Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 K5 Graduation - "Children of God"

American Flag - Anna Belle Adams and Carson Lynn

Bible - Daisy Pelletier and Harrison Woodrum

Christian Flag - Chloe Faircloth and Mackenzie Antis

"I Am A Promise"

2012 Graduates:
Anna Belle Adams, Mackenzie Antis, Ethan Burke, Gynelle Cooper, Ella Grace Elkins, Chloe Faircloth, Steele Faircloth, Allie Lewis, Sara Beth Logue, Carson Lynn, Nickolas Marshburn, Daisy Pelletier, Alyssa Posey, Emilia Posey, Mason Richardson, Zoie Spooner, Ella Grace Straughn, Emily Grace Tuten, Jackson Williams, Joey Williams,
Hannah Wilson, and Harrison Woodrum

Monday, May 21, 2012

K5 Students Release Butterflys

Elementary Students Reach Marathon Miles

Congratulations to the following running club students as they ran the total of a marathon this year! 

Front - Sarah Castoro, Griffin Perkins, Garyn King, and Spence Buter.
Back - Cotton Barker, Caleb Harris and Daniel Jones.  Jeb Smith (Not Pictured)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spring Spectacular - Drama & Music Production

Let God Arise........
Jack McRae, Logan Davis, Bryce McQuaid, Tyler Jones,
Josh Carnes, & Austin McQuaid

Morgan Cannon, Brent Warr, Lindsey Duke, Kelsey Harrell, and Gracie Register

"A Beary Twisted Tale"
Eliza Butler, Cody Pichard, Dakota Vickers, and Emily Straughn

"Drama With No Name"
Hannah Wynn, Harsimran Singh, Phillip Bowen, Brent Warr, Cody Pichard, and Mattie Dunn

"How To Succeed In High School"
Mary Ann Adams, Caylin Walsingham, Stephanie Mills, and Jocelyn Jacobs

Harris & Heard - 2012 Athletes of the Year!!

Congratulations to Seniors
Emma Heard and Kyle Harris
for being named the
2011-12 GCA Athletes of the Year!!

Cougar Baseball Awards

Varsity Baseball
Most Improved – Alex Ward

Most Valuable Player – Anderson Bailey

Christian Character Award – Kyle Harris

Cougar Spirit Award – Bo Bailey

Rookie of the Year – Michael Mills

Lady Cougar Softball Awards

Varsity Softball

Prayer Warrior Award,
Emma Heard

Best Defensive Player,
Jeri Sloan

Most Intimidating Award,
 Chelsey Murray

Best Offensive Player,
Kelsey Harrell

Varsity Cheerleading Awards

Varsity Cheerleading

Christian Character Award,
Hannah Holden

Most Valuable Award – Abbey Smith

Cougar Leadership Award,
Bailey Bristow

Cougar Basketball Awards

Junior Varsity Boys Basketball

Best Defensive Award – Jared Duke
Most Improved Player – Dakota Vickers
Best Offensive Award – Sam McRae

Varsity Boys Basketball

Coaches Award – Brent Warr
Most Improved Player,
Austin McQuaid
Christian Character Award,
Jackson Harrell
All Region – Jack McRae
Most Valuable Player & All Region Philip Bowen

Lady Cougar Basketball Awards

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball

Most Valuable Player- Perra Harrell
Most Improved Player – Emilee Murr
Christian Character Award – Lindsey Duke

Varsity Girls Basketball

Most Improved Player – Emma Heard
Christian Character Award – Rhaegan Henderson
Best Defensive Award – Shelby Woodrum
Most Valuable Player & – Rachel Harrell
Class A All Region, Final 4 All State &
NACA All American/All Tournament

Cross Country Awards

Boys Cross Country

Runner of the Year – Chase Harris
Rookie of the Year – Anderson Bailey
Most Improved Runner – Jackson Harrell
Christian Character Award – Kyle Harris

JV Cross Country

Male Runner of the Year - Caleb Harris


 Girls Cross Country

Runner of the Year – Perra Harrell
Christian Character Award – Abbey Smith
Rookie of the Year – Beth Hodges

Varsity Soccer Awards

Varsity Soccer:

Best Defense – Alex Ward
Most Improved – Zyreese Guy
Cougar Spirit – Chase Harris
Rookie of the Year
Anderson Bailey
Christian Character Award
Josh Carnes
Most Valuable Player Kyle Harris

Volleyball Awards

Junior Varsity Volleyball

Most Valuable Player – Kelsey Harrell
Christian Character Award – Lindsey Duke
Coach’s Award – Emilee Murr

Varsity Volleyball

Coaches Award – Emma Heard
Heart & Soul Award – Leah Smith
Most Improved Award – Kendi Castoro
Christian Character Award – Melissa Mills

Athletic Slide Show Available

The athletic department will have a limited number of copies of the slide show that was presented at sports ceremonies this week.   The dvd will include the pictures shown at both ceremonies. The cost is $10.00 and if you would like to purchase one please let the school office know. 

