COMING UP

MAY, 2022

Thursday, May 5th
National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 12th
5th Grade Bump Up to CCMS

Friday, May 13th
Minimum Day
Teacher Inservice

Tuesday, May 24th
Spring Program/ Fine Arts Night
CCHS Pavilion
6:30 pm

Thursday, May 26th
Night of the Notables-5th Grade
6:30 pm

Monday, May 30th
MEMORIAL DAY
NO SCHOOL

JUNE, 2022

Wednesday, June 1st
Senior Speeches
Seniors Last Day

Saturday, June 4th
CCHS GRADUATION
Trail Christian Fellowship
1:00 pm

Thursday, June 9th
CCHS Awards Assembly (Frosh-Juniors)
11:19 am

Friday, June 10th
Last Day of School
12:15 pm Dismissal

Founders Quote
"The Bible ... is a book worth more than all the other books that were ever printed."

- Patrick Henry, Ratifier of US Constitution
DISTRICT NEWS
SPREAD THE WORD...we are excited to announce that we are growing our middle school! Our 6-8th grade classes have been full for years. We now have the opportunity to add a third 6th grade class - making it possible to open up enrollment. One amazing benefit to enrolling in 6th grade now - your seat for 7th and 8th grade will be secure. We only have 15 spots open so don't delay! Apply ONLINE or email your questions to Linda Johnson. Tuition assistance is available to qualifying families. Let's Go Challengers!
Golf Tournament - Sponsors Needed
Spring is in the air, which means it's time to PLAY SOME GOLF! Wilson Equipment/Bobcat of Medford is excited to announce the 2nd annual Grace Cascade Christian Schools Benefit Golf Tournament at the Rogue Valley Country Club on Monday, May 16th, 2022. All proceeds go towards the Cascade Christian Middle School's outdoor recreation space expansion project, which includes expanding the field, adding new asphalt for additional basketball hoops and adding safety fencing.

TEAM REGISTRATION IS FULL, but we are still in need of Hole and Tee Sign Sponsors. It is an excellent way to gain exposure for your business. Please visit this SPONSORSHIP LINK to become a Hole or Tee sponsor. Deadline is Thursday, May 5th. We are also excepting cash donations or silent auction items as well. Please

If you have any questions, please email Ara Wilson.

Thank you again for your generous support!
Opportunity For Young Volleyball Players
Registration is now open for the CCHS volleyball skills camp! Mark your calendars for this fantastic skills camp taught by Coach Rob Kleker for players entering grades 5-8 in the fall. Camp is open to players of all levels from all schools. Space is limited. Register HERE
Attention, Aspiring Artists!
Here's a great opportunity this summer for those desiring to nurture their creative talents. Grace Cascade art teacher Jennifer Garrett shares more details....

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts foundation is hosting an art conference in Jacksonville this summer (July) for ages 14 and up. There will be tracks for artists, musicians, and videographers.
 
The Christian teachers that are being brought in for this are phenomenal at what they do, and collectively, they've worked in education, fine art, film, and music with notable projects ranging from "Star Wars" to "Pilgrim's Progress" to "The Chosen." As our students are local, they would only need to consider the cost of the conference itself and would not need to worry about spending money to stay in Jacksonville, since it would be an easy drive for most. There's also an "early bird" discount for those who sign up before May 31st.
 
Here's a link for the site (It says Ashland in the link, because that's where it's been held before and where MCFAF is based, but the conference this year is in Jacksonville.): https://www.ascendashland.com/
Elementary School News
Early Education Spring Program
Last week, our students in the early grades performed their spring program. What a presentation- complete with trees, wood cutters, Mary and Joseph, and Jesus.

You know that our Father In Heaven was smiling along with all the moms and dads.
Middle School News
Officer Ray Takes One For The Team
He followed through on his promise! Our SSO Ray Cuellar said he would let the students duct tape him to the wall on Excellence Outing Day as an incentive to get kids to donate food items for our most recent food drive.

Underneath that button down exterior is the heart of a teddy bear. Thanks for being a good sport Ray!
Excellence Outing
A little reward for their hard work and good citizenship. Our middle school students who got good grades and kept a solid record of good behavior were treated to their third quarter excellence outing Wednesday.

The National Guard brought in all kinds of fun things to climb around and bounce on, for some good-natured and sanctioned rambunctiousness.
Penny Wars For Sparrow
Middle School Penny War fundraiser for our Sparrow, Alayna, is going on now through Thursday, May 5. It is girls vs. boys. 

Each member of the winning team will receive an extended break and 1 excused homework pass. Please have your student bring their pennies to their period 1 classroom.  

It's heartwarming to see our students rally around in support of Baby Alayna, a little one with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Let's keep up the good work.
High School News
Mouse Trap Cars
In an event matching all the intensity of the Indy 500, the mouse trap cars took the floor of the CCHS Pavilion. Mr. Wine's physics students released their cars to see how they would perform.

Captured here are the students and cars of the second period class. Some cars laid down some good times and distances, others headed back to the pits for adjustments.
Spring Spiritual Foundation Day
As the school year hits the home stretch, it's good to step back from the busy-ness of the season, and remember why we are here. Wednesday was a day full of activity- kicked off by a time of worship and focusing on the Lord.

This time of spiritual focus included hearing from some of our dedicated staff, who had a time for sharing from their hearts. It's so great to be in a setting where we discuss our faith openly, and spend some time to spiritual growth.
Field Day
Mixed into Wednesday's schedule was a time for cutting loose! The weather cooperated enough for some time outdoors with some volleyball out on the lawn, and a time to relax and eat out in the breezeway, while yet others put themselves to the test on the climbing wall.

