Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

EPIC Adventure Coming Soon!!

Boosterthon's EPIC Adventure will be coming to GCA April 18th - 27th.   This will be the 4th year we have hosted the Boosterthon Fun Run. The goal of the Boosterthon Fun Run is to raise funds while teaching our kids about the importance of Fitness, Leadership, and Character.

The Boosterthon Fun Run is a nine-day program that will kick off on Wednesday, April 18th @ 2:00 p.m. in the gym.  This year's character theme is "EPIC Adventure" and it's all about Teamwork!  Our students will be building character by learning the four secrets to good teams:  Encourage, Play, Invite, and Celebrate.

Boosterthon Fun Run Event will be
Friday, April 27, 2012

NEEDS:  We need room moms that will be willing to help our teachers create a "Team" name, design a team poster, encourage participation, and come enjoy the kick-off and run!  If you are interested please email Cile at

The Princeton Review is coming to GCA!!

PROM 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Freedom Dive - March 29th& 30th

Freedom Dive 2012 is coming soon!!   Mark your calendars for March 29th & 30th.   Freedom Dive has always been an exciting event for our middle and high school students and this year will be no different.  "Overcome" is the theme and great speakers and music have been lined up for this wonderful praise event!  To offset the cost, we are asking each student to bring $10 by March 27th.  This donation does include a cool t-shirt to remember the event.

Winburn Takes 1st in Performing Arts

Congratulations to Mattie Winburn, 6th grade, for winning 1st place in the Performing Arts General category at the 4-H District Cloverleaf Project Achievement competition held on Saturday, March 17th in Americus, GA.

Cougar Baseball Takes a Win

Jeremiah Register

Anderson Bailey
 The GCA Cougars defeated Gateway Academy of Bonifay, Fla., by the score of 13-7 on Saturday, March 17, in Bonifay. 

Brent Warr led the offense with three hits. Austin McQuaid was also on base three times with walks, while Michael Mills and Anderson Bailey had two hits each.  Coach Ken Bailey said the defense was solid, supporting strong pitching performances from Anderson Bailey, Michael Mills, and Dalton Boyd.

6th Grade Takes Trip to St. Augustine, FL

Trip week for the 6th grade students included an awesome visit to St. Augustine, FL. 

Activities they enjoyed included:  St. Augustine Alligator Farm; the St. Augustine Lighthouse; tours of The Castillo De San Marcos, the oldest Wooden School, the oldest House, Flagler Memorial Church, Spanish Military Hospital, Fountain of Youth, Mission of Nombre de Dios, Spanish Quarter, Fort Matanzas and the St. Augustine Amphitheater.

Swamps & Savannah!


The 7th & 8th grade students enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Okefenokee Swamp & Historic Savannah during their Trip Week.  They spent time at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge enjoying a boat tour, exhibits, Chesser Island Homestead and the Swampwalk.  In Savannah they took a Trolley Tour of Historic Savannah, enjoyed a Riverboat Cruise, and the Legends of Savannah Night Tour.  They had an opportunity to visit Fort Jackson where the students participated in Civil War training, they ate at the Whistle Stop Cafe, visited the Tybee Island Lighthouse, and enjoyed a tour Fort Pulaski.  Many thanks to Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Henderson for organizing this great trip!

HS Students Visit Atlanta

High School Visit to the Georgia Capitol

High School Students at Medieval Times

GCA High School students enjoyed a two day visit to Atlanta during Trip Week.   They spent their first afternoon at the Georgia Capitol, enjoyed some shopping and dinner at Discovery Mills and wrapped-up their trip at Medieval Times on Friday.  Fun was had by all! 

Lady Cougars place 4th in National Tournament

Coach Harrell's Lady Cougars went 2-2 and finished 4th at the National Association of Christian Athletes Basketball Tournament in Dayton, TN.  The national champions were Maryland's Mt. Airy Christian Academy. 

Congratulations to Sophmore Rachel Harrell, for making the All-Tournament team in Division 3. 

