Friday, September 29, 2017

Johnny Appleseed and Apple Sauce

In honor of Johnny Appleseed's birthday on September 26th, our K4 students enjoyed learning about Mr. Appleseed, apples and  how to make apple sauce.  

Learning is Fun!!

Elementary Students Raise Chickens

The 4th and 5th grade students have been studying life cycles.  To truly understand the process, they had the opportunity to be the host family to a precious group of chickens.  

In the picture to the left you can see a chick that has hatched but not ready to come out of the incubator and below you can see the other 6 that are now ready for the world!

Learning at GCA is always fun!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cougar Spirit Helps with Region Win

The girls JV & Varsity volleyball teams both had big region wins on Tuesday against Highland Christian Academy.  

On October 3rd the JV girls will play Sherwood Christian Academy at home for the Region Title.  The Varsity girls have a couple more weeks of regular season play.  

Many thanks to the Cougar Cheer section for keeping the spirit high!

Senior Night Victory & Championship

Pictured (L-R)
Collin Woodrum with parents John & Michelle
Corban Walsingham with mom Carol
Gavyn Albritton with parents Mike and Lori
Sam McRae with parents Mallory and Mardi

The boys soccer team are won their 8th game on September 23rd against Peachtree Christian Academy and took the title of GICAA South Region Champs. 

The evening was extra special as it was the Senior Night for all our senior soccer players.  Each senior was recognized along with their parents.  

Starner and Whittaker Selected for Leadership Decatur County

Congratulation to our Head of School, Mr. Starner and Mrs. Allyson Whittaker
for being selected to participate in the 2017-2018 Leadership Decatur County Class.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

See You At The Pole Day - Sept. 27th

See You At The Pole (SYATP)! 

Today is national SYATP day and we were thrilled to celebrate at GCA. Our elementary, middle and high school students gathered around our flagpole this morning for prayer.

Class Ring Day!

Class Ring Day! 

Some of the GCA juniors received their class rings yesterday and were treated to a special lunch compliments of Connor Bowen and Herff Jones. 

Great memories!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Birdsong and Miller Win Titles

 2017 Miss Decatur Queens

Baby Miss Ivy Evans
Toddler Miss Cannon Smith
Teeny Miss Ella Ivy Townsend
Tiny Miss Autumn Tyson
Little Miss Mercy Williams 
Jr. Miss -  Paris Birdsong 
Teen Miss Jacey Cox
Miss Morgan Cannon
Hospitality Queen -
Maggie Miller

God's Unique Animals - Bearded Dragon visits 4th Grade

Sterling Widner made a special visit to Mrs. Barber's 4th grade class on Friday.  He brought his bearded dragon to show and tell.  

The class has been studying how God uniquely created all animals to live in their habitats.  

Thank you Sterling for this awesome learning activity!

Boys Soccer Team - GICAA South Region Champions

Boys Soccer Team
GICAA South Region Soccer Champs!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PSAT News for Juniors & Sophomores

Juniors and Sophomores:

Juniors interested in taking the PSAT must register on or before Thursday, September 28th.  Limited spots available.

After Sept. 28th, available slots will be open for Sophomores.

The exam will take place at Bainbridge High School on October 25th.  Students will report to GCA at 7:30 a.m. promptly and will be transported to BHS.  Exam begins at 8:00 a.m.  Exam fee:  $20.00

Notify the office if you are interested in taking the exam.  Payment will be accepted at that time.

Apply TODAY for your 2018 GOAL Tax Credit

Show your school spirit 
with a 2018 
'tax credit touchdown!"

Monday, September 18, 2017

Crime Scene Saturday - Sept. 23rd

1st Grade Wins Pizza Party for highest sales in Fall Fundraiser!