Thanks, Coach Murr

2nd Graders Enjoy Marine Lab!

Mrs. Leoffler's & Mrs. Straughn's 2nd Grade enjoyed a wonderful day at the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea, FL on May 11th.

Front Row: Griffin Perkins, Maci Johnson, Cassidy Nix, Nathaniel Livingston, Jamie Chen, Kaylee Widner, Maddy Clark, Madison Logue, and Christy Whittaker.  Middle Row:  Halle Cannon, Mary Glenn Warr, Lainey McRae, Graci Williams, Laci Johnson, Cooper Kearns, Carter Searcy, Jackson Davis, and Myles Malone. Back Row:  Cotton Barker, Ella Harrell, Isabella Barnett, Mollie Grace Meredith, Veronica McConnell, Timothy Longs, Joshua Cooper, and Ben Bardin.

Science - Worms & Sharks!!

Mrs. Smith's
6th grade class 
disecting worms! 

Mrs. Smith's
8th grade class
disecting sharks!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

When Pigs Fly??

Well pigs were not flying today; however, they were educating our HS Biology classes!
Mrs. Lambert's and Mrs. Smith's biology classes enjoyed four hours of pig dissection.
Each of the teams had to disect the external and internal anatomy of the pigs
and record, label and report their findings.

Spring Spectaular - Tuesday, May 15th

Spring Spectacular will be held Tuesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the O.S.  The students will be presenting 4 short plays and several music selections.  It will be an entertaining evening for all!!

Ice Cream Social - following the performance there will be an ice cream social to celebrate the event!  Parents are still needed to help with the set-up and serving.  If you are available and would like to help please email Becky Bardin at bbardin@gcacougars.org.

Running Club Last Day - May 16th

Wednesday, May 16th will be the last Running Club for the year 2011-12.  Due to thunderstorms this past Wednesday, this practice will be extended to 1 hour (3:30 - 4:30) to allow the kids to run extra laps to meet their goal of running a marathon!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Summer Basketball Camp (1st - 7th)

Coach Steve Murr will be conducting a basketball skills camp for grades 1st-4th and 5th-7th on June 11th-14th. Camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. Coach Murr played both in college and for travel teams that played professional ball overseas. He has 14 years of experience coaching high school and loves to teach the game. The camp is open but space is limited to the first 25 in each age group. Sign up before May 31st and receive a free t-shirt. Applications can be picked up at the school office or by visiting gcacougars.org > athletics > camps.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 Wax Museum

May 3rd ended up being an exciting day for GCA as we had a number of very famous people visit our halls and educate our students. People like; Coretta Scott King, Margaret Mitchell, Martha Berry, Lela Denmart, Jackie Robinson, Amelia Earhart, David & Goliath, Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors, Sampson, Mary, and even Moses.

 GCA 6th, 7th and 8th grade students hosted our annual Wax Museum for students, parents and the public. The 6th graders had to select a Biblical person; the 7th grade could choose from World or American History; and the 8th graders had to select a person from Georgia History.  They did an amazing job and everyone really enjoyed this educational experience!!

Monday, May 7, 2012


Program Honors:
Ruth Marie Carraway
Essay Winner

Cassie Long
Overall Winner

Jeb Smith
Poster Winner

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Yearbook - Final Sale

The yearbook staff is in their final sales drive for the 2011-12 school year. If you did not order a yearbook in the fall then this is your last chance to order. The cost is only $40 and all orders need to be in by Friday, May 11th.

K4 & K5 Learn about GA Animals!

GCA K4 & K5 students enjoyed a speical visit from DNR Ranger, Tony Cox.  He was invited to Grace by K5 student, Mackenzie Antis.

The children enjoyed learning about all the animals that are native to the State of Georgia, seeing and feeling all different types of animal skins, and even had an opportunity to hold a baby alligator.

Friday, May 4, 2012

GCA Students Shine in "Annie"

Congratulations to all of these awesome GCA students as they were chosen to be in The Bainbridge Little Theatre's performance of "Annie".  Dani Parker, GCA 4th graders, was selected to be "Annie" and did an amazing job!  Ella Harrell, Mary Glenn Warr and Isabella Barnett had fun as Hooverville kids; Mattie Winburn and Caylin Walsingham were orphans "Pepper" and "Emma"; and Stephanie Mills served in serveral roles but really shined as one of the Boylan Sisters.   
Way to go girls...we are so proud!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

6th Graders Learn about Force & Motion.....

 While studying "Force and Motion," Mrs. Smith's 6th grade class was asked to design and build catapults as their science project. They were required to research catapults and select one to study, they had to write a paper on their catapult, draw a blue print, construct their catapult, keep a science journal, and demonstrate their catapult while answering questions from a panel of judges. Waylon Coggins won 1st place, Morgan Cannon won 2nd, and Emily Straughn won 3rd. Honorable Mention went to Drake Law and Eliza Butler.