Friday, January 27, 2012

From Coach Harris:

We had a great kick-off to the 2012 Cogar Running Club on Wednesday -
45 students ran/walked a total of 158 1/2 - mile laps!  A number of parents and teachers also participated.  The Cougar Running Club is open to all students 1st-12th and will meet each Wednesday at the YMCA track from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. through May.

Come Join Us!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GCA Sports - News & Annoucements

Cougar Running Club
The GCA Cougar Running Club begins tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 25th, from 3:30pm until 4pm at the YMCA. The school will not be offering
transportation to the YMCA. Parents will be responsible for bringing
their children to the YMCA at 3:30pm and picking them up from the Y at
4pm. Runners will be supervised at all times and prizes will be
rewarded for progress!

There will be a baseball meeting this Friday, January 27th @ 6:00 p.m. in the gym.

Jr. Pro:
The Jr. Pro girls will play at St. Teresa's at 4:00 p.m. next Thursday.

6th Grade Basketball Tourn. - Feb. 2nd & 4th

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Congralations to Senior -
Stephanie Mills

DAR Good Citizen

Cheerleaders Honor ACS

The GCA Cheerleaders presented a check for $580.01 to Chelsea Austin with the American Cancer Society

The funds were raised durning their 1st Annual Pink-Out event which was held on December 2nd durning a home basketball game.

All proceeds will be dedicated to Decatur County and our local Relay For Life Event.

Congratulations Girls!!

GCA Cheerleaders .....1st Place

This past weekend, the GCA Cheerleaders competed in the Diamond Circle City Championship hosted by Diamond Cheer and Dance in Dothan, AL.  The girls won first place and a trip to Jacksonville for the Season Finals on April 28th.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Harrell Reaches 1,000!!

Congratulations to GCA Sophmore, Rachel Harrell for making her 1,000th point during Thursday nights game against Ashford.  After the game, her father and coach, Mike Harrell presented her with the game ball.

Rachel is the daughter of Mike and Leslie Harrell

WAY TO GO Rachel!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

GCA Cheerleaders Thank You!!

The GCA Cheerleaders would like to thank everyone for a GREAT Spirit Week!  Without the support of our parents and students, it would not have been possible.

The 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast was a big hit this year and plans are now in place for an even better event next year.  Thank you so much for your support and patience!!  Be assured that lots of notes have been taken and lessons learned so we hope you will plan to come back again next year!

GCA Cheerleaders

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Festival Shirts 1/2 Price

Winter Festival Shirts are now on sale for 1/2 price in the front office. 

White long-sleeve shirts are now $7.50 and black short-sleeve are only $6.00.  Buy yours today and enjoy this great deal!!

2012 Homecoming Queen - Abbey Smith

Congratulations to Senior, Abbey Smith for being crowned GCA's 2012 Homecoming Queen.  Abbey is the daughter of Michael and Dena Smith and she plans to attend the University of Georgia or Mississippi State University next year.

Congrats Abbey!!!

2012 Homecoming Court

(L-R) 10th Grade - Kendi Castoro, 9th grade - Lexie Goodson, Seniors - Stephanie Mills, Abbey Smith, Caylin Walsingham, and Mary Ann Adams, 11th grade - Beth Ann Hodges

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

GCA Crown's Homecoming King

Congratulations Baby Bo for being voted 2012 Homecoming King!
(Pictured L-R:  Daniel Ray, Wyatt Mentry, Bo Bailey & Phillip Bowen)

Homecoming 2012 - Spirit Day

Homecoming 2012 - Nerd Day


Homecoming 2012 - Pajama Day

MS & HS Raise $364 for Samaritan's Purse

GCA's Middle and High School students raised $364.00 for Sararitan's Purse durning December.  Students selected the following items to purchase/donate:  Blankets, Live-Saving Mosquito Nets, Fishing Boats, Baby Chicks, Hot Meals, Milk, Feed a Hungry Baby for a Week, Rescue a Child from Exploitation, and Transform the Life of a Disabled Child.