Soccer Teams extends win streak to 6

The Grace Cougars soccer team extends its win streak to 6 matches with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Peachtree Panthers on the road in Covington, GA.
Grace scored in the 18th minute when Sophomore Jack Holden scored his 4th goal of the season on a break away play where he muscled a shot through the Peachtree Goalie's hands. In the 29th minute of play Senior Defender Sam McRae pushed forward from the back half with the ball and sent a pass to Senior Forward Gavyn Albritton who blasted a shot from 25 yards out to give Grace a 2-0 lead at the half. With Grace getting several opportunities to score in the 2nd half they finally connected in the 72nd minute when Junior Defender Jeb Smith who was playing at the right Forward position had a break away with one Peachtree Defender to beat. As Smith was closing in to the defender he played a perfect cross over to Jack Holden who was trailing the play at the Center Forward position and easily scored his 2nd goal of the game ti give Grace a 3-0 lead. Grace out shot the Panthers 14-4 with several missed opportunities by Wyatt Carpenter, Spence Butler, Daniel Jones, Sam McRae, and Jeb Smith. "Gavyn and Jeb who had one on one opportunities with the goalie are going to want those chances back" Coach Albritton said.
The Cougars defense continues to show why they lead the GICAA Conference with fewest number of goals allowed in the state by delivering their 4th shut out of the season. Sam McRae, Corban Walsingham, Collin Woodrum, and Jeb Smith are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the best defensive units in the state. It was great to have Goalie DeAndre Rogers back in the goal who had another solid performance with 4 great saves. Other key contributions were made by Blake Rykard, Jackson McConnell, Shane Kornmeier, and Chasen Wood. "Wood took a physical beating out there today but refused to come out of the match until I forced him to sit after a head to head collision during a scramble for the ball. He is one tough competitor and shores up a solid performance by our Midfielders" Albritton said.
Grace will be on the road Monday against Open Bible Christian Academy in Valdosta and then will host Peachtree Christian Academy on Saturday, September 23rd. The Saturday match against Peachtree is an important game for two reasons. First, if the Cougars are victorious they will win the South Region of the GICAA Conference and host a state playoff game in October, and second, Grace will be honoring our seniors that day. We invite everyone to come out and cheer on the Cougars!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

4th grade helps with Hurricane Irma cleanup!

Many thanks to Mrs. Brock's 4th grade PE class for helping clean up the playground following the hurricane.  They did such a great job!  Please take a minute and tell them thank you when you see them!

Friday, September 15, 2017

GCA Sports Program - Ads Due Sept. 22nd

Sample Program Cover from 2015-2016

2017-2018 Sports Program:
The Booster Club is working on the 2017-2018 sports program.  We are trying something new this year.  

ALL parents of Varsity athletes have the opportunity to purchase an AD for the athlete (s).  Full page ads are reserved for Seniors only.  If you are interested, please pick up a form in the front office and return all your information  by September 22nd.  Email pictures to  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call April Pritchett at 229-220-1498.

National Box Tops Week - Sept. 24th - 30th

Please start collecting/saving Box Tops for National Box Tops Week.

September 24th - 30th

Ask your family and friends to save them for you!  This is a great and easy way for our school to make money!

GCA Spirit Orders - Due Sept 29th

Cookie Dough Pick-Up: Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

JV & Varsity Celebrate WINS over Georgia Christian

JV and Varsity both get WINS yesterday over Georgia Christian in Volleyball. JV 2-0 and Varsity 3-1. Go Cougars!

Cross Country Team cleans Nature Trail

The GCA cross country team helped the City of Bainbridge clean up the Nature Trail after Tropical Storm Irma came through this past weekend.

The team uses the trail for practice and after the storm team member John York came up with the idea to give back and clean up the trail.

They did a great job!

XC Team Competes in Americus

GCA Best Sellers!

GCA Best Sellers....We celebrate each of these students as they sold over $350 each in Magazines and Cookie Dough.  We appreciate all of their hard work and support of our great school!

Preschool - Paxton Miller and Anniston Dodd

Lower Elementary - Maggie Miller,
Kacy Sheffield and Kimberly Wilson

Upper Elementary - Aiden Whittaker