Under the direction of actress Renee Hewitt, a group of young performers from Cascade Christian will be performing "The Christmas Scarf" at our Gifts of Grace dinner Tuesday night. Not only does this event play an important part in raising funds for financial aid programs that help families send their students to Grace Cascade Christian Schools, it also provides opportunity for our community to enjoy the talents of our students, who benefit from the educational [...]
Cascade Christian Middle School and Cascade Christian High School teachers are at work in preparation for the 2019-20 school year. Music teacher Ryan Johnson and fellow teacher Heidi Merritt opened with a time of worship in song, followed by a time of prayer, and fellowship. Secondary Principal Tim Dexter set the stage for what is to come in the next few days, and the new school year to follow. There are exciting days ahead for [...]
Megan Kim, CCHS Class of 2017, founded Spark, a literary journal, in 2015. At Wheaton College in Illinois, she has continued to pursue a passion for storytelling. An English Writing and Philosophy Integrated with Urban Studies double major, she hopes to learn how to better tie together that love and her desire to see reconciliation in matters of racial and other social injustices through a Fall 2019 semester at Wheaton’s Urban Studies program in Chicago’s South [...]
Cascade Christian graduate Jake Quast ('15) graduates from Dominican University of California on a high note. He was named "Outstanding Student"commencement. Considering all he did while in college, it's an honor well-deserved. His studies include time abroad at Oxford University in England studying criminal law. He was also a key member of the Penguins golf team, helping it achieve historic successes in NCAA Division II competition. The Business Administration major and Pre-Law minor also garnered [...]
Grace Cascade Christian Head of Schools Dr. Ken Townsend and Admissions Director Dave Fennell recently appeared on theDove TV's "Focus Today" program to talk about the importance of Christian education and the role it plays in shaping young people in preparing them for living lives fulfilling God's purpose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzWNLZJzrPI
Registration is now open for athletes who wish to participate in fall sports. Season officially begins Monday, August 19th, and athletes must be registered and be up to date with sports physicals. Visit our athletics website https://challengerathletics.com/ and click on "Register An Athlete." Come join the fun! Football, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, and cross country are all getting underway!
We are very excited about the opportunity to move Grace Christian Elementary School to a new location! Would you join us in praying for this project? If you would like to learn more about the new elementary school or how you can contribute, contact Dave Fennell, Director of Advancement (pictured above), [email protected] or 541-608-1323, And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the [...]
Today was the first day that all of the Grace Cascade Christian Schools teachers, staff, and administrators gathered together to begin the new school year, worshipping, praying and fellowshipping together. We were joined by many of the Board of Trustees members. Sam Peck of Heritage Christian Fellowship led our sweet time of worship. The 2 Good Cooking Chicks catered a scrumptious brunch. And Travis Snyder, co-chair of the GCCS Board of Trustees spoke authentically from the [...]
The Oregonian recently posted the top 20 best private schools in Oregon and how much it costs to attend them, and Grace Cascade Christian Schools was the only K-12 school from the Rogue Valley to make the list! The Oregonian/OregonLive Education analytics firm Niche has released its ranking of Oregon's top private schools for the 2018-2019 academic year. The grades it doles out take into account state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates and reviews [...]
We are excited for the plans that God has for our early learning and elementary students. We are trusting in Him to guide us every step of the way; being faithful to His leading. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways subject in him, and he will make your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6 Grace Cascade Christian Schools families will be learning [...]
The entire sixth grade class read 1,489 books this year! "It was quite an accomplishment and so much fun to strive to meet the 4o-book challenge." - Mrs. Wegner, 6th grade teacher Pictured above: Mrs. Wegner's 6th grade class displaying their book challenge accomplishments.
Congratulations to Spencer Weeks and Ruben Ragsdale! Both received Kiwanis Vocational Awards Spencer is a senior at Cascade Christian. He was honored for excellence in the Construction/Technology class he takes from Mr. Schaan. He is the son of Mel and Joann Weeks of Central Point. After graduation, Spencer plan to attend Rogue Community College and major in Fire Science. Ruben is a junior at CCHS. He was recognized as an outstanding student in the Trades [...]
Cascade Christian Middle School students enjoyed a beautiful day out at the Oregon Caves! Thank you, Jesus, for the sunshine! They learned of God's creation in relation to geology. What an amazing testimony to a purposeful creator!
Earlier this month, Mrs. Wegner's 6th grade students built solar ovens out of recycled materials to test them to see how long it takes to melt a marshmallow. YUM! The answer: between 30 minutes and several hours!
Featured below are the three art pieces that received the greatest number of votes in the Cascade Christian High School Art Student Final Project competition. Congratulations! Be sure to view the gallery below which includes additional work by CCHS students. Additional art pieces by CCHS students. [...]
Cascade Christian High School teacher, Jered Gritters, talks to Bill Meyer on KMED about CTE courses, such as Building and Construction. In addition to Building and Construction, Cascade Christian offers a Trades Academy where students learn hands-on plumbing and welding, partnered with the Plumbers/Steamfitters UA Local 290. Fast forward to 1:12:59 in the podcast below to hear Mr. Gritters.
Please take the time to register to vote for your three favorite pieces of art work created by Cascade Christian High School art students. This is part of their final project. Students range from beginner to experienced, and all have shown growth throughout the term. VOTE NOW
We want to congratulate Cascade Christian Middle School social science teacher, Ron Reed, who has the prestigious honor of being one of five recipients of a full scholarship to attend this year’s annual Civil War Trust Conference in Virginia! Details on the event can be found on the American Battlefield Trust website. "Ron, we congratulate you and are thrilled for this opportunity to enrich learning at Grace Cascade Christian Schools! Thank you for sharing your passion [...]
Cascade Christian High School's team of students and adults who went to serve in Managua, Nicaragua, last March shared about their trip at today's middle school chapel. They shared about how in Nicaragua students often can't even attend school past 5th grade because they have to go to work to help support their family. That means every student in the room would already be working! It was an eye-opener to middle school students about how good [...]
Grace Christian kindergarten and fourth grade students are pictured here, gathered around the flag pole to pray for our country on this National Day of Prayer. The theme this year is "Unity". Making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. - Ephesians 4:3
The Cascade Christian High School drama students entertained a full audience with their production of "The Enchanted Bookshop" by Todd Wallinger*, on Thursday, April 26. The drama students showed great dedication as they devoted their lunch and after school hours since February to bring to us this lively, funny and wonderfully enjoyable play. Special appreciation is extended to Mrs. Fauth, for her dedication to the drama program at CCHS! Synopsis: During the day, A [...]
Cascade Christian 7th and 8th graders, student mentors from Cascade Christian High School's stream ecology class, CCHS science teacher Mr. Gary Bennett, and members from Lomakatsi Restoration Project were hard at work today along Bear Creek which abuts the school property. Students planted, fertilized, mulched and watered native trees and shrubs along the creek. Additionally, they removed invasive plants around last year's plantings and worked on enhancing the walking path that runs through [...]
In April, Emily Stephens and Ian Fralich were honored at a luncheon as Cascade Christian High School's Rotary Students of the Year. Please join us in congratulating these students for their dedication to their schoolwork and to their faith. Emily is the daughter of Robert and Kimberly Stephens. She has a cumulative 4.0 GPA and a challenging schedule. Emily has received the Cascade Academic Excellence Award in Spanish 1 & [...]
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, the Cascade Christian High School varsity and Middle School brain bowl teams competed on SOPTV for the 2018 Championships. The CCHS team defeated North Valley High School, to win the Division B Championship! Congratulations to the team pictured below left to right: Ruben Ragsdale, Christina Cannon, Coach Debby Swope, Amelia Skelton, Landon Moir, Coach Jeff Smith, and Kyle Wegner. The team did an exemplary job representing Christ and their school. [...]
Cascade Christian High School art students submitted ten entries to the 2018 Best of the Best Art Show. Two of our students won Best of Show! Congratulations to Christina Cannon for her digital photography piece titled, "Dream" and to John Fralich for his colored pencil piece titled, "Lamborghini". Other entries in the Best of the Best Show are as follows: Jessica Carlson pictured with her Digital Photography [...]
We are pleased to announce that CCHS junior, Lauryn Squyres, received first place in the Oregon Right to Life Art state competition. Her artwork was featured on the cover of the Oregon Right to Life Conference booklet. (Pictured to the right) “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27) Cascade Christian High School [...]
Cascade Christian Middle School 8th grade students attended the Junior Achievement Finance Park simulation held at the Central High School campus. According to the Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington website, Finance Park is a three-part program which includes classroom lessons and activities, budgeting simulation at JA Finance Park, and a debrief and follow-up in the classroom. (https://jaorswwa.org/ja-finance-park) We are fortunate to be a part of this great program. To learn more, visit the Junior [...]
Congratulations to Alexis Paperman, CCHS Class of 2014, who has been awarded the L&S Community of Graduate Research Scholars Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Alexis plans to obtain a Master's in Library Science while studying at UW-Madison, with all expenses paid by the Fellowship. Currently, Alexis is studying at Whitworth University and will obtain her Bachelor of Arts in English this May 2018. I partly attribute Alexis' successes in college and her receiving this [...]
Congratulations to Jordan Carlson, junior, Cascade Christian High School's March Kiwanis Student of the month. Jordan is the daughter of Steve Carlson and Dana Carlson. She has earned Honor Roll all three years of high school. Jordan has been a Varsity competition cheerleader for three years and her cheer team has experienced many great achievements this year, including finishing the season at Nationals in Anaheim, California. Jordan was the recipient of a CCHS Academic Excellence [...]
I am writing this as I lay on the floor of Rosemaria's house about to pass out from being so tired. All of us are fried from a day at of play in the sun and on the beach at Montelemar resort. After a long week of service we were fortunate enough to be able to spend a day resting and reflecting at the resort. We started out the day with a wonderful buffet full [...]