Cougar Teams Give Back to Community

On December 21st, the GCA girls and boys teams took their minds off of basketball to think of others as they delivered Christmas presents to a family in Bainbridge. Both teams held a fundraiser in early December which allowed them to spend around $1,200.00 on a shopping spree for this family. Players were divided into groups and assigned a member of the family to shop for along with a given budget. Coach Murr stated "The teams were very excited to see the family receive the gifts. We want our students to recognize how much God has blessed them and to be active in giving to, and serving others."

Cougars take 3rd in Tournament

Both our Cougars and Lady Cougars finished third in the recent Corey Jones Memorial Basketball Tournament in Ashford, Al. 

Coach Murr's team defeated the Randolph Southern School Patriots, of Shelllman, GA by a score of 52-43, and defeated the Northside Methodist Academy Knights, of Dothan, AL, 55-42.  Phillip Bowen led them to both wins and made the All-Tournament Team. 

Coach Harrell's girls beat Randolph Southern school Lady Patriots from Shellman, GA to take third place in the tournament.  Emma Heard scored nine points as the Lady Cougars broke a team scoring record with a 73-49 victory.  Lady Cougar Rachel Harrell took game scoring honors with 26 points.  In other tournament actioni on Dec. 19th, the Lady Cougars defeated the Northside Methodist Academy Lady Knights from Dothan, AL 44-28, and lost to the Ashford Academy Lady Falcons from Ashford, AL, 44-42.  Emma Heard was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Friday, January 6, 2012

1st Graders Share the News

Mrs. Harrell and Mrs. Mogan's first grade classes enjoyed Christmas caroling during the holidays.  They had the opportunity to visist 4 different senior citizens homes where they sang to them and gave them goody bags.  What a wonderful way to spread the love and joy of Christ!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mills honored for Service

Many thanks to GCA Board Member, Kim Mills, for her many years of service!!  Kim has served as an active Board member for the past 5 years and always gone above and beyond when asked or needed.

Board Chairman, Erwin Harrell, recognized Kim during the faculty/staff luncheon held at Christmas.

Again, Many Thanks Kim!!!!
Congratulations to Senior Emma Heard!! 
Emma signed a volleyball scholarship in December with the Andrew College Fighting Tigers.  Emma will wear the No. 3 jersey for Andrew, which is shown above.   Pictured are:  Heard, Grace volleyball coach Erwin Harrell, Andrew College volleyball coach Lisa O'Connor, Heard's mother Joanna Heard and father Darryl Hear. 
We are so proud of you Emma!!

Cross Country Team Honored

Pictured above - GCA (Boys & Girls) Cross Country Team
Congratulations to the GCA Cross Country Team for being awarded the GISA Region 3AA Runner-Up.  The GISA Region meet was hosted by Brookwood School but held at Greenwood Plantation on October 20th.  The Varsity Boys team placed second overall (Region Runner-Up) and those team members are:  Kyle Harris Bryce McQuaid, Daniel Ray, Jackson Harrell, Anderson Bailey, Chase Harris, and Josh Carnes.  Chase Harris placed second overall with a 5K time of 17:35.  Kyle Harris placed third overall with a 5K time of 18:26.  Following this meet, the Boys Varsity team qualified to compete at Stratford Academy in Macon in the GISA State Cross Country meet on October 29th.  Congratulations Cougars!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Students Enjoy Mock Legislature

GCA held its second annual Mock Legislature on Tuesday, November 22nd.  Middle school students were asked to talk to relatives and friends and come up with five topics for possible laws that might make Georgia a better place to live.  They worked with their partners to write their bills and prepare their speeches for debate in the General Assembly

2011 Mock Legislature Officers:
Governor - Carley Cranford
Speakers of the House - Kelsey Harrell, Rhaegan Henderson, Jasmine Jones, & Jack McRae
Clerks of the House - Mattie Dunn, Perra Harrell, Hannah Holden, & Emilee Murr
House Floor Leaders - Annabelle Smith and Paul Whaley
House Door Keepers - Kelsey Harrell & Perra Harrell