September 6, 2017





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B-Wednesday , September 6
A-Thursday , September 7
B-Friday , September 8
A-Monday, September 11
B-Tuesday , September 12
, Sept.13 (Home Leave Day--see special class schedule                                        
B-Monday, September 18
A-Tuesday, September 19
B-Wednesday, Sept. 20

September 8-10, 2017
Supervision-team 5
Regular Class Schedule
5:15-5:50 PM         Supper
6:30 PM                Campus Closes
7:30 PM                Vespers
Sunset 7:57 PM
8:30-9:00 AM         Breakfast
10:00 AM              Sabbath School in Chapel
11:10 AM              Worship Service
After worship           Lunch
5:30-6:00 PM         Supper
7:45 PM                Eventide 
8:30 PM                Mens Club Dodge Ball Tournament
7:00-7:45 AM         Breakfast
7:45 AM                ACT for Juniors & Seniors
Noon-12:45 PM     Lunch
1:30 PM                Girls Town Trip
3:00 PM                Guys Town Trip
       5:15-5:45 PM         Supper
7:00 PM                Recreation

Our Week of Prayer is continuing with interesting and inspiring messages from Elder Jason Calvert. Elder Calvert is Youth Pastor at the Kettering Ohio Seventh-day Adventist Church. I encourage village students to attend the evening meetings. Parents are also welcome to participate in person or via streaming. We will meet tonight and tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM and Friday Vespers at 7:30 PM. Elder Calvert will complete our Week of Prayer Sabbath morning at our worship service.
Juniors and Seniors ACT Sunday - Sunday, September 10, is a school day for junior and senior students at GCA. Regular classes will not meet, but 11th and 12th grade students will be testing Sunday morning. Juniors will be taking a practice ACT exam. Seniors who have preregistered and have received a test permit, will take the actual ACT used for college admission. Juniors and seniors should report to classrooms for testing at 7:45 AM on Sunday.
September Home Leave Break - Our first home leave will begin on Wednesday, September 13. Students and parents should check the class schedule for home leave day, which is included with the schedule section of this Update. The class schedule is usually different for each home leave day. Home leave buses will leave at noon. Students must pay in advance for home leave transportation.
View Southern - Looking ahead, our seniors will travel to Southern Adventist University on Sunday, September 24, at 4:00 PM for "View Southern". They will spend the night in the dormitories and will return to GCA on Monday, September 2,5 about 7:00 PM. During their time at Southern they will learn about academic majors and minors, tour the campus and learn about life at Southern. This experience is beneficial for seniors whether or not they plan to attend Southern. All seniors will be expected to participate. If anyone does not want to be part of View Southern, I will need to receive an email from a parent.
I hope everyone is being blessed by our Week of Prayer. Let me know if you have any questions.
Breakfast-7:30-8:00 AM          
September 13
1)    8:30-9:25
Algebra I A [4]
Pre-Algebra [2]
English I A [1]
English II A [7]
Religion II A [3]
College Chemistry [8]
2)    9:30-10:25
Algebra I B [4]
English I B [1]
Applied English [2]
English II B [7]
Religion II B [3]
3)    10:30-11:25
Freshman Experience A [library]
Religion I A [3]
Tennis A [gym]
Geometry A [4]
Home Leave Transportation Departs GCA at Noon


Tuesday-Friday, September 5-8--Week of Prayer
   (Morning classes meet at regular times)
           Period 3: 11:50-12:55 PM
            Period 4: 1:00-2:05 PM
            Period 5: 2:10-3:15 PM
            Period 6: 3:20-4:25 PM
            Period 7: 4:40-5:40 PM
            Supper: 5:15-6:00 PM (line open)
            Recreation: 5:45-6:45 PM
            Week of Prayer Meeting: 7:00 PM
     Thursday--Chapel - 11:50
                      Period 3: 12:15-12:55 (then same as above)
     Monday, September 11--Soccer Away Game
     Tuesday, September 12--Volleyball Away Game (leave GCA at 2 PM)
Home Leave--September 13-17  
     Monday, September 18--SCHOOL PHOTO DAY
     Monday, September 18--Soccer Home Game 
Parents' Weekend - October 6-8

We hope you are making plans to join us for Parents' Weekend 2017!  Don't miss this very full weekend of inspiration, education, relationship-building and fun.  This weekend is a high point of every school year and we want you to be a part of connecting to the GCA family during this special weekend.