Today was a day that was filled with laughter and joy, yet also tinged with sadness because it was our last day with the kids. We started off with devotions at 5:30 where we focused on Psalms 8:3-5. We learned about being humble in everything, being able to do the dirty work, and having a genuine heart. After breakfast we headed to the school to listen to the Nicaraguan pledge of allegiance and hear the [...]
This morning started pretty early with an amazing breakfast at the house. We then headed to the school to so that we could spend time in some of the high school classrooms before we were supposed to go to the soccer fields. We asked the classes to teach us their favorite classroom game and when we eventually understood we had a very good time playing with them. After class was out we enjoyed a game [...]
Today started out with the group going to church where Christina and I performed three of the worship songs. It was cool to worship and sing in Spanish. It was also neat to see the difference in the way they do church compared to how i am used to. After church we hung out with some of the kids and played basket ball with a volleyball. It was fun to spend time with the kids [...]
We woke up this morning to a great worship led by Grace, and another wonderful breakfast of pancakes, rice and beans, scrambled eggs, fried plantains and a wide selection of fruit. We piled into our bus and headed into the heart of Managua for our third day at El Padul. Driving through the city and seeing all the houses, people waiting for buses, street vendors, people making tortillas to sell on the sidewalk, horse-drawn carts, [...]
Our second day at El Padul was full of beauty and joy. As a team, we have been focusing on how this trip is not about us and our wants, but serving those around us. This mindset is important for our team to remember, but at the same time, I feel that I have received more from the students and their kindness than I could ever give to them. Despite the language barrier between us, [...]
"Just because you have less doesn't mean you are less." The Holy Spirit laid this on my heart as I was talking about the devotional this morning, and I think it really sums up where our minds were at today as we headed to the school. Looking at these kids, one might think "oh they're not as smart as me, or not as happy as me" just because I have more material stuff than they [...]
Today started very early. We met at the Medford Airport at 4am. Everyone made it through security without getting checked except Cristian and I! They took all of my food out of my bag, and some out of Cristian's too. We managed to all make the flight on-time, and had a peaceful flight to Denver. Our stay at Denver lasted 4-5 hours, because our flight wasn't till 2pm. We got our essentials at Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A [...]
We have made it safe to the Denver airport. We are now waiting for our next flight to Huston. Posted by: Tanner Northrop
Cole, 7th grader at Cascade Christian Middle School, received a lot of attention the past couple days as the word got out that he is one of the top 100 4th-8th grade students who qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geographic State Geography Bee! He will be attending the State competition in early April at the Western Oregon University campus in Monmouth. The winner of the State Geo Bee will represent Oregon [...]
Colby Edwards' prayers were answered on Thursday, March 8, 2018, in the form of a black box...a Beaver Box! The box indicated that he was the recipient of the Presidential Scholarship* to the Oregon State University. He will be receiving a total of $40,000 ($10,000 for four year) to offset his costs as he attends OSU with plans to study engineering. Colby was extremely grateful as he was not sure how he was going to [...]
Landon Moir, junior, will represent Cascade Christian High School at the State Poetry Out Loud competition to be held in Salem, Oregon, on Saturday, March 10. He recited three poems at the regional poetry recitation contest on March 3rd to earn the right to advance to the next level, along with two other students from the Southern Oregon region. Poems recited were: "The River of Bees" by W.S. Merwin, "The Bookshelf of the God of [...]
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Cascade Christian High School JV and Varsity Brain Bowl teams competed at the High School Brain Bowl meet sponsored by Southern Oregon University Youth Programs. JV Brain Bowl Team with their Championship Trophy We are proud to announce that our JV team was undefeated and came in first for Division B. Students on the JV team are Liz Montgomery, Tayte Traphagen, Michael Croy, Jessie Mason, Lily Akins (team [...]
Congratulations to Ian Fralich, junior, our Cascade Christian High School Kiwanis Student of the month for February 2018! Ian, the son of CB and Megan Fralich, has a cumulative 4.0 GPA and has received CCHS Academic Excellence Awards in Spanish 1 & 2, Bible Survey, Honors English 9, English 10, Honors Geometry, Algebra 2, Biology, World History, Kinesiology, and several elective classes. Ian has participated in football and tennis at the Varsity level and was [...]
The Grace Christian Elementary School winners of the 2017-2018 Reading Hall of Fame* were announced at Chapel on Friday, March 2. Mrs. Julie Skelton informed everyone that 98 students participated in this year's Reading Hall of Fame, with 38 of those students completing more than one entry. A total of 2,016 were read - 480 more books than last year!! We are excited to announce that this year's grand prize winner - receiving a Kindle [...]
Coming Soon. Nine students and three chaperones will be going to Colegio Cristiano El Padul, in Managua, Nicaragua to serve our sister school. They will be leaving on march 14 and will return march 22. The purpose of this blog is to let you be a part of our trip. The students will be writing a daily blog to tell about what they did that day.
Congratulations to Cascade Christian Middle School (CCMS) students, Tiana Williams and Cody Reece, who each received the Rogue Rotary Award at a luncheon yesterday, February 14. Accompanying them was CCMS Principal, Mr. Tim Dexter. #allforHim
In March 2018, nine students from Cascade Christian High School and three chaperones will be serving the needs at our sister school, Colegio Cristiano El Padul, in Managua, Nicaragua. They are currently raising funds to cover their service projects and travel expenses. Would you consider a donation of any size? Make checks out to "Cascade Christian High School" and indicate "Nica Trip" in the subject line. Checks can be mailed to CCHS, 855 Chevy Way, [...]
Congratulations to Landon Moir (11th) who placed first at today's Poety Out Loud Assembly. He chose to recite "The River of Bees" by W.S. Merwin. Landon was awarded a $100 cash prize and will represent Cascade Christian High School at the regional competition in March. There was a second-place tie; awarded to Marina Croy (12th) who recited "The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter" by Ezra Pound and Olivia Fargason (11th) who recited "Song of the [...]
Congratulations to Marina Croy, senior at CCHS, who was one of two to receive a $1,000 OCCA Academic Scholarship. She received the award at the OSAA State Cheer Championships over the weekend. Awesome job, Marina! #allforHim
Mrs. Sha's 2nd grade and Mrs. Jile's 5th grade classes are teaming up to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics. This week they held an opening ceremony together, with STEM-related activities and a PowerPoint presentation. They will continue to do activities together related to the Olympics during this Olympic season!
In celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, middle school STEM students have been studying the science of winter Olympic sports. They focused on curling and bobsledding. Pictured here they are working with a curling game they made and homemade bobsleds.
By combining history lessons with STEM activities, fourth-grade students are learning about the Oregon Trail in a hands-on way, enriching their minds in new and engaging ways. Fishing on the River - You need to feed your hungry family. Float Your Wagon Across the River - Yikes! Will it sink? Hauling Water from the River - It's a hard task! Water is needed for many things - drinking, washing [...]
The Cascade Christian High School drama class performed their first production for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, February 6th. They presented the comedy, "Murder at the Banquet" by Robert LaVon to a large audience in the Cascade Christian Pavilion. Mrs. Tami Fauth, Drama Teacher, was so pleased with how well the students performed and for the many supporters of the growing drama program at CCHS! "Murder at the Banquet" is a lighthearted and humorous [...]
Kindergarten students playing and singing "Jingle Bells" at the Triangle Station -- one of Mrs. Fretz's Percussion Exploration Stations set up during last week's music class.
Grace Christian Elementary School was blessed with donations from families who God laid on their hearts to give to the school to increase the security and protection of our most beloved treasures here on earth -- our children. We would like to thank these families, who wish to remain anonymous, for their generous gifts! A security surveillance system has been purchased for the Grace Christian campus. It was installed over Christmas vacation as a donation [...]
History was made at Cascade Christian High School on Thursday, January 18, 2018! Nineteen students were the first inductees of our Inaugural Induction Ceremony into the Cascade Christian High School National Honor Society (NHS). Please join us in congratulating the following students: Grace Boisen, Christina Cannon, Kaylee Cannon, Shaylynn Clark, Jeffrey Fairbanks, Olivia Fargason, Madeline Kim, Mia Mayben, Landon Moir, Mari Montgomery, Cordelia Nelson, Tanner Northrop, Sophie Pena, Amelia Skelton, Kendra Sorani, Kyle Wegner, Trayson Weidman, Joel Wheeler, Alisa Whitney Students were addressed by faculty members and administration, reminding them of the four pillars [...]
The Grace Cascade Christian Schools administration and board of trustees have determined to keep the same academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. This means that Grace Cascade Christian Schools will continue to begin the day after Labor Day, or September 4, 2018. We do not anticipate extending the school year in June 2019. Grace Cascade Christian Schools has already built in extra seat hours and exceeds the number of hours mandated by the State of [...]
Congratulations to Noelle Carlson, Cascade Christian High School's Kiwanis Student of the Month for January 2018. Noelle, a junior, is the daughter of Steve Carlson and Dana Carlson. She has been on Honor Roll for seven quarters. During her sophomore year, Noelle was awarded by her teachers the Character Quality Award for "Selflessness". Once you spend time with Noelle, you will easily see why she received this award! Noelle has also received the Association of Christian [...]
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 [...]
Wednesday, January 24, 2017, an admissions rep from Southern Oregon University will conduct an application workshop, beginning at 9 AM. Seniors who are interested in attending SOU can complete the application process during the workshop. The application fee will be waived.
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 [...]
Today middle school students experimented with ways to protect an egg to keep it from breaking when it was dropped from the 2nd story. We learned that even though peanut butter seems like a protector, the jar is just a little too heavy. And balloons make good cushions!
Fourth Grade 2018 Invention Convention
Providence Hospital is proud to sponsor Career Highlights: Careers in Nursing on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. They have openings for four students from Cascade Christian to attend. Students must be a Junior or Senior in order to participate. If you are interested, see Mrs. Hoffman in the student office to get a packet.
