Monday, August 31, 2009

Chase Harris Takes 1st in 3K

Chase Harris, a GCA seventh grade student and a member of the GCA cross-country team, was the overall winner of the Miller Landing Madness 3K on August 29 in Tallahassee, FL.
Harris had a winning time of 11:26 in the 1.8 mile event in which 136 runners participated. The 3K race was a pre-season cross-country middle-school distance event for runners of all ages. In conjunction with the 3K race, a 5K cross-country high-school distance event, and an 8K were also held.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mag. Sales - 2nd Turn-In Day Wed. Sept. 2nd

Our second turn-in day for Magazine Sales is this Wednesday, Sept. 2nd. Please note that anyone that turns in (3) orders on Wednesday will have an opportunity to "Pick A Pop" on Thursday and potentially win some cash. They will also win a spot on the "Game On Board". Don't Forget - the students that sell at least (10) magazines or total sales worth $200 or more will win a Free Day out of School!! Reminder.... Online orders are a great way to invite your out-of-town famiy and friends to participate. Just go to and use our school code - 425054510.

Kelly Scores Cougar's Lone Goal in 71st Minute

Led by nine seniors, the Northside Methodist Academy Knights confidently rode into Bainbridge on Friday, August 28th, 2009. The 0-1-0 Cougars wasted no time and quickly mounted an attack on their opponent's goal. Unfortunately, the Cougars' youthful enthusiasm was eventually overcome by the greater experience demonstrated by the visting Knights. As the dust settled on the YMCA's field, the Cougars had fallen to the Knights by a score of 1-5. Game highlights for the Cougars included Trea Kelly's goal in the 71st minute to avoid the shutout.

Mom's In Touch begins Tuesday

Our 2009 -2010 Mom's In Touch group will begin meeting this Tuesday, September 1st at 8:05 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Please come join us for a wonderful hour of praying for our school and our children!

Lunch Orders Due In on Thursday's

Thank you so much for your support of our new lunch program, it has been very well received!
Just like anything new, there are always a few kinks to work out and our current challenge has been processing all the orders timely for Mondays; therefore, we have had to change the weekly deadline date to Thursday's instead of Friday's. This will give us a few extra hours to copy, record payment, cut, and deliver the slips to each of the restaurants. Order forms will now go home on Monday's to give everyone plenty of time to respond.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cougars Drop Season Opener as Emmanuel Gets Their Fill of "Fish & Chips"!

Eastern Regional rival Emmanuel breaks a 3-3 tie in the 76th minute of play as the Cougars lose an exciting season opener by a score of 4-3. Kyle Harris got the Cougars started in the 29th minute with a rainbow shot from just inside the left touchline. Back-to-back scores by Seventh Graders Chase Harris ("Fish") and Alex Ward ("Chips") tied the match at 3-3 in the 70th minute. And here is the rest of it. Grayson Wood scored the game winner for the Warriors with only four minutes remaining in regulation play. The Varsity Cougars will face the Northside Methodist Academy Knights on Friday, August 28th at 5:00 p.m. at the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA. Please come and support your GCA Cougars!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Show your School Spirit......

So Do Little Things Matter? You bet they do.....Help support your school & show your school spirit by adding your new GCA Bumper Sticker to your car or truck. If you have not received one, please pick one up from the office. And here is the rest of it.

GCC Meeting - Aug. 18th @ 6:30 p.m.

Please make plans to attend the first meeting of the newly-organized GCC (Grace Christian Connection) on Tuesday, August 18th @ 6:30 p.m. in the GCA Cafeteria. Topics that will be discussed include: GCA Lunch Program, New Technology, Mom's In Touch, 2009 Fundraisers and other exciting news and announcements. Following the meeting, parents are encouraged to visit our Math and Science rooms and see the new Promethean Boards at work.....this technology is awesome!! And here is the rest of it.

Walsingham Attends Girls State

On June 14th, 12 local high school juniors went to Georgia Southern University in Statesboro to join approximately 300 other girls in setting up the Mythical State of Georgia Girls State. Girls State is sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary. Girls State is a government-oriented state, made up of 12 cities, four counties and an elected governor. The girls learn about government by campaigning, voting and electing their own officials and learn flag etiquette by raising and lowering the flag everyday. The girls return home with a better understanding of being a good citizen. From left, front, are Mary Anna Dozier, Ambrica Johnson, Haley Hubbard and Mary Grace Griffin; back, Tiffy Blocker, Corinne Walsingham, Maria Secundino, Allison Howard, Jordan Maxwell, Tori Williams, Shelby Miller, Nicole Gadson and Jane Kinchen. Congrats Corinne! And here is the rest of it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Harris Places 1st in Tallahassee Run

Saturday, August 8th several GCA students and members of the GCA Cross Country team participated in the Coach Mike's Memorial 5K Race at Cobb Middle School in Tallahassee. Elementary students who ran the race were Sam McRae and Caleb Harris. Middle School students who ran were Perra Harrell, Jack McRae, and Chase Harris. Abbey Smith participated as a High school runner. Cross Country coach Julie Harris also ran. Congratulations go out to Chase Harris who won Overall First Place Finisher for Middle School boys Perra Harrell came in a very close second place for the Middle School girls. We are so proud of these students!
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Teachers Enjoy Luncheon

To kick off the school year right, the GCA Faculty and Staff were treated to a wonderful lunch at Mrs. Shiver's cabin on Lake Seminole Monday, Aug. 3rd. A delicious "basket" lunch was provided by Lisa McLendon. Everyone really enjoyed visiting and catching up from the busy summer. A great time was had by all! And here is the rest of it.