Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Preschool Students Learn about Dental Hygiene

Many thanks to Mrs. Ericka Adams for coming to speak to our preschool students Wednesday morning about good dental hygiene.

2nd Graders enjoy learning about Earthworms

Robotics Kits have Arrived!

Our high school  and middle school students are excited about the new robotics kits that arrived last week.  

Many thanks to Winter Festival and the GCA Grans Club for making it possible.  

Creativity and our Brain

Drawing Upside down....Mrs Ragan's art class learned how the right and left brain work together in drawing.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Valentine's Day Fun at GCA

Preschool Students made special Valentines

 Junior Class held its annual Valentine's Fundraiser
which includes singing special songs to our students

Book Fair hosted a special Grandparent's Day

Front Office Florist

Bob Jones University Tech Seminar

Bob Jones University was on campus Tuesday to present a Technology Seminar for our middle and high schools students.  Students were ask to collaborate on an "Internet of Things" project using Arduino programming.  It was a great opportunity for our students to work on their communication, leadership and problem-solving skills.  

Saturday, February 10, 2018


So proud of our varsity  boys basketball team for beating Highland and winning Region.  They will now move on to the State Quarterfinals next Saturday, Feb. 17th at South Georgia State College in Douglas, GA.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

K5 & 1st Grade Enjoy Madagascar

GCA's K5 and 1st grade students enjoyed a fun morning attending the performance of "Madagascar" presented by Seminole County Elementary School.  

GCA HS Students Excel at Project Achievement

Decatur County 4-H’ers attended 4-H Southwest District Project Achievement at Rock Eagle this past weekend.  Students worked diligently over the last year to prepare for the event.  Students submitted a portfolio highlighting the year’s work in main project area, helping and sharing, leadership, 4-H activities, and other activities.   Additionally, students presented a demonstration using posters and visual aids with a topic relevant to their project area.  Middle school demonstrations were 8-10 minutes in length and high school demonstrations were 10-12 minutes in length.  Students represented Decatur County exceptionally well and are commended for their hard work and success.

Grace Christian Academy
Branch Austinson, 1st place in Senior Outdoor Recreation   (advancing to the state competition in July at Georgia 4-H State Congress)
Journey Austinson, 1st place in Senior Food Safety and Preservation   (advancing to the state competition in July at Georgia 4-H State Congress)

Book Fair Next Week - Feb. 12th - 16th

GCA Book Fair

Monday, Feb. 12th - Friday, Feb. 16th

Location:  Gym Classroom

Times:  8:00 - 3:00 (M-Th), 
8-11:30 (Fri.)

Jones Entertains for Art For Animals

Freshman, Daniel Jones had a wonderful opportunity to show of his amazing talents this past weekend.  He was asked to be the entertainment for the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society's fundraiser know as Art for Animals.  It was a very successful event and Daniel did an outstanding job.

We are so proud of your Daniel!

GCA's Dairy Queen Night - Tues., Feb. 20th

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Prom Fundraiser

GCA Students Receive DAR Good Citizenship Award

John York
Article from the Post Searchlight (2/3/2018)
Thursday afternoon, winners of the DAR Good Citizenship Award were treated to a luncheon at the Bainbridge County Club and inducted into the Daughters of the Revolution, receiving a pin and certificate for their dedication to patriotism.
Students who received this award participated in the American History Essay Contest, where they reflected on the nation’s history in a creative way. The Bainbridge/Decatur County chapter then selected a winner from each school that submitted an entry.
DAR President, Dawn Hamil told the students she was overwhelmed when she first received all the essays to be judged for the competition, but it means so much to her to see students who truly love their country.  Hamil then told the five students that the DAR look out for one another and no matter where they were, even if they went off to school people would recognize them and connect with them over this accomplishment. She encouraged them to never look back and say they should’ve, would’ve, could’ve. “Go for the gold,” Hamil said.
Hamil prompted the students to read their essay to the crowd, so others could hear the pride they have for their freedom and their nation.
Camry Fillingame of Bainbridge High School was the first to read hers. Fillingame spoke on how America is one of the freest countries in the world and how the rest of the world looks to our country on how to find freedom, and we need to model our freedom through peaceful protests and in other ways.
Hines Roberts, a fifth grader at Grace Christian Academy was the second student to read his essay, where he spoke on World War I and took on the persona of a young boy growing up during that time and embodying the struggles he must’ve faced.
John York, a senior at GCA, read his essay based on American heritage. York said he was inspired by his mother, who was born in Vietnam, and her story. Upon hearing her story, York worked to be more patriotic because he knows the struggle of people seeking to find hope and freedom in a struggling time. York also stated he felt obliged to keep the values of America instilled in him and planned to attend the Naval Academy.
Seminole County’s, Kirsten London was the final student to give a speech, where she focused on the notion that all men are created equal and the heritage that came with that.
“America’s heritage is unique and special, because we are all many made into one,” London finished.
Hamil applauded all the students and welcomed them with open arms into the DAR and asked that they keep in touch, during the next phases of their lives.
Hines Roberts

GCA Swimmers do well at State

Timothy Longs
Congratulations to Timothy Longs and Thad Whitaker for their accomplishments this year in swimming.  They both did well enough to attend the GICAA State Championship.  

Timothy finished 3rd in the 50 yd breaststroke, 4th in the 50 yd butterfly, and 6th in the 100 IM.  Thad ended up 12th in 500 free, 20th in 100 backstroke, and 29th in 50 free.  Congratulations Cougars!!
Thad Whitaker