KINDERGARTEN STEM At Grace Christian Elementary School, we understand the importance of providing a solid basis in the STEM courses. It is why we begin teaching science, technology, engineering and math from an early age. Below are a few photos of kindergarten students who are combining concepts from math, science and engineering as they build models out of different mediums.
Congratulations to Tanner Northrop, Cascade Christian High School's Kiwanis Student of the Month for December 2017. Tanner, a junior, is an honor roll student and has been the recipient of a Cascade Christian High School Academic Excellence Award in Algebra 2, as well as the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Distinguished High School Student Awards in the areas of Academics and Christian Service. He will be one of the first inductees into Cascade Christian [...]
Last week our Kindergarten students were able to spend time with our neighbors at Waterford at Three Fountains. They blessed the residents with Christmas carols, Bible verses, and handmade Christmas cards. The students did a fabulous job singing their carols, led by music teacher Mrs. Fretz and were just as blessed by the residents as they had blessed them. Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
On Friday, December 8, 2017, the Cascade Christian Choir, along with the high school band, were special guests at the Grace Christian Elementary School chapel. It is a long-standing tradition for the high school choir and band to perform for the younger students and is one of the ways Grace Christian and Cascade Christian stay connected as one school system.
The Cascade Christian sixth-grade hall was filled with science projects this week as students displayed their 3-D atoms that they created. Their creativity was awesome! Here is a sampling for you to enjoy.
Grace Christian School third grade students are moving right along and beginning their multiplication lessons. Our third-grade teachers know how to make math fun. Pictured here are students practicing their 5's and 10's facts with "cotton candy".
Not only are the Cascade Christian High School Football team members #1 in the State right now for their work on the field, they have also earned an Academic All-State Award, and have the highest GPA of all 3A football teams. In addition, their GPA is the second highest of all classifications (A1-A6). Truly champions on the field and in the classroom. Nice work! See results here: Academic All-State Top 10 Football Teams #weplayforHim #westudyforHim
Recently Grace Christian Elementary School fifth grade students attended a field trip to Harry & David. It was a fun and informative experience. Here are just a few pictures from their day.
Congratulations to Landon Moir! Cascade Christian High School's November 2017 Kiwanis Student of the Month Landon is the son of Richard and Michele Moir and is a junior at CCHS. Landon earned his Eagle Scout award in 2016. He excels in academics, having received Academic Excellence Awards for several courses including Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Spanish 2 and Bible/Cults. He has also earned the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Distinguished Christian High School Student awards [...]
At the end of October, students in 7th grade at Cascade Christian Middle School were blessed to have Mr. John Mittendorf, Researcher and Apologist, as guest speaker for two days in their Life Science class. His presentation covered many topics, including Creation week, the age of the earth, Noah's flood, the Ice Age, and dinosaurs. He even brought his own Trilobite fossil for the students to see! (For those who are wondering what is a Trilobite [...]
Today Grace Christian Elementary School students held their math class at the "pizzeria". Our 3rd grade Pizzaria volunteers Students sat by "candle-light" at long family-style tables to enjoy a "pizza pie" at the third grade Math Pizza Pie Pizzaria. Several waiters were available to give them a hand. At the end of the math lesson, students enjoyed pizza and root beer floats. Students are more likely to remember their math concepts with learning is [...]
Our 8th-grade students and chaperones made it safely to the East Coast Monday after a long day of travel. Already they have visited Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg. Today they visited Monticello and dined at the famous Michie Tavern. Here are a few pictures from their trip to Jamestown. You can also follow their trip on the Cascade Christian Middle School Facebook page! We appreciate your prayers for their continued travel safety!
Thank you for your vote! Southern Oregon's Best of the Best 2017 Grace Christian Preschool #1 Grace Christian Elementary School #1 Cascade Christian Middle School #2 Cascade Christian High School #2 All Glory to God!
Congrats BOYS SOCCER! OSAA Academic Allstars in the Carl’s Jr. Scholastic Star Program. Highest combined GPA at any classification for the state of OR in boys soccer! #challengerpride #embracethechallenge #weareCCHS
Jessica Carlson pictured with CCHS Principal, Mrs. Boekenoogen on the left, and a Kiwanis member to the right. Congratulations to Jessica Carlson! Cascade Christian High School's October 2017 Kiwanis Student of the Month Jessica is a junior at CCHS and has been on the Principal's/Dean's lists all four quarters of her freshman and sophomore years. Jessica enjoys running cross country and competing in track and field. She also participated in Volleyball her freshman [...]
Grace Christian 4th grade students received a visit from the "bug man" on Monday. Bugs R Us Educational Services has been visiting Grace Christian for several years, and each time it is a delight for teachers to see the reactions on students faces. Many are fascinated by the unique creatures they get to learn about and to touch. Some are a tad squeamish, especially when it comes to the live bugs! But all agree it [...]
Cascade Christian High School is excited and proud to announce that senior, Allison Winter, was named one of three Rogue Valley Youth for Christ Student Emerging Leaders for 2017. Allison was honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, October 24, at the Inn at the Commons. Senator Alan DeBoer and Melissa Stiles, a representative for Greg Walden, were present to recognize Allison, two other students, and ten young professionals. According to the Emerging Leaders website, Allison [...]
Would you like to bless someone who is serving our country in the military and won't be home for Christmas? Stockings for Soldiers sends personalized greetings to the brave women and men who serve our country and they are in need of Christmas cards with a personal message filled with encouragement and gratitude. If you would like to join in, Cascade Christian High School will be collecting Christmas cards now until Friday, November 17. There is [...]
Cascade Christian High School students had the privilege of meeting their 2017 Sparrow today at a special assembly. Hayden J. and his family were warmly welcomed by CCHS students who have accepted the challenge to serve in the community and earn "Sparrow hours". For each hour they serve, Southern Oregon Subaru has pledged to pay $10. Cascade Christian students have accepted the Challenge to serve 256 hours and they look forward to getting to know [...]
Becky Abbott by Marina Croy (CCHS senior) Becky and her husband, Tony, are expecting their third child. In 2007, Becky Abbott graduated from Cascade Christian High School. Today, she remains involved with Cascade Christian as an alumni, coach, and parent. Coming from a Cascade family, with sisters graduating from CCHS and parents on the school board, Abbott remarks that she spent much of her childhood and adolescence at Cascade High School. Becky Abbott [...]
At Grace Christian Elementary School and Cascade Christian Middle School we are privileged to start our day with the Pledge of Allegiance. We thank KDRV Channel 12 News for their ongoing coverage of classrooms throughout the valley who share in this tradition. Mr. Mychal Sha's classroom: Mr. Reed's classroom: Mrs. Amann's classroom: Mrs. Anderchuk's classroom:
Last week in Cascade Christian Middle School’s Junior Achievement class, our own Officer Cuellar paid a visit. As guest speaker, he shared with students about his career as a police officer. He even showed the class how to “lift” a fingerprint. Fascinating!
A favorite art lesson for our first grade students is “spinner art”. Students learn about spiral lines as they watch their pens twirl across paper. Basic concepts, such as spiral lines, are built upon throughout the year as students attend their regular art classes.
When you walk down the halls of Cascade Christian Middle School you cannot help but be filled with JOY! This year's school theme that was chosen by the Cascade Christian High School ASB is "Authentic Joy". The ASB presented the theme to middle school students on their Spiritual Foundation Day last week. Below are pictures of some of the artwork that 6th and 7th grade students created with this year's theme in mind. Sit back [...]
Recently Cascade Christian High School alumni Jillian Frakes (class of 2012) and Megan Kim (class of 2017) were interviewed by the Oregon Arts Commission regarding their participation in the National Poetry Out Loud recitation competition. Jillian was the Oregon Poetry Out Loud representative in 2012 and Megan Kim represented Oregon last year (2017). Below is a YouTube video featuring both ladies. Jillian is at the beginning. Megan is 3:54 into the video. Megan Kim [...]
Miss Swope's middle school students remembered the tragedy of 9/11 today by writing prayers onto red, white or blue lawn flags. These prayers are for the victims' families and for our country. The flags spell out "USA" and are displayed in front of the Cascade Christian flagpole -- the flag at half-mast. Miss Swope says she finds it interesting that even though the events of that tragic day happened three years before most of these students [...]
We are hosting another flag football game for our alumni! We invite alumni, parents, current families, and friends to come out and share in the fun. Curbside King will be onsite so plan on bringing the whole family for food, fellowship and fun! Homecoming Weekend October 14, 2017 10:30 AM registration, 11:00 AM Kick-off Challenger Park - behind Cascade Christian High School FIRST 100 CCHS Alumni to register receives a buy-one-get-one free coupon for Curbside King! [...]
Challenger football is moving off the AM dial and on to audio streaming on theNail. CLICK HERE to read all about it on our athletic website.
Due to the continual concern of air quality from several forest fires burning in and around Southern Oregon, Grace Cascade Christian Schools will be checking air quality on a day-by-day basis for the safety of all our students and staff. Grace Cascade Christian Schools utilizes the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the AirNow.gov websites to determine AGI levels. (See chart below) RECESS/ PE We will be holding recess and physical education classes for all [...]
Below is the 2017-2018 School Supply List for Grace Christian Elementary School (A printable version is available at the bottom of this post) CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE COPY
Below is the Cascade Christian Middle School 2017-2018 School Supply List - Updated August 2017 CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE COPY
Congratulations to our Cascade Christian High School and Cascade Christian Middle School students who were named to 4th Quarter Honor Roll 2016-2017. 12th GRADE 4.0 GPA Jeanna Beard, Zoey Boisen, Carson Cochran, Kylee Dillon, Sarah Dombrowsky, Troy Ferguson, Zach Fralich, Jesse Fretz, Claire Hawkins, Abbie Hocking, Mitesh Joseph, Megan Kim, Emilee Kuyper, Ryan Leidecker, Kaitlin Nichols, Lane Nolan, Calissa Penn, Ben Quast, Brandon Quinn, Stella Sanchez, Samantha Shelton, Joelle Sills, Curtis Smith, Andrew Wheeler, Erika Worthington [...]
