Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind and with all your strength. -Mark 12:30


SPEECH-LANGUAGE & HEARING SCREENINGS
Grace Christian Academy will be offering Speech-Language and Hearing Screenings, on an individual  basis for the children of the school on December 11 and 12, 2017. This service provides an excellent  opportunity for you to obtain information on your child's communication based on his/her performance within a
familiar environment. The following services are available:

a) The Hearing Screening ($25.00) includes a measure of hearing, as  well as a check of middle ear status which may identify such problems as possible ear infections or fluid in the  middle ear.

b) The Speech-Language Screening ($25.00) includes measures of vocabulary, speech sound production, listening skills, and sentence structures. 

Click HERE for a registration form and for more information.


GCA Graduates, Morgan Cleveland ('15) and Jordan Williams ('17) are members of this ministry team.






STAY TUNED FOR THE RELEASE OF THE



A note from our Director of Development, Mitch Turner:

We are off to a great start, with over $60,000 already given or pledged to the GCA Fund!
I want to express gratitude to those that have already given and encourage those that are still prayerfully
considering their gifts.  As in years past, it is not the size of your gift, but your willingness to participate that matters;
it is another representation of our community BEING ONE! 

EVERY GIFT MATTERS! 
You can make a gift online, by clicking below or make your check payable to GCA!


As we move forward in the GCA Fund campaign, we've compiled a "wish list" of some of the items that would
be made available through another successful year of giving. The GCA Fund allows us to make improvements 
n all aspects of the educational experience at GCA. Click HERE to view our wish list.

Please contact Mitch at mturner@gcarams.org with any questions.



For the safety of our students and families, please refrain from using your cell phone while driving, specifically in GCA's school zone and while driving through the car line.

Thank you for helping keep our campus safety a top priority at GCA!


This is a reminder that in accordance with the Continuous Enrollment Agreement your student
will be automatically enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year.  You will not need to submit an
enrollment packet or pay a separate fee.

If your student is not planning to return for the 2018-2019 school year, please complete a withdrawal form (available in the school office) by January 31, 2018, and the monthly payments you have made toward the continuous enrollment fee will be refunded.  For withdrawals after January 31, monthly payments already made will be forfeited. 

2018-2019 tuition rates will be published in December.



The 20 th day of the month is quickly approaching! 
Plan to wear your 20 th Anniversary T-shirt and Jeans on Wednesday, December 20 th in honor of our celebration!
We will also be providing a very special Christmas treat to all students on that day! If you do not have a t-shirt yet,
visit the G2 store to pick one up.  We will have many opportunities throughout the year to wear it.
 
Remember to check the 20 th Day of the Month Activity cards for all the fun days planned throughout the year.
You can pick up a card at either reception desk.



The Winterim Catalog of Courses 2018 is now available (click here).
Registration begins next week.

-Seniors will register for internships or courses on  Tuesday, 12/19
-Juniors will register for internships or courses on Wednesday, 12/20
-Sophomores will register for courses on Thursday, 12/21
-Freshmen will register for courses on Friday, 12/22

Course offerings are on a first come, first served basis, so students are encouraged to register as soon as their grade level's day arrives. Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Nordhorn (anordhorn@gcarams.org).

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LATEST

MARIAN BROWN AWARDS FINALISTS
Congratulations to these GCA Fine Arts students who were chosen as FINALISTS for the Marian Brown Awards:  senior  Wyatt Edwards (Comedic), senior  Hannah Sloas (Dramatic), freshman  Kate Bishop /senior Wyatt Edwards (Scenes) and senior Hannah Sloas/freshman  Dylan Davidson (Scenes)!  The Marian Brown Awards Final Competition will be held on January 6 at The Lab Theatre.  The winner in each category will be awarded $1,000; one finalist will be name "Best in Show" and will win a scholarship award to UTK!


'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Don't miss an opportunity to see one of GCA's very own using her gifts as  Willow Martinez performs in Dollywood's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! We're so proud of you, Willow!

A family finds it's own Christmas miracle with the help of a mysterious, white-bearded stranger. Dancing mice, singing sailors and a young girl's belief in Santa highlight this endearing tale.

The show runs through the holiday season and features top-notch talent. 



Congratulations to Morgan McMullen (11th), Grace Powers (11th)Ellie Phillips (7th), Sydney Asher (6th), and Jordan Rogerson (6th) for having works accepted into the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition.  The show runs from November 24 through January 14 at the Knoxville Museum of Art! Excellent work, ladies!


GRACE GUIDANCE


The FAFSA application is open! 
To be eligible for financial aid (grants, loans and work-study funds) and to meet the requirement for the TN Promise, you will need to apply for this free application. To apply and/or learn more, please visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
 

THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS

FOOTBALL 2018-19 INTEREST MEETINGS
There will be a player meeting for all students in grades 8 - 11 that are interested in playing football next year after exams on Monday, December 18 from 12:30pm-1:00pm in the team room at the field house. All players need to attend this meeting.
 
There will be a parent meeting of players interested in playing football next year on Thursday, January 11 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the team room at the fieldhouse. At least one parent from each family needs to attend. The calendar for the year, off season workout info, player clothing package info, fall game schedule, and other information will be given at this meeting.

UPPER SCHOOL GAMES
DEC 5: WRESTLING @ PIGEON FORGE
vs. Pigeon Forge | 5pm
 
DEC 7: WRESTLING @ ALCOA
Alcoa Duals | 6:30pm

DEC 8: BASKETBALL @ SILVERDALE
JVG 4pm | JVB 5pm | VG 6:30pm | VB 8pm

DEC 9: WRESTLING @ STONE MEMORIAL
Stone Memorial Duals | 8am

DEC 9: BASKETBALL @ HOME vs. Catholic
JVG 4pm | JVB 5pm | VG 6:30pm | VB 8pm

DEC 10: SWIM TEAM @ UT
vs. Berean and L&N | 5pm

DEC 12: SWIM TEAM @ CNU
vs. Jefferson | 5:30pm


MIDDLE SCHOOL GAMES
DEC 7: BASKETBALL @ HOME vs. Knox Ambassadors
 JVB 5:15pm

DEC 11: BASKETBALL @ MCS
JVB 6pm

DEC 11: BASKETBALL @ HOME vs. Sacred Heart
VG 6pm | VB 7pm



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