leaders!

Pass It On: At-a-Glance
Have a service site in mind for our students?
Would you like to volunteer to help?


All staff and students will receive a free shirt, thanks to our sponsor, Staunton Veterinary Clinic! If you would like to purchase one (or five!) for yourself or a non-student, order here this week!

Order a Pass It On shirt here!~Staff and students are already covered.~

Save the Date!

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 5-7 PM

Pass It On Family Picnic will be at the

Future Home of Grace Christian School!

More details to come, but plan on food trucks, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, a talent show, games, and more! Fun for every age, and everyone is invited! If you would like help out or have a fair-like exhibit to share, please reach out to [email protected].

We would like to feature YOUR CHILD in the 2022-2023 yearbook!

- a note from Yearbook Teacher, Becky Boyette

Parents, we need your help.

Our yearbook staff members are currently working hard on the stories liked below, and if you could send us your photos and captions, it would help us so much! Note: Our yearbook software only accepts photos in .JPEG format, and we need photos with good resolution.

Current STORY TOPICS: (Click to continue reading here.)

Elementary/Middle School News

Today was Picture Day!

It is not too late! If you did not send in your ordering envelope you can order and pay online: www.strawbridge.net (code FM401973)

If your student was absent, his or her picture will be taken on

Class Picture Day, Oct. 27.

As a reminder:

The students' Grace email accounts are to be used solely for academic purposes. Students may communicate with teachers and fellow students regarding class questions or assignments. Any other communications need to be done outside of school hours and on a personal email.

Middle School Retreat

Letter to MS Parents

Check out the fun we had at the recent high school retreat!

High School News

Photo Days

By request of the photographer, the date for HS School Photos has been postponed to Monday, October 10.

We will have class and individual photos (of each HS student) taken on this date. More details will be sent as we get close to this new date.

Makeup photos will be taken on Monday, November 14.


Even on days when you did not brush your teeth, chewing gum inside any GCS building is prohibited. Violation of this policy most likely will result in assignment of a behavioral detention.

Dress Code Reminder

Except on Casual or Casual + Days, students should not wear t-shirts to school. 

Also, when wearing sweatshirts, hoodies, etc. as "outerwear," students should have a top underneath their "outerwear" that falls within our dress code guidelines.

MS/HS Dress Code

Student Planners

Students may pick up a student planner from Mrs. Kilmer's office upon request, while supplies last. There is no charge for this.


September 16

Half Day


September 19

College Representative Visit

from Regent University during lunch


September 21

6:00-7:30 PM

Stuarts Draft HS

College & Career Fair

@ SDHS Old Gym & Cafeteria

Athletics Update

Fall sports season is in full swing!

Click here to view upcoming games on the Warrior game calendar.

Our Soccer, Cross Country, and Volleyball Teams

are off to a running start.  

Varsity Volleyball is off to a 7-3 start with a 3-0 mark in the VACA. We have home matches next Tuesday and Friday.

JVG Volleyball is off to a 5-1 start with a 3-1 VACA record, and MSG Volleyball is off to a 4-2 start. We have home JVG and MSG matches Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Come out and support the girls!

Both MS and Varsity XC are working hard and have competed in a few meets so far. We had four athletes medal in the Valley Cup Relay in August. The Warriors compete in several local meets in the upcoming weeks. Please check out our GCS Warrior game calendar on the school website for details.  

Our MSB Soccer team is 2-1 and will host several matches in the upcoming weeks.  

Our Varsity Soccer Boys are off to a strong 3-2-1 start in a very hard schedule. We host a match this Friday and next Tuesday.  

Fine Arts Update

A Note from the Art Department

Please take a minute to read this note from our fantastic art teachers!

Elementary Chorus  

Deadline to Register is Today, Sept. 8!

Chorus will begin on Wednesday, September 21. That's right, Chorus has moved to Wednesday this year! Rehearsals will be from 3:15-4:15 PM. Ensemble will begin in October for interested 5th and 6th graders. If you did not sign up on the summer form and you have an interested 2nd-6th grader, please contact Cheri Kahrs to register.

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons will begin next week! Specific details regarding your child's lesson have been communicated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karen Palumbo.

Rehearsals are underway!

4th-6th-Grade Musical

October 20, 7 PM

Middle School Gym

Mark your calendars for this exciting night! This year our students will be presenting the story of Moses and the Exodus. Parents of 4th-6th graders, please let Mrs. Kahrs know if you'd like to help behind the scenes.

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