Three meals will be provided during the weekend.  To help us prepare, we need to know which meals you plan to attend.   Please click on this link and register.


You are part of the GCA family, and we would love to include you in a photo slideshow, and in photo displays during the weekend.  Our theme for Parents' Weekend is also the Student Association theme for this school year - "Live Full" - based on John 10:10. Please email a photo of your family doing something you love, along with your family name, to Laura Dancek - no later than September 24.  We will not be able to use photos sent after that date. 


Please note that we have decided to return to a weekend schedule we followed several years ago.  We will begin with vespers on Friday night and end with the parent appreciation brunch and parent/teacher conferences on Sunday.  Home leave will NOT immediately follow Parents' Weekend this year.  Click here for the detailed schedule


Parent/Teacher conferences should be scheduled by contacting our registrar, Patti Speer at or 706-629-4591, ext. 4014.


If you have any questions regarding Parents' Weekend, please contact Laura Dancek at or Nancy Gerard at  We look forward to seeing you soon at Parents' Weekend!  

   18           Classes Resume
   18           School Photo Day   
   18           Soccer Home Game
   21           Soccer & Volleyball Home Games
   22 & 23   Camerata Trip to Augusta SDA Church 
   23           Worship Trip
   23           Volleyball Home Game, 8-9:30 PM
   24 & 25   View Southern (Depart GCA 4 PM Sunday, Return 7:30 PM, Monday) 
   26           Soccer Away Game
   27           Camerata to Gordon Hospital

   30           Men's Club Mini Mania
   1              SA Supper Club
   2              Volleyball Home Game & Soccer Away Game
   3              Soccer Home Game
   5              End of First Quarter
   6-8           Parent Weekend
   7              Football Mania
   8             SAT
   8              Parent/Teacher Conferences
   8              Parent Brunch
   8              Soccer Home Game, 4:30 PM
   9              Volleyball Away Game
   10            College Fair, 8:30-10 AM
   10            Volleyball Home Game 
   11            PSAT
   14            Camerata to Summerville SDA Church 
   14            Volleyball Away Game, 7:30-9 PM
   15-19       Appalachian Mission Trip
   18            PM Classes-Home Leave Begins at Noon
   18-22       October HOME LEAVE (ends at 9 PM)
   24-27       NACA Soccer/Volleyball Tournament
   28            Worship Trip
   28            SA Barn Party
   29            ACT
   30 & 31    Aspire Testing
     2 & 3      GCC Choral Festival
     3-5          Basketball Retreat 
     4            Camerata & Chorale Trip
     4 & 5      Basketball Jamboree
     5            Daylight Savings Time Ends
5            SAT
5            NHS Induction
     7            Basketball Home Game
     8            MIDTERM
     8            Acroflyers Coble Elementary Performance
     10         Daylight Savings Time Ends
     10          Shortened Friday Afternoon Classes Begin
     8-12       Acrofest at Washington Adventist University
     12          Sounds of the Seasons
13          Basketball Away Game
16          Basketball Home Game
18          Basketball Home Game
18          Worship Trip
19          Sunday Classes
     19          Fall Voice Recital
21          AM Classes in Morning - Home Leave Day
21-27      November HOME LEAVE
24-29      Chorale Florida Tour
30          Basketball Away Game 
     3           SAT
3            SA Christmas Banquet
4            Men's Club Christmas Party
5            Basketball Away Game
7            Camerata Christmas Fundraiser
8            Drama Vespers
9            Festival of Carols, 11:05 AM- Camerata/Chorale Program
     9           Camerata Concert, 4 PM
     9           Christmas Concert, 7 PM
     10          ACT
     10          Sunday Classes
     12-14     Semester Exams
14 (noon) - Jan. 2 CHRISTMAS VACATION
     3            Classes Resume
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