Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Finer Things....Awesome Event!!!

On Friday, April 17 the middle school and high school students treated a large crowd to the 2009 spring edition of Finer Things. Finer Things is thefine arts program at GCA where students showcase their talents and creativity centeredaround a theme each semester. Fine arts at GCA includes a diverse array of subjects suchas choir, praise band, drama, film, and most recently orchestral strings. For this FinerThings the student's pieces took on the theme of love as depicted in the Bible. With arange of musical genres, various film pieces produced entirely by students, and twogripping student-written plays, the theme came to life on stage and challenged everyonepresent to live out God's perfect love. One of the major points of emphasis is that eachpiece be done entirely by students, from the writing to the live performance to themultimedia technology utilized. Hats off to our students for their outstanding work!

Monday, April 20, 2009

7th Graders Design Coasters

During the study of “Force and Motion” the GCA 7th graders researched, designed, and built a “Marble Roller Coaster.” Students were required to write a paper on simple machines, draw a blue print, construct a roller coaster with at least 4 different simple machines, keep a science journal of the sequencing and problem solving they did, and demonstrate their roller coaster while answering questions from Mrs. Smith and a panel of scientists and engineers from the community. According to the National Science Standards, science inquiry is basic to all science. Students and judges alike were amazed at how different each roller coaster was. Other classes enjoyed the demonstrations as well.

Book Reports Come Alive

Mrs. Susan Sheffield’s Fourth Grade students at Grace Christian Academy decided to make their book reports a little more exciting by letting their book character come to life. Each student selected a book about a famous person from the GCA Library. On Monday, April 13th the students dressed in the attire of their character and gave a brief speech about this person. The students were told to get special information that other students would find interesting and to make sure they included information about their personality, a story of their childhood, and the person’s life accomplishments.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bootherthon Challenge Weekend!!

The Boosterthon Fun Run kicked off with an exciting Pep Rally on Tuesday morning with lots of high-energy music and fun!! As of today, pledges are coming in great and everyone is working hard. To make it more fun and exciting the Booster Team has made a WEEKEND CHALLENGE - if your child brings in $3 per lap worth of pledges on Monday, they will receive a "Cool" new basketball along with all their other prizes!!

Take time this weekend to make those calls and get your pledges!
Don't forget to join us on Wednesday, April 22nd for the actual run. We will have two runs - one for K3-1st at 9:00 a.m. and the second will be 2nd - 7th at 10:15 a.m. Please come help cheer your child on!!

Beautiful Day for a Field Day

After rescheduling twice, the 1st - 5th grades final got to participate in their annual Field Day on Friday! It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed all the fun games and activities. More information and photos will be posted soon!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Due to the weather and the bad road conditions, Grace Christian Academy has cancelled school for Friday, April 3rd. Please be safe and have a great weekend and a wonderful Spring Break!


Due to the bad weather, the production of "The Finer Things" has been reschedule to Friday, April 17th @ 7:00 p.m. Please make this change your calendars!!