Cascade Christian High School 2017-1018 students can find the summer reading assignment and list of books to choose from by clicking on the link below. 2017-2018 Summer Reading Assignment and Book List for English 9, 10, 11, 12, Honors 10 & AP English 11 **AP English 12 Students will need to read the cover letter and print and submit the honesty sheet listed in the link above. Your assignment and book list are located in [...]
Restore the Bear is beginning its 6th year of summer restoration on the portion of Bear Creek adjoining the Cascade Christian campus. We will meet for three hours on four days during summer vacation. We will focus on removing invasive species from our restoration site as well as reducing competition for native plants that we have planted over the years. Working with Restore the Bear is a great opportunity to get outdoors, get to know [...]
Looking back on middle school Chalk Walk and "Bucks for Books"... This was the first year our middle school students held the annual Chalk Walk on the Cascade Christian campus. Eight 7th grade students worked hard all day on May 23rd to have their artwork completed in time for that evening's Middle School Awards Night. The artists were mentored by three 8th grade students who were artists the previous year. This year, the Chalk Walk pictures were [...]
Cascade Christian Middle School 6th graders held the annual Medieval Feast today. The feast is a tradiation for 6th grade students as they wrap up their heritage studies on the Medieval Age. Thank you to our awesome parents who made this feast possible!
Looking back on a new tradition... Grace Christian Elementary School started a new tradition this year by holding a "Night of the Notables" event in early May. Each fifth grade student came dressed as their person of note, who they had researched over the previous weeks. Attendees of the event asked the students questions about their person and were challenged to guess who they were representing. The evening ended with students displaying their report boards which [...]
The Cascade Christian Middle School 8th grade students went on their annual Jet Boat field trip today in Grants Pass. They started the morning with breakfast provided by some of our school families. After the jet boat ride they had a picnic in the park. The weather ended up being gorgeous for today's adventure - thank you, Jesus! 🙂 We hope you enjoy a few photos from their day!
Looking back to Spirit Week Spring 2017 CRAZY HAIR DAY OPPOSITE DAY A day when students teacher and the teacher is the student. (Mrs. Wegner's 6th grade class - look for the orange shirt)
Looking back at Honors 10 English... A great way to study for a test is to play "Literature Taboo".
The end of the year is fast approaching and it has been a fun, full year. Let's take a look back at some of our 6th grade math and science projects. The first photos are 6th grade students with their 3-D atom models. Students had to choose a particular element and create a 3-D model that accurately portrayed the number of protons, neutrons, electrons, atomic weight, and chemical symbol. These next photos are [...]
The immigration line was long at Ellis Island yesterday, May 31, 2017. We had people from all over the world trying to make their way into America. Some had troubles -- forgot their money, their passports, didn't pass their health inspection. Some even had luggage stolen. We are happy to say that in the end we were able to bring all of them into our fine country. May God go before them and give them peace [...]
The student-led Cascade Christian High School Spark Literary Magazine is holding a Mucho Gusto fundraiser to raise money for the printing costs of the 2017 Spring "Share the Narrative" issue. Would you like to help them by dining at Mucho Gusto with your family, co-workers or friends? The fundraiser takes place Sunday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 23. There are some rules that we must follow. Click link below to print voucher. CLICK HERE FOR Mucho Gusto [...]
Cascade Christian High School Class of 2007 Ten-Year Reunion Friday, July 21 - Saturday, July 22, 2017 Plans are developing for the Class of 2007 ten-year high school reunion. Be sure to mark your calendars! Friday, July 21 No host dinner at 4 Daughters restaurant in downtown Medford 7 PM Saturday, July 22 Luncheon in the Cascade Christian High School Commons (a.k.a. library) Family-friendly - bring your kids! Ticket price for lunch TBA Be sure [...]
We would like to congratulate Christina Cannon, sophomore at Cascade Christian High School, for being chosen as one of six runner-ups for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Christina's piece, Pointe of Grace, was one of 88 entries from high school students across Oregon's Congressional District. A panel of eight judges from galleries and colleges throughout Oregon judged the entries. Congressman Greg Walden has announced he will be displaying Christina's piece in his Washington, D.C. office. Below [...]
At the end of July, 2017, three adults -- Mrs. Rickabaugh (Head of Schools), Mrs. Evenson (school volunteer), and Mrs. Leidecker (Holy Joe's cafe) -- will be escorting Jared, our international student back to Managua, Nicaragua. The students at Grace Cascade's sister school, Colegio Christiano El Padul, will still be in session and the ladies would like to bring them a fun treat from the USA. Grace Cascade students and families - they are [...]
The following students were honored at the 4.0 Dessert on Monday, May 8, 2017, in the Cascade Christian High School Commons. These students have maintained a 4.0 GPA for the first three quarters of the 2016-2017 school year. We commend them for their hard work and dedication and encourage them to continue on this path of academic excellence, remembering that "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men." (Colossians 3:23 [...]
Congratulations to our Cascade Christian High School and Cascade Christian Middle School students who were named to 3rd Quarter Honor Roll 2016-2017. 12th GRADE 4.0 GPA Jeanna Beard, Zoey Boisen, Carson Cochran, Sarah Dombrowsky, Troy Ferguson, Jesse Fretz, Abbie Hocking, Megan Kim, Ryan Leidecker, Lane Nolan, Calissa Penn, Brandon Quinn, Stella Sanchez, Samantha Shelton, Joelle Sills, Andrew Wheeler, Erika Worthington 3.5-3.9 GPA Amanda Armas, Caileen Baldwin, Ryan Brown, Kylee Dillon, Rebecca Emerson, Andrew Ford, Zach Fralich, [...]
Cascade Christian Middle School students led a prayer time during break today as part of the National Day of Prayer ceremonies taking place across our Nation. The idea to pray during this time came from two middle school students who thought it important that everyone join in praying for our Nation together as one. The 2017 National Day of Prayer theme is "For your Great Name's Sake! Hear us...Forgive us...Heal us!"
Megan Kim, Cascade Christian senior, her mother Carol, and sister Madi traveled to Washington DC on April 23, as Megan was representing the state of Oregon in the 2017 National Poetry Out Loud Recitation competition. The semi-finals were held on Tuesday, April 25, at Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. All the states were divided into three regions, with Oregon being in Region 3. Megan recited her two poems most eloquently. The competition was [...]
Last week, our fourth grade students were able to enjoy the beauty of God's creation as they snowshoed around Crater Lake. They were to go the week prior, but due to weather, had to cancel. Praises to Jesus - an opportunity opened up for them to reschedule! Crater Lake was memorable as always! Students did the Rim Walk, participated a "hide & seek" game as snowshoe hares trying to survive from a Sierra Red Fox, [...]
Our kindergarten students are busy creating lion paintings under the direction of Mrs. Denette Fretz, Art and Music teacher. Art is one of several pull out classes our kindergarten students experience every week at Grace Christian.
On April 22, 2017, the school held a successful auction. At the time of this writing, we are still tabulating results. However, combined with our online auction it appears we will be exceeding this year's goal! We will update soon when we know our final numbers. Thank you to the many hands who made this year's auction a success. Especially Becky Griffin our Auction Coordinator, Dave Fennell our Development Coordinator, Raeanna Roseborough and her husband [...]
Congratulations to Cascade Christian High School junior students, Trayson Weidman and Marina Croy, our 2017 Rotary students. They were honored last week at the Rotary Luncheon. Governor Kate Brown was in attendance and was guest speaker. Trayson and Marina with CCHS Principal, Mrs. Boekenoogen Governor Brown with Marina and her parents
Our first grade students had an AWESOME time at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum today! #scienceisfun
By Christina Cannon (CCHS Sophomore, Marketing Club Leader) From April 13-15, 2017, three Cascade Christian students attended the Model United Nations (MUN) conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Garrett Bates, Sophie Peña, and I represented both Cascade Christian and the country of Fiji in different committees in a series of debates. We participated in discussion sessions throughout the day, formulating resolutions and working on amendments addressing problems such as hunger in unstable areas, [...]
Welcome Baby Hull! Congratulations to new parents Mrs. Stephanie Hull, Cascade Christian Middle School PE teacher and MS assistant athletic director, and her husband, Dave! Evelyn Elizabeth arrived on her due date, April 3, at 8 lbs 5 oz, 21.5 inches long. Baby and mom are happy and healthy. Mrs. Hull will be on maternity leave for the rest of the school year. Thank you, Jesus, for this precious little girl!
We are four days into our Willy Wonka "We are the Dreamer of Dreams" online auction and there has been a lot of activity already. Bidding ends on Monday, April 17, 10 PM. Be sure to check it out all the SWEET deals! biddingforgood.com/gracecascade. While on the auction website, you can pre-purchase your tickets for our Silent/Live Auction event night, April 22, 5 PM. Items featured at the Silent/Live event are unique to the online [...]
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 [...]
Jackson County Right to Life sponsors an annual contest involving art, essay and video production. Cascade Christian art teacher, Ms. Kim Phillips, had all of her high school art classes submit an 8" x 10" poster on the National Right to Life theme of “Life…because everyone deserves a chance.” The posters were judged by Ms. Phillips and the local Right to Life Chapter. We are pleased to announce that our students did amazing! Here are the [...]
Last week our middle school students had the opportunity to attend the Junior Achievement Finance Park. According to the Junior Achievement USA website, "JA Finance Park helps students build a foundation upon which they can make intelligent financial decisions that last a lifetime, including decisions related to income, expenses, savings, and credit." Students had a great time! Mrs. Mitchell heard from a three-year veteran Junior Achievement Finance Park adviser that Cascade Christian Middle School students were [...]
Congratulations to Hannah Krug and Justin Fairbanks who were chosen as Cascade Christian Middle School's Rogue Rotary Students for 2017. They were honored at a luncheon on March 15th.
