New Holland Jumps For Healthy Hearts
Students enjoy "sliming" their teachers

New Holland participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a program sponsored by the American Heart Association. Over the course of the school year, students have raised money to help those with heart diseases and defects. All of the money raised goes directly to the American Heart Association.

This year, New Holland set a school record for Jump Rope for Heart by raising $2,834.29 - the most raised in the school's history. Not only were students helping those in need, but there were many prizes for students to earn by raising money. The most coveted prize was the chance to "slime" PE teacher, Coach Pullen, and Technology teacher, Mr. Phillips, in front of the entire school. This prize went to students who raised $20 or more. There were 35 students who participated in the sliming, and the entire school got to watch and enjoy it! Awesome job by everyone involved!
Master Minds Create Cardboard Carnival  
Students and their families attend carnival at GEA
  
Students at Gainesville Exploration Academy had fun at their first annual Cardboard Carnival. The students used the Engineering Design Process to create carnival games. The "Do-It-Yourself" carnival was inspired by "Cain's Arcade" in Los Angeles  . Students were encouraged to build typical games completely out of cardboard, tape, paint, and other materials. Parents, students, and teachers all had an amazing time playing the many games created with recycled products. Some of the games that students created included pinball, ring toss, ball throws, Skee ball, air hockey, and many more. The third grade students even created a cardboard golf course based on the Georgia Regions that are part of their curriculum. Without a doubt, GEA's cardboard carnival was a huge success!
Fifth Graders Learn Game Of Bridge    
Fifth graders master card game
  
Over the past few weeks, fifth grade students at Centennial Arts Academy have been playing Bridge, a card game that takes logic, critical thinking, mathematics, and skill. The students were coached by Mrs. Martha Thompson and Mrs. Ruth Bruner.   Now that the students have mastered the game, they plan to teach other interested students how to play.  The students are ready for a challenge and eagerly look forward to defeating their competitors!
 Students Play Visual Impairment Kickball
Visually impaired students play Beep Kickball

GMS student Braxton Fortson was invited to play Beep Kickball, a sport for children with visual impairments, at the Mulberry Creek Community Center in Flowery Branch. The event, sponsored by the Disability Resources and Partner's Club, promotes relationships and athletics among the special and general education populations. 

Beep Kickball is primarily played by individuals with visual impairments and their partners.
Participants must play in pairs in which one partner can see and the other is blindfolded.  The ball and the bases beep so that players can find their way during the game. 

Braxton's classmates attended the event to cheer for him and were allowed to participate as well. It was a fun-filled day for our special education athletes especially for Braxton!
GHS Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent
Athletes sign Intent Letters at GHS Spring Signing Ceremony
                  
On April 13th, six Gainesville High School student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent in front of family, friends, and many well-wishers at the GHS Performing Arts Center. The following students will continue their athletic careers at universities this fall:  Samia Toomer (Tennessee Wesleyan University, Track), Nala Jones (Tennessee Wesleyan University, Track), Anthony Costantini (St. Andrews University, Wrestling), Jack Brand (Oglethorpe University, Lacrosse), Whitney Ledford (Brenau University, Softball), and Kayla Kelly (Life University, Track/ Basketball).

Congratulations to each of these outstanding athletes for their accomplishments, and we look forward to their continued success!

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