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


Thursday, May 9

GCES Spring Program

Matinee- 9:30 am

Evening Performance- 6:30 pm

Friday, May 10

Teacher Inservice


Words of Wisdom

“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”

Proverbs 18:15


Support A Great Cause & Have Some Fun

Come on out, have some fun, and help a great cause at the Superhero Run, benefitting Hearts With A Mission, on Saturday, April 27th at Valley of the Rogue State Park. There's something for everybody, whether or not you're a runner.

Not only are there varying distances, you can even walk the route if you wish. There's also food, music, and a Kid Zone. The early bird registration deadline has passed, but it's still a great way to support an organization dedicated to serving the at-risk youth of Jackson County.

Cascade students- as we make this last push for our Sparrow- come on out and volunteer. Contact Megan Jiles at

The fourth annual Grace Cascade Christian Schools Benefit Golf Tournament is quickly approaching! We are looking for sponsors and participants! Click HERE to register.


Middle School Open House for incoming 6-8th grade students. Please spread the word and invite your friends!


God Is Thinking Of You

“ How precious are your thoughts about me O Lord. How vast are the sum of them! If I were to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand! Psalm 139:17-18

Our fourth graders spent time last week meditating on this scripture and getting a better idea of how vast God's thoughts REALLY are towards them. The kids spent time counting out a small amount of sand to gain a greater perspective of just how much God thinks of us and delights in us.


Snack Shack Success

What sweet gestures! Tuesday was our final Snack Shack, and after adding up all the dollar bills, quarters, and pennies, we totaled up $1,846 raised for our Sparrow Evelyn. That's a lot of candy and chips.

We join Evelyn's family in saying "thank you" to everyone who supported this endeavor. During a time when a family is focused on guiding their child through the experience of getting cancer treatment, it's heartwarming to know you have a community walking along your side.

We recently learned that the doctors have declared Evelyn to be cancer-free! Soon, we'll have a Sparrow Chapel to celebrate the good news and receive a visit from Evelyn and her family.

Track Team In Action

Congratulations to our middle school track & field team! Our combined boys and girls teams were winners competing against Oakdale Middle School last week, and we have some great photos to document the occasion.

Our 6th grade boys' winners included Gabriel Campbell in the 100, 200, and 400-meter runs, Caleb Bull in the 800-meters, and Brett Baker in the 3,000-meter run and 200-meter hurdles. Campbell and Baker joined Asher Erickson and Gabriel Leon in winning the 4x400 relay. Bull also won the javelin, Leon the high jump, and the long jump.

For the 6th grade girls, winners included Ayla Mayben in the discus and Evelyn Gritters in the javelin.

For the 7th grade boys, Anthony Bertholdi took the 100 and 400 meter runs, and Sawyer Griffin the 800 and 3,000 meter runs. Jacob Wewerka won the 200 meter hurdles. Zachariah Jahn won the shot put and discus, Elim Dougherty the javelin, Quincy Ballard the high jump, and Anthony Bertholdi the long jump.

Winners among our 7th grade girls included Jaylee Whitmire in the 100 and 100 meter hurdles, Shelby Fisher in the 400, Evelyn Langseth in the 800, and Emilie Alvarez in the 200 meter hurdles. Eva Dobson joined Alvarez, Whitmire, and Fisher in winning the 4x100. Langseth also won the discus and javelin, and Whitmire took the long jump.

For the 8th grade boys- Michael Covey broke the tape for the 100, Jacob Beamish for the 200, Jackson Fralich in the 800, and Elijah Matters for the 100-meter hurdles. Covey and Beamish teamed up with Andy Alvarez and Rowan Erickson to win the 4x400 relay. Tucker Mayben won the javelin and discus. Alvarez won the high jump.

The 8th grade girls got wins from Haydee Everett in the 800, Kinlee Davis in the 100 meter hurdles, and Miranda Udet in the 200 meter hurdles. Davis, Lindsay Hutcheson, Jeweliete Wood, and Katie Campbell won the 4x400. Everett also won the shot put, Davis the discus, and Davis also won the long jump.


