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HONOR CLUB ACTIVITIES

January 12, 2019

Welcome Gathering – New and Returning Members

March 9th, 2019

Activity TBA

 

May 11, 2019

End-of-Year Celebration

National Honor Society

  • Membership in the NHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student.  Our chapter supports the Society’s standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.  These four ideals are considered for the selection process.  Members attend monthly meetings and participate in chapter service projects, as well as individual service projects.  Membership in the GRACE Christian Academy Chapter not only provides opportunity for personal growth and community service, but also nationwide recognition and eligibility to NHS-specific scholarships.

 

Eligibility:

  • Students in the 9th – 12th grades with a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or greater
  • Students must demonstrate a high standard of scholarship, leadership, service, and character by providing evidence of their involvement in community, extra-curricular and school activities and events.

 

How to become a member:

  • Invitation-only, based on GPA & student character.
  • Membership fee of $10 – DUE BY MARCH 30th
    (Please ignore the due date listed on the Invitation Letter(s) – they were printed before due date was adjusted.)

 

Service Hours:

  • 10 hours volunteer service required for NHS.
  • Volunteer community service hours are defined as work/service done by the student, away from his or her own home, without any compensation (i.e. pay, school/youth group credit), and serving the community in some capacity. Examples: Working at a food bank, meal delivery to shut-ins, helping a teacher after school.
  • Hours may only be used once. However, hours may be split between NHS & BETA. For example, if a student volunteered for 8 hours, 3 hours could go towards NHS, and 5 hours could go towards BETA.
  • Service Hours forms must have the supervisor’s signature/initials for each activity, with the exception of activities that have been supervised by Ms. Blackerby. Students are responsible for keeping track of hours on their own form.
  • Service hours must be from a minimum of TWO different activities/events. (If you are in NHS & BETA, you would need FOUR different activities/events.
  • Service hour deadline: 10 hours due April 27th

Beta Club ~ Junior Beta Club

Mission Statement:

  • To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
    • Achievement
      Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
    • Character
      Preparing young people for life & empowering them to be successful
    • Leadership
      Developing the leaders of tomorrow
    • Service
      Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

 

Eligibility:

  • Students in the 6th – 12th grades with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or greater
  • Students must demonstrate a high standard of scholarship, leadership, service, and character by providing evidence of their involvement in community, extra-curricular and school activities and events.

 

How to become a member:

  • Invitation-only, based on GPA & student character.
  • Membership fee of $15 – DUE BY MARCH 30th
    (Please ignore the due date listed on the Invitation Letter(s) – they were printed before due date was adjusted.)

 

Service Hours:

  • 5 hours volunteer service required for JR BETA.
  • 5 hours volunteer service required for BETA.
  • Volunteer community service hours are defined as work/service done by the student, away from his or her own home, without any compensation (i.e. pay, school/youth group credit), and serving the community in some capacity. Examples: Working at a food bank, meal delivery to shut-ins, helping a teacher after school.
  • Hours may only be used once. However, hours may be split between NHS & BETA.
    For example, if a student volunteered for 8 hours, 3 hours could go towards NHS, and 5 hours could go towards BETA.
  • Service Hours forms must have the supervisor’s signature/initials for each activity, with the exception of activities that have been supervised by Ms. Blackerby. Students are responsible for keeping track of hours on their own form.
  • Service hours must be from a minimum of TWO different activities/events. (If you are in NHS & BETA, you will need FOUR different activities/events.

Service hour deadline: 10 hours due April 27th

Before School Program:

MS/HS Billing Hours: From 6:45AM to 7:45AM

Elementary Billing Hours: From 6:45AM to 8:05AM

Cost: $4.80 per hour, per student, OR $2.40 per 30 minutes or any part thereof

After School Program:

Elementary/MS Billing Hours: From 3:31PM to 6:30PM

HS Billing Hours: From 3:31PM to 6:30PM

Cost: $4.80 per hour, per student, OR $2.40 per 30 minutes or any part thereof

Cost after 6:30 PM: $12.00 per student for the first 5 minutes, and a $1.20 for every minute thereafter

Billing and Policies

  1. GRACE faculty and staff will calculate all charges using an atomic clock/cell phone.
  2. Statements are sent in the mail the first of each month with charges listed from the previous month. Detailed statements are available on RenWeb.
  3. Statements are due upon receipt, and late charges accrue after the 7th of the month.
  4. Students with accounts past due of 30 days or more will not be allowed in the program.
  5. Students cannot be left on campus unattended in the morning or afternoon without faculty or staff supervision. This includes student drivers.
  6. Any student in grades K3-5 dropped off at GRACE before 8:05 AM will be charged for the Before School Program
  7. Any student in grades 6-12 dropped off at GRACE before 7:45 AM will be charged for the Before School Program.
  8. For siblings of students participating in sports or extracurricular activities, the charge is � price per hour. This will not include away games (All soccer and baseball games are considered away games), off-campus activities, or non-school sponsored events.
  9. Any student who is ill needs to be picked up immediately.
  10. Parents or authorized persons are only allowed to pick up their students. In order to authorize someone else to pick up your student, please update your Authorized Pick Up List located in the front office.
  11. Cell phones and other electronic devices may be used with permission only.

