Monday, January 15

Martin Luther King Day


Thursday, January 25

End of 2nd Quarter-1st Semester

Friday, January 26

Teacher Inservice Day


EE in Session

Founders Quote

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

First Amendment- US Constitution


Moms In Prayer

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7


Moms and Grandmas- Come join us for a special time of prayer on Friday mornings to lift up our precious children and our school. It is a joy to meet together and bring our praises, thanks and requests to our heavenly Father. Hope to see you there!


Mom's in Prayer, Fridays at 8 am, Grace Christian Elementary Conference room


Look What's In The Lobby

In a place so full of life, it's fitting we should have artwork depicting the Tree of Life. In the GCES lobby, you will currently find the creativity of our fourth graders on display, inspired by the Bible and Gustav Klimt.

How vivid! Be sure to check it out on your next visit to Grace Christian.

On Fridays, Grace Is The Place

We may be biased but in our opinion, chapel services at Grace Christian are second to none. If a person comes in weighed down by the cares of the world, they will leave changed: refreshed, full of joy, and with eyes turned upward towards Heaven.

First, it's the students. They come in with bright smiles and an attitude of expectation that something is going to happen.

Second, the students are engaged. It's nice to see the student leaders getting involved- leading us out in the pledges to the American, the Christian flag, and the Bible. It is also a student that opens us up in prayer.

Even the announcements are uplifting. Friday, we learned that the Lord has provided for El Padul, our sister school in Nicaragua, as they once faced the possibility of closing. Not anymore, the school will remain open, and we also learned that through the fundraising efforts of our kids, another student has been taken care of financially.

Of course, nothing gets you moving like the music. Mr. Teterud and Mrs. Fretz team up to lead us in energetic songs that songs that focus on God's greatness and care. The cheering sections at sporting events have nothing on this enthusiastic gathering.

Finally, we are blessed with an encouraging message from our speaker, Mrs. Fretz. She revisited the theme for this year at Grace Cascade- Servant Leadership.

What a great time. It was indeed time well spent, knowing that the focus on the Lord is the most important thing we can invest in these young people.

Announcements, Announcements

This is fun. Our fifth grade student leaders doing announcements over our intercom. They bring students and staff up to date with all the latest going on at school, share a joke, and provide an inspiring Bible verse.

Fridays Are Cookie Days!

A warm, oven-fresh chocolate chip cookie. Mmmmm. If you are a past student, we are sure you can smell the picture below. Friday is "Cookie Day' at Grace Christian Elementary, adding yet another good reason to look forward to Fridays at school.

We caught our hardworking crew of staff and volunteers preparing to bless our students with gooey goodness. Legend has it that these delectable treats are a major selling point in bringing families to GCES.


Scenes From Our Christmas Program

The holidays may have come and gone, but we would be remiss if we didn't share and celebrate the work of our choir, band, and drama students in our Christmas program.

Some of you may be aware that Mr. Wood was out sick with a debilitating illness in the weeks prior. "The show must go on-" as they say- and the kids powered through it to bless friends and family in the spirit of Christmas.

Our thanks to Mikah Lallier for being our emcee, Miss Abigail Mace for stepping up to help Mr. Wood in his absence, and Harry Gerhard of Lighthouse Productions, for sharing these still photos from his video.

6th Grade Science Project

Science and Art came together last week for the sixth grade Atom Project. Students had to choose an element on the Periodic Table of Elements and make a 3D model.

Mrs. Eaton says they were able to be as creative as they wanted with their model as long as it was an accurate representation of the Atom they chose. They have so much fun with this project and it’s always fun to have them on display in our hallway.

Looking good!

Caught In The Act of Kindness

A seventh-grade student named Eva is new at Cascade Christian Middle School. For her birthday Friday, a group of students decided to bless her by decorating her locker to commemorate the occasion. It's so neat to see younger people doing something to make someone else feel important.


Support Challenger Girls Basketball

Support Challenger girls basketball, and let Chipotle do the cooking Saturday night! All the details are right here on the document.

Football: It's The Girls Turn

Saturday, January 20th, the Cascade Christian girls take to the gridiron to show off their football skills in a Powderpuff football game. Bundle up and come on down to watch the fun. Kickoff time is 7 pm at Lithia Driveway Field (Field #10).

Admission is $5.00, and be sure to bring a little extra for concessions. Proceeds benefit the Cascade Christian student body. Pictured below is Powder Puff practice from "back in the day." Last year's games were a lot of fun, so don't miss out!

Christmas Program Scenes

Just like the middle school, we have a few still photos from our Christmas program for the high school level. Thanks again to Harry Gerhard of Lighthouse Productions, who filmed the video.




Saturday, Jan. 13

South Medford Meet

Rogue X

10:45 a.m.


Saturday, Jan. 13

Lafe Smith Memorial Meet

Bonanza High School

8:00 a.m.


Tuesday, Jan. 9


CCHS Pavilion

5:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13

St. Mary's

CCHS Pavilion

5:30 pm


Tuesday, Jan. 9


CCHS Pavilion

7:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13

St. Mary's

CCHS Pavilion

7:00 pm

Girls Basketball

The Challenger girls returned to league play last week and picked up a pair of wins. Thanks to a 44-35 win over Brookings-Harbor and a 26-18 win over North Valley, the Challengers are 2-0 in the FWL, and 7-5 overall.


Challenger wrestlers competed at Dayton Saturday. Zach Hutcheson won a match and Joey Minard captured two victories. On the girls' side, Ellie Webb finished fourth.


The swim team was all set to compete last Saturday at Sweet Home, but travel delays due to a disabled vehicle on the freeway after Friday night's storms sent them back home. The team made the most of the situation and enjoyed a breakfast at Elmer's.

Boys Basketball

Cascade Christian is 3-0 in league action after taking two wins last week on the road. The Challengers defeated Brookings-Harbor on Tuesday 91-31, and cruised past North Valley on Friday, 98-47.