Greetings from Crusader Country! I greatly enjoyed our alumni weekend in January! Thanks to all who were able to attend. It was a great honor to recognize Heather BeShears from the graduating class of 1995 as our Alumnus of the Year! We have scheduled the 2019 alumni festivities to be Saturday, January 26. I hope you’ll make plans to attend, if possible! Much has taken place in Crusader Country since our alumni weekend in January. The following are a few of the highlights:
In February, Mr. Morris and I took the juniors and seniors to the Georgia State Capitol to participate in the Student Legislative Day through Citizen Impact. They met various senators and representatives and learned a great deal about state politics.
In March, our junior and senior high students participated in the GACS Fine Arts competition. Students had the opportunity to compete in the categories of Bible, Music, Art, Speech, and Academics. We placed at state in several categories. I am extremely proud of all our participants and their diligent work during the months leading to competition. Our elementary also participated in Fine Arts at the end of April.
On March 27, we had our first Open House. The Lord brought us several families visiting our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. Later in April, we had our secondary academic fair. Our 7th – 12th grades submitted various research papers and displays to be judged by members of our community and church. Our students received much praise from judges and parents on the stellar projects produced. The winner of our Judges’ Choice Award went to an eighth-grade student, Crystal Morris, who did her Presidential profile project on Theodore Roosevelt. I am very proud of our secondary students!
We had several field trips in May. Our elementary had the opportunity to lead in the Pledge of Allegiance at the City Council Meeting. That video is accessible on our Facebook page. Our seniors toured our city government building and met several local government officials. Our fifth through eighth grades toured the local law enforcement offices, and our first through fourth grades visited Callaway Gardens!
Our Kindergarten