Monday, March 25- Friday, March 29




Monday, April 1

Easter Observed


Tuesday, April 2

School Resumes

Thursday, April 11

3rd Quarter Ends

Friday, April 12

Teacher Inservice Day


Friday, April 12

Spring Formal


Monday, April 15-

Thursday, April 18

GCES Book Fair

Opening Shopping

for Parents

10:45 am- 12:00 pm Daily

Thursday, April 18

Book Fair Family Event

Words of Wisdom

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20


Sign Up Now For Fun In The Sun!

“It’s almost time for our “Fun in the Sun” Summer Program! This year’s theme is S.T.E.A.M., and we are excited to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Enrollment is now OPEN!

Please reach out to ERICA RENICK with any questions or if you are ready to enroll your kiddos for a summer full of fun!”


1st Graders Foiled By Leprechauns

Trickier than Sasquatch, the leprechaun has once eluded the intrepid first graders of Grace Christian Elementary. Employing knowledge gained regarding force and motion, Mrs. Scaglione's students built traps they were sure to catch those cagey gnomes.

While successful in drawing out the leprechaun, the little sneak got away. Still, we are proud of our kids, and put their traps on display in the school library for others to see.

Maybe next time!

5th Graders Read To Kindergarteners

They may not know it, but those kindergarten students look up to their older peers in the fifth grade. Given that, what a powerful opportunity to demonstrate leadership by having student leaders from Mr. Sha's class come and read to kids in Mrs. Knight's class.

These are great photos that will make you smile and warm your heart. Before you know it, the young ones will do the same for a future group of children in kindergarten.

Wagons Ho!

In search of a new start, these American pioneers- our Grace Christian fourth graders- are headed West on the Oregon Trail. There will be many trials and tests ahead, some of which these bold men and women are prepared for, along with a few surprises.

Along the way, they built rafts to negotiate the wild rivers they would cross. Fishing is more than a hobby, now a necessity for much-needed sustenance, the fish preserved with the spices acquired before they left.

What a valuable experience this will be. Our students will learn about life nearly 200 years ago and the bravery required for such an adventure, settling the largely untamed territory that we now call "home."

The Latest Art Creations

Here are some of the latest art creations by our kids. Across from the main office, you will see an experiment by fourth graders with complimentary colors while painting with watercolors.

In the lower photo, you will see some work with shading by our first graders. The Cat In The Hat their subject during the recent Read Across America Day, commemorated on the birth anniversary of Dr. Seuss.


Let's Talk About The Weather!

It was an experience combining meteorology with media! Science teacher David Malcolm took two groups of students down to KDRV-TV for a tour that highlighted the weather center.

An accurate forecast is critical to many decisions- travel, agriculture, or preparation to go out for the day. Meteorologist Matt Hoffman shared how he and the News 12 team put together the reports we see daily, a challenge when considering Southern Oregon's location and topography.

As you can see, the tour was fun, and the kids even got to go on the set and experience what it was like working with a green screen. Mr. Malcolm said the students were great, with Ollie Goergen, Jacob Beamish, and Ryan Fraughton being interviewed for a news report.

CCMS Hallway Art

"Dogman," "Clifford The Big Red Dog," "The Very Hungry Caterpillar,"- here are some great children's reads from days gone by. Our camera found some artwork depicting book covers in the hallways of Cascade Christian Middle School.


Brain Bowl Team On To Finals

It's not just in athletics where you will find Cascade Christian winning. Our Brain Bowl team, promoted into the top bracket, took on all comers, and punched their ticket to the championships.

If you know these students, their success is no surprise. Congratulations to Jo Wewerka, Ford Moening, Kyle Krutsch, Samuel Wang, Caroline Carter, Raena Crisp, Callie Krutsch, and Graycee Dorner all have a reputation for being hard-working students. Not pictured are team members Sage Griffin and Elyssa Amann. The team is coached under the leadership of Hannah Bryant and Kayla Crenshaw.

The finals are set for April 13th and will air on Southern Oregon Public Television.

Pimentel Wins Art Contest

Cascade Christian's Alex Pimentel won in the local division this year for this year's Oregon Right To Life Art Contest. Art teacher Jennifer Garrett says, "I am so proud of the persistence, dedication, care, and skill she showed in her project."

Pimentel is the latest CCHS student to win in this contest over the last few years. What a great, thought-provoking message, complete with a visual depiction.

Congratulations, Alex! You are quite talented.

Physics Students Learn About Explosives

Despite evidence to the contrary, it's not our belief that Science teacher Mr. Wine is a pyromaniac. With that said, members of the Medford Police SWAT team visited our physics classes Thursday to demonstrate how they use explosives to gain entry into a building in situations where there is no other safe way to do it.

Before blowing a hole in a wall or blowing up a door, the classes got to see the tools used to create an explosion that accomplishes the task without overdoing it or risking a greater danger.

It was a fascinating and fun lesson.

Jennifer Garrett: Published Illustrator

Cascade Christian High School Art teacher Jennifer Garrett has joined the ranks of published illustrators. Her work appears in a book called "Rose Lily," a poetic and Christian allegorical retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" written by her friend, Natalie Larson.

Miss Garrett says, "It's been a long-held dream for both of us to create something like this together, and I am so delighted to have been a part of her amazing project." She drew the cover design and the four images inside the book, and then the publisher set the fonts and type.





Tuesday, March 19

St. Mary's (dh)

Lithia & Driveway Fields #9

2:00 pm

4:00 pm


Tuesday, March 19

Phoenix (dh)

Lithia & Driveway Field #7

3:00 pm

5:00 pm


Thursday, March 21

Klamath Union

Bear Creek Park

4:00 pm


Wednesday, March 13

Phoenix Icebreaker

Phoenix High School

2:00 pm

Thursday, March 21

Crater Classic Twilight

Dutch Meyer Field, Crater High

4:15 pm


The Challengers opened their 2024 season with a resounding 14-0 victory over Ashland. Ashlynn Cooper struck out 11 and walked nobody in her 3-hit masterpiece. In her first high school game, Carysn Sousa hit a home run. Mackenzie Bonner drew three bases on balls and scored three times, and Olivia Skogseth and Cooper scored twice, as every Challenger reached base during the game. Becca Tuivanu also went for extra bases with a double. The sophomore third baseman joined Cooper, Josie Scaglione, and Isla Ulrich in driving in a pair of runs each.


The Oregon 3A runners-up from last season have started the first week of the new season with three wins. Jack Knips led the onslaught in a 10-1 win over Phoenix. Saturday, the Challengers downed Elmira 4-1, and Junction City 6-5 on Saturday. In the opener, CJ Bonner pitched 4 innings of shutout relief, while striking out 10. Bonner and Knips had two hits each in the second game, as Cole Stofflet, Knips, and Grady Sickler combined on a 5-hitter.

Track & Field

The Cascade Christian boys finished 3rd and the girls 4th in the Panther Opener meet at South Medford High School on Wednesday. Sophomore Alex Fiannaca highlighted the day with a win in the javelin- tossing a 131’9. On the girls’ side of the ledger, freshman Morgan Samhammer won the girls' 200-meter and was a runner-up in the 100-meter event.


St. Mary's is always tough in tennis and dominated against Cascade Christian in the season opener. GraceAnne Murphy picked up an 8-3 win in her singles match.