Enchanted: Cascade Christian '24 Prom

What a festive evening! Thanks to the hard work of Mrs. Crenshaw and the ASB team, and a big assist from Alpa Lit and the Eagle Point Golf Club, Friday's Cascade Christian High School prom was a night to remember.

Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing these young men and women all dressed in classy attire and enjoying a memorable evening together. Speaking of looking classy... pictured below is Brady Kleker and Paige Cohee who were voted "Best Dressed" by their peers. Photos provided courtesy of Kayla Crenshaw, Angi Amann, and Becky Griffin.

Mathletes Finish First

They won! The Cascade Christian High School math team finished in first place in the Southern Oregon Math League for the year in our division. A shoutout to Jonah Parker, who finished in second place individually for the year and earned a cash prize.

"This was the last meet for our six seniors," said Coach Derek Dougherty. "They will be missed, but we look forward to next year with our strong Junior team members and six new recruits."

Anyone interested in joining the team can discuss the opportunity with Mr. Dougherty at school. He describes it as a "fun, low-pressure activity that includes 5 math meets at SOU throughout the year."

Brain Bowl Team Finishes Close Second

Competing against Ashland High School, the Cascade Christian Brain Bowl team took the championship match to the wire against Ashland. The opposition captured the victory in the final 10 seconds, but our team made a great showing and represented well.

Kayla Crenshaw- who coached with Hannah Bryant- said the team had a great time competing together and for the season scored the most points of any team in the valley.

Students Learn About Camp Levi

Last Thursday at Chapel, Annalise Williams spoke about the short-term missionary possibilities at Camp Levi in August. It’s a great camp that provides incredible opportunities for kids affected by disabilities to have a fun summer experience and some needed respite for families. Serving as an STM is an impactful and fulfilling mission for young men and women.

Juniors Visit OIT, KCC

Last Tuesday, Mr. Olson headed up a group of students and chaperones to visit a pair of local colleges, the Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College. Depending upon a young person's interests, these are a couple of great options right here in Southern Oregon.

Our thanks to Mr. Bennett for the photos.




Tuesday, April 16

at Glide (dh)

3:00 pm

5:00 pm

Saturday, April 20

Douglas (dh)- Sr. Day

Lithia-Driveway Field #9

12:00 pm

2:00 pm


Tuesday, April 16

Glide (dh)

Lithia-Driveway Field #7

3:00 pm

5:00 pm

Saturday, April 20

at Douglas (dh)

12:00 pm

2:00 pm


Thursday, April 18

Bandon Dunes Invitational


Wednesday, April 17

St. Mary's

Fichtner-Mainwaring Park

4:00 pm

Saturday, April 20

at Marshfield

12:00 pm- Boys

2:00- Girls


Friday, April 19

Philips- Klimek Distance Twilight Meet

Phoenix High School

7:00 pm

Saturday, April 20

Phoenix Invitational

11:00 am


Cascade Christian scored 14 runs in the third inning to run away from Coquille in Game 1 of a Thursday doubleheader. Ashlynn Cooper pitched 3 innings of no-hit ball in a game shortened by the mercy rule.

Danika Brackett had 2 hits, scored 4 runs, and drove in 3. McKenzie Bonner laced out 2 hits, scored 3, and had 3 RBIs. Cooper went 2-3, scored 3, and drove home 3. Becca Tuivanu went 2-2, scored a run, and had a trio of RBIs. Carsyn Sousa went 2-2, scored thrice, and had 2 RBIs, Olivia Skogseth had a hit and scored three times, and Kori Coble went 1-3 with 2 runs scored. Katelynn Reed and Josie Scaglione also scored runs. 

In game 2, Power-hitting third baseman Becca Tuivanu went 4-4, homered, drove in 4, and scored 3. Senior centerfielder Katelynn Reed went 3-4, scored a run, and had 3 RBIs. Danika Brackett scored a trio of runs, Carsyn Sousa 2 and so did Josie Scaglione and Vivian Fortier. Cooper pitched a 1-hitter.