Indoors, there were bounce houses, a giant slide, and a chance to play something that looked a little like a joust. We wonder if anyone was able to take down Coach Everett.
Careers In Gear
Last, but not least, the annual "Careers In Gear" event for local high schoolers took place Wednesday out at the Jackson County Expo. In one central setting, our kids had the chance to gain exposure to different career paths.

While some already have a clear direction of where they want to go, we also know time may sometimes change things, and they now have a chance to explore something they may not have previously considered. For others who perhaps haven't discovered their passion yet, this experience was especially valuable.
Our 2021-22 Presenting Sports Sponsor
UPCOMING GAMES & MEETS

SOFTBALL

Tuesday, May 3rd
at Brookings-Harbor
4:00 pm

Friday, May 6th
Brookings-Harbor (Doubleheader)
Lithia & Driveway Field #7
4:30 pm & 6:30 pm


BASEBALL

Tuesday, May 3rd
Brookings-Harbor
Lithia & Driveway Field #9
4:00 pm

Friday, May 6th
at Brookings-Harbor (Doubleheader)
3:00 pm & 5:00 pm


TRACK & FIELD

Wednesday, May 4th
Special District 4 Meet
at Pleasant Hill
4:00 pm

GOLF

Monday, May 2nd
Cascade Christian Dual Meet
Running Y
8:00 am

TENNIS

Monday, May 2nd
St. Mary's
Fichtner-Mainwaring Park
4:00 pm

Thursday, May 5th
at Henley
4:00 pm

SPORTS UPDATE

TRACK & FIELD

Cascade Christian's Autumn Murray and Sierra Samhammer finished 1-2 in the 100 meter hurdles, Allison Cramer won the triple jump, and the girls 4×100 highlighted a great day for CCHS at the Phoenix Invitational.

Murray PR in the 100 meter hurdles was 16.36, with Samhammer coming in with a personal record 16.61. Murray also PRed as she finished second in the 300 meter hurdles, and she set a new personal standard for the long jump with a 17-06.

Murray and Samhammer also lent their talents to the 4×100 relay. They joined Jerushah Purrier and Elliana Vanlandingham in taking the win in that event. The girls 4×400 team of Katie Erno, Saige Griffin, Vanlandingham, and Purrier took home a top five finish.

Cramer was a winner in the triple jump with a personal best 32-09.5. She also earned a top 10, finishing seventh in the high jump.

On the boys side of the ledger- Peyton Maurer PRed and finished third in the triple jump with a 38-07. Maurer also finished sixth in the high jump.

Matt Moses earned a podium finish with a third place finish in the shot put. He also earned a top five by finishing fourth in the discus.

BASEBALL

Cascade Christian established supremacy in southern Oregon 3A baseball by sweeping South Umpqua in a Friday double header by scores of 7-6, and 11-3. Austin Waits shook off an injury for the game winning single in the opener, and then turned around to pitch a complete game in the second. The Challengers hit four home runs on the day: two by Triston Wallace, and additional round trippers from Waits and Cole Shields.

Cole Shields hit a 3-run double Tuesday as the Challengers rallied to win a 17-14 slugfest against Sutherlin. On Friday, Triston Wallace hit a pair of home runs to fuel a sweep of the Bulldogs on the road. Owen Thompson also "went yard" for the Challengers.

SOFTBALL

The Challengers scored a season-high eight runs in a 21-8 loss to Sutherlin Tuesday. Mckenzie Bonner highlighted the day with her second home run of the season. She had two hits in the game, and so did Bella Williams and Katelynn Reed.

TENNIS

Noah Harrington was a two-time winner in singles play, and a host of Challengers won winning matches in singles and doubles action as Cascade Christian sailed past the Mazama Vikings in a tennis meet at Bear Creek Park in Medford Saturday.

Harrington defeated Bradley Hayden 8-3, and Danny Ponce 8-1. Joshua Clark scored an 8-5 win over Drake Peters. Seniors Bryson Cannon and Seth Thomas combined for a doubles win, as did Clark and Jonah Parker. Cannon and Thomas won in straight sets.

Lily Preszler and Carlee Broadbent won in dominant fashion for the Challenger girls. Both won by scores of 8-2. Broadbent took down Liz McGinnis, and Preszler cruised by Kalee Wright. Makenna Dunn defeated Mallory Edmonds 9-7, and Allie Darland was an 8-5 winner over Katelynn Whalen.

Annalise Buck went to tiebreakers to win a dramatic match over Kiani Kolli, 9-9, 9-9, (10-6). Buck and Darland teamed up to score a doubles victory, as did Preszler and Dunn. Ellie Harrington put up a valiant effort, but fell to Mallory Edmonds 8-4.

5A Ashland received some spirited competition from Cascade Christian Monday, but prevailed in boy’s play 3-2, and in girls competition 5-2. Brother and sister Noah and Ellie Harrington figured in the wins the Challengers scored.

Noah defeated Charlie Rogers 8-2 in a singles match, and teamed up with Josh Clark for a doubles win, 8-4 over Max Hoerrmann and Wyatt Roscher. Older sister Ellie joined with Annalise Buck in winning a doubles match 8-2 against Olive English and Mila Nikolic.

The two schools re-matched on Tuesday, and Coach Rechberg reports: Seth Thomas and Brandon Parker defeated Ian Bower and Mina Schepmann in a closely fought match. The same doubles team Seth and Bryson had lost to just the day before. Annalise and Allie also had a long, back and fourth match against Jorden and Abby in which they ended up being victorious. We had some really great matchups against Ashland and they’re much larger of a school than we are. Both teams got along well and we had a lot of fun.
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Cascade Christian Middle School
855 Chevy Way, Medford OR 97504 Phone 541-772-0606 
Cascade Christian High School
855 Chevy Way, Medford OR 97504 Phone 541-772-0606