GCS News

GCS News

The latest news and posts from around Grace Community School.
First Look Fridays

First Look Fridays

Grace Community School is excited to announce First Look Fridays on February 19th and 26th from 9 AM-Noon! We invite any interested families for a casual visit, no appointment needed, to our elementary school located at 3215 Old Jacksonville Highway. You will receive...

Why I Choose to Work at Grace

Why I Choose to Work at Grace

In 1992, Loretta VanCleave, who taught Kindergarten, was one of the first teachers who allowed us to develop a relationship with Grace. She had an academic impact on my daughter Haley as her first teacher but, more importantly, Loretta was a major catalyst in pointing...

Jay Blogs – Why I Choose to Stay at Grace

Jay Blogs – Why I Choose to Stay at Grace

Most of the time, I write blogs based upon some particular topic the Lord has given me for that week, or something that’s happening in the world around us. Mark Batteson once called writing, “praying with a keyboard,” and so much of my blog-writing is just about...

Why We Chose Grace

Why We Chose Grace

In August 2002, Molly and I had just moved to Tyler with two small children and a baby on the way. We had done our research and the conclusion was obvious, we wanted our children to attend Grace Community Elementary School. There was a waiting list for enrollment! The...

Why I Choose to Work at Grace

Why I Choose to Work at Grace

Grace is so much more to me than the place I work or the school my children attend. Grace is my community, my friends, and my family. As the Director of Special Academic Programs in our Academic Success Center, I have the privilege of collaborating with teachers and...

Why We Chose Grace

Why We Chose Grace

Looking back, it’s hard to believe that it was only mere months ago that we were in the throes of virtual learning. The stress and exhaustion of this strange season makes it feel as if it were a lifetime ago. It’s hard to put into words the feelings that encompassed...

Grace Cougar Experience

Grace Cougar Experience

The shadow experience is available to students in the 5th-11th grades. Students may spend the day at Grace alongside our amazing student on Friday, February 5th, to experience student life, academics, and Christian distinctiveness. To register for the upper campus,...

Jay Blogs – A Time to Mourn

Jay Blogs – A Time to Mourn

After multiple years of annual Bible read-throughs, in this new year the Lord has led me to slow down, focusing and meditating on short passages of Scripture. Over the past couple of weeks, I have settled on the Beatitudes, which has led me to consider the subject of...

Cheer Clinic

Cheer Clinic

The Grace Community Varsity Cheer Team is calling all kindergarten - 8th graders to come out and join for some New Year Cheer! Cheer Clinic is Saturday, January 16th, from 9:00 AM-Noon (check-in is at 8:30 am) in the varsity gym. Registration is $35 per participant...

Jay Blogs – One Nation, Under God

Jay Blogs – One Nation, Under God

As I write this, I’m watching the U.S. Capitol be stormed for the first time since the British did it during the War of 1812. The British were our enemies, trying to defeat us in a war and destroy our way of life.   I grieve that this may be happening all over again,...

Why We Give

Why We Give

In today’s tumultuous world, we are all searching for positive ways to make a difference. Issues such as poverty, violence, and social injustice can seem overwhelming. We firmly believe that a quality education can be a true starting point in finding solutions. A...