Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Homecoming Photos

Homecoming Picture orders from Joy Key Photography are due tomorrow.  To view photos please visit her website at www.joykeyphotography.com and password is gcahomecoming.

Jr./Sr. Prom Fundraiser - Valentines Day

Orders Due Tuesday, February 5th!!

Gift Basket - Drawing this Friday!!

Jasmine Kelly Named Homecoming Queen 2013

2013 Homecoming Court
Freshman - Lindsey Duke
Sophomore - Shelby Woodrum

Junior - Hannah Hatcher
Senior & Queen - Jasmine Kelly

Homecoming Pep Rally - "Beat the Generals" Skit

Homecoming 2013 - Boys Basketball Skit

Homecoming Campus Parade Video

Campus Parade - Homecoming 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

What's Your Favorite Team - Homecoming 2013

3rd Grade shows their favorite colors!!

4th Grade Shows "Team" spirit!

6th Grade Loves to show off their favorite teams!!

Pajama Day @ GCA (Homecoming 2013)

K4 Students Enjoy coming to school in their PJ's

K5 Students enjoy donuts and 
hot chocolate on a cold morning!!

Homecoming 2013 - Twin Day!!

Middle & HS Twins!

Addie Elkins & Emily Grace Tuten

Caroline Wells & Haley Dean

Smurfs - Dani, Peyton, Kate, Abigail, Gabby & Lilly

K5 Students Celebrate 100th Day of School

3rd Graders Collect Cans for Needy

Mrs. Butler's 3rd grade classed enjoyed collecting canned goods
 for the First United Methodist Church's Food Bank.
Each student was encouraged to bring in at least 3 cans.  Way to go!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Strickland - Head of School

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors have named Charlie Strickland Head of School for GCA. All the administrators will continue their current roles ( Charlie Strickland - Head of School/Upper School Principal, Steve Murr - Lower School Principal/Athletics,  Joan Shiver Pre-School Principle/Counselor, and Cile Warr - Director of Development).  The Board felt that they needed a point person, but we will continue to function as an administrative team.  Therefore, parents please remember that your first contact should be the appropriate school-level administrator.  

Mr. Strickland has been involved at GCA for more than five years, having started the strings program with Jeff Eenigenburg in 2008.  He has a master's degree in music and an administrative certificate from Georgia Southern University and is an elder at Grace Church.  Before coming to GCA, he taught part-time at Bainbridge College after retiring from the public school system, where he had experience teaching at all levels and served as the literary coordinator, choral director, and band director.  In 2001, he was named Star Teacher at Ware County High School.  Mr. Strickland was in the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Homecoming - Campus Spirit Parade - Jan. 25th

The campus parade will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. in front of Perry Memorial Gym.  In order to insure for safety we will only be allowing motorized riding toys (power wheels), wagons, walkers, and a golf cart per homeroom.  The motorized riding toys participants will follow the Parade Marshall (as a group).

The walkers and wagon participants will proceed with their designated homerooms.  Please note that bikes, tricycles, and scooters will not be allowed.  It is our desire to have a golf cart float for each homeroom.  If you have a golf cart and would like to enter it, please contact your homeroom teacher.  

Golf cart float drivers must be in 8th grade or above.  All golf cart floats must have at least one adult on board.  All entries will be given a number.  Parents can show the number to the parking attendant in order to retrieve the vehicle after the parade and pep rally.

The deadline for parade entries will be not later than next Tuesday.  A complete line-up, parade route map, and other details will be given out on Wednesday or next week.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Homecoming 2013 - Unstoppable Cougars!!

Homecoming 2013 News

Spirit Days:

Tues., January 22nd - Twin Day
Wed., Jan. 23rd - Pajama Day
Thurs. Jan. 24th - College Day
Fri. Jan. 25th - GCA Spirit Day
Sat. Jan. 26th - Homecoming Dance

Friday, Jan. 25th - Homecoming Day Schedule
12:00 p.m. - Cookout for 1st - 12th grade ($4.00)
1:00 p.m. - Miniature float parade - each class 1-2 floats (Infor. Below)
2:00 p.m. - Pep Rally in gym for all classes
4:00 p.m. - Games start vs. Georgia Christian Generals
6:30 - Varsity Boys Game
Crowning of Homecoming Queen @ halftime
8:00 p.m. - Girls Varsity

Parade Information
We would like each class to have 2 decorated carts.  Elementary classes that have a motor driven cart bigger than a Power wheels will need an adult driver.  If individuals want additional carts they will be allowed.  Depending on interest,  there may be a blocked off area for the Smaller toy carts that are unable to keep up or don't have an adult to help them.
(For more information contact Mr. Murr or Mrs. Betts)

Please fill out the T-shirt and Parade information below
 and turn into the office by this Friday, Jan. 11th

Coca-Cola Drink Sale Going On Now

Monday, January 7, 2013

K5 Students Meet. Staff Sgt. Stone

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Dunn's K5 students enjoyed a special visit from Army Staff Sergeant, Edward Stone.  Mr. Stone visited with the students and shared with them interesting things about the army and spent time answering lots of questions.  He then gave them the opportunity to try on portions of his uniform and see his military vehicle.  The kids enjoyed a wonderful morning meeting and learning from Staff Sergeant Stone!