GCA vs. Lancaster Christian Academy, PA - won 48-28
GCA vs. Shenandoah Christian Academy, VA - lost 41-44
GCA vs. Grace Christian School, NC - won 48-35
GCA vs. Sanford Christian School, NC - lost 40-49

Thursday, March 8, 2012

NJHS Inducts 25

Grace Christian Academy's National Junior Honor Society inducted 25 new members at an Induction Ceremony on March 5, 2011.  NJHS officers performed the Induction Ritual recognizing the candidates for academic, character, and conduct excellence.  Officers for the group include President Shelby Woodrum, Vice President Hannah Holden, Secretary Kaitlin Adams, Treasurer Rhaegan Henderson and Project Chairmen Jack McRae and Brent Warr.  Congratulations to the following new members of GCA's NJHS:  8th Grade - Haley Chandler and Jasmine Jones; 7th Grade - Kaitlyn Holcombe, Tyler Rentz, Nathan Walton, and Hannah Wilde; 6th Grade - Eliza Butler, Morgan Cannon, Braden Dowdy, Jared Duke, Mason Duke, Carly Godwin, Jeremy Greene, Miller Hayes, Drake Law, Sam McRae, Pooja Patel, Breanna Pritchett, Emilee Straughn, Corban Walsingham, Clayton Wells, Mattilyn Winburn, William Womble, Collin Woodrum, and John York.

Cougar Baseball Opens with a Win

The Cougar Baseball team opened their season last Thursday with a win against East Hill Christian School from Pensacola, FL by a 7-3 score.

Anderson Bailey and Dalton Boyd combined to strike out 16 in the victory, while Bo Bailey and Anderson Bailey had two hits apiece to lead the offense.  Brent Warr was on base three times and scored twice.

 "Our hitters showed a good combination of patience and agression, while the defense was solid throughout the game," stated Coach Bailey.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Seniors Honored & Receive Early Admission

Congratulations to these five Grace Christian Academy seniors for receiving the honor of early admission to the University of Georgia. Pictured above are Kyle Harris, Abbey Smith, Katie Harrell, Lauren Carraway, and Christina Greene.

We Are Proud of You!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cat in the Hat visits GCA

In celebration of Dr. Suess' Birthday, GCA elementary students enjoyed a special visit from Bainbridge's own Cat in the Hat ......District Attorney, Joe Mulholland.  Joe read (4) Dr. Suess books for the  students and posed from some photos.  Following the reading, the 4th & 5th graders enjoyed a wonderful Green Eggs and Ham breakfast provided by their parents.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Calendar of Events (February)

March 5th
NJHS Induction Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. in the O.S.

March 6th
Home Tennis Match against Bainbridge MS at 4pm

March 6th - 10th
Basketball Nationals (GV) in Dayton, TN

March 7th
4H Meeting in the IAUD at 7:40 am
Running Club meets at YMCA at 3:30 pm

March 8th
End of 3rd Quarter

March 9th
NO School!  Teacher Work Day

March 13th - 16th
Trip Week

March 17th
Away Baseball game against Gateway

March 19th
Report Cards go home today
Tennis Scrimmage at 4pm at the Floyd Tennis Courts

March 20th
Home Baseball game against Crisp Academy
Away Softball game against Ashford Academy

March 23rd
Home Baseball game against Georgia Christian
Home Softball game against Byne
Tennis Scrimmage at 4pm at the Floyd Tennis Courts

March 24th
Jr/Sr Prom

Thursday, March 1, 2012

GCA Shines at National Livestock Show

Congratulations to these fine GCA students as they represented us well at the Georgia Junior Natioinal Livestock Show in Perry, Georgia last week.  We are so proud of you!!
  • Bo Bailey - Grand Champion Overall Steer
  • Alexandra McLendon - 3rd place in Market Barrow Class
  • Miller Hayes - 11th place in 6th grade Showmanship
During the week, there were 4,000 head of livestock exhibited by 1,800 students from across the State of Georgia....WOW!

Pictured with Bo are from left, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and judge Kevin Jensen. 

4,000 Box Tops

Many, Many thanks to everyone that turned in their box tops....we will be sending in over 4,000 box tops which means GCA will receive a check for $428.30!!  AWESOME!!  Please keep saving as we hope to make this a bigger project next year!!

Parent Prayer Group Meeting Each Wednesday

GCA Parent's Prayer Group
Every Wednesday
7:30 a.m.
Room 203
Please come join us!!

Square 1 Art - Orders Due March 23rd!

Grace Christian Academy Students
Be on the lookout for YOUR CHILD'S ART....
It should have arrived home on Monday with 20 Large Stickers along with a "Cool" brochure on all types of items you can order with their personal creative touch. You can order your child's artwork on stationery, ornaments, puzzles and more....shirts, aprons, tote bags, etc. (Examples of these items are on display outside Mrs. Carol's office).  Please don't ignore this unique opportunity as these are great
gift ideas for family, friends, Mother's Day, etc.
Deadline for orders will be Friday, March 23rd