© Artwork by Lauryn Squyres. This is a copy of the original piece. Congratulations to Lauryn Squyres (CCHS sophomore) who was one of five winners for the Central Art Supply Sketch Book Contest. Her eyeglasses piece won 2nd place and is featured on the cover of some of the sketch books sold at the downtown Medford art supply store. Visit the Central Art Supply Facebook page to see more.
Congratulations to Kylie Smith, CCHS Class of 2013, who was crowned 2017 Miss Rogue Valley. Source: Miss Rogue Valley pageant winners
The senior class is holding a Mucho Gusto fundraiser to earn funds for their Senior Trip to Six Flags, Vallejo! You can help them have a fun experience as they finish out their final year at Cascade Christian HS. Fundraiser takes place Sunday, April 9 through Tuesday, April 11. There are some rules that we must follow. Click link below to print voucher. SENIOR CLASS MUCHO GUSTO FUNDRAISER VOUCHER Each person paying MUST have their [...]
Did you know that in the 2015-2016 school year our Cascade Christian High School students earned a total of 328 Southern Oregon University (SOU) college credits? Tuition for an Advanced Southern Credit course right now is only $41 per credit. That is a significant savings! Attend our Open House on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:30 PM to learn how you can earn college credits while attending Cascade Christian! 855 Chevy way, Medford
Cascade Christian High School art teacher, Ms. Kim Phillips, is excited to announce the winners of the annual high school art competition Best of the Best. Ms. Phillips stated there were many entries into this juried show. She sought out the assistance of professional artists to help decide who would have their artwork chosen for this event. The show includes ten pieces from every high school, charter school and private school in Jackson and Josephine Counties. [...]
Congratulations to Stella Sanchez, 2017 Pear Blossom Queen! Click on the link below to read all about it! Source: Sanchez crowned Pear Blossom queen
Earlier this month Mrs. Fretz' 2nd grade art students were busy creating beautiful spring vases Below students are concentrating intently on their work. Here is the finished product! They even make great helmets!
Fourth graders are busy again! This time they are making their very own candy creations! They are currently studying the novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. As the story takes them into the Inventing Room, students have been tasked with designing their own new candy. Will their persuasive letter they have to write to Mr. Willy Wonka be convincing enough for him to make their new candy creation? They will need to [...]
Fifth graders are returning from their two-day trip to OMSI and the Portland Zoo where they were studying the sciences. OMSI is a fairly new field trip tradition for our fifth graders and is often a high-light of the school year. Well--at least for the students. [Maybe not for the chaperones after sleeping on OMSI's floor. 😉 ] But from the looks on faces in these pictures, it would be fair to say that everyone was having [...]
Fourth grade students learned about fire safety as part of the Medford Fire Department's (MFD) Hazard House program. As you can see from the pictures below, students were engaged and intently listened about how to keep safe should a fire break out in their home. We would like to thank MFD for the time they put into this very important program! To learn more about the MFD Hazard House program for elementary students, [...]
Thank you to all of our preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten grandparents who joined us on March 8th for our early learning Grandparents' day. We enjoyed meeting you and we pray that spending a day at school with your grandchild brought you great joy. We know your presence brought joy to students, teachers and staff at Grace Christian! Grandparents - please enjoy this sampling of photos from your day!
The following Cascade Christian High School and Middle School band students represented our schools at the OSAA District Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 18th in Ashland. Megan and Sarah with Band Director, Mr. Ryan Johnson Christina with Band Director, Mr. Ryan Johnson High school students: Christina Cannon, Sarah Dombrowsky, and Megan Kim performed solos. Sarah and Megan also played a flute duet. Middle [...]
Meet Trayson Weidman. Trayson is a junior at Cascade Christian High School and has been named the March 2017 Kiwanis Student of the Month. Trayson is an honor roll student and has received CCHS Academic Excellence awards in Algebra 1, Biology, Old and New Testamant, Video Production, Bible-Apologetics, Sophomore English, Geometry and Introduction to Physics. Trayson enjoys wrestling at Cascade Christian High School and has received his Varsity letter all three years. He also enjoys [...]
Salem, Oregon – Megan Kim, a senior at Cascade Christian High School in Medford, is the 2017 Oregon Poetry Out Loud state champion. An 18-year-old senior, Kim was one of nine regional finalists who competed in Saturday’s state Poetry Out Loud contest at Salem Public Library. She advances to the national Poetry Out Loud competition, scheduled for April 24-26 in Washington, D.C. “Falling in love with poetry completely changed how I process the world,” said Kim. [...]
To encourage reading, Grace Cascade Christian Elementary School students had the opportunity to participate in this year's Reading Hall of Fame. For every six books read during the contest time period (start of Christmas break to end of February) a student could fill out a Reading Hall of Fame form to display on the library wall. Each form completed also entered the student into a drawing for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. (Preschool [...]
On Saturday, March 4, Megan Kim (senior), competed in the regional Poetry Out Loud contest alongside six other students from area schools. The contest was held at the Medford Public Library. With her eloquent recitations of Degress of Gray in Philipsburg by Richard Hugo and Bleeding Heart by Carmen Gimenez Smith, she was one of three finalists who was chosen to compete at the State level next weekend in Salem. After the competition was over, the three [...]
Our own Stella Sanchez (12) (bottom right in picture below) will be representing Cascade Christian High School in this year's Pear Blossom Pageant. Stella is also Cascade Christian's ASB President. Below is an article about the event from The Mail Tribune. Go Stella! Seven Jackson County high school senior girls will compete to be queen of the 64th annual Pear Blossom Festival in Medford.The 27th annual scholarship competition will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, [...]
Congratulations to our Cascade Christian High School and Cascade Christian Middle School students who were named to 2nd Quarter Honor Roll 2016-2017. 12th GRADE 4.0 GPA Caileen Baldwin, Jeanna Beard, Zoey Boisen, Ryan Brown, Carson Cochran, Sarah Dombrowsky, Jesse Fretz, Abbie Hocking, Megan Kim, Ryan Leidecker, Mathew Miller, Lane Nolan, Maeve Payne, Calissa Penn, Ben Quast, Brandon Quinn, Stella Sanchez, Christian Scaglione, Samantha Shelton, Joelle Sills, Andrew Wheeler, Erika Worthington, CiCi Yang, Jared Zeledon Cuarezma [...]
Cascade Christian Middle School students have been enjoying spirit week, with today being one of the highlights -- TWIN DAY! Tomorrow middle school students will celebrate our winter sports and brain bowl team at a pep assembly during 7th period (11:25 AM - 12:05 PM). REMEMBER - tomorrow is a MINIMUM DAY with early release!
March 2nd is National Read Across America Day, which was established in 1997 to motivate children to read. And what better day to celebrate reading than on the birthday of children's author, Dr. Seuss! Throughout this week our administrators will be visiting our younger students to read them a story! Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. ("Background on Read Across America." NEA. N.p., n.d. [...]
Middle school students have been exploring careers during their Junior Achievement* class. Two students have experienced an interest in technology and video game design. So, in comes Tanner Northup (10) and Timothy Monroe (10), high school students at Cascade Christian, who have a little bit of experience in these areas. They put together a presentation for the class and showed them how they can get started - even now at their age! Both Tanner and Timothy [...]
While working on their research skills, Cascade Christian Middle School English Language Arts (ELA) students had to follow the Works Cited format for three different types of sources. Students worked together in teams on each citation and then had to DASH to check their answer. When their answer was 100% accurate, they were able to move on. When all of their citations were 100% accurate they received a candy prize!
2017 Varsity Brain Bowl Team. L to R: Amelia, Josh, Sarah, Megan, Curtis, Marina, Mr. Smith, Amanda 2017 JV Brain Bowl Team. L to R: Max, Tayte, Hannah, Ruben, Kyle, J.T., Mr. Smith, Nicholas Cascade Christian High School Varsity and JV Brain Bowl teams at the annual High School Brain Bowl tournament on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus. Although the tournament didn't go as hoped this year, these students worked [...]
In early February, the fourth grade students at Grace Christian "set out on the Oregon Trail". This trek will take them several weeks! Our fourth grade teachers have utilized fun experienced-based learning activities that represent some of the hardships Pioneers faced as they made their way across the country to our wonderful state of Oregon. Pictured to the left, students learn that it is very difficult to haul water from the creek in the dark [...]
The 2016 Grace Cascade Christian Schools Christmas Project was to raise funds for students to receive new uniforms at our sister school in Managua, Nicaragua. __________ ## __________ Dear Special Families at Grace Cascade Christian Schools, It is with heartfelt gratitude that we say “thank you” for the money to purchase new school uniforms for our students at El Padul Christian School. Each evening our students wash & iron their uniform to have it ready [...]
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 [...]
The Cascade Christian High School (CCHS) band students traveled over 400 miles to attend the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Instrumental Festival in Federal Way, Washington on Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17. They returned to Southern Oregon with three 1st place trophies which were awarded on Friday afternoon after two days of adjudications and sectional and mass band practices. Eight bands from Oregon and Washington participated in the two-day festival which was [...]
The annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition was held at Cascade Christian High School on Tuesday, February 7. Sixteen students recited poems in front of their peers, teachers and judges. We would like to congratulate the following students who placed first, second and third in the competition. First: Megan Kim (senior) Second: Sarah Dombrowsky (senior) Third: Marina Croy (junior) Megan will represent Cascade Christian High School at the Regional Poetry Out Loud competition [...]
On January 26, 8th grade students who participated in the US Heritage Tour presented their scrapbooks to teachers, peers, and family members. Students and chaperones were invited to share memories of the trip. It was a wonderful time of reflection on this amazing ten-day tour through America's history.
Third grade students recently completed a math unit that had them up and moving. Teachers Donelle Todd and Brenda Cave created math lessons which incorporated sports activities such as basketball, soccer, golf, and more. Students had to push their partner who gathered 7 balls into a basket. Once back to their station, they had to perform a division problem that was in a colored section that matched the color of each ball they collected. [...]
