Middle School

Grades 6-7-8

The Middle School years in the life of a student are a unique path of growth and development.  GVCS desires to partner with parents who desire a Christ-centered education for their student. These are important years of discovery of academic potential and developing spiritual discernment for social emotional and cultural choices.

The 6-7-8 grade curriculum solidifies the foundation of the essential skills and concepts in the core academic disciplines.  There is an increased emphasis in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication throughout all curriculums.  The integration of the Biblical World View is a priority as student work moves deeper into investigation, research, and problem solving.  The middle school curriculum includes:

  • Bible and Bi-Weekly Chapels
  • Language Arts: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
  • Mathematics, Algebra I
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Technology Infusion in all Academics
  • Careers

All teachers are licensed by the Iowa Department of Education and are skilled in Biblical integration.  The Middle School program is recognized as an accredited nonpublic private school program through the Iowa Department of Education. Iowa Assessments are administered for annual grade level achievement.  Parent Conferences are available bi-annually and as needed and intervention conferences are schedule upon request.

Extra-curricular activities include field trips, fine arts performances, student government, athletics, Christian service projects, Middle School Banquet, Middle School Blast.

“Discovering Self and Defining Self in Jesus”

Caleb Eloe
Middle School Teacher

Name:

Caleb Eloe

Your position:

5th Grade Teacher

Testimony of salvation:

I grew up in a Christian home where my dad was a pastor of a small baptist church in Illinois. I was constantly surrounded with God's Word at home and in church. As I went through my elementary years as a home schooled student, I knew that we were all sinners and the punishment for that sin is death. I also knew of the hope that we have in Jesus' saving work on the cross. It was not until I was at church camp (2007) that I truly decided to make Christ the Savior of my life. It was then that I decided to give my life completely to Christ and have him do with it what he wanted. I am excited and thrilled that God led me into Christian education and I am excited to see what he is going to do with me in the future! 

Church:

Community Baptist Church, Ankeny

Areas where you serve in your church:

 AWANA, Children's Church, Nursery  

College/Degree:

BS- Elementary Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

Additional Training:

5 - 8 Middle School Language Arts Endorsement
5 - 8 Middle School Social Studies Endorsement

Family:

I am married to Ana Eloe. She works at Community State Bank in Ankeny

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching?

Making improvements to our house and spending time with my wife 

How long have you been in your job at Grand View?

I have been at Grand View since 2017

What brought you to GV or why did you decide to work here?

I came to Grand view because I wanted to reach the next generation with the truths in God's Word. I want to teach others about what Christ has done in my life and what Christ can do in theirs if they allow God too work.  Teaching through a Biblical worldview is my passion.  It is my goal that God would use me to touch the hearts and minds of these students with the truths in God's Word. 

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Interacting with the students on an everyday basis!

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