Friday, April 30, 2010

Students Enjoy Civil War Demonstration

GCA students enjoyed a wonderful Civil War Demonstration recently where they learned what life was like for a confederate soldier. They got an opportunity to learn about the uniforms, the roles of each unit, camp set-up, battle positions, and see the guns fire. GCA junior, T.J. Carlisle, assisted with the demonstration.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Strawberry Sale Orders Due May 3rd

The Junior Class is sponsoring a Strawberry Sale to raise money for Prom. The Strawberrys are grown locally and cost only $15 for a 6 lb. flat and $20 for a 10 lb. flat. Orders will be taken through Monday, May 3rd. Pickup is Tuesday, May 4th @ 2:45 p.m.

GCA Students Participate in Art Show

Mrs. Julie Harris' middle and high school art students are participating in the Bainbridge-Decatur County Council for the Arts 13th Annual Student Art Showcase. The Showcase will begin this Sunday, May 2nd, with a reception at the Firehouse Center and Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The artwork will remain on display through May 9th at the Firehouse. Hours are: Monday throught Friday - 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Spectacular - May 6th

Grace Christian Academy's First Annual Spring Spectacular will be help Thursday, May 6th in the GCA Church Auditorium. This evening will be filled with Two One-Act Plays with musical entertainment by the GCA Praise Band & Choir and the GCA Strings Ensemble. Seating will be limited so their will be two performances - 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. General admission - $3.

GCA Students Participate with Duke Tip

Seventh-grade students Brent Warr and Chase Harris recently took the SAT as a part of Duke Tip's 7th Grade Talent Search. The Duke program identifies students in sixteen states in the Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest who have scored in the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these academically talented students elected to take above level college-entrance exams (SAT or ACT) to learn more about their abilities.

Service Day Photos

Service Day 2010 was a huge success! GCA's Community Service Day was a project of Grace's Senior class and all students, Kindergarten thru 12th grade, participated and spent a portion of their day giving back to the community. Our Kindergartners visited Riverside Place, Memorial Manor and Willow Ridge entertaining the residents with songs. 1st thru 5th spent a part of their day writing letters and drawing pictures for our service men and women and thanking them for their service to our country. The sixth graders spent the afternoon at the YMCA sprucing up the walking track with fresh pine straw and picking up trash. The 7th & 8th graders worked with Decatur Co. Keep America Beautiful cleaning off storm drains around town and mounting a decal that reminds people to not pollute our water supply. While the middle schoolers were out in the community, the 9th thru 12 graders were in the gym packing goody boxes for our soldiers. These boxes include items that were donated by the GCA students and faculty. Way to go Seniors...Great Project!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Service Day 2010 - April 19th

This year's Community Service Day has been scheduled for Monday, April 19th. Service Day is a Senior Class project and all GCA Pre-school students will do their project in the morning and the older students will do their projects in the afternoon.
Pre-School - Singing at local Nursing Homes
Elementary - Writing letters/Drawing Pictures for Soldiers
Middle School - Environmental Project with KAB
High School - Packing boxes to send to Soldiers

Thursday, April 15, 2010

7th Graders Love Their Coasters

GCA 7th Graders researched, designed and built "Marble Roller Coasters" as a science project on "Force and Motion." Students were required to write a paper on simple machines, draw a blue print, construct a roller coaster with at least four different simple machines, keep a science journal of the sequencing and problem solving they did, and demonstrate their roller coaster while answering questions from a panel of judges. Students and judges alike were amazed at how different each roller coaster was and how each year they get better and better. This year 1st place went to Chelsey Harrell, 2nd place went to Chase Harris and 3rd Place to Brent Warr. All the coasters were awesome...way to go students!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Freedom Dive 2010 - April 28-30

The Grace Christian Academy middle and high school staff is pleased to announce our ninth annual spiritual enrichment conference, Freedom Dive '10. This year's theme is "jailbreak," a call to break free from those things that hinder our walk with Christ. The conference will consist of worship, multimedia, games, and biblical, real-life challenges.

Monday, April 12, 2010

6th Graders Design Catapults

While studying "Force and Motion," Mrs. Smith's 6th grade class was asked to besign and build catapults as their science project. They were required to research catapults and select one to study, they had to write a paper on their catapult, draw a blue print, construct their catapult, keep a science journal, and demonstrate their catapult while answering questions from a panel of judges. Lindsey Duke won 1st place with her Ballistae, Rhaegan Henderson won 2nd with her Mangonel, and Jack McRae won 3rd with his Onager. Honorable Mention went to Christina Bowers.

Finer Things - Spring 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Pictures - April 13th & 14th

Picture Day is Coming Soon.... 3rd thru 11th grade pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 13th. K3 thru 2nd will be taken on Wednesday, April 14th.