JV Competition Cheer win BIG in Florida

Our JV Coed Competition Cheer Team competed at the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders (FCC) 2019 Nationals in Orlando, Florida on January 3-5, 2019!

Upon arriving, they headed straight into competition mode with members attending a College Cheer Combine, Jump and Tumble Off, team bonding gift exchange and began practicing for day 1 of competition. Our team has had an amazing first day of competition competing in two divisions (JV and Varsity), as well as 3 duos and coed stunt team! At the end of the day, the team got to enjoy an awards gala where four specialty awards were given for each division based off of the day 1 scores; our cheerleaders received the following:

JV- Best Jumps, Best Tumbling, Best Showmanship
Varsity- Best Jumps
7th-8th Duo- 1st Place
9th-10th Duo-1st Place
11th-12th Duo- 2nd Place
Coed Stunt Team- 1st place

Along with those awards, our oldest team member, GCA junior, Savannah was nominated and awarded 2019 Scholar Athlete of the Year!

Day 2 was a dream come true for our Competition Cheerleaders! They had not one but two hit zero routines (no deductions)! After a long day of competing, it was time for awards! Awards began with a time of praise and worship where our kids worshiped with over 1000 other cheerleaders. It was an awesome time! Once on the stage for awards, our team blew it out of the water they are now the 2019 FCC JV NATIONAL CHAMPIONS AND 2019 FCC JV GRAND CHAMPIONS!!! It was an amazing weekend!

 

School Spirit Week Jan. 7-11

We are very excited about our theme for the year which is “ Knight And Day!” To make it even more exciting, we will see our graduates return back “home” to GCA for homecoming! The week will be filled with fun and excitement starting with our themed days. Descriptions of the days were in the attachment to last week’s “Shout Out”: They are as follows:

Monday (Jan. 7) “WAKE UP and GET READY for the WEEK” (Wear pajamas)
Tuesday (Jan. 8) “Country vs. City” (Wear best country get up or fancy city attire)
Wednesday (Jan. 9) “KNIGHT AND DAY” (Wear bright neon or all black)
Thursday (Jan. 10) “Class Opposite Day” (Class chooses a creative opposite-themed costume to fit class)
Friday (Jan.11) “SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY’ (K-2 wear blue; 3rd-5th gold; middle school white; high school all 3)

Once again School Spirit Sticks will be filled with candy and awarded to the grade level divisions that demonstrate the most school spirit through their participation during School Spirit Week and at the pep rally.

Merry Christmas

Safety Patrol is made up of 4th and 5th grade students who complete an application including teacher references at the beginning of the school year. They serve daily during arrival and dismissal time as well as during special events. It isn’t all work though, they also enjoy time of fellowship. We appreciate their service.

Merry Christmas!

Spanish and Music combine

Some Spanish students took a rainy day field trip to the music room where Mrs. McClure showed them various instruments they had studied in Spanish class. Some new students played the maracas and castanets for the very first time! Thank you Mrs. McClure for illustrating the importance of a strong arts education program in our school.

Apples, Apples, & Yummy Apples

Kindergarten celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day through ma ny hands-on activities.  We first dove into a book about an apple’s life cycle followed by a craft to show the different seasons of an apple tree.  Next the students became chefs by peeling and cutting apples for homemade applesauce.  Yum!  Then we measured and weighed our  apples with a balance scale and cubes. We ended our day focused on how Johnny Appleseed spread not only apple seeds but God’s Word.  What a great example for us to follow.  It was a fun filled day and many thanks to our helpers.

GCA’s First National Honor Society Induction

GCA celebrated our first group of students being inducted into the Knights Chapter of the National Honor Society on Friday, September 21st!

Congratulations Class of 2018!

It’s an exciting time of year as Guardian Christian Academy! In addition to a treasure trove of classroom activities, field trips, trips to Pennsylvania and New York City, within a week’s time seventy-three students from both GCA’s preschool and high school will graduate! Here’s looking at just a couple relaxed moments.

Synthetic Division Rap

Students in our precalculus class decided to work together on their final project and created a rap music video to explain the process of synthetic division.

Trailblazer 5K

Thank you for the positive feedback and support for the GCA Trailblazer 5K held at Pocahontas State Park on Saturday morning. With 185 registered for the 5K and 44 for the kids Fun Run, Nutzy adding his flair to the morning, and vendors on hand, it was a great experience! Thank you to our sponsors and our race coordinator, Mr. Ken Kelly. We’re already looking forward to next year!

First Grade Field Trip

First grade had a fun time visiting Tredegar Iron Works Civil War Museum last week!  The students participated in and watched a play about Abraham Lincoln.  They learned many things about his visit to Richmond in 1865 and what life was like for people in Richmond at that time.  Students designed their own pennies and created log cabins!  The students love to learn in so many different ways!