Excelling Beyond Grace; Catching up with Kai!
Grace alumnus Kai Terentieff (2022) pulled off a feat rarely seen on the collegiate soccer field. Kai, a sophomore at the Master’s University, scored a hat trick to lift his Mustangs to a 4-0 win over Fresno Pacific (NCAA Division 2) in their season-opener. Head Coach Jim Rickard was thrilled with his team’s performance, but when asked about Kai he said, “Super excited first and foremost for Kai. That hat trick was the first we’ve had around here in a while.” That hat trick and win over a ranked NCAA division 2 opponent earned Kai the Golden State Athletic Conference player of the week award last week and cemented his presence on the team as a go-to player.
Kai was a standout starter for the Grace Lancer’s soccer team throughout his junior and senior year and led his senior team to a runner-up finish in the Division 5 CIF Southern Section Finals against Geffen Academy of UCLA.
Senior Ian Nelson, and junior Grant Cobos, were featured this week in the Simi Valley Acorn. The two Grace High School students presented their in-depth studies on Mars and the Moon during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco on December 14, 2023.
From preschool to high school, Grace students welcomed in the Christmas season with joyful musical performances. The 6th grade and Jr/Sr High bands kicked off the season with their Christmas performance, Hear Them Ring, on November 30th. Then, the Jr/Sr High choir presented Sing We Now of Christmas on December 7th and 8th. Our preschool students took to the stage on December 11th with an adorable performance titled A Joyful Noise, and our K-2nd graders sang their hearts out on December 12th in their show titled, Behold! Finally, the 3rd-6th grade students finished out the season with their performance called Do You Hear What I Hear? on December 13th.
You can see an example of our Preschool's hands-on learning approach in our Butterfly Class's recent exploration of the letter "C." Our students engaged in workbook writing practice, fine motor cereal gluing, and Christmas tree decorating.