Cascade's annual Literary Magazine, Spark, will be publishing a 2nd edition Spring 2017. The magazine highlights the artistic and literary talents of the Cascade Christian student body as well as creating thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking material for all its readers. Writers, artists, and photographers are encouraged to submit their work as soon as possible. See your English teacher for submission guidelines. If you have questions, please talk to Megan Kim, Christina Cannon, Andrew Ford, [...]
Grace Christian kindergarten students have been busy in art class creating these very cute collage penguins. Enjoy!
Grace Christian Elementary students learn how to draw a snowman from the viewpoint of a worm. Mrs. Fretz, GCS art instructor, utilizes this exercise as a way to teach perspective to her art students. Enjoy!
Thursday of last week was the annual Invention Convention for our Grace Christian 4th grade students. Parents, students and teachers enjoyed taking in all of the creativity and ingenuity demonstrated by our students.
Save the Date! Cascade Christian High School Poetry Out Loud Assembly Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Time TBA CCHS Pavilion Select students will be reciting poetry on stage before their peers, guests, and judges as they compete in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. The Champion from the school competition will represent Cascade Christian at the district level to compete for the opportunity to participate in the Oregon State contest. Click here to learn more about Poetry Out [...]
Grace Christian School fourth grade students in Mrs. Amann's class heard from a Physical Therapist last Friday in their classroom. They have been studying how God created their bones. One of the exercises was to label the bones on their body with sticky notes. They also performed strength tests to see how their bodies work. We hope you enjoy these photos!
Danny Miles joining our Challenger athletic team as A.D. for our high school was one of the top bright spots in our 2015-2016 school year! Here he is pictured working some drills with our middle school basketball athletes.
Meet Joezie. Joezie is a fifth grade student at Grace Christian School.
Grace Cascade Christian Schools is filled with many traditions that help foster that feeling of "we all belong to a family." One of the long-standing traditions is our Sing Around the Christmas Tree chapel on the Grace Christian Elementary campus. Students dress in fun Christmas-y clothes and sing traditional Christmas carols (including the infamous "Twelve Days of Christmas", featuring Miss Swope's many, many stuffed cows which are tossed into the air during the "eight maids-a-milking"). [...]
Lights were glittering, cider was sparkling and students were dazzling at last night’s Gifts of Grace benefit dinner. The gym was transformed to a silver and blue winter wonderland and over 230 guests enjoyed the festive evening. Artwork from students of all ages was displayed in the foyer for guests to adore as they fellowshipped and listened to the Cascade Christian High School Jazz Band and Concert Choir alternate performing Christmas melodies. [...]
Students of Cascade Christian and the Grace Cascade Christian community are invited to participate in the Casa Giving Tree program. Cascade Christian's giving tree is located in the foyer of the education building. If you would like to be involved, choose an ornament off the tree with suggested gift items to purchase for a teenage boy or girl. Instructions on where to return the gift is on the ornament. We'd like to thank CCHS sophomore, Christina Cannon, who [...]
6th Grade Thanksgiving Feast
We have the best administration and staff ever! Assistant Principal Roehl, Principal Teterud, and Mrs. Broughton from the school office, go all out for our 1st and 2nd grade Thanksgiving Chapel.
Pre-calculus students have been creating art in Mrs. Merritt's classroom - using math! We've been doing a transformations of functions project in my pre-calculus classes and students did such a great job! They drew these pictures with math. They had to use their knowledge of what makes a function move up or down or left or right and what makes a function stretch or shrink and type in the equations for each piece to create a [...]
Congratulations to our Cascade Christian High School and Cascade Christian Middle School students who were named to 1st Quarter Honor Roll 2016-2017. 12th GRADE 4.0 GPA Caileen Baldwin, Jeanna Beard, Zoey Boisen, Carson Cochran, Sarah Dombrowsky, Zack Fralich, Jesse Fretz, Abbie Hocking, Megan Kim, Ryan Leidecker, Kaitlin Nichols, Lane Nolan, Calissa Penn, Ben Quast, Brandon Quinn, Stella Sanchez, Samantha Shelton, Joelle Sills, Andrew Wheeler, Erika Worthington, Xinrui (CiCi) Yang 3.5-3.9 GPA Amanda Armas, Ryan Brown, Julie [...]
Pictured above are some of our Cascade Christian Middle School 8th graders and chaperones in front of the White House on Election Day 2016. They are currently attending their 10-day US Heritage Tour. Cascade Christian Middle School (formerly Grace Christian Middle School) has been conducting this tour for over 20 years! Click on the link below to hear Cascade Christian dad, Bryan Coppedge, live this morning on KRWQ. Bryan Coppedge live on KRWQ in Washington DC [...]
Congratulations to our 2016 Challenger Volleyball team for placing first at State in the OSAA 3A State Championship tournament.
Below is the 1st Quarter edition of the Period7Press newspaper created by students from Cascade Christian Middle School. Students learned the process of putting together a newspaper, from writing to publishing, in the experience period appropriately titled, "Newspaper." Teacher, Mrs. Robin Daviscourt, says that it was almost entirely student led. Please enjoy! For easier reading, CLICK HERE for a PDF version.
This month our preschoolers are actively learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin. They have learned about all the parts of a pumpkin, including exploring the insides -- and even playing with it! A favorite activity was to fingerprint their own pumpkin!
Mrs. Wegner's 6th grade science students learned how Pedologists, or soil scientists, will often use the "feel method" when they are working outside of a laboratory to determine the texture of soil. They do this by following a step-by-step process. One way of showing this process is through a flow chart. Pictured here are student “soil detectives” with their soil samples collected from home. In class they used the flow chart to analyze the sample [...]
The OSAC application opens November 1st! The Oregon Promise Grant and the Oregon Opportunity Grant applications are available through the OSAC application. From the OSAC website: "OSAC awards more than $18 million in scholarships annually. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. OSAC administers more than 500 scholarship programs, and you may qualify, but you won't know unless [...]
Calling all Challenger fans! Come cheer on these hard working girls as they take on Rogue River out at US Cell! You can then stay for the guy's football game! #FANtasticfriday #challengerpride A photo posted by Cascade Christian High School (@cchsmedford) on Sep 30, 2016 at 7:12am PDT
Celebrate with us! We are continually amazed at the great things the Lord is doing for our schools. A lot of work has taken place over the previous two years to come to this moment and we can't thank enough our donors, families, staff, and local businesses who all had a part in making this happen. If you were not able to attend the Cascade Christian Middle School Ribbon Cut Celebration on August 30, 2016, [...]
Lunch volunteers needed at Cascade Christian Middle School and High School, and Grace Christian School! In order for our lunch program to be successful, your participation and consistent volunteering is essential. We need 3-4 volunteers daily. You can volunteer on one day or five days a week. It is important that volunteers are faithful on their chosen days. Here is a general break down of what volunteers do: Help at the snack window Help to [...]
Grace Cascade Families! We are excited to show you the progress on our middle school build out! Cascade Christian Middle School students (grades 6-8) are going to really enjoy their new home. Students - check out the size of those windows and all the natural lighting you will enjoy! Praise the Lord for all he has done, and continues to do, for our schools. He truly is amazing! If you are interested in [...]
Below are links to the 2016-2017 school supply lists for Grace Christian School (Preschool - Grade 5) and Cascade Christian Middle School (Grades 6-8) Grace Christian School Supply List for Preschool - Grade 5 Cascade Christian Middle School Supply List for Grades 6-8
Cascade Christian is proud to spotlight one of its alumni, Paul Henderson, as he undertakes an internship at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C. Pictured below, Paul recently had the opportunity to meet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the Originalism Boot Camp on May 26th. Paul graduated from Cascade Christian in 2008, and from Pepperdine University in 2012. Paul began law school at Yale in 2014, and is anticipated to graduate in 2017. Paul is [...]
The Grace Christian Elementary students performed the musical, "Back to the Cross" by Christy Semsen, last night before a packed audience. The fifth grade cast took the crowd on a journey through time, via a time machine, as they learned about the importance of having Jesus Christ in your life! First through 5th grade students filled the Cascade Christian High School gymnasium with exuberant songs from various time periods throughout the years! The show was directed [...]
Grace Christian School Culinary Arts students used their cooking skills this week to bless others. Mrs. Miller, Culinary Arts teacher, and her students are making "get well" baskets this week that include homemade chicken noodle soup. Mr. Teterud, Principal of Grace Christian, has been feeling a little under the weather. The students were very excited to give him the gift basket and homemade soup to help him bounce back! This was an amazing gift and [...]
This year's theme for the National Day of Prayer is "Wake Up America" and the theme verse is Isaiah 58:1a, "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet." In honor of National Day of Prayer, the 8th grade leadership students organized six prayer stations for Grace Christian students to participate in. Each station has a different focus and includes instructions. Station 1: Prayer for a teacher. Write a prayer for [...]
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 [...]
Check out the video below and see the exciting things happening in Cascade Christian High School's construction class! Taught by Mr. Jered Gritters (who is also the cherished Senior Bible instructor), students learn skills all the way from the design process to how to physically construct a project. Students apply math and physics concepts that they learn in the classroom. The end projects are well-built, sturdy masterpieces that students are proud to say they are a part of creating. [...]
Congratulations to juniors, Zoey Boisen and Zack Fralich. They are the 2016 Rogue Rotary students representing Cascade Christian High School. Zoey Boisen pictured with her parents, Brian and Kerry Boisen Zoey Boisen, a junior at Cascade Christian High School, is an honor student, maintaining a 4.0 while pursuing the Scholar’s Diploma, to include taking multiple AP classes, and was recognized as a Kiwanis Student of the Month in February. Some of her favorite [...]
Congratulations to sophomore, Zach Booker, and freshman, Emily Stephens, who broke Cascade Christian High School track records this past weekend at the Maynard Mai Invitational held in Glide, Oregon. In the men's Triple Jump, Zach had an impressive 43'2" jump. Not only was this a CCHS record, but it also broke the record for the Maynard Mai meet! The previous CCHS record holder was Aric Alcatara in 2013, with a 42'11" jump. Emily jumped 5'2" in the High Jump. [...]
