GCS Elementary News

GCS Elementary News

The latest news and posts from Grace Elementary School.
Jay Blogs – Listen, Connect, and Love

Jay Blogs – Listen, Connect, and Love

On May 22, Grace held the commencement exercises for the Class of 2022. The 66 graduates were awarded $6,206,339 in academic scholarships from colleges and universities, an average of $94,035 per student, our highest average ever. The following is my charge to our...

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

As you start to make plans for your fun-filled summer days, click the link below to find a camp or two for your kids! Your GCS staff offers a variety of quality camps for all ages and interests throughout the break. Some of the camps have limited space, so claim your...

Mother’s Day Out in Lindale

Mother’s Day Out in Lindale

Grace Community School is opening a Mother's Day Out program in Lindale beginning in August 2022. Enrollment is underway for the two-day-a-week program. Right now, we have two classroom options open, a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old. The Mother’s Day Out is Tuesdays and...

Jay Blogs – Summering Well

Jay Blogs – Summering Well

In his Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, one of the most iconic of Stephen Covey’s truisms is begin with the end in mind.  When we embark on a venture, project, or strategic plan, it’s most effective to know where we’re headed, where we want to finish, as we...

Jay Blogs – All for Another

Jay Blogs – All for Another

That moment will hum in my memory, and resonate into eternity forever. Twenty-eight years this past week.  April 23, 1994. Perkins Chapel on the SMU campus, 11 a.m.  I’m standing at the front in my goofy morning suit, looking like I’m heading to Pippa Middleton’s...

Jay Blogs – Navigating Success and Pain

Jay Blogs – Navigating Success and Pain

In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus has to navigate twin threats as he guides his ship through the Strait of Messina. Scylla, mythologized as a sea monster, was a rocky shoal on one side of the strait. Charybdis, a whirlpool, was located on the other. To avoid one...

Jay Blogs – Golgotha Gentleness

Jay Blogs – Golgotha Gentleness

As I think about Easter and Holy Week, I reflect on the film, The Passion of the Christ. It’s hard to believe it was a 2004 film, almost 20 years old. It was a great movie, but I have to admit, I only saw it in its entirety once, in the theater, nearly 20 years ago....

Jay Blogs – Curious Minds

Jay Blogs – Curious Minds

Curiosity may kill cats, but it breathes life into human beings. One of the greatest virtues we can cultivate in our children is curiosity. Curiosity is key to being a great student. There are, of course, pragmatic learners, those who say, “I don’t really care to...