Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lady Cougars Lose Close One!

The GCA Lady Cougars, coached by Mike Harrell, dropped a close 33-31 decision to the Open Bible Christian School Lady Warriors from Valdosta on Tuesday, January 25th at home. Leading the way for coach Harrell's Grace team were Rachel Harrell with 17 points. She was followed by Brock Bailey with 7 and Emma Heard with 4. * * This article was written by Joe Crine and published in the Jan. 28th edition of the Post Searchlight.

Friday, January 21, 2011

100th Day of School

Mrs. Williams Kindergarten Class celebrated the 100th day of school today with cupcakes in the shape of "100".

Homecoming 2011 - Jan. 24th - 29th

Monday - PJ Day
Selling Hot Chocolate

Tuesday - Fav. Book Character Day
Selling Gummy Worms & apples

Wednesday - Old People Day
Selling Jello Pudding, Apple Sauce & Milk Shakes

Thursday - Movie Star Day
Selling Popcorn & Water
Talent Show Night

Friday - Cougar Spirit Day
Wear Homecoming Shirt
Selling Tattoos, Beads & pom poms
Homecoming Dance

Homecoming 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

BLACK OUT Pep Rally this Friday

This coming Friday, January 14th, the GCA Cheerleaders will be hosting a BLACK OUT pep rally for the basketball teams. The cheerleaders will be selling glow stick necklaces and bracelets for the kids to wear during the pep rally. The cost of each will only be .50 cents so please remember to send your child with a few extra quarters on Friday so they can particpate in all the fun!

$355 Raised for the Samaritan's Purse Christmas Project

This Christmas, GCA Middle and High School students responded with enthusiasm to the request to help those who are unable to help themselves by collecting money for Samaritan's Purse. Students donated $355.00 and purchased items such as baby chicks, bibles, mosquito nets, milk, and hot meals for those in need around the world! Many thanks to Julie Harris for making this opportunity available to our students!
If you would still like to help with this worthwhile project, please contact:

Lady Cougars Playing Well

Coach Mike Harrell's Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougars basketball team boasted a strong 11-3 record as they began the post holiday portion of their schedule Tuesday against the Open Bible Christian School Lady Warriors in Valdosta.
After playing the Byne Christian School Saints Thursday in Albany and the Tallavana Christian School Lady Lions Friday in Havana, FL, they will begin their post holiday home schedule with a Tuesday, Jan. 11, game against Gateway Lighthouse Christian Academy.
Harrell expressed great pleasure with his teams play in the early part of the season. "We finished the first half of our season with a triple overtime win over Byne Christian Academy, the same team we beat in the Inland Classic Tournament a couple of weeks ago," he said.
"Brock Bailey, our only senior, continues to lead the team well," Harrell said. "She is averaging over 16 points a game along with four rebounds, two steals and four assists a game. Also playing extremely well is Rachel Harrell, who is averaging 14 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists a game, the coach said. Jocelyn Jacobs and Christy Colvin had career-high 17 rebound games against Byne.
** This article was written by Joe Crine and ran in the Post Searchlight on Sat., Jan. 7th

Designing Custom Air Guns

Mr. Stickland's 12th grade physics class enjoyed "showing-off" their recent projects while learning about air resistance, gravity, velocity, angle, and projectile weight. The goal of this experiment was to familiarize the students with how projectiles fly through the air and what effect the elements listed above have on projectiles. The students were divided into 3 groups and asked to design an air cannon/air gun using vector mathematics, hydrodynamics, and pneumatics that would launch a 6 pound projectile to a pre-determined distance. All 3 cannons were different and each one functioned flawlessly. The overall maximum range achieved, firing the cannons at a 45 degree angel and using 50psi of air pressure, was 175 yards. What a great example of "hand-on" was had by all!

MS Students enjoy Pebble Hill & Museum

The 7th & 8th grades students enjoyed a wonderful adventure to Thomasville learning about South GA history and Plantation life in the late 1800's and early 1900's. They visited the Thomas County Museum of History where they learned about the early years of Thomas, Grady and Decatur Counties and then had the wonderful opportunity to visit one of South GA's most famous plantations - Pebble Hill Plantation. Here the students got a first hand look at the how the wealthy lived and why so many northerners migrated to the south for their winter homes and recreational hunting.