Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Deadline for DC Trip - October 9th

October 9th is the deadline for registering for the Washington DC Trip scheduled for February 28th - March 6th, 2010. There are currently 25 students and 8 adults registered to go but there is still a few more slots available. This trip is open to all high school students and parents. It will be an amazing trip packed full of lifetime memories. Fundraisers are it he works and if you are interested please contact Mrs. Kathy Bennett for more details!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sports Schedule for Week of October 5th

Cross Country:

October 2nd - Home - Malone @ 5:00 p.m.
October 6th - (JV/V) Home - First Preb. Christian - 4:30 p.m.
October 8th - Eastern Regionals (#2 vs. #3) - TBA
October 10th - Eastern Regionals (Finals) - TBA
October 16th & 17 - PCC Final 4 - TBA

October 2nd - Away - Tallavana @ 4:00 p.m.
October 6th - (MS/V) - Away - Sherwood - 5:00 p.m.
October 9th & 10th - Regionals @ Covenant, Panama City, FL
October 16th & 17th - Final Four @ Alethia, Pensacola, FL

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Mark your calendar for next Wednesday, September 30th as you will want to send your child to school looking their best for our Fall Pictures!

GCA 5th Graders Poetry Published

Mrs. Sheffield's 2008-09 4th grade class entered a poetry contest with Anthology of Poetry, Inc. last fall and several of her students were chosen to be published in the 2009 Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans. The children could write their poems on anything. Their work had to be original and without any help from their parents or teacher. The following students were selected and received their own copy of the poetry book and an extra copy was given to the GCA Library: Tyler Rentz, McKenzie Ferry, Brandon Swicord, and Mikayla Buckhaulter. Way to Go... We are so proud of you!!

9th Graders Research Biomes

Biology students at Grace Christian Academy recently completed projects to learn about biomes. A biome is a major type of ecosystem with distinctive temperature, rainfall, and organisms. These ninth-grade students researched ten different biomes and wrote a paper about these biomes. They were asked to write about deserts, tundra, steppes, prairies, savannas, coniferous forests, deciduous forests, rain forests, and two aquatic biomes - freshwater and marine. To enhance their study of ecology, students were required to make a poster or other display with pictures of these various biomes. Posters/displays were judged by Ms. Suzy Loeffler, and cash prizes were awarded to the top three. Alea Simmons won first prize. Veronica Harrell, who and-drew all of her pictures, won second place, and Paul Randall Soden won third place. Congratulations on a job well done!!

Cool Shirts @ Bainbridge Pharmacy

Many thanks to Edward Reynolds and Lori Shiver from Bainbridge Pharmacy & the Corner Bistro for taking time to design and order GCA T-Shirts. We so much appreciate their support!
Just one more way for you to show your GCA Spirit......stop by & purchase your "cool" t-shirt today!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SYATP - Awesome

What a beautiful morning to meet for See You At The Pole (SYATP). We had a wonderful crowd of students that got up early and gathered around our flag pole at 7:15 a.m. to Praise God for all our blessings and ask him to protect our School, our Students & our Country. Mrs. Butler's 3rd grade class came out later in the morning and hosted their own SYATP event. Totally Awesome!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bus Drivers Needed!!

We are so proud to have such a wonderful GCA Bus for all of our activities - sports, academics, and field trips but we need more bus drivers to be able to enjoy all the benefits of our bus. If you are interested and think you might could help out for some of our events, please contact Justin at the school 243-8851.

GCA Booster Club Meeting Sept. 22nd

The GCA Booster Club will have a meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday, Sept. 22nd @ 7:30 p.m. in the GCA Library. If you would like to be more involved with GCA Athletics, this is the meeting for you!! Please come and get involved.....we need your input, your spirit and your support to make Grace the best it can be!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lady Cougars on a Roll!

