Thursday, February 23, 2012

High School Atlanta Trip - March 15th & 16th

Georgia State Capitol

March 15th
Leave school around 7:30 a.m.
Stop for lunch around 11:30
Arrive in Atlanta at the Capitol Building at 12 :30 p.m
Guided tour of the Capitol & State Museum
Check in Hotel in Lawrenceville
Visit nearby attractions & eat dinner

March 16th
Breakfast at Hote
Medival Times - Lawrenceville, GA
Depart hotel for Medieval Times
Enjoy M.T. educational performance & lunch
Depart for Bainbridge around 1:00 p.m.

Final Payment of $99 is Due by March 2, 2012

Dairy Queen Night Successful

Many, many thanks to all of our GCA family and friends for supporting
Dairy Queen night on Tuesday as we raised $764.00 for Grace Christian! 
Way to Go Cougars!!

Creating Electricity at GCA

Mrs. Jones 5th grade science students have been learning how to turn chemical energy into electrical energy.  Pictured are Thad Whitaker and Tommy Young with their experiments.  Thad used potatoes and Tommy used lemons to create their electricity!
Great job guys!!

4th & 5th Graders Celebrate History

Mrs. Sheffield's 4th & 5th grade students had the opportunity to celebrate history last week.  The students were asked to read a biography of a historial figure , write a paper, and give an oral book report dressed as their character.

Pictured Left:
Kate McRae - Scagawea
Garrett Donalson - Abraham Lincoln
Spence Butler - Ben Franklin
Hallie Jordan - Florence Nightingale

Pictured Right:
Olivia Penala - Mary Mapes Dodge
Abigail Mills - Lotta Crabtree
Kelly Kelly - Annie Oakley
Nicholas Hodges - Jesse James

Friday, February 17, 2012

Lady Cougars advance to Final Four!

The Lady Cougars varsity basketball team has advanced today to the GISA State Final Four by defeating Thomas Jefferson 48-47.  The girls were down by 10 with 3:22 left in the game.  Full court press got them back within 1 point with only 2.4 seconds to go.  A turnover gave the Cougars the ball back and Rachel Harrell hit a shot from the corner with no time left on the clock to take the win!!
The Lady Cougars will play next Friday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. at GSCU for a spot in the championship game.
Way to Go Lady Cougars!!!

Middle School Tennis - Tues., Feb. 21st

Middle School Tennis Practice
Tuesday, February 21st
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Floyd Tennis Complex

Box Tops due February 24th

If you have been saving box tops for GCA, please get them turned in by Friday, February 24th as we have a deadline of March 1st to get them sent in!

Playground Update

As many of you have probably noticed, the slide at our wonderful playground is broken and taped off so children will not be hurt.  Please know that this playground has a lifetime warranty and the new equipment has been ordered and will be fixed as soon as the parts arrive! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

GCA Jr. Pro Boys Take 2nd In Tournament

Pictured:  Drew Bardin, Coach Steve Murr, Jeb Smith, Austyn Holcombe,
Clay Wells, Tommy Murr, Jared Duke, Sam McRae,
Coach MalloryMcRae and Collin Woodrum

Congratulations to the Grace Jr. Pro boys team for placing 2nd in the GISA Jr. Pro Tournament last Saturday.  12 other schools participated in the tournament and the GCA boys defeated Southland Academy and Terrell Academy before losing to Crisp Academy in the championship game.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

2012 Winter Formal - March 3rd

2012 Winter Formal
"Black Out Ball"

Saturday, March 3rd
8 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Old Library

Tickets will go on sale in the School Office
on Tuesday, February 21st.
$15-Single, $25-Couples

The Winter Formal is a special event for 6th - 8th grade students!

Parent "Testing" Meeting - Tuesday, February 28th


There will be a parent informational meeting on our new standardized achievement tests (call TerraNova3) on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. 

Smith & Sloan - 2012 STAR Student & Teacher

Congratulations to Abbey Smith for being selected as the 2012 GCA STAR Student and to Mrs. Beth Sloan or being selected as her STAR Teacher.  Abbey is the daughter of Michael and Dena Smith.  Abbey is a member of the cheerleading team, compeition cheer squad, cross-country team, and Chaos dance team.  She has served on the basketball team, "Grace Goes Green", and yearbook staff.  She is a graduate of the Chamber's Youth Leadership program and currently serves on the Steering Committee, she is the senior vice president, member of the National Honor Society and was recently crowned GCA's homecoming queen.  Abbey plans to attend either the University or Georgia or Mississippi State.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Orders Due Wednesday, Feb. 8th

Valentine's Day Orders

Cupcake Box - $3.00
Heart Shaped Sucker Ring - $0.75
Valentine Bracelet - $1.00
Carnation - $1.00
Valentine Glitter Tattoos - 2 for $0.50
Gumball Cards - $1.50

Orders are due - Wednesday, February 8th

Trip Week Meeting - Monday, February 13th

There will be a parent meeting on Monday, February 13th in the Old Sanctuary for Trip Week in March.  Mrs. McQuaid will meet with the parents of the 6th grade students at 6:00 p.m.; Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Henderson will meet with the parents of the 7th and 8th grade students at 6:30 p.m and Mr. Murr will meet with the HS parents @ 7:00 to discuss and trip option for them.
Please remember the balance for both MS trips are due by March 2nd!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Physics for Breakfast?


 "It's always nice to enjoy a little physics while you are enjoying your breakfast"....according to Mrs. Lambert.  While the GCA physics class enjoyed a reward breakfast, they were challenged with the 1st Law of Thermodynamics and asked to save a poor innocent egg from destruction using the knowledge they had learned.  The challenge was to constuct an "apparatus" to save their egg from a perilous drop from the upstairs classroom.  They were only given 20 minutes and these materials: egg, rubber gloves, styrofoam cup, orange, string, grocery bag, straws, and tape.  Great news....alll eggs survived their drop!!  Way to go guys!!