Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PSAT News for Juniors & Sophomores

Juniors and Sophomores:

Juniors interested in taking the PSAT must register on or before Thursday, September 28th.  Limited spots available.

After Sept. 28th, available slots will be open for Sophomores.

The exam will take place at Bainbridge High School on October 25th.  Students will report to GCA at 7:30 a.m. promptly and will be transported to BHS.  Exam begins at 8:00 a.m.  Exam fee:  $20.00

Notify the office if you are interested in taking the exam.  Payment will be accepted at that time.

Apply TODAY for your 2018 GOAL Tax Credit

Show your school spirit 
with a 2018 
'tax credit touchdown!"

Monday, September 18, 2017

Crime Scene Saturday - Sept. 23rd

1st Grade Wins Pizza Party for highest sales in Fall Fundraiser!

Soccer Teams extends win streak to 6

The Grace Cougars soccer team extends its win streak to 6 matches with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Peachtree Panthers on the road in Covington, GA.
Grace scored in the 18th minute when Sophomore Jack Holden scored his 4th goal of the season on a break away play where he muscled a shot through the Peachtree Goalie's hands. In the 29th minute of play Senior Defender Sam McRae pushed forward from the back half with the ball and sent a pass to Senior Forward Gavyn Albritton who blasted a shot from 25 yards out to give Grace a 2-0 lead at the half. With Grace getting several opportunities to score in the 2nd half they finally connected in the 72nd minute when Junior Defender Jeb Smith who was playing at the right Forward position had a break away with one Peachtree Defender to beat. As Smith was closing in to the defender he played a perfect cross over to Jack Holden who was trailing the play at the Center Forward position and easily scored his 2nd goal of the game ti give Grace a 3-0 lead. Grace out shot the Panthers 14-4 with several missed opportunities by Wyatt Carpenter, Spence Butler, Daniel Jones, Sam McRae, and Jeb Smith. "Gavyn and Jeb who had one on one opportunities with the goalie are going to want those chances back" Coach Albritton said.
The Cougars defense continues to show why they lead the GICAA Conference with fewest number of goals allowed in the state by delivering their 4th shut out of the season. Sam McRae, Corban Walsingham, Collin Woodrum, and Jeb Smith are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the best defensive units in the state. It was great to have Goalie DeAndre Rogers back in the goal who had another solid performance with 4 great saves. Other key contributions were made by Blake Rykard, Jackson McConnell, Shane Kornmeier, and Chasen Wood. "Wood took a physical beating out there today but refused to come out of the match until I forced him to sit after a head to head collision during a scramble for the ball. He is one tough competitor and shores up a solid performance by our Midfielders" Albritton said.
Grace will be on the road Monday against Open Bible Christian Academy in Valdosta and then will host Peachtree Christian Academy on Saturday, September 23rd. The Saturday match against Peachtree is an important game for two reasons. First, if the Cougars are victorious they will win the South Region of the GICAA Conference and host a state playoff game in October, and second, Grace will be honoring our seniors that day. We invite everyone to come out and cheer on the Cougars!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

4th grade helps with Hurricane Irma cleanup!

Many thanks to Mrs. Brock's 4th grade PE class for helping clean up the playground following the hurricane.  They did such a great job!  Please take a minute and tell them thank you when you see them!

Friday, September 15, 2017

GCA Sports Program - Ads Due Sept. 22nd

Sample Program Cover from 2015-2016

2017-2018 Sports Program:
The Booster Club is working on the 2017-2018 sports program.  We are trying something new this year.  

ALL parents of Varsity athletes have the opportunity to purchase an AD for the athlete (s).  Full page ads are reserved for Seniors only.  If you are interested, please pick up a form in the front office and return all your information  by September 22nd.  Email pictures to gcaprogram@gmail.com.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call April Pritchett at 229-220-1498.

National Box Tops Week - Sept. 24th - 30th

Please start collecting/saving Box Tops for National Box Tops Week.

September 24th - 30th

Ask your family and friends to save them for you!  This is a great and easy way for our school to make money!

GCA Spirit Orders - Due Sept 29th

Cookie Dough Pick-Up: Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

JV & Varsity Celebrate WINS over Georgia Christian

JV and Varsity both get WINS yesterday over Georgia Christian in Volleyball. JV 2-0 and Varsity 3-1. Go Cougars!

Cross Country Team cleans Nature Trail

The GCA cross country team helped the City of Bainbridge clean up the Nature Trail after Tropical Storm Irma came through this past weekend.

The team uses the trail for practice and after the storm team member John York came up with the idea to give back and clean up the trail.

They did a great job!

XC Team Competes in Americus