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.