Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Boosterthon Pledges Due this Week!

We want to say thank you for all of your enthusiasm during our Boosterthon Fun Run! Because of your support and generosity, we experienced great financial results with this program. If we collect 100% of our pledges, GCA's profit from the Boosterthon Fun Run will be over $16,000! Parents, we need your help! Please send your pledge money in your child's blue collection envelope to their homeroom teachers as soon as possible. Our goal is to have all pledge money turned in before Spring Break....by this Thursday, April 1st!

Monday, March 29, 2010

GCA Students Explore D.C. During Trip Week

Forty-two students and chaperones from Grace Christian Academy just returned from a five-day educational history trip to Washington, D.C. The trip was a part of GCA’s annual Trip Week and was organized locally by Mrs. Kathy Bennett, a GCA teacher, and coordinated through Christian Discoveries the week of Feb. 28th – March 6th.
The students were able to witness our government in action through a visit to the Capitol Building. They explored themes of personal risk and sacrifice while visiting the World War II, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, and Korean War Memorials.

7th & 8th Grade Enjoy GA Studies Trip

Grace Christian Academy’s 7th & 8th also got a chance to participate in GCA’s annual Trip Week and went on a tour of North Georgia from March 3rd – 5th. Twenty students, chaperones, along with GCA History Teacher, Mrs. Henderson embarked on a three day, 800 mile adventure through the State.
Even though the tour was designed to correlate with the Georgia History Curriculum, there were plenty of extra activities so that the trip was both educational and fun. For many students, this was a trip of a lifetime and will be a lasting memory of their middle school days at GCA.

Winter Formal...Fun Was Had By All

The 2010 Winter Formal was another memorable event for our students. Many thanks to the Monica McQuaid and other 9th Grade parents and students for all the planning, decorating, and transformation of "The Old Library" that made the evening so special. Great Job Guys!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Students get Fired Up for Boosterthon!

The Boosterthon Team arrived at GCA on March 15th with music, tents, tunnels and lots of fun! The 30 min. pep rally officially kicked-off our Spring fundraiser. Students are asked to get (10) pledges for their "Booster Run" on March 24th. GCA receives 50% profit from this event! Please note that the Booster Team has made a Weekend Challenge: If your child brings in $3 per lap worth of pledges on Monday, March 22nd they will receive (3) "Cool" Booster Rockets! Please support us in this worthwile project and sponsor your child or grandchild!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

NJHS Inducts 20

Grace Christian Academy's National Junior Honor Society inducted 20 new members at an Induction ceremony on March 11, 2010 in Grace Chapel. NJHS officers performed the Induction Ritual recognizing the candidates for academic, character, and conduct excellence. Officers for the group include President Bryce McQuaid, Vice President Melissa Mills, Secretary Alea Simmons, Treasurer Rachel Harrell, Reporter Veronica Harrell, Historian Grant McDonald, Program Chairmen Russell King and Paul Randall Soden.
Congratulations to the following new members of GCA's NJHS: 8th Grade - Felix Amaya, Ben Holden, Tyler Jones, Kendi Castoro and Daniel Ray. 6th Grade - Jamie Anderson, Sara Beth Angell, Kristanna Bowers, Carley Cranford, Lindsey Duke, Mattie Dunn, Taylor Greene , Kelsey Harrell, Perra Harrell, Hannah Holden, Rhaegan Henderson, Jack McRae, Michael Mills, Annabelle Smith, Ansley Stuart, and Hannah Temples.

Students Enjoy Wildlife

On March 3, 2010 Georgia Southern University brought their wildlife exhibit to Grace and presented a wonderful program for our students.
This hands-on opportunity was a great way to learn and experience nature at its best!
A great time was had by all!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kite Day @ GCA

Parents and grandparents joined in the fun of kite day last week with our K4 students.
Alida Jones gets her kite to fly high!
.....he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. Psalm 135:7

Monday, March 8, 2010

NJHS Induction March 11, 2010

This Thursday, March 11th, we will have a National Junior Honor Society Induction Service in the Sanctuary from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. All middle and high school students should attend.

GCA Cheerleaders Are Number 1

Congratulations to the GCA Competition Cheerleaders for bringing home the First Place Trophy from the PCC Cheerleading Competition at Alethia Christian School in Pensacola, FL.

Sydney Harrell, Abbey Smith, Annabelle Smith, Laura Lee Andrews, Merrianna Parker, Hannah Holden & Sloan Wiggins.

Way to Go Girls!!!

D.A. Honors Dr. Seuss

GCA's 4th & 5th grade students celebrated Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2nd with a green eggs and ham breakfast. District Attorney, Joe Mulholland was the VIP reader for the day and read the Dr. Suess classic - Green Eggs & Ham.

Valentines Party with Mrs. Morris

Mrs. Morris hosted her annual Valentines Day Party for her k4 class on February 12th. The children enjoyed lots of delicious treats.