CLUBS AND CO-CURRICULARS
Grace Cascade Christian Schools endeavors to create future leaders through current opportunities.
Beginning at the middle school grades, a variety of clubs and activities are available to meet the needs of our student body and to broaden and support their leadership experience. We encourage all students to consider investing in the enrichment opportunities provided by organizational and club memberships that promote leadership and initiative.
Each school-sponsored club has constitutional guidelines, a mission, a plan and a purpose that support and enhance the overall mission of our school. Through these organizations, students will be provided opportunities to interact socially, to form lasting friendships, to develop leadership skills, to learn the value of assuming a responsibility, and the blessings of servant-hood.
Students at the high school are encouraged to create new clubs that incorporate their interests. Clubs are added after a student submits a petition that is approved by the administration.
Below is a sample of clubs and co-curriculars.
Middle School: Each grade level votes on class officers who serve for two quarters. One way they learn leadership skills is by planning and implementing service projects, such as organizing ways to raise funds for our sister school in Managua, Nicaragua.
High School: Each grade level votes on class officers who serve for the entire school year. In addition, the ASB has five positions. High school student leaders plan and implement Spiritual Life Day(s), class service projects, school-wide service projects, activities, formals & banquets, spirit weeks, and more. In addition, select students are chosen by Admissions to serve as a school Ambassador. During open house they conduct tours and are available to answer questions. Student Ambassadors may also have a prospective student shadow them for a day.
What is Brain Bowl?
Brain Bowl is much like a Trivial Pursuit game or Jeopardy. Students are asked questions in various categories and are on a race to come up with the correct answer before the opposing team. Matches take place against two teams at one time.
At Cascade Christian Middle School the “Brains in Black” is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students who complete a series of tests in order to make the team. They compete against other middle schools in the district.
At Cascade Christian High School, two teams (Varsity and JV) compete against Rogue Valley high schools at a one-day competition typically held during the month of February at the Southern Oregon University campus. Varsity Brain Bowl is the premier competition at the high school level. Teams generally include juniors and seniors who have competed on previous teams. The winning team from the regional competition has the opportunity to compete in a national competition.
Junior Varsity Brain Bowl is a preparatory competition for high school students. These teams compete in their own brackets against other JV teams.
All teams are coached by Miss Debby Swope, Cascade Christian Middle School teacher.
Returning as Assistant Coach is cascade Christian parent, Jeff Smith.
Here are her words: “When I first visualized a Cascade Christian literary magazine, “to ignite” was one of the earliest title concepts to occur to me. I wanted to begin something that would spread like a wildfire. Sparks. Snippets of creativity exposed to the world. Vulnerability. The human experience embedded in paper. Dialogue. Matches made of words and images with the ability to set the school ablaze – not to burn it down, but to heat it up. To illuminate it.” – Megan Kim | Spark Editor-in-Chief
Students are encouraged to submit their original works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography and art. Works are selected for publication anonymously by school faculty readers.
– Spark poster created by Andrew Ford, CCHS senior –
Jr. Challenger Cheer was established in 2013!
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All elementary school students participate in music class. We have two formal programs at Christmas and in the spring. Elementary students are encouraged to share their God-given talents during a student ministry chapel.
In middle school, students have opportunity to participate in the middle school choir. In the spring, middle school students participate in a musical.
Choir is offered to high school students who want to further expand their vocal talents.
Formal band classes begin in the sixth grade and continue on through high school. At the high school level, students have the option to participate in concert band, percussion class, or Jazz band. The school also has a pep band for home football and basketball games.
The advisor is Jason Wegner, who has been involved with MUN since he was a high school student.
Cascade Christian Junior Cheer. Open to all middle schoolers grades 6th-8th. Practices start October 2018! Register online at http://ccreccheer.wordpress.com starting [...]