Pictured: Front - Haley Smith, Danielle Rutton, Emma Heard, Melissa Mills, and Kelsey Harrell as manager. Back Row - Coach Erwin Harrell, Alex McLendon, Sydney Harrell, Brock Bailey, Stephanie Mills, Morgan Baker, Jessica Register and Coach Betsy Flowers. (Photo compliments of Joy Key Photography)After dropping the first three regular season matches to Emmanuel (1-3), Ridgecrest (0-3) and Robert F. Munroe (0-3), the Lady Cougars have roared back to win 3 out of the last 4 matches. The winning began when the ladies traveled to Panama City on Tuesday, Sept. 1st to take on the Lady Lions. After losing the first 2 sets, the Lady Cougars took the final 3 sets to win the match (17-25, 25-27, 25-16, 25-21, and 15-8). They returned home on Thursday to take on the Sherwood Lady Eagles and again found themselves down 0-2. But the Lady Cougars... refused to give up and they won the final 3 sets convincingly to win the match (22-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-9, and 15-12). The ladies traveled to Tallahassee to take on the defending Eastern Conference Champions and dropped a hard fought match (20-25, 14-25, 16-25). The ladies concluded the week with a re-match with Ridgecrest winning 3-2 (25-18, 24-26, 27-29, 25-16, and 15-10). Coach Harrell stated how proud he was of the team, "the ladies really fought hard to win these matches. They never gave up and came from behind to win each of these matches."

MS Volleyball....Fast Start

The Middle School Lady Cougar Volleyball Team is off to a fast start. They began the year by defeating Robert F. Munroe 2-0 (25-20 & 25-22). Next they faced the Lady Eagles of Sherwood Christian Academy and won 2-0 (25-22). Dating back to last year, these ladies have won 9 straight matches. Keep it up Lady Cougars!!
Pictured: Front Row - Mattie Dunn, Brittany Heard, McKenzie Ferry, and McKenzie Brown.
Back Row - Coach Betsy Flowers, Rhaegan Henderson, Merrianna Parker, Melissa Mills and Kelsey Harrell. (Photo compliments of Joy Key Photography).

K-4's Enjoys Learning Letters

Mrs. Cox's K-4 class has been busy meeting and making new friends, experiencing the fun of painting, and learning how to write the letter of their first name. Look how much fun they had!!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Mid-Term Conference Week - Sept. 8th - 11th
"Blest be the ties that bind,
our hearts in Christian love...."
.......Just a reminder to "tie" together all the
loose ends of your magazine sales. Due
to the Labor Day holiday, all magazine
subscriptions are now due on
Friday, September 11th.
Every student is asked to sell
7 subscriptions to meet our goal!!

Soccer 101: Quick-Striking Attack +Tenacious Defense = First Shutout Since 2007!!

The GCA Cougars appreared to be hitting on all eight cylinders during Thursday night's match versus Byne Christian School (Albany, GA) as the team scored five goals n the first half. Taylor McDonald got the team going as he buried the Kyle Harris cross in the back of th enet during the very first minute of play. Chase Harris came off of the bench and promptly added two more goals from within the six yard box. Kyle Harris drilled a penalty kick following a foul in the penalty area to give the Cougars their fourth goal. Trea Kelly ended the half And here is the rest of it. as he chased down a ball lofted over the Saint's defense, beat the keeper and finished into the net. During the second half, the Cougars slowed the pace a bit as the team focused on ball possession. Paul Randall Soden scored his first varsity goal as he capitalized on a miscue by the Saint's keeper. Arguable, the highlight of the evening was the solid play of the Cougar's unyielding defense, let by T.J. Carlisle and Grant McDonald. The Cougar defenders were relentless as the visiting Saints were unable to take a single shot on goal during 80 minutes of play.
Final Score... Cougars - 6, Saints - 0.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

K4 - All About Me Month

Mrs. Morris's K4 class enjoyed a wonderful August having fun learning their colors, shapes, letters and numbers. They also had fun learning "All About Me" by decorating cookies that looked like them, making the letter (I i) out of playdough, and enjoying some blue jello "ocean". Fun, Fun, Fun......