Thursday, May 20, 2010

3rd Graders Visit Challenger Learning Center

Mrs. Butler's 3rd grade class enjoyed a fun day at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee on Wednesday, May 19th.

8th Grade Explore Engineering

Mrs. Smith's 8th grade class enjoyed exploring the field of engineering while building bridges. The students had to research, design, and construct a bridge in teams. Each group developed a construction company with a budget of 1.5 milllion dollars. The jobs of contractor, engineer, accountant and communications director were given among the teammates. Each team had to design a company logo and checks, they had to purchase building materials and insurance, fill out paperwork to aquire permits, research and design truss bridges, and construct their bridge within the guidelines set.
After the bridges were built, they tested the strength of each bridge by adding weights of 5 and 10 lbs increments. The strongest bridge, which was built by Jordan Davis, Dylan Harrell, and Tyler Jones was able to hold 318 lbs before it broke. The students had so much fun that at time Mrs. Smith noted that they actually forgot they were learning. Mrs. Smith stated that "math, science, and technology objectives are very important to create the interest but how the students use the objectives and what they learn in class is priceless"!

Friday, May 14, 2010

K5 Graduation...."Camping Out of Kindergarten

Mrs. Flowers and Mrs. Williams' Kindergarten classes hosted their Graduation Ceremony last night in the Gym. This year's theme was "Camping out of Kindergarten" and the kids did an amazing job singing several songs, reciting several poems along with the Preamble of the Constitution and the Ten Commandments. A wonderful slide show was presented along with the Procession of Graduates and awarding of the diplomas. Great job Mrs. Flowers and Mrs. Williams.....precious evening!

GCA Students Enjoy Gynmastics

Murkerson Dance Academy and Gymnastics hosted their End-of-Year Gymnastics Exhibition on May 10th at Grace. Sixteen GCA students had the opportunity to show-off all their talents to parents, grandparents and friends.
Great Job!!!

Ducks for River Town Days

Check out these awesome ducks designed by some of our GCA Elementary students. The Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce's River Town Days committee sponsored a "Create a Duck" Contest for this year's festival. Great job!!!

Spring Spectacular

GCA's first Annual Spring Spectacular was held on May 6th in the Grace Auditorium. Two wonderful plays were performed along with acoustic music by the GCA Praise Band, Choir, and Strings Ensemble. The two plays were The Apple by Jimmy Brunelle and The Bible in 30 minutes or Less by Anton Bucher.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cougars Finish 3rd in Final Four

The 2010 Cougar Baseball Team made history this past weekend winning 3rd in this year's Final Four in Panama City, FL. They lost their first game in an awesome battle with Central Christian but won their second game on Saturday 3-1 against East Hill Christian.
Way to Go...We are so proud!

McDonald's and Davis Name All Conference

Congratulations to Grant McDonald, Jordan Davis and Taylor McDonald for being named All Conference at the Baseball Regional Playoff Tournament in Dothan, AL the first weekend in May. Way to go Cougars!!!

6th Graders Learn about Iron & Squid

Mrs. Smith's 6th grade class has been learning a lot of new and cool things over the past several weeks as their science class turned into a research lab. They learned how to find iron in cereal and what a real squid is made of.....Exciting Stuff!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Muffin For Mom"

Mrs. Sheffield's 4th grade along with Mrs. Jones 5th grade students honored their moms on May 6th with a "Muffins For Mom" Breakfast in the cafeteria.

Freedom Dive 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Heard Makes All Conference

Congratulations to Emma Heard for being named All Conference this past weekend at the Softball East Regional Playoff Tournament in Dothan, AL. Emma is a sophomore at Grace and she plays catcher for the Lady Cougars! Emma is the daughter of Darryl and Joanna Heard. Way to Go Emma!

Grace Cougars Advance to Final Four

The Cougars finished second in the Panhandle Christian Conference Eastern Division with a 5-1 record in conference play. This past weekend they played in the East Regional Playoff Tournament in Dothan, AL and brought home the 2nd Place Trophy. This win advances them to the Final Four Tournament in Panama City, Florida May 7th & 8th where they will face off against Western Regional schools, Central Christian and East Point Christian School.
Congratulations Guys!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010 Sports Banquet - May May 11th

The annual GCA Sport Banquet will be held next Tuesday, May 11th at the Charter House Inn. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner and should finish around 8. Tickets are on sale now in the office - $12 Adults / $8 for children 10 and under. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, May 7th.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Art Students Shine At Showcase

Congratulations to six of our outstanding art students for their recent awards at the 13th Annual Student Showcase sponsorsed by the Decatur County Council of the Arts.
Melissa Mills won 3rd place in 7th & 8th grade Mixed Media and brought home the Judges Choice for Most Abstract (K-12th). Jeri Sloan took Honorable Mention in 7th & 8th grade Mixed Media; Lydia Thompson won 2nd Place in 7th & 8th grade Painting; Chase Harris took home a 3rd Place in 7th & 8th grade Drawing; Kyle Harris won 3rd Place in High School Drawing; and Daniel Ray won 1st Place in 7th & 8th grade Mixed Media. Way to Go!!!

If I were Mayor.......

Congratulations to GCA 6th grade student, Kristanna Bowers, for winning the "If I were Mayor" contest sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Assoc. for 6th graders statewide. Kristanna was honored by the Bainbridge City Council on April 20th and had the opportunity to open the meeting with a bang from the gavel and call the meeting to order. She also read her essay and had a ride to school the next day by one of the City Police Officers. Congratulations Kristanna!!

Carpenter Named Outstanding Student

Outstanding Middle School students were recently named by the Bainbridge Kiwanis Club and our own Sarah Grace Carpenter was selected from Grace. Pictured: Honor Teacher, Kathy Bennett, Larissa Carpenter, Sarah Grace, Dr. Carpenter and Principal Joan Shiver.
Congratulations Sarah Grace...we are so proud of you!