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Superior Rating at OMEA Solo & Ensemble Music Contest

We had 20 middle school students’ participate in the OMEA Solo & Ensemble Music Contest on Saturday, April 12th at Whitehall-Yearling High School. Out of the 20 students, they came home with 15 Superior Medals and 11 Excellent Medals.

We are very proud of all of the middle school students who performed!

Pictured above, Rob Maston, Jay Smith and Matthew Downs performed a Low Bass Trio and received a superior rating. One of the judge’s commented on their judge sheet by saying, “This is one of the finest musical low brass ensembles I have ever heard in my 36 years of teaching. Outstanding tone, articulation, dynamics, balance, individual good ritardando at measure 12 and ensemble musicianship. You brought me into your performance. Whatever the school administration can do to support the continuation of this type of music education should be done.”



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Posted on 04/16/14 at 07:11 AM

Are you a follower or a fan?

Poem by Caitlin Jacques, 11th Grade

Are you a follower or a fan?

This question confused me when the message began.
If we are to be a follower of Jesus, shouldn’t we also be a fan?
But what I now realize is the message runs deeper.
We cannot be a fan if we want to be a follower.
When one is a fan we are simply just watching, afraid of commitment.
Oh we were supposed to be playing in the game?
We look away, coughing.
Please. No. Ask someone else. Won’t it all be the same?
We show up to every game, screaming till our voice is hoarse.
But when it’s all said and done, was there ever really a purpose.
Those are the fans.
Now the opposite is a follower.
Follower can be defined as an adherent or devotee of a particular person, cause or activity.
They’re actually in the game until the last ball it teed.
See, we as Christians have the same problem.
We are stuck being fans.
When asked to be a true follower we turn them down like nobody every asked us.
We as Christians would rather stay comfortable,
instead of letting God make our lives transformable.
We’re too busy thinking that what we do is enough,
but really satan is seeing right through our bluff.
But only then when the devil attacks, do we cry out to God to help get us back.
Man, it’s about time we face reality because we’ve all turned our backs.
We need to be followers so that we may not live this life in vain.
We need to be followers so that the devil can’t lead us astray.
We need to be followers so that the world does not drive us insane.
It’s not gonna be easy, but did Jesus ever say that it would be?
Yeah we all got problems,
but we act like Christ didn’t die on the cross in order to solve them.
He said that, you must bare my suffering so that you can bring the glory through me. 
We think that Him overcoming the world for us is enough, but what we fail to realize is 
that God has given us the power to do the very same thing.
He’s the bride and He’s given us the ring.
We need to peel back the black of our torn up hearts and start being real.
We need to get up off the stands and boldly step out onto the field. 
People, in Christianity, there is no time to yield.
We rush boldly to carry out the winning play.
Jesus has cleared a path, so it’s time to rise and take a stand.
So the question is.
Will you be a follower or a fan? 

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Posted on 04/07/14 at 08:05 AM

Listen to the Kindergarten classes quoting the Pledge of Allegiance

GCA’s Kindergarten classes were able to say the Pledge of Allegiance for 104.9 The River on Friday, March 7. Click below to hear how well they did!!

Kindergarten - Pledge of Allegiance

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Posted on 03/11/14 at 07:34 AM

1st Grade will be on 104.9 reciting the pledge

Listen to 104.9 The River on Thursday, March 13th at 8:35 a.m. and you will hear GCA’s First Grade reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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Posted on 03/10/14 at 07:40 AM

Free Softball Clinics for Girls

Our head varsity softball coach, Kisha Carroll, is hosting FREE softball clinics over the next few months for girls currently in grades 9 - 11. Contact her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information. 

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Posted on 03/06/14 at 02:01 PM

GCA Hoops Camp

GCA Hoops Camp

Dates: 4/1, 4/3, 4/4, 4/8 & 4/10

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Location: GCA Gym

Ages: 3rd through 6th grade

Cost: $35 per child

Hoops Camp Flyer 

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Posted on 02/24/14 at 02:35 PM

Middle School Boys Basketball Team

Congratulations to the middle school boys for making first runner-up in the
MOCAL tournament games. 

We are so proud of our players, coaches and supporters!

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Posted on 02/11/14 at 01:40 PM

GCA 2013 Homecoming

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Posted on 01/30/14 at 03:26 PM

Letter from GCA School Board

Please click here to read the letter from the GCA School Board

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Posted on 01/30/14 at 03:07 PM

Operation Christmas Child 2013 Total

Thank you for being a blessing to the needy children around the world by participating in Operation Christmas Child. Together with Pathway Church we collected 301 boxes. A big thank you goes to the GCA Operation Christmas Child Team and those moms who transported the boxes to the collection center at New Song Community Church in Reynoldsburg. 

There is still time to be apart of this amazing outreach. Please turn your boxes into the Elementary Office by Friday, November 22. 

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Posted on 11/20/13 at 08:57 AM

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