Clubs and Co-curriculars2020-12-10T08:56:41+00:00

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.

Elementary: Fifth grade students participate in a buddy program where they are paired up with a first grade student. Students meet once a week to do activities, reading, and games together. Fifth grade students also have opportunity to be chosen to be a Flag Leader for a month. These students are in charge of raising the flag each morning on the flagpole outside of the student office. They learn the proper was to hold and treat the American flag.

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.

Brain Bowl is open to Cascade Christian Middle School 6th – 8th grade students and was added to the high school in 2014.

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.

The inaugural student-run Cascade Christian High School Literary Magazine, Spark, was published in Spring 2016. Spark was a vision that student, Megan Kim, was excited to see implemented.

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.

2017 Spark Submission Guidelines

 – Spark poster created by Andrew Ford, CCHS senior –

The Creative Writing Club was organized by students who desire to sharpen their creativity, expand their writing skills, and collaborate with one another about their works. Activities include writing and presenting short stories, poetry, and other literary works to their peers, collaborating with the Spark Literary Magazine, seeking counsel from their advisor, English teacher, Mrs. Sayre, and finding innovative ways to express their creative minds while glorifying God.
The Media Marketing Club assists the schools’ marketing department with copy writing and photography to be utilized on the schools’ website and social media accounts. Students will learn how to use the internet to “tell our story” in a safe, supervised manor. Students who are interested in going into careers such as journalism, marketing, media marketing, and creative writing are encouraged to join.
Photography club was started by students who show an interest in learning photography, want to hone in on their skills, and just enjoy taking cool pictures. Students learn to edit photos and share them with friends, as well as the schools’ development and marketing departments. Cameras are required (no Smartphones).
Students in the art club learn to express themselves the use of different mediums. Their advisor is Cascade Christian’s art instructor, Ms. Phillips.
The business club runs the new Cascade Corner student-led store, located in the Pavilion across from Holy Joe’s Cafe.

To learn about our wrestling Mat Club, visit the Challenger athletic website at challengerathletics.com.
Cascade Christian High School cheerleaders and Head Coach, Becky Abbott, run cheer clinics and camps for our up-and-coming cheerleaders. Young students are able to learn the basics of cheer while having fun with the older girls. After each clinic, the Jr. Cheerleaders have opportunity to perform for the crowd at a half-time varsity football or basketball show.

Jr. Challenger Cheer was established in 2013!

2016, 01-12 Jr. Challenger

Jr. Challenger Cheerleaders perform during half time at the CCHS boy’s varsity basketball game.       01-12-2016.

 

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Jr. Challenger Cheerleaders perform during a varsity football game.

Check back for Summer 2017 camp information!

Follow Challenger Cheer on Facebook!

Music is important at Grace Cascade Christian Schools. We believe music is an expressive way to Worship our Lord, Jesus Christ. Because of this, music opportunities are available from preschool to grade 12.

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.

Music classes are taught to elementary students.

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.

During select years, high school students have opportunity to participate in a spring mission trip to our sister school in Managua, Nicaragua, as part of our Nicaragua Connection program.
Throughout the school year, our Stream Ecology class works on the Bear Creek Restoration Project. During the summer months, volunteer students continue working on the project through our Restore the Bear program. Adults are also welcome to attend these volunteer sessions. Dates will be posted in late May or early June.

This is a student-organized club that meets two times a month. Student members of the Young Republicans will have several opportunities to serve in the community. Even though the title is “Young Republicans”, all parties are welcome to come discuss matters that affect all USA citizens. Local business owners are invited to speak and give tips on “success”.
Model United Nations meets on a regular basis throughout the school year. They attend the Oregon MUN Conference in April, which is held at the University of Oregon and Northwest Christian University campuses in Eugene.

The advisor is Jason Wegner, who has been involved with MUN since he was a high school student.

Dear Grace Christian Family and Kathy Rouse (Heritage tour coordinator), It was wonderful to see all of you and share my experience at the Naval Academy with such a bright group of (8th grade) students... Thank you for the guiding light you all have been and the moral foundation you instilled in me at a young age...You all are amazing and without wonderful role models and teachers like you the world would be a much darker place. Keep shining for the Lord!
-AMY K., Former Student
Dear Grace Christian Family and Kathy Rouse (Heritage tour coordinator), It was wonderful to see all of you and share my experience at the Naval Academy with such a bright group of (8th grade) students... Thank you for the guiding light you all have been and the moral foundation you instilled in me at a young age...You all are amazing and without wonderful role models and teachers like you the world would be a much darker place. Keep shining for the Lord!
-AMY K., Former Student2
As we passed an ambulance on our way to school this morning I found out that when the kids hear one going by the school they stop class to say a prayer for the person in need. Just one more thing that I LOVE about our school.
-Christie S. via Facebook
Thank you for the work you do at Grace Christian...also for the good years of school your provided for our granddaughter...
-GCS grandparent
(Our daughter) enjoyed her visit very much...the atmosphere is much more laid back and friendly than (her other) high school. The Honors English teacher made a lovely impression on her and so did the cafe lunch...One of the other things that made a big impression on her was the fact that students were openly talking about church and which ones they attend.
-prospective mom after her daughter shadowed for a day
The Lord has a path for everybody...what better place to start (your) walk then at GraceJust amazing!!!
-Kasy P. via Facebook
Cascade has built who I am today. My life can be divided into pre-Cascade and post-Cascade periods. Cascade is where you can find your true spiritual identity with the Lord.
-Sangyoon L. via Facebook
I want to say thank you for the well ran wrestling tournament today! Our group of kids had fun. We look forward to coming back next year!
-Kyla S. via Facebook
I am deeply thankful to have grown up at Grace Christian School. Looking back, I realize more and more how blessed I am to have attended. Now 28 years old, I am teaching English in (the Middle East). So many projects and activities, the impressions my fruitful and faithful teachers had on me, continue to inspire me today. Thank you Grace! Praise the Lord :)!
-Steven V. via Facebook
I am deeply thankful to have grown up at Grace Christian School. Looking back, I realize more and more how blessed I am to have attended. Now 28 years old, I am teaching English in (the Middle East). So many projects and activities, the impressions my fruitful and faithful teachers had on me, continue to inspire me today. Thank you Grace! Praise the Lord :)!
-DeAnna S. via Facebook
Best Christian school in Jackson and Josephine counties! Son has been going to Grace from Pre K through 5th grade. Amazing teachers and great administrators!
-Brent D. via Facebook
Love the way they include the grandparents, I so enjoyed Grandparents Day 3/9/2016, Thank you.
-eanie B. via Facebook
The new (middle school) facility is amazing! Cant wait for students to experience their new classrooms.
-Debbi A. via Facebook
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