Noah Letendre hit a grand slam home run in Cascade Christian’s 16-0 victory over Coquille in Game 2 of a Thursday doubleheader. Ashton Moody also homered, while CJ Bonner pitched a 5-inning one-hitter in a game shortened by the mercy rule.  Moody and catcher Grady Sickler had 3 hits apiece. Bryson Walker and Jack Knips lashed out 2 hits each.

 In Game 1, Left-hander Ashton Moody limited Coquille to one hit, walked no one, and struck out 8 as Cascade Christian took the opener of a Thursday doubleheader 19-0. Leadoff hitter Noah Letendre scored 4 runs on 2 hits, and he also stole a base. CJ Bonner and Cole Stofflet had 2 hits apiece. Bonner, Jack Knips, and Seth Scaglione scored 3 runs each. 

Track & Field

With a time of 11.68, Cascade Christian sophomore Caleb Scaglione won the 100-meter dash at the Bob Newland Frosh/Soph Meet in Medford Friday. In the 200 meters, Scaglione PR’d with a winning time of 23.9. Showing his prowess as one of the best young throwers in the valley, sophomore Alex Fiannaca won the javelin with a toss of 163’2. The 4×400 relay team comprised of Fiannaca, Scaglione, Isaac Young, and Ashton Pickrel won with a 3:39.91.

Young scored a podium finish in the 800 with a personal best of 2:06.9. John Heimbuck ran a PR in the 1-mile run while making the top 20. In the 4×100 relay, Jevin Roberson, Josiah Gomez, Fiannaca and Scaglione took 5th.

Freshman Legend Landers finished 3rd and PR’d with a 109’5. In the shot put, Landers scored a new personal best of 36’5. Roberson set a new PR of 18’0 in the long jump, placing him in the top 10.

For the Challenger girls, Morgan Samhammer took 3rd in the long jump and 4th in the 200.



Paige Cohee, Grace Anne Murphy, Sienna Wilcox, and Ryann DeBoer all scored wins in singles play as Cascade Christian swept Mazama in girls’ tennis Thursday. Cohee was a winner with Timnah Roberson in an 8-Love sweep, while Allie Darland and Annalie Buck won as a pair in their match. Murphy teamed up with Amelia Vanlandingham for a win, and so did DeBoer with Lauren Todd.

On the boys’ side, Ford Moening scored a hard-fought 8-6 win over Nolan Harris, while Levi Ennis-Haro cruised to victory. In doubles competition, Jonah Parker and Jonah Johnson, and Dawson Murphy and David Chamberlain were both 8-Love winners. Jevin Roberson and Cruz Iverson also won dominantly.

The Cascade Christian boys took wins in dominating fashion Tuesday against North Valley. Ford Moening was an 8-1 winner over his opponent, Cruz Iverson won 8-2 in singles’ play, Noah Flores captured an 8-3 win, and Levi Ennis-Haro won a hard-fought 8-5 victory.

In boys’ doubles, the pairing of Jonahs Parker and Johnson won 8-1, and Dawson Murphy teamed up with David Chamberlain for a convincing win.

On the girls’ side, the Challengers also had a great afternoon. Amelia Vanlandingham was an 8-0 winner and Allie Darland earned an 8-4 victory. Grace Anne Murphy joined Sienna Wilcox to cruise to win in doubles play, while Lauren Todd and Ryann DeBoer were winners.


One of the untold stories of Challenger athletics this spring is the continuing ascent of our golf team. Evidence of their potential is seen in their 4th place finish out of 8 teams at the District Preview meet in Eagle Point.

By shooting an 85 (in a round where medalist Davis Hartwell of Crosspoint Christian shot an amazing 66), Jesse Burk scored a top-10 finish for the Challengers. Ben Turek was one shot back with an 86, putting the freshman just outside the top 10. Caleb Parker’s 95 puts him inside the top 20. Gavin Ulrich fired a 109, Charlee Magee a 113, and Gavin Casebeer a 122.