March 27, 2019





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                    A Days - Monday and Wednesday
                    B Days - Tuesday and Thursday
                    Fridays - All Classes (shortened periods)    


March 29-31, 2019  
       Supervision - Team 2        
                        Administrator - Susan Jenkins 
Friday Schedule (shortened periods)
  7:30 PM               Vespers
Sunset - 7:58 PM

  8:30-9:00 AM       Breakfast     
 10:00 AM             Sabbath School
 11:05 AM             Church
After Church          Lunch             
                            SOS Hike with Mr. Martinez    
   5:30 PM             Supper 
  7:30 PM              Eventide    
  8:30 PM              SA Talent Show                         
                            Leave parking lot at 8:00 PM   
   8:00 AM            GCA Scholars leave parking lot for
                            Huntsville Rocket Center (return 9:00 PM) 
 10:00 AM             Brunch
 10:30 AM             Graphic Design Workshop (ends 2:30-ish) 
 11:30 AM             Girls' Town Trip   
  1:00 PM              Guys' Town Trip 
  4:00 PM              Supper      
  5:00 PM              Soccer Mania 

                                                                      THIS WEEK  

           Wednesday, March 27                    Basketball Intramurals
                                                                  Duranderson vs. Jocelavore and Burtrick vs. Henlo
           Wed.-Sab, March 27-30                  Spiritual Emphasis Weekend - Speaker Kaleigh Benge
                                                                  7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday / 7:30 p.m. Friday
           Thursday, March 28                        Chapel - Speaker is Stormie Mitchell
           Thursday, March 28                        Basketball Intramurals
                                                                  Jocelavore vs. Burtrick / Henlo vs. Duranderson
           Monday, April 1                              Basketball Intramurals
                                                                  Duranderson vs. Burtrick
Class Schedule for Wednesday - Thursday
March 27 - 28, 2019
7:30 - 8:00 AM
Period 0
7:45 - 8:25 AM
Period 1
8:30 - 9:50 AM
Period 2
9:55-11:15 AM
11:05-11:45 AM
Period 3
11:50 AM - 12:55 PM
Period 4
1:00 -2:05 PM
Period 5
2:10-3:15 PM
Period 6
3:20-4:25 PM
Gymnastics/Varsity Sports
4:30-5:35 PM
5:15-5:50 PM
5:50-6:50 PM
Week of Prayer
7:00 PM - Church

***Friday - Normal Friday Schedule

From the Principal FromthePrincipal

I want to thank our students and faculty for being part of such a wonderful Academy Days event this past weekend.  We welcomed over 150 prospective students to campus and many parents and school sponsors.  From everything I have heard, they enjoyed themselves and received a good understanding of life at GCA.  The programs and worship services presented by our students were an excellent showcase of their talents and dedication.  The worship services were inspiring.  It is a joy to work and live with so many people who want to devote their time and energy toward knowing God and worshiping him.  Thanks especially to Jeff Freeman, Jodi Steele and Kalie Kelch for preparing for our guests and making sure the weekend went well.  All of our faculty pulled together to make the weekend so positive.

All of our students and their families are ambassadors for GCA.  Your statements about our school can do more to influence other people than anything I can say about GCA.  So, thank you for encouraging other families to consider GCA for next year.  And if you can't recommend GCA, please contact me and let me know why.  We need to continue to find ways to improve.

Weekend of Spiritual Emphasis - Wednesday evening we will begin our spring season  of Spiritual Emphasis.  Much like a shortened week of prayer, these days will allow us to focus on our relationship with God.  Our speaker will be Kaleigh Benge, former chaplain at Highland Academy.  Wednesday and Thursday our academic schedule will be a week of prayer schedule.  The meetings will be at 7:00 pm.  Friday Vespers will be at the normal time of 7:30 pm.  Our meetings will conclude with our worship service Sabbath morning.  Please make these meetings a priority.

Student Association Show - Our Student Association is presenting a variety show at the Gem Theater this coming Saturday evening.  If you are in the area you are invited to attend.  The SA is transitioning to a variety show format and away from a talent show approach.  Come out Saturday evening and enjoy the abundance of student talent, and some occasional faculty talent.  The program starts at 8:30 pm at the Gem Theater in downtown Calhoun.

New Facilities - Next week we hope to be moving furniture into the new staff offices that adjoin the new student center.  This will allow us to enjoy greater use of our new facilities.  Once faculty and staff are in place we should be able to use the new classrooms and the student center.  I'm sorry some of the furniture is taking so long to arrive.  We should be getting close to having what we need.  Thanks for your patience.

We are very blessed at GCA.  These new facilities are the result of the commitment of many people to making sure our students have the space and environment they need to thrive and grow.  We are thankful for their generosity.

April Home Leave - Wednesday, April 17 - Sunday, April 21  
Reservations are due by noon, Wednesday, April 10.   
Make reservation and pay online a t
  • Quick links: Parents (top, left-hand corner of website)
  • Home Leave Transportation
No refunds or credit for transportation reservations that are not used. We schedule vehicles based on the number of reservations, which means we use larger vehicles to accommodate more students.
Late fee is $20 and will be charged to your GCA account if the reservation and/or payment is submitted past the published due date. We cannot guarantee there will be room to accommodate late reservations.
Questions? Contact Susan Jenkins at

              27-30      Spiritual Emphasis Weekend       
30            SA Talent Show                                 
31            Soccer Mania                                                     
1-2           ACT Test Prep    
5-7           Alumni Weekend                                             
7-10         Accreditation Site Visit                                   
10            Camarata Trip                    
11            GCA Board Meeting                                        
12            Drama Vespers                                                 
12            GCA Band to perform at Coble, 8 AM                                                     
13            Gymnastics Home Show                                                
14            PreACT Testing for Freshmen & Sophomores                                                       
14            ACT Testing for Juniors                                                  
14            Spring Voice/Piano Recital                                                            
16            Midterm                                                              
17-21       Home Leave begins at noon                                        
17-22       Camarata Tour                                  
21            Home Leave ends at 9 PM                            
27            Camerata/Chorale Program, 11:05 AM                                                   
27            Camerata Program, 4 PM                                                              
27            Evening Instrumental Concert                                                    
28            Girls' Dorm Outing                                                           
28            Guys' Dorm Outing                                                          
29-6         New England Trip             
29-6        New England Trip                                             
5             SAT                                        
8             Literature Testing                                             
9             Camerata Workshop                                       
10           Flower Vespers                                                 
11           Outdoor Sabbath
12           GCA Scholars Event                                                         
12           SA Slide Show                                                    
14           AP Calculus Testing                                                         
15           Choral Music Spring Fundraiser                                                  
16-22      Senior Class Trip                
18           Class Elections                                   
19           Sunday Classes                  
20-22      Semester Exams                               
22           Fresh. & Soph. Depart GCA at noon          
23           Junior-Senior Banquet                                                   
24           Consecration, 8 PM                                                         
25           Baccalaureate, 11:05 AM                                                              
25           Parent Tribute, 4 PM                                                      
25           Commencement, 8 PM 

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it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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