Friday, April 29, 2011

K4 Students Learn About GA Animals

DNR Officer Tony Cox thrilled some of our Pre-K students with skins from many different animals native to GA. But the biggest thrill was getting to touch a real live alligator!

Mock Legislature in Session May 10th

GCA will be hosting the 2011 Mock Legislature Day on Tuesday, May 10th from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.. Student from Bainbridge Middle will be joining us that day to participate in the debates. The Senate will be in session in the old sanctuary and the House will be in the gym.
Please feel free to come out and watch these talented students debate!

Student Art Selected for Decatur County Art Show

Students in grades 1st - 12th recently submitted artwork for the upcoming Decatur County Student Art Show and many of our students were selected for the show.
The opening reception is Sunday, May 1st from 2-4pm at the Firehouse Gallery in downtown Bainbridge. The gallery will be open the following week on Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th from 4-6pm and on Saturday, May 7th from 10-2 and Sunday, May 8th from 1-3pm.
Please stop by and check out some of the awesome art created by our wonderful students!!!

Boosterthon Pledges - 2nd Due Date...May 6th

Congratulations to all the students who supported this year's Boosterthon Fun Run. We have only received 54% of our pledge money so our 2nd turn-in date is Friday, May 6th. Please help us reach 100% which would mean $13,248 for our school!

....Here are some Fun Facts:

  • 65% of students participated financially

  • Pledges from over 750 sponsors came from 25 states and 4 countries

  • Of the thousands of pledges, only 21% came from parents and 79% came from other donors

  • The students ran over 6,600 laps totaling just over 416 miles!

After all the laps were entered and pledges counted the total GROSS amount pledged to GCA is $25,447.00. GCA will receive 52% of collections......Please Collect Your Pledges!!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hollis Honored.."If I Were Mayor"

Ryles Hollis, a sixth grader at GCA and son of Kenny and Beth Hollis was honored at the Bainbridge City Council meeting last Tuesday for his "If I were a Mayor" essay. Some of the items Ryles stated he would do if he was Mayor included: organize Neighborhood Watch program in the city, look out for the disabled and the elderly, work hard to get a new movie theater, host an exotic food festival to attrack visitors and work to foster community unity.

Way to go Ryles....Congratulations!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Upcoming Activities & Events

Tuesday, April 26th
Away Baseball game against Highland at 4pm
Away Softball game against Highland at 4pm

Wednesday, April 27th
Picture retakes - 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 28th
Wax Museum - Open to public from 11:45 - 12:45
Baseball Regionals at home - 5pm DH - Climax Fields

Saturday, April 30th
Baseball Regionals continue
Softball Regionals at home - 1pm

Monday, May 2nd
6th grade Field Trip - Bainbridge History - Past & Present Tour

Wednesday, May 4th
4H Meeting at 7:40 am in the IAUD

Thursday, May 5th
4th & 5th Grade - "Muffins for Moms" in the dining hall from 9-10 am
9th & 10th Grade Field Trip to the National Infantry Museum in Columbus

Friday, May 6th
3rd Grade Field Trip to Sweet Grass Dairy Farm in Thomasville
2nd Turn-In Date for Boosterthon Pledges

Monday, May 9th
GCA Spirit Night at Beef O' Brady's

Tuesday, May 10th
GCA Mock Legislature - 8:30 - 2:30 p.m.
2nd Grade Field Trip to the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea
Spring Spectacular - 6pm

Wednesday, May 11th
End of Year Program for k3 (9am) and K4 (10am) in the OS

Thursday, May 12th
GCA Sports Banquet - First Baptist Church - 6pm

Friday, May 13th
K3, K4, K5 Last Day
CHAMPS Program for 5th Grade in the OS at 9 am

Monday, May 16th
4th Grade Field Trip to the Coastal Water Exploration & Estuary Habitat
1st Grade Field Trip to the Tallahassee Nature Museum

Tuesday, May 17th
K5 Graduation - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18th
Elementary Awards Day

Thursday, May 19th
MS & HS Awards Day
1st - 12th Last Day, Half Day

Friday, May 20th

Wax Museum - April 28th

The Grace Wax Museum is coming back! On Thursday, April 28th all sixth and seventh graders will be participating and they will be displaying their historical figures from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. for all GCA Students and from 11:45 - 12:45 for the public. The museum will be in the hallways of the school. Please come out and see this fun, educational event!

GCA to Host Regionals

Grace will host the regional tournament for the PCC East Region in baseball and softball. Our Baseball team will play a double header on April 28th at 5:00 p.m. at the Climax fields. If we split with Emmanuel we will play a championship game on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The Girls Softball team will play the championship game on Saturday, April 30th. Come out and support your Cougars!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Fun Run

Has Officially


Get Your Pledges Now

April 12th - 21st!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Upcoming Events & Activities

Monday, April 11th "Moms in Touch" @ FUMC at 12 Noon Home Baseball game against Westwood @ 4:30 p.m. Home Softball game against Ashford Academy @ 4pm GCA Spirit Night @ Beef O'Bradys April 12th - 21st Boosterthon Fun Run Tuesday, April 12th K5 Cap & Gown pictures at 8:30 a.m. Boosterthon Pep Rally in Gym @ 1:50 p.m. Cheerleading Tryouts (4-11th) 3:15 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th 10th - 12th Grade Field Trip to the Mission San Luis/Los Compadres Cheerleading Tryouts (4th - 11th) 3:15 - 5pm. April 18th - 20th Testing Mid Term Parent Conference Week Tuesday, April 19th Home Baseball Game against Open Bible at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21st Boosterthon Fun Run Prek3 - 1st Grade @ 9:00 a.m. 2nd - 7th Grade @ 10:15 a.m. Friday, April 22nd Good Friday - No School!!

NJHS Inducts 18

Grace Christian Academy's National Junior Honor Society inducted 20 new members at an Induction ceremony on March 29, 2011. NJHS officers performed the Induction Ritual recognizing the candidates for academic, character, and conduct excellence. Officers for the group include President Daniel Ray, Vice President Shellby Woodrum, Secretary Kendi Castoro, Treasurer Kaitlin Adams, Reporter Jordan Davis, and Project Chairmen Bo Bailey and Brent Warr. Congratulations to the following new members of GCA's NJHS: 9th Grade - Casie Pichard and Jim Whitehead; 8th Grade - Anderson Bailey, Jeri Sloan and Joey Sloan; 7th Grade - Emily Murr and Dakota Vickers; 6th Grade - Juliann Amaya, McKenzie Brown, Mikayla Buckhaulter, Sarah Castoro, McKenzie Ferry, Ryles Hollis, Alex Johnson, Kaleah Beth Johnson, Gracie Register, Harsimran Singh, and Brandon Swicord.