Thursday, September 30, 2010

NHS Inducts 4 New Members

Grace Christian Academy's National Honor Society inducted 4 new members at an Induction Ceremony on September 27th, 2010. NHS officers performed the Induction Ritual recognizing the candidates for academic, character, and conduct excellence. Officers for the group include President Tad Young, Vice President Kyle Harris, Secretary Taylor McDonald, Treasurer Stephanie Mills, Reporter Ladson Simmons, and Project Chairmen Mary Ann Adams and Abbey Smith.
Congratulations to the following new members of GCA's NHS: Ashston Anderson, Michael Evans, Beth Ann Hodges and Bryce McQuaid. Other standing members include - Brock Bailey, T.J. Carlisle, Sydney Harrell, Sara Lynn Hodges, Sloane Willgins, Lauren Carraway, Christina Greene, Kishan Patel, Emma Heard, Alex McLendon, and Caylin Walsingham.

GP Day Breaks Records

The 2nd Annual Grandparents Day was a huge success with over 300 in attendance! Everyone enjoyed some wonderful goodies prepared by Lisa McLendon; entertainment from the 5th grade, the GCA Strings program and the HS Praise Band and Choir; 2 exciting videos and a presentation by the GCA Foundation Chairman, Bill Burke. Following the program, the grandparents had the opportunity to visit the classrooms and see their grandchildren at work. Many thanks to the GCA Foundation and GCA's awesome Faculty and Staff for hosted another wonderful event!!

Class of 2012 Receive Rings

The GCA Class of 2012 recently celebrated their rising status with an official Ring Ceremony. A representative of Spud Bowen & Associates of Tifton gave a brief history of the Class Ring and presented each Junior with their new ring.

The Class Ring, as we know it today, originated in the year of 1835 and was purchased by Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. This custom spread rapidly as a means of perpetuating the ideals and traditions of the School attended.

Congratulations Juniors!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

See You At the Pole - Sept. 22nd

See You At The Pole will be this Wednesday morning, Sept. 22nd @ 7:20 a.m. around the Grace flagpole. See You at the Pole is an annual gathering of Christian students of all ages at a flagpole in from of their school for prayer, scripture reading and singing. SYATP occurs every year on the fourth Wednesday of September, preceding the start of the school day. During the evening, area church youth ministries unite to worship and celebrate. This year the city-wide event will be at at the Grace gym at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ring Ceremony - September 23rd

The Junior class will have their Ring Ceremony on Thursday, September 23rd at 10:30 a.m. in the OS (Old Sanctuary). Friends and relatives are invited to attend this exciting event for our GCA Jrs.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grandparents' Day - September 24th

The Second Annual
Grandparents' Day @ GCA
Friday, September 24, 2010
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Come join the Grace Family and see what your grandchildren experience everyday. Meet our teachers, learn about our activities and programs and even enjoy a tour!

Coca-Cola Drink Sale

The GCA Booster Club is in the process of raising money to support all the athletic teams. Please consider helping us in this effort by doing something you are probably going to do anyway...just by purchasing your favorite Coke product through GCA instead of your local store. Forms are being sent home to all students; however, if you do not receive one and are interested in helping out, please contact any GCA athlete or the office for your order form. All orders must be in by September 29th as product will be delivered Oct. 1st.

Creation Cookies Are Fun

Mrs. Cox K4 students enjoyed making and eating their Creation Cookies that they made last week!
Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Making Friends Is Fun

Making friends is what pre-school is all about. These precious children enjoy Mrs. Morris class.

Morris Kids Make Art with Shapes

Mrs. Morris K-4 Students enjoy making art with shapes they are learning about!

89 Students Earn Free Day!

Many, Many thanks to all the hard work of our students, parents, and faculty for making this years Magazine Sale a success...over $8,000 was rasied for GCA!! We had 89 students sell 6 or more magazine subscriptions which earned them a free day on October 7th...they will get to start their fall break a day early! Way to Go!!!

2010-2011 School Calendar

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mag. Sales Last Day.....September 8th

Our 2010 QSP Magazine drive is quickly coming to a close. Our last turn-in day will be next Wednesday, September 8th with prize day on the 10th.

Here are some of the prize opportunities for the final days....
FREE DAY out of school for Thursday, October 7th only takes 6 orders.
Pick A Pop, Pick A Duck and Cash prizes only takes 3 orders to participate.
Jelly Rings, Magic Bank, Apple Shape Speakers, $100 Pillow and Mixing deck are a few of the other prizes you can win!
Parents - Thank you so much for your help and support with this year's magazine sales. These type of fundraisers help keep GCA's tuition the lowest in the region!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Moms In Touch Starts September 7th

Become a part of a worldwide community of mothers praying for our children and schools! Meet Elizabeth Simmons at her house (2102 Back Lake Circle, Bainbridge) Tuesday, September 7 @ 8:15 a.m. to find out how you can be a part of "Moms In Touch."

Cougars Open Season in Fort Walton Beach

On August 27, 2010, Couch Justin Gravlee's Cougars traveled to Fort Walton Beach, FL to compete in the Panhandle Christian Conference East - West Challenge. This tournament was created to allow teams for the East Region to compete against the teams of the West.

In their season opener, the Cougars found themselves paired against the host team, the Calvary Christian Academy Patriots. The Cougars took and early lead in the 28th minute when Kyle Harris found the back of the next from 25 yards away. The Patriots answered with a successful shot from the back post following a corner kick.

The Patriots then took the lead, scoring from close range after an initial shot was deflected by goalkeeper Grant McDonald. With one minute remaining in regulation play, Chase Harris scored the equalizer.The officials informed both teams that a penalty shoot-out would follow. Seven Cougars took kicks from the 12-yard mark, but only Taylor McDonald and Kyle Harris were able to convert their kicks. Meanwhile, three Patriots made good on their penalty kicks and Calvary was ultimately awarded the win.

The following morning, the Cougars took the rain-soaked field against the Central Christian School Saints, the winners of six consecutive PCC Championships. As was anticipated, a very physical match ensued. In the 24th minute, Bryce McQuaid guided a perfectly-placed ball past the Saints' keeper. Throughout the game, the tenacious Cougar defense, led by Grand McDonald, was able to repel Central's repeated attacks. When the final whistle blew, the Cougars celebrated a well-earned 1-0 victory.

Less than two hours later, the Cougars faced the Trinitas Christian Knights for the final game of the weekend. After a few minutes, it was fairly obvious that the Cougars were going to be a little flat following the emotional win earlier that day. Despite the fact, Taylor McDonald put the Cougars on the board in the 15th minute when he fired a rocket shot from just beyond the 18 yard line. Six minutes later, Trinitas answered with a shot from the back post resulting from a free kick. With only three minutes remaining and a tie game on the line, a foul was committed in the box and the officials awarded the Knights a penalty kick. The resulting kick was successful and the game ended in a 1-2 loss for the Cougars.