Thursday, April 26, 2012

Winburn Wins "If I were Mayor" Contest

Mattie with Mayor Edward Reynolds
Mattie Winburn, a sixth grader at GCA and daughter of Steve & Laura Winburn was honored at the Bainbridge City Council meeting last Tuesday for her "If I were a Mayor" essay.

Congratulations Mattie!

Mattie with Mrs. Roslyn Palmer

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Winburn Wins Farm Bureau Essay Contest

Congratulations to GCA 6th Grade Student, Mattie Winburn for winning 1st Place in the Middle School Essay contest sponsored by the Decatur County Farm Bureau Women's Committee.  The essay topic was "Georgia Farmers are My Heroes Because" and the contest was open to all 6th - 8th graders in Decatur County.  Mattie received a $100 check.

Congrats Mattie we are
PROUD of you!!!

Kennedy "Overnight Adventure"......


Mrs. Jone's 5th grade students enjoyed a very memorable experience last "Overnight Adventure" at the Kennedy Space Center. Some of the activities the students got to enjoy included: Making their own rocket to launch; scavenger hunt in astronaut and rocket museum; they got to meet with a real astronaut -Wendy Lawrence and ask her questions; they explored the rocket garden; watched an I-Max film, camped out under a real rocket; toured the grounds; and got to feel the "real" experience by sitting in a rocket simulator.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Terra Nova Testing Begins April 12th

Terra Nova testing will begin tomorrow, April 12th for grades 1 - 5 only.

Next weeks testing schedule for grades 1 - 8th

Monday, April 16th
Tuesday, April 17th
Wednesday, April 18th
Thursday, April 19th

Helpful information and tips:

Be sure that your child is well-rested and has had a good breakfast.

The testing will be completed in the morning hours. Regular classes will take place in the afternoons.

Please try to have your child present and on time daily.

Please limit interruptions during these testing times.

HS Testing Information

Next week is testing week for GCA. Monday through Thursday we will work with your child on PSAT, SAT, and ACT practice and strategies.

We would like to invite you to come to school on Tuesday, April 17th at 8:05 a.m. to learn more about our plans for this week and for future test practice opportunities. We will be meeting in the Old Sanctuary. We look forward to seeing you.
Also, we will be offering an opportunity for further test practice through the "Princeton Review."

GCA is pleased to announce that The Princeton Review, a leader in test preparation, has partnered with our school to offer an SAT course to help students prepare for the June 2nd SAT administration.

Please see the GCA Blog post for additional information including course schedule and cost -