Tune in to SOPTV this Sunday, April 17, at 5:00 PM to watch the top four finalists in the SOPTV Varsity Brain Bowl tournament, sponsored by Southern Oregon University Youth Programs. The Varsity Brain Bowl Team with Coach Swope at the 2016 Brain Bowl Tournament Cascade Christian's varsity team will compete first vs. Ashland High School. Immediately following, North Medford HS will compete against St. Mary's. The winners of the first two meets [...]
Pictured above is the CCHS Gym, home of the Challengers volleyball, basketball and wrestling teams - and new home to Danny Miles. Cascade Christian also offers football, soccer, track, baseball, softball, tennis, swimming, golf, cross country, bowling, and competitive cheer. With great excitement, Grace Cascade Christian Schools is announcing that Danny Miles will be joining the Challengers Athletic Program as an assistant athletic director. Grace Cascade Christian Schools is an OSAA (3A) private [...]
Join us in congratulating Cascade Christian High School senior, Ellie Brown, who signed a Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the Wheaton College Thunder. Ellie's family, her coach, Cascade Christian faculty and staff, and her peers were present for the signing, which took place this morning in the Cascade Christian foyer. Ellie pictured with her CCHS Volleyball Coach, Rob Kleker (left), and her parents, Bob & Pam Brown (right).
The Grace Christian School third grade students have been "busy as bees" creating these beautiful pieces of artwork, under the direction of Mrs. Denette Fretz, GCS Art Instructor. The insects were created utilizing oil pastels as a medium, which were engraved with crayons. Enjoy!
Today in Bible class, Miss Lamson asked her 5th and 6th grade students, "What does Jesus' sacrifice mean to you?" Within two minutes, they had these answers. May your hearts be encouraged as you read them. “It means that I don’t have to live in fear and death and it also means that my sins are forgiven and I can live an eternal life with Him in heaven.” “It means He is always there [...]
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 [...]
The Poetry Out Loud Assembly is always a well received event at Cascade Christian High School, with this year seemingly even more so. Earlier this month, English students chose a poem off of the Poetry Out Loud approved list and recited it in the classroom. Eighteen students were than chosen by their English teachers to recite the poem before their peers and judges at the school level of the 2016 National Poetry Out Loud competition this past Thursday, [...]
The Grace Christian School Mom's in Prayer group provided a pleasant surprise for our 7th and 8th grade students this week! They crafted hearts with handwritten notes of scripture. As they taped each unique heart unto the locker they prayed for that student. Isn't this awesome?! This is a beautiful expression of our theme "You Over Me", as our moms took time out of their busy days to bless students. Thank you Mom's in Prayer!
We invite you to enjoy the Valentine artwork created by our Grace Christian School second grade students under the instruction of Mrs. Denette Fretz, art teacher. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 Happy Valentine's Day!
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 [...]
On Friday, January 29, students from Mrs. Cave's third grade class, Miss Lamson's fifth/sixth grades class, and Miss Swope's seventh grade class sang and performed at Grace Christian School's first Student Ministry Chapel of the year. Enjoy these photos by 8th grade Grace student, Emilio Carillo. Each year first through eighth grade students are given the opportunity to either sing as a class or audition to perform in one of our monthly Student Ministry Chapel services. First and second grade students [...]
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 [...]
Have you ever wondered what a snowman might look like from a worm's perspective? At Grace Christian School, we have some first grade students who know! Check out a sampling of their artwork below! Artwork provided by Grace Christian School First Grade Students Art Instructor, Mrs. Denette Fretz
On Tuesday, January 26, the Grace Christian 8th grade students who had attended the U.S. Heritage Tour in November presented their scrapbooks to teachers, parents, and their peers. While on the U.S. Heritage Tour, students took pictures and collected brochures and literature to document all the places they visited as they learned about our country's history. They were then given almost two month's time to put together a scrapbook that, [...]
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 [...]
This week Grace Christian School fourth grade students had an opportunity to show off their ingenuity as they displayed their inventions at the annual Invention Convention. As peers, parents, and staff cruised around the room taking in all of the creativity, students eagerly shared the story behind their creations and demonstrated how they worked. It was a day filled with fun and also a great way to remember how, just as each student came up with their [...]
The Challenger bowling teams are growing and going strong at Cascade Christian High School. Earlier in the season, the varsity boys' team bowled their way into 2nd place at the Grants Pass Caveman Bowl. CCHS Varsity Boys' Bowling Team - 2nd at the Caveman Bowl Caveman Bowl, Grants Pass The JV boys' bowling team also came in 2nd at last Sunday's tournament held at Lava Lanes in Medford. The Varsity team made [...]
Challenger wrestling is having a great 2nd season under the coaching of Pan-America gold medalist, Dan Vidlak, who joined Cascade's coaching staff last year. Coach Vidlak is excited to announce that Cascade Christian currently has four wrestlers who are state-ranked: Ranked 5th @ 285 pounds - Moses Jackson (11) Ranked 9th @ 106 pounds - Ryan Vidlak (10) Ranked 11th @ 120 pounds - Max Valle (11) Ranked 11th @ 132 pounds - Gunnar Thompson (10) Pictured below is Cascade [...]
The Grace Christian School middle school Brain Bowl team is off to a great start with a win at their first meet on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; - Proverbs 2:6 Photo courtesy of H. Cannon. Preparing for the first meet. Miss Swope is a wonderful mentor to our team! Photo courtesy of H. Cannon. Click here to learn more [...]
The Nicaragua spring ministry outreach team, comprised of seventeen Cascade Christian High School students and four adults, is conducting a shoe collection drive beginning January 18 and ending February 24 to raise funds for their spring break trip. The students will earn money based on the number of pairs collected, as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. This is the 8th year Cascade Christian students and chaperones have conducted a spring break mission trip to their sister school, Colegio [...]
Pictured here are Grace Christian third grade students who are learning about compare and contrast by using hooks hoops to construct their Venn diagrams. Students getting up out of their chairs and manipulating real-life objects enhances their learning process. This type of lesson especially appeals to the tactile learner. Also, by using more of the senses (sight, sound, and touch), the lesson has a greater chance of being remembered and is easier to recall when the same type of problem is [...]
2015-2016 Annual Christmas Project Update Grace Cascade Christian Schools students collected 357 pounds of vitamins and raised $4,736.29 toward uniforms - surpassing our goal of $3,500! God is Good! Thank you students and staff for a job well done! Our annual Nicaragua Connection Christmas project gives our Grace and Cascade Christian kids the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the students who attend our sister school, Colegio Christiano El Padul, in Nicaragua. This [...]
Grace Cascade Christian Schools is now participating in the Fred Meyer Rewards Program. When you shop at Fred Meyer, you can help your child's school receive donations from their giving program! CLICK HERE to access a printable version of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program flyer for Grace Cascade Christian Schools Thank you for your participation in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program and for supporting Christian Education!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! ~ Psalm 95:2
Emilie holding the YMCA Teen Character Award, with her parents Dale and Teri. Emily Copley is a junior at Cascade Christian High School. She is quiet and studious and enjoys her friends and the "feeling of family" at Cascade. When not at school, Emilie keeps busy serving others. She has worked with various camps at her church and assists in the church's day care. Every year she looks forward to volunteering with the [...]
Michael Croy - recipient of the 1 John 2:6 Award- pictured with Coach Mike Mayben Grace Christian had a great turnout for football this year, with thirty-five guys made up of fourteen 8th graders, eighteen 7th graders, and three 6th graders. They had a very tough schedule, playing three 4A and 5A eighth grade varsity teams and two 6A JV eighth grade teams. The boys played hard and competed in all their games. This year we [...]
This is a busy week for our Challenger athletes. Challengers in the Playoffs. Boys Soccer-Tuesday, November 3rd @ Creswell First Round State Playoffs Game is at 2:00 pm Creswell Middle School 655 W Oregon Ave. Creswell, OR 97426 Girls Soccer-Wednesday, November 4th @ Dayton First Round State Playoffs Game is at 3:00 pm Dayton High School 801 Ferry St. Dayton, OR 97114 Volleyball-Thursday, November 5th @ Forest Grove Quarter-Finals Game on Friday, November 6th vs. Vale [...]
There is one word to describe this year's volleyball season at Grace Christian School, and it is AMAZING! We started the season thinking we would only have enough girls for two teams, and we ended up with four teams the first day of practice. Thirty girls total came out for middle school volleyball! The thirty girls made up one 8th grade varsity team, one 7th grade varsity team, one 7th grade JV team, and one [...]
Every year the Cascade Christian High School biology students attend a two-day trip to the Oregon Coast, organized by Mr. Gary Bennett - Cascade science teacher, to take advantage of hands-on learning. They experience marine life by studying tide pools and enjoy the Oregon sand dunes. The trip also includes a visit to the Oregon Coast Guard to learn about their important role in keeping the Oregon Coast and its waters safe. Pictured here are the Cascade girls while on [...]
As the 2015 Grace Cross Country season comes to an end, the team gives all the glory to God for giving us the physical toughness to compete and the mental toughness to overcome the pain while getting stronger. The team set Personal Records consistently while practicing and competing in the unseasonably warm weather. The team had a strong showing at the State Meet in Portland which turned into a mud run before the long, wet [...]
Cascade Christian High School hosts Oregon Episcopal in the First Round of 3A State Volleyball Playoffs. Location: Cascade Christian High School Pavilion, 855 Chevy Way, Medford Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM Price: $6 - Adults; $4 - Students
"But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation."
Below is the 2015-2016 supply list for Grace Christian School. To enlarge, click on the purple circle in the middle and then click on the square at the top right corner.