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Scholarship Opportunities

The Scholarships below are currently accepting applications.  Please read the eligibility and application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

Scholarship Value Scholarship at a Glance
Ursinus College Creative Writing Award $33,000 If you are a quirky, brilliant writer in the spirit of J.D. Salinger, your creative writing skills could earn you $33,000 a year to complete a four-year degree at Ursinus College.
Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest $10,000 Put your artistic talent to use by submitting your unique design for a greeting card from The Gallery Collection!
Doodle 4 Google $5,000-30,000 Submit your application for an innovative and creative Google doodle based upon the annual contest theme!
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarships $5,000-10,000 You can now earn money for school by demonstrating compassion, courage, and commitment through vegetarianism!
Youth Wildlife Art Contest $5,000 This contest encourages students to submit artwork featuring North American game animals for a chance to win cash prizes.
Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship $2,500 If animals are your passion, then you can change the world and your future by applying for this Humane Society scholarship.
Student Design Competition $2,500 Take home a substantial scholarship prize by designing and constructing a prototype that solves a range of design problems.
Superpower Scholarship $2,500 Step into your hero’s shoes by writing a short essay on how you would spend the day swapping places with your favorite superhero.
Courageous Persuaders Video Scholarship Competition $2,000 Make a difference in your community by creating a 30 second TV commercial that warns middle schoolers about the dangers of drinking and driving.
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship $2,000 Simply read an essay and take a 10 question open-book quiz to earn up to 10 entries in a drawing for a $2,000 scholarship!
The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2,000 The zombie trend continues with this unique chance to win a scholarship by writing a 250-word essay that details your plan of action if zombies overran your school.
Illustrators of the Future Contest $1,500-5,000 Submit your original black and white works that illustrate a science fiction or fantasy story to win cash rewards to put towards your college education.
Ice Cream Flavor of the Month Scholarship $1,500 Imagine yourself as ice cream and write an essay about the flavor that best suits your personality to win sweet scholarship awards!
Top Ten List Scholarship $1,500 Confidence pays off and you can earn money for school by submitting a top 10 list that highlights the reasons why you are completely awesome.
National Peace Essay Contest $1,000-10,000 Join the movement for a better world by writing an outstanding essay for submission to this contest through the U.S. Institute of Peace.
National Marbles Tournament Scholarship $1,000-2,000 The winners from the annual National Marbles Tournament can win cash prizes to help them attend the college of their choice.
$1,000 Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship $1,000 Simply fill out a Cappex profile and submit an entry for a chance to win a college scholarship with no essay to write!
Frame My Future Scholarship $1,000 Bring your vision to life by showing what your professional life will be like after college through the use of poetry, drawings, or any other creative medium!
You, Me, and Poetry Scholarship $1,000 Describe your journey as a poet by submitting a unique poem for a chance to win cash for college!
Make Us Laugh Scholarship $1,000 Use your gift of humor to earn money for college! Just submit a 250-word essay describing a funny event in your life for the chance to earn $1,000!
Writers of the Future Contest $500-5,000 Submit your fantasy or science fiction literary masterpiece of up to 17,000 words for a chance at a number of cash prizes to start your college dream!
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest $500–5,000 Put your best foot forward by creating dazzling his and hers prom outfits crafted completely out of duct tape!
Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Content $500-2,000 Opportunity for high school seniors across the U.S. to try their hand at four different duck calls to win money to attend college.
Star Trek StarFleet Command Scholarship Award $500 Trekkies unite! Through this scholarship program, StarFleet members can earn monetary awards in a variety of educational fields.
Common Knowledge Scholarship $250-2,500 By taking quizzes on a variety of topics, students with the highest scores will win money for college.

(Table above found at: https://mycollegeguide.org/blog/2016/07/25-college-scholarships-for-high-school-students/)

 

 

Frequently ASKED QUESTONS

What kinds of scholarships are available?

Some scholarships for college are merit-based. You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other scholarships are based on financial need.
Many scholarships are geared toward particular groups of people; for instance, there are scholarships for women or high school seniors. And some are available because of where you or your parent work, or because you come from a certain background (for instance, there are scholarships for military families).
A scholarship might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one-time award of a few hundred dollars. Either way, its worth applying for, as it will help reduce the cost of your education.


How do I find scholarships?

You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend and checking information in a public library or online. Be careful. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate; You do not have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid. Check out our information on how to avoid scams.

Try these free sources of information about scholarships:

  • The financial aid office at a college or career school
  • A high school or TRIO counselor
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
  • Federal agencies
  • Your state grant agency
  • Your library’s reference section
  • Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
  • Organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
  • Ethnicity-based organizations
  • Your employer or your parents’ employers

When do I apply for scholarships?

That depends on each scholarship’s deadline. Some deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you’re in high school now, you should be researching and applying for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior years. But if you have missed that window, do not give up! Look at scholarship information to see which ones you can still apply for now.


