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
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
TN VALLEY FAIR ART CONTEST
Congratulations to  Lauren Emery Justin Barton Savannah Hall and  Lauren Nastasi !
These students created art pieces that were selected for exhibition in the TN Valley Fair Art Contest.

Congratulations also to Hannah Bowers and Morgan McMullen whose art pieces were selected for the Congressional Medal of Honor Art Contest. Hannah won second place in the 2D category while Morgan won second place in the photography category. Go to the fair and check out the exhibits!

GRANDPARENTS DAY 2017

What an incredible day we had on campus this past Friday! There were over 550 grandparents in our building as well as so many smiling faces!  Our teachers worked very hard to plan activities that would be fun for the students and that would make the grandparents feel special; we are so grateful for them! We would also like to extend a huge thank you to our facilities and media teams who worked so hard to get everything ready for this memorable day!





Washington D.C. Upper School Winterim Trip
March 4-10, 2018

Email Ms. Anderson ( banderson@gcarams.org ) if your student is interested in going on this high-energy tour of our nation's capital!  Students must have taken or currently be taking US/AP US History to be eligible.  
Deadline: Friday, September 22

POWDERPUFF 2017
Come down to the gridiron to see your Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior ladies battle it out under the lights for the PowderPuff Championship. The tournament will kick off Spirit Week on Monday, September 18th, at 7:00pm on the turf field.  Back by popular demand are sports announcers Bradley Rash and Chandler Williams.  Players and coaches - don't forget to wear your Spirit Week T-Shirt to the game -- it's your uniform!  New this year: Snacks will be available for purchase at the concession stand during the game!  Family and friends are invited to attend this Ram Tradition!


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT - TIM THACKER

Milligan competed in the Western Carolina Invitational in Cullowhee, North Carolina. 

Freshman Tim Thacker from Knoxville stepped right into the lead position for the Buffs and finished a resounding sixth place amongst a loaded Division I field that included the University of Georgia and host Western Carolina. Thacker even recorded a 55-second personal best for the 5,000 meter course with a 15:42.

"Tim is not afraid and that is good to see out of a freshman," said head coach Chris Layne. "He had a good summer and is just chomping at the bit to get out there."

Click HERE to continue reading the Johnson City Press article.

We're proud of you, Tim!

K-5 th :  Top 3 homerooms will receive free ice cream and spirit wear dress on a special day of the week!
6 th -8 th :  Top 2 homerooms will receive donuts and spirit wear dress on a special day of the week!


GCA students will start selling books
September 25 - October 5!
This year, we ask that all families sell at least 5 books to help us meet our goal!
More info to come!
HEARING SCREENINGS
The office of Children's Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists is currently offering a hearing screen for children 3 years of age and older. This screening will be ad-ministered at GCA on September 28, 2017. The cost for the screening is $10.00

Click HERE for the Screening Permission Form.
Checks may be made payable to Children's Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists. 



Click HERE for the full flyer and details for ordering tickets.


Our new Attendance & Activities calendar has been posted to our website!
 Click HERE for the full calendar to ensure you won't miss a thing during this academic school year!


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{AN UPPER SCHOOL EVENT}


8:30AM: Veterans Breakfast
by RSVP only - please click HERE.  
9:30AM: Program


HEY, STUDENTS! 
Have you purchased your GCA 20th Anniversary Commemorative t-shirt? You can still purchase your commemorative t-shirt for $15 from the G2 store OR pick up an order form from either front desk, to wear throughout the year! 

Click HERE for a list of monthly
 20th Anniversary celebration activities!


WE'VE BEEN TRADEMARKED!
Parents:  Effective immediately vendors are no longer allowed to embroider or screen print our  "G" on items, as it is now trademarked . Everything must be purchased from the  G2 Store, Lands End, or Educational Outfitters.

PARKING REMINDER
Please do not turn in the one-way street in between the Lower/Middle School and the GSM Building . Your compliance with this one-way street results in a safer campus for our students, staff, and campus visitors. Please abide by this directive during  and   after school hours.

REFERRAL DISCOUNT for 2017-18 ENROLLMENTS
A $500 referral tuition discount  is available for referring a new family to GCA! The new family must note the referring family's name  on their application, under "How did you hear about GCA...". (If there is more than one referring family listed on the application the discount will be divided among the referring families.) The new  student(s) must be accepted and attending GCA before the discount is guaranteed. The discount will be applied in May 2018 to the referring family's final tuition payment or a refund will be given if tuition has been paid if full.

THIS WEEK IN ATHLETICS


MS CHEER CHAMPS!
GCA MS Cheer took home  *FIRST PLACE*  at the Tennessee Valley Fair this past weekend!
WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!
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CHEROKEE CLASSIC RESULTS
This past Saturday,  Rams & Lady Rams Cross Country competed in the Cherokee Classic for a 5K race.  Senior
Brent  Borden broke the Rams' school record with a time of 16:16. The Lady Rams' school record was broken by sophomore  Elizabeth  Christopher with a time of 22:42 and a new record was set by junior  Katlyn  Ray with a time of 22:36.  Everyone who competed had a personal best for this meet:  Rams senior Brandon Hack, senior Michael Mundt, freshman Dalton Brown, freshman Joe Molitor, freshman Keegan Spurr, Lady Rams freshman Katie Brown, freshman Hunter Troutt and freshman Laiken White. Congratulations to all!

UPPER SCHOOL GAMES
SEPT 12
GOLF vs. CAK, Three Ridges @ 4pm
VOLLEYBALL  vs. Webb, Away @ 5pm (JV) & 6pm (V)
GIRLS SOCCER  vs. Kings Academy, Home @ 7pm
SEPT 14
BOYS GOLF vs. CAK, Toqua @ 4pm
VOLLEYBALL vs. Gibbs, Away @ 5pm (JV) & 6pm (V)
VOLLEYBALL vs. Karns, Neutral @ 5pm (V) & 6pm (JV)
GIRLS SOCCER vs. Morristown West, Away @ 5:30pm
SEPT 15
VOLLEYBALL vs. South Doyle, Home @ 5pm
VOLLEYBALL vs. Seymour, Home @ 7pm
FOOTBALL vs. Webb, Away @ 7:30pm
SEPT 16
GIRLS SOCCER vs. Farragut, Home @ 10:30am
SEPT 18
JV FOOTBALL vs. Webb, Away @ 6pm

MIDDLE SCHOOL GAMES
SEPT 12
SOFTBALL vs. Halls, Home @ 6pm
SOFTBALL vs. Hardin Valley, Home @ 7:30pm
SEPT 14
GIRLS SOCCER vs. Concord Christian, Home @ 5:30pm
SOFTBALL vs. Maryville, Home @ 6pm (V) & 7:15pm (JV)
SEPT 18
GIRLS SOCCER vs. Midway, SW PT @ 5:30pm


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