Who Are We?
We are students, teachers, staff, alumni, parents, volunteers, donors, and friends from many denominations with different passions, hobbies, and ideas, who all belong to the family of Grace Cascade Christian Schools with our common love for Jesus Christ.
Scholar. Student Leader. Athlete....and now you can add published author to Emily Knight's resume. In January, she was challenged by her uncle and encouraged by her teachers to get something in story form down on paper. The result? "Rive" is the story of 16-year old Sade Gabre, "a 16-year old who wants to "disappear from life," because pain is easier to keep in silence than in the midst of commotion. While the globe enters chaos, [...]
As a high school freshman, he was just 5'7" and weighed 125 pounds. Who would have imagined then that Dante Olson would become a defensive force at Cascade Christian, and later a Buchanan Award linebacker at the University of Montana. The son of Jeff and Linda Olson had no doubts, and this summer, he is realizing his dreams of playing professional football. Olson is in training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles after signing a free [...]
Grace Christian's 1st Principal Turns 100! Norm Holden was hired as principal when Grace Christian opened in 1974 after teaching in Gold Hill. He served until his retirement in the 80s, and four of his eight children attended GCS- including Maureen, Gloria (class of '81), Wesley (class of '83), and David- who attended through his early high school years. His daughter Nancy also served an an elementary teacher. In a birthday post tribute to his [...]
MEET GARY Before Christmas break, Grace Christian kindergarten students had the privilege of hearing Mr. Gary Bradley read to them a special Christmas story. The story was called "The Christmas Miracle" by Jonathan Toomey. Mr. Bradley is a retired school teacher who spends time volunteering at Grace Christian School. Not only did he read to the students, but he brought along with him a beautiful set to enhance the timeless tale of a sad carpenter [...]
Mrs. Fauth, Cascade Christian High School art teacher was thrilled to accept a check for $120 today from Medford - On The Rise Box founder, Jonathan Hillis, that will directly benefit her art students. "I'll be able to buy new paints for the classrooms now!" she proclaims as she points to a low supply of mostly used up paints. Jonathan Hillis, the founder of Medford - On The Rise Box, writes the first [...]
By Christina Cannon (CCHS Sophomore) The 8th grade musical, titled “Dorothy in Wonderland,” was a great success. The audience seemed to enjoy it thoroughly, and many of the students took immense pleasure in the process. As the title suggests, the blend of two classic stories brought Dorothy and her friends to Alice’s realm, where they sought to find each other after getting separated. They also challenged the Queen of Hearts to a game of hedgehog [...]
Meet Lexi Schwartz. Lexi is a junior at Cascade Christian and is our February 2017 Kiwanis Student of the Month. Lexi was a member of the Honor Roll her freshman year and has taken rigorous courses such as Honors English 10 and AP World History. She has received CCHS Academic Excellence Awards in Algebra 1, Bible, English 9 and Geometry. Lexi enjoys playing softball and has been a member of the Cascade Christian girls' softball [...]
Meet Joezie. Joezie is a fifth grade student at Grace Christian School.
Meet Brandon. Brandon Winter, Cascade Christian High School senior and son of Todd and DeAnn Winter, will be playing football for the Olivet Nazarene University Tigers in fall 2016 on academic and athletic scholarships. Olivet is a private university located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Brandon, a 4.0 student at Cascade Christian, has been active in Challengers athletics playing football, basketball and tennis all four years. Brandon was instrumental to the Challengers' football team in his positions [...]
Meet Savannah. Savannah is currently a sophomore at Cascade Christian High School. She enjoys hanging out with friends and being around animals. When she thinks about her future she pictures herself as a marine biologist, as she would like to go diving to discover new sea creatures and observe their habitats. Savannah has been a Grace Cascade student for 11 years! She says what she enjoys most about her school is the friendships she has [...]
Meet Mrs. Janie Casad. Mrs. Casad is a beloved first grade teacher at Grace Christian School. She has worked at Grace Christian since 1984, with the exception of two years (1996-1998) when she and her husband served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Burkina Faso, West Africa. When she returned from Burkina Faso, there was not a current teaching position available for her at Grace, so she was employed as the elementary coordinator for two years. Mrs. Casad shared [...]
Meet Stephanie Stephanie Smith is a Cascade Christian High School Class of 2010 alumnus. She recently graduated from Oregon State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Stephanie has a passion for sports and youth, as has been evidenced throughout her life. While attending Cascade Christian, Stephanie participated in soccer and softball all four years and was an active member of Youth for Christ. She was involved in a myriad of activities working [...]
Meet Jeff Smith. Jan 29, 2016. Jeff is a Cascade dad. A businessman in our community. A Godly man. And a faithful volunteer and supporter of Grace Cascade Christian Schools. When we approached Jeff Smith about using his story in our new blog category for our website, “Face of Grace Cascade”, he was a little hesitant. You see, Jeff’s main desire is to talk about the students. Specifically our middle school and high school Brain [...]
Meet Megan Megan Kim, junior, and the daughter of Andrew and Carol Kim, will be representing Cascade Christian High School at the OSAA State Solo Championships in flute on Saturday, April 30, at Pacific College in Forest Grove. She will be performing the First Movement of Mozart's Concerto in G Major for Flute and Orchestra. Earlier this spring, Megan earned First Alternate in the District 8 competition for flute solo, and in February was awarded first [...]