Junior High Fine Arts

Junior High Fine Arts

Junior High Fine Arts allow the students to explore the fine arts and build foundational skills that allow them to excel as they grow in their art.

Grace Junior High Art

Art

Junior high students at Grace Community School learn the fundamentals of drawing and design in various genres of art.

Grace Junior High Orchestra

Orchestra

Beginning orchestra teaches students with no prior strings experience the fundamentals while seventh and eighth grade orchestra develops more advanced skills.

 

Orchestra

Beginning orchestra teaches students with no prior strings experience the fundamentals while seventh and eighth grade orchestra develops more advanced skills.

 

Grace Junior High Orchestra

Grace Junior High Choir

Choir

Teaches the basics of singing in unison and parts along with sight singing.  Seventh and eighth grade choir expands on these skills, and the eighth grade choir has the opportunity to explore musical theater by producing a junior musical project.

Grace Junior High Band

Band

Students learn foundational skills and music reading on woodwind and brass instruments. The seventh and eighth grade concert band combines and develops advanced skills on woodwind, brass, and percussion.

 

 

Band

Students learn foundational skills and music reading on woodwind and brass instruments. The seventh and eighth grade concert band combines and develops advanced skills on woodwind, brass, and percussion.

 

 

Grace Junior High Band

Grace Junior High Drumline

Drumline

Sixth grade students learn the fundamentals of playing percussion in an after-school club and expand on these skills in the Junior High Drumline.  All Drumline students must sign up for another fine art during the school day.

Grace Junior High Drama

Drama

Sixth grade drama introduces students to creative dramatics and foundational performance skills.  A combined seventh and eighth grade class builds these skills and produces a one-act play.

Drama

Sixth grade drama introduces students to creative dramatics and foundational performance skills.  A combined seventh and eighth grade class builds these skills and produces a one-act play.

Grace Junior High Drama

Staff

Marilyn Ackerson

Marilyn Ackerson

Art

Marilyn has worked as a junior high/high school teacher at GCS since 1997. Prior to that, she worked thirteen years in public and private schools. At Grace, she has served as cheerleading coach, yearbook advisor, and 7th grade math teacher. Since 2003, Marilyn has been the 6th grade Bible and art teacher. Marilyn received her bachelor’s degree in Education and her master’s degree in Reading from Stephen F. Austin State University. She and her husband David, who is an artist, live in Flint and have three adult children, two of whom are GCS graduates!

Delisa Bice

Delisa Bice

Drama/Speech

Delisa has worked as a junior high and high school teacher since 1985. She has been with GCS since 2001 teaching drama and speech, TJC Public Speaking (dual credit), and serving as the fine arts department chair. Delisa received her bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and her master’s degree in Humanities with a Specialization in Theatre from University of Houston at Clear Lake City. She also studied graduate speech communication courses at Auburn University. Delisa’s daughter, Caitlin, graduated from Grace in 2015 and currently studies Musical Theatre in a partnership between Molloy College in Long Island and CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory in Manhattan.

Susan Boylan

Susan Boylan

Choir

Susan has worked as a junior high/high school teacher since 2004 at Grace as the director of choral music. She has previously taught in Georgia public schools as has directed church choirs wherever the Lord has moved her and her husband, Joe, as active duty military. Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in Music Education, K-12, with an emphasis in Secondary Choral Conducting. Susan and her husband have three children. Their two youngest children, Charis and Josh, are Grace graduates. Both of their daughters graduated from Baylor University, married, and have three children. Josh is a junior at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Melissa Euler

Melissa Euler

Art

Melissa has been the junior high/high school art teacher since 2014.  Melissa received a BA in Art from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a secondary teaching certificate from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois.  After many years of homeschooling her three children, Melissa has taught High School Visual Arts and Ceramics since 1999, developing a three tiered Ceramics program along the way.  She and her husband Andy, also a Grace teacher, now have three grown children and one adorable grandson.

Jason Montier

Jason Montier

Band/Orchestra

Jason has been the junior high/high school orchestra director since 2010, the junior high/high school band director since 2014, and the junior high/high school cross country coach since 2013. He has served as National Honor Society advisor, shotgun team advisor, and the summer camp administrator. Since he has been at Grace, the instrumental program has won three Texas Association for Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) instrumental state championships. He also serves as the TAPPS state music chair. Jason received his B.S. in Music Education from East Central University, where he met his wife, Angela. They have three daughters who attend Grace. Jason is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt and manage conservation lands. He is also a seasoned runner who has completed six marathons and an ultra-marathon 50K, and many other races. One of his favorite races is the Rose City Triathlon were he competed individually, but also enjoys putting together relay teams stacked with several of his students.