How do I apply for scholarships?
Each scholarship has its own requirements. The scholarship’s website should give you an idea of who qualifies for the scholarship and how to apply. Make sure you read the application carefully, fill it out completely, and meet the application deadline.


How do I get my scholarship money?
That depends on the scholarship. The money might go directly to your college, where it will be applied to any tuition, fees, or other amounts you owe, and then any leftover funds given to you. Or it might be sent directly to you in a check. The scholarship provider should tell you what to expect when it informs you that you’ve been awarded the scholarship. If not, make sure to ask.


How does a scholarship affect my other student aid?
A scholarship will affect your other student aid because all your student aid added together cannot be more than your cost of attendance at your college or career school. You will need to let your school know if you have been awarded a scholarship so that the financial aid office can subtract that amount from your cost of attendance (and from certain other aid, such as loans, that you might have been offered). Then, any amount left can be covered by other financial aid for which you are eligible. Questions? Ask your financial aid office.

What is standardized clothing at GRACE Christian Academy?

GRACE “standards for dress” is an expression of our vision for a strong ministry culture, so our students can honor God with their appearance. It is our way to encourage unity and oneness among our students while discouraging the growth of subcultures, negative peer groups and cliques.

Why would Grace want to have standards of dress for all students?

Improves classroom performance, attitude, and school spirit among students, gives all students a chance to develop a positive self image, eliminates the significant peer pressure imposed on them, provides an excellent opportunity to standardize the dress code for our school, provides a less expensive dress alternative than today’s costly styles, and makes getting ready for school an easy task for parents and students. In addition, standards for dress may help reduce bullying, branding, and bias while encouraging unity, service and professionalism.

Where do I purchase my child's uniform?

1. J & R Clothing: Over the past 40+ years J&R Clothing has been a proven leader in the community by providing customers with most of their clothing needs. J&R Clothing has been a family store since the store opened and has offered a wide variety of clothing for the whole family. They also provide free alterations on most purchases.

Please visit  www.jandrclothing.com for more information.
J&R Clothing is located at 1307 HWY 85 Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Telephone: 770-461-3440
Store Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:30 – 8:00
Sat 9:30 – 7:00
Sun 12:30 – 5:30

 

2. Buckhead Uniforms: For over 60 years Buckhead Uniforms has provided superb customer service, excellent quality of clothing – (guarantees the finest suppliers), extensive range of sizes, inventory availability, and best of all, liberal return policy – (Buckhead Uniforms accepts returns at any time provided the merchandise has not been washed, worn, or altered and the tags are on the garments).  In addition, convenient shopping hours – Buckhead Uniforms has extended back to school retail hours, as well as 24 hour a day online internet shopping @ www.buckheaduniforms.com.

Do I have to purchase all of my clothing at J&R Clothing or Buckhead Uniforms?

No, currently, GRACE only requires students to purchase “at least one red knit short sleeve, or long sleeve polo” with the GRACE logo from Buckhead clothing. You may also purchase khaki, black or navy knit or cotton approved shirts. ALL approved shirts MUST be purchased from J&R Clothing or Buckhead clothing. If a student decides to wear a jacket or sweater throughout the day at GRACE, these may be purchased at Buckhead Uniforms. Approved hooded jackets and Friday t-shirts are available for purchase through Jonesboro Sports.

Do I have to purchase outerwear (jackets, coats and sweaters) from either J&R Clothing, Buckhead Uniforms or Jonesboro Sports?

Yes, if you plan to wear these in class or anywhere during school. Any outerwear (jackets, sweaters, vests, coats) that students want to wear all the time, or throughout the day MUST have the approved GRACE logo and purchased from Buckhead Uniforms or Jonesboro Sports. You may wear any jacket or coat ONLY to school and AWAY from school, or during outside recess.

Do I have to buy additional clothing items from J&R Clothing or Buckhead Uniforms?

No, you can purchase these items (skirts, shorts, skorts, jumpers, shoes, socks, belts, etc.) from any store as long as they fit the standards as outlined on the standardized clothing form. ONLY standardized shirts are a required purchase from Buckhead Uniforms.

Can I take knit polo shirts or clothing purchased from other stores and have J&R Clothing or Buckhead Uniforms put on the approved GRACE logo?

No, You must purchase the approved shirts from them and they are the only ones allowed to imprint the Grace Christian Academy logo.

Do I have to wear the standardized clothing every day at GRACE?

You must wear standardized clothing Monday through Friday unless you choose to participate in Friday Dress Down Day. Please read the next question for details about dress down days.

What does Friday dress look like?

Friday Dress Down Day – Students are required to wear standardized clothing OR they may wear approved GRACE t-shirts and navy or black jeans (without holes) or knee-length jean skirts. In addition, they may wear the older versions of GRACE polo shirts, GRACE t-shirts, GRACE sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts.

Do I have to tuck my shirt in at GRACE at all times?

Yes, all shirts must be tucked in and an approved belt must be worn at all times. Fashion fit tops and certain athletic wear shirts for girls only are not required to be tucked in. These shirts may be identified by the slits located on the sides.

Please click here to download (in pdf form) our school requirements for both boys and girls.