Friday, August 18, 2017

GCA Celebrates The Great American Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast-to-coast, for the first time since 1918.  Weather permitting, the entire continent will have the opportunity to view an eclipse as the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth's surface.
GCA is excited to have this unique opportunity to educate our children about this amazing event and we are thrilled to have two scientists coming to talk with all of our students and even do a few activities with our elementary.  Zach and Karissa Jones, Biomedical Sciences PhD students at the FSU College of Medicine and co-founders of SciWorld, are no strangers to GCA.   They have hosted our Science Celebration the past two years and they will be with us on Monday afternoon. 
The school has purchased ISO certified viewing glasses from American Paper Optics for all of the students and faculty; however, we will not take our elementary students outside for the viewing.  As a parent, you are welcome to come sign your child out to view here at school or take them home for a family event.  The middle school and high school students will take part in the viewing after meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Jones and review all the safety rules involved with the eclipse. If you do not want your student to participate in the viewing please let us know and we will make arrangements for them to stay in the classroom until dismissal.
Monday, August 21st Agenda
1:00 - 1:20 p.m. - 1st & 2nd grade meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Jones in the OS
1:20 - 1:40 p.m. - 3rd & 4th grade meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Jones in the OS
1:40 - 2:00 pm. - 5th grade meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Jones in the OS
2:00 p.m. - Middle & HS students meet with Mr. and Mrs. Jones in the gym, then they will go outside for viewing.
3:10 p.m. - Elementary Dismissal
3:20 p.m. - MS/HS Dismissal

Note:  As always, student safety is our top concern.  Per NASA, looking at the eclipse without special, certified viewing glasses is unsafe.  At no time during the eclipse should the student/participant remove their glasses and look directly at the sun.  This can lead to permanent eye damage or other unknown effect.  GCA will stress this with students as we prepare them for the event; however, please talk with your child about it at home as well.

Interact Helps with Conclave

GCA and BHS Interact students helped the Bainbridge Rotary Club yesterday with table decorations for this weekends Rotary Conclave

Chromebooks and ILearn....WooHoo!!

Chromebooks and 

ILearn Math make learning fun! 

GCA 1st and 2nd graders are excited about how 
well they are doing!

Southern Leaders - Classes begin Monday, Aug. 21st

Dear parents,
     Monday begins a brand new year with Southern Leaders!  I mailed hard copies out of registration forms.  If you didn't receive one and would like one please let me know!  Remember that we now have a website you can use to register:  I will have extra forms and schedules at class on Monday.  Elementary-middle schoolers meet from 6-7 and high school is from 7-8.
     It's not too late to register!  Our first semester this year will be business etiquette.  We will cover interview skills, dressing appropriately, electronic etiquette, toasting and working a room (and more!)
     Our new dances will include the cha-cha, cupid shuffle, and Viennese Waltz.  We will even learn the basics of the Scottish reel!  We will review salsa, swing, shag and foxtrot.
     Please give me a call at 706-339-0135, text or email with any questions!
Best regards,
Allyson Whittaker 

GCA Chapel - Praise Band

GCA Chapels are on Wednesday's this year and our
 students always do a great job with the Praise Band!
Thank you Mitch for all you do to make this possible!

Details for Mag/Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Magazine/Cookie Dough 2017

Magazine/Cookie Dough
On Sale NOW!

GCA Students enjoyed a fun afternoon trying to win some prizes. 

If you are interested in purchasing Southern Living Cookie Dough or Magazines, please see a GCA Student! 

Sale ends Aug. 30th 

K3 Students enjoy Creative Time

K3 students enjoy

painting, cutting 
and playing .... 
Such a precious age!!

Peach State Tour - Aug. 23rd in Cairo

This year the Peach State Tour will be in Cairo (Cairo High School) on August 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and Georgia State will be hosting admission information sessions for High School students in our area.

If you are interested in attending please go online and register at 

2017 Youth Leadership Retreat

The Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce along with First Port City Bank host an annual Youth Leadership Class and GCA is proud to have (8) students participating this year. 

On Friday Aug. 11th the kick-off retreat was held at the Raymond Miles Youth Building at the FBC.  

 Congratulations to the following 
 GCA Students:

Mallie Kate Andrews
Spence Butler
Garrett Donalson
Jack Holden
Kate McRae
Dani Parker
Thad Whitaker
Lilah Widner

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Seniors Excited about Parking Tradition

GCA Seniors received their parking signs and special parking places this week! They will get to enjoy this senior privilege all year long! Congratulations Class of 2018

K4 Students Excited about School & New Friends!

Best friends already! 
So excited for all our adventures yet to come!

Mrs Skipper and Mrs. Asbell are pictured with students. Picture taken by K4's biggest fan, Mrs. Wilcox.
Students are exhausted by the afternoon and
need to rest and recharge!

GCA Cross Country Schedule

Lady Cougars Volleyball Schedule