Today our Grace Christian School Fun in the Sun day-campers went on an adventure to the OSU Extension Children's Garden on Hanley Road. Children ages 5 to 11 had the opportunity to learn about and work in the garden today. The weather was gorgeous and, as evidenced by the smiles, a fun time was had by all!
Our youngest students at Grace Christian School enjoyed end of year celebrations and graduations over the past two weeks. It has been a wonderful year and we have been blessed to work with these precious children from the Lord and their families. We pray you have a safe and fun summer and look forward to seeing all the smiling faces back next year! Although we will miss Mrs. Fransen (Pre-K teacher) and Mrs. Reed (Kindergarten teacher) greatly, we [...]
Grace Christian School 8th grade students celebrated their promotion to high school on Thursday, June 4th. Students, Landon Moir and Caroline McMahon, spoke to peers as well as the audience, reminding them of highlights throughout the year and encouraging them as they prepare to enter high school. Promotion speaker, Landon Moir Promotion speaker, Caroline McMahon Guest speaker, Ben Courson, from Applegate Christian Fellowship spoke passionately to [...]
The Class of 2015 held their Baccalaureate Service on Thursday, May 28, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Medford. Speeches and testimonies were delivered, academic and co-curricular accomplishments were acknowledged, and a sense of the "end is very near" was in the air. The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2015 was held in the Cascade Christian High School Pavilion on Saturday, May 30. The rich royal purple curtains behind the stage reminded those [...]
The Grace Christian School 5th grade students celebrated their year-long Heritage studies by dressing up today in period clothing. This special "Decade Dress-up Day" represents the 1920s through the 1990s. What a fun way to wrap up an awesome year of learning about who they are and where they came from! Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:3 Thank you fifth grade parents for sharing your "gifts" with us this year! [...]
The Grace Christian School 8th grade class enjoyed the annual Jet Boat Trip today. Thankfully the weather held for the ride down the Rogue River. As evidenced by the pictures seen here, a grand time was had by all! You visit the earth and water it you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; Psalm 65:9a
To end the school year, Mr. Alexander's 5th and 6th grade Spanish students were given a final project to create a poster about themselves. The poster was completed and written entirely in Spanish. The students were then given the opportunity to share their posters verbally in Spanish to Mr. Alexander's 1st and 3rd grade students. Students pictured her are presenting to Mrs. Casad's first grade homeroom class. What a joy to watch students teaching other students!
2015 CCHS Symposium Presenters On Friday, May 22, Cascade Christian juniors, Allison McMahan, Sara Shelton, and Brandon Winters presented at the 20th Annual Bear Creek Watershed Symposium. The three were joined by retired BLM Soil and Water Specialist, Dave Maurer. The presentation, Restoring the Bear, was an update on the ongoing school project to restore and preserve the riparian zone along the eastern bank of Bear Creek adjacent to the school property. The [...]
On Tuesday, May 19, the Grace Christian School plaza walkways were transformed into canvases displaying the artwork of 7th graders students and their 8th grade mentors. The Chalk Festival has been a long-standing tradition on the Grace campus and is a favorite event for not only those who are chosen to create the work, but for all of the students, staff and family members who are privileged to admire the colorful display. The only regret [...]
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BOYS' GOLF TEAM FOR WINNING STATE!! They are the 2015 OSAA 3A/2A/1A State Champions!
The Cascade Christian Boys' Golf team finished yesterday at 6 strokes ahead of St. Mary’s, making their total team score 295, which we believe is a school record! Pray for our boys who play today for the OSAA 3A/2A/1A State Championship at Quail Valley Golf Course located in Banks, Oregon. The Cascade Christian Boys' team competing at State consists of Jake Quast (12), Max Davis (11), Ben Quast (10), Michael Clark (12), and Nash O'Hara (10). Go Challengers! [...]
Congratulations to the following Cascade Christian students who have qualified to compete at the OSAA State Champions on Thursday, May 21-Friday, May 22, to be held at Autzen Stadium on the UO campus. They will be traveling to Eugene on Wednesday, May 20th. Kara Ash (9) Cheyanne Auchard (12) Jack Boisen (11) Zoey Boisen (10) Zach Booker (9) Alyssa Brown (11) Trudy Burns (12) Amber Cave (9) Ben Dunn (9) Sarah Johnston (9) Tim McPherson [...]
We are excited to announce that Cascade Christian Sophmore, Nicole Morse, won her second straight Girls' District 3 Tennis Singles Championship at the 4A/3A/2A/1A Girls' Tennis Districts. Districts were held in Redmond this past weekend at the Sam Johnson City Park. Morse has a season singles record of 11-0 and has not lost a set all year. (Morse pictured above - front row, second from the right) Morse will compete next week at the OSAA State Tennis Championships in Corvallis, May [...]
The Grace Christian School students did a beautiful job representing Christ through song, as they performed for us "Under God's Sea". Daily Diving Deeper into God's World and Word Created by Celeste Clydesdale Arranged by David T. Clydesdale Script by Deborah Craig-Claar Directed by Angela Kucera
Artwork created by Grace Christian School's first through fifth grade students was on display during the spring program on May 14th. “And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship” (Exodus 35:31). We thank the Lord for giving us creative minds and for the opportunity to express ourselves through art!
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week took place May 4 - 8 and we at Grace Cascade Christian Schools were spoiled by an awesome group of parents! There is a reason our students are a delight to have in our classrooms - they are a reflection of you, parents and guardians! Each day last week, teachers and staff received a token of appreciation, delivered in creative packaging with clever notes attached. The week ended with [...]
Grace 4th graders celebrating God's creation from beautiful Crater Lake!
May 26, 27 & 29 4:00-6:00 PM at the CCHS Pavilion Gym 855 Chevy Way, Medford CCHS cheer is excited to be kicking off the new season! Please note the following: All 3 days of tryouts are mandatory Wear comfortable/athletic clothing and tennis shoes Extra points for those who come looking the part! There is no experience necessary! Release form must be signed and turned into Coach Becky at the start of the first tryout [...]
We are pleased to announce that seven Cascade Christian High School seniors signed Letters of Intent today to continue their athletic or extracurricular involvement at the collegiate level. Alec Furst will play football for Pacific University and plans to study Pre-Med. Alec was part of a dynamic Challenger team who won the OSAA 3A State Football Title in 2013. The Cascade boys’ golf team is making a statement this year and is expected to [...]
Congratulations to Cascade Christian High School Juniors, Jack Boisen and Madelyn Scott, our 2015 Rogue Rotary Students of the Month for April, 2015! They were recognized at a luncheon on Friday, April 24, where they had the honor of hearing guest speaker, Medford Mayor, Gary Wheeler (pictured in background). Jack Boisen... Son of Brian and Kerry, is pursuing the Scholar's Diploma by taking multiple AP classes, while keeping a GPA of 3.89. His current favorite [...]
The 2015 GCS Seaside Escape booklet, featuring all of the silent baskets and the live items for the auction event on April 25, is now available to view. Take a look now so that you don't miss out on some awesome items on Saturday! The auction booklet can be viewed full screen by clicking on the double arrow icon below. It is best viewed using Chrome or Firefox, and does not view as well in Internet Explorer. [real3dflipbook [...]
The Challenger Mat Club sent seven of their wrestlers to the World of Wrestling - Reno Worlds tournament in Reno, Nevada earlier this month. This is a national tournament that draws in over 3,500 wrestlers. Ryan Vidlak receiving his 5th place medal Congratulations to CCHS freshman, Ryan Vidlak, who placed fifth in his weight class, age 15 and under, 75 lbs, at the Reno Worlds wrestling tournament! All of the Challenger [...]
Seaside Escape Online Auction Now Open for Bids! www.biddingforgood.com/gracecascade Check out over 100 items for bid - find something for everyone! Below are just a few samples. Three gift cards available - Opening bid $5! Golf for 2 at Centennial - Opening bid $15! Fix up your yard with 5 yards of bark - Opening bid $15! Fix up yourself with 4 personal trainer sessions - Opening bid [...]
Jordan Martinez, author Jordan Martinez (Class of 2012) currently writes for the Veritas News at Eastern Nazarene College where she is finishing up her third year studying creative writing/journalism. Micah McCaw in concert Recently she wrote an article about fellow alum, Micah McCaw (Class of 2012), whose music career is taking off. Click here to read the article about Micah's music based on Biblical characters, as written by Jordan.
Remember today is a MINIMUM DAY in honor of Good Friday. We encourage you to attend one of the many Good Friday services in the valley! Monday NO SCHOOL in observance of the Easter holiday. HE IS RISEN!
Click here to visit the Challenger Lids Sideline Store today and order your spring fan gear! Below is the current spring promotion valid now through April 19th. Proceeds benefit Challenger athletics!
Congratulations to Grace Christian School and Cascade Christian High School 2007 alumna, Emily Fleischer, who has recently published her first book, Substance of the Unseen. We encourage you to visit her website and learn more about her work based on Biblical truths. http://www.substanceoftheunseen.com/
The "Bug Man" was on the Grace campus today giving our fourth grade students an education on... BUGS! Not only did the students get to hear about the bugs, but they were even able to look at them and touch them! Amongst the many "ews" and "cools" there was a lot of learning going on! Thank you Bug Man (a.k.a. John Jackson) from Bugs R Us, for helping to make learning fun!
It is not too late to apply for admission to Southern Oregon University and STILL BE ELIGIBLE for scholarship money! As an Oregon resident, you will automatically be considered for a $2,700 yearly award! SOU has numerous awards for which you may qualify. For personalized assistance: please call Kristen Gran, the admissions counselor for Rogue Valley students, at 855-470-3377 or email her at [email protected] Do not wait to apply if there is any chance that [...]
News for our Cascade juniors! Oregon's Private Colleges and Universities will hold "Oregon Private College Week," THIS summer from August 2-7, 2015. Eleven private schools will hold sessions for "Rising Seniors" (that's you all!) and their parents twice daily during this week: from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. AND from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This would allow you and your parents to potentially visit two campuses in a single day and get a load [...]