Friday, July 21, 2017

New Faculty for 2017-2018 School Year

The GCA Board of Directors and Administrators are excited to announce the addition of  four (4) new faculty members for the 2017-2018 school year.  Jessica Miller will be joining the GCA team as our new first grade teacher, Jorden Gamble will be coming on board as our new 4th grade teacher, Margie Nour is our new MS Science teacher, and Dorothy Strong will be teaching HS English and Spanish.

Jessica Miller has 12 years of experience in Elementary Education and comes to us from Seminole County Elementary School.  She has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University, a M.Ed.  in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and her Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning.  She also has a Gifted and Reading Endorsement.  She is looking forward to our awesome 1st grade.  Mrs. Glennie Cox will be her paraprofessional.

Jorden Gamble comes to us from Cairo and has 4 years of experience.  She has her BS Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Library and Media Science from East Tennessee State University.  Jorden will be the 4th grade teacher but also team teaching with the 5th grade teachers, Mrs. Ragan and Mrs. Barber.

Margie Nour has more than 30 years of experience in middle and high school science.  She has a BA in Biology with a minor in Secondary Education from West Georgia College and her BS in Science Education from Florida State University. She will be our middle school science teacher.

Dorothy Strong has a BS in Communication and Business from Florida State University, she has certification from the State of Florida Dept. of Education in English (grades 6012), she has certification in Exceptional Student Education and has a Reading Endorsement.  She and comes to us with 11 years of experience.  She will teach our high school English and Spanish.

MANDATORY Volleyball Clinic & Assessment

ProStyle Gym will host MANDATORY volleyball clinic & tryouts on Monday, July 31.
  • Girls interested in being on the JV team, which will consist of 6th-8th grade, will begin at 8:00 & finish up at 12:00.
  • Girls who want to be on the varsity team should be there at 12:30, finishing at 4:30.
  • The cost of the clinic is $20 per player
Coach Rhonda

Back to School News

Dear GCA Families,

It’s hard to believe, but a new school year is just around the corner. Lots of exciting things have been happening at GCA this summer! We have some additional new staff members to introduce to you as well as some summer updates.

Welcome to our new faculty members:
1st Grade-Jessica Miller
4th Grade-Jorden Gamble
MS Science-Margie Nour
HS English/Spanish 1 and 2-Dot Strong
(3rd Grade-Suzy Loeffler Returning)

Summer Updates:
AdvancEd met on June 21 and GCA was approved for accreditation. Our official certificate of accreditation should arrive sometime in August. GCA moved from GISA to GICAA. We have officially withdrawn from our affiliation with GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) and joined GICAA (Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association). The roofs of the education building, church office/preschool building, and OS have been re-shingled. The trim on these buildings will all be painted white in the near future. The Gym floor has just been refinished and looks great! The new van purchased at the end of the school year has been lettered with our Grace Christian Academy logos.

Our theme verse for 2017/2018 is Proverbs 16:3, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.”

**Supply lists can be found in the display at Walmart and online at**

Thursday, August 3rd (5:30 PM in the OS):
Join Mr. Starner and others in the OS to pray for the upcoming school year.

Friday, August 4th (1/2 Day--8:00 AM-12:00 PM) First Day of School :
8:00-9:30        K3-5th Grade Meet and Greet: Go to classroom(s), meet teacher(s), then enjoy refreshments in the lunchroom!    
10:00-11:00     6-12th Grade Meet and Greet: Get schedule, go to classrooms, meet teachers,            
                        then enjoy refreshments in the lunchroom!

Saturday, August 5th (8:30 AM) Prayer Walk at GCA:

Bowen Baptist Association will be conducting the annual prayer walk.

TerraNova Results:
ACSI has been notified that there will be another delay in the delivery of TerraNova 3 score reports. They are communicating with Data Recognition Corporation almost daily regarding this issue. ACSI will communicate with us when we have further information about the delivery of score reports.

We believe that the 2017-2018 school year will be an awesome year! We look forward to seeing you at one of our Meet & Greet times.


Rob Starner
Head of School

Monday, July 17, 2017


GCA Parent:

As we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year we wanted to let you know that Grace Christian Academy has made the decision to move from our affiliation with GISA (Georgia Independent School Association) to join GICAA (Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association). There are several reasons that GCA has decided to make this change.

First, we believe that aligning our school with an association that is Christian in its focus provides a better fit for our school and is more in line with our mission and statement of faith.

Second, a couple of other Christian schools in our division had already made the decision to leave GISA. This leaves us with fewer schools similar to us in size.

Finally, joining GICAA will provide us with more options of competition. In addition to increased athletic options, GICAA also offers competitions in vocal and instrumental music, drama, literary, quizzing, art, and robotics.

As with our new ACSI accreditation (Association of Christian School International), we are focused on our mission, Growing our spirit, mind, and body in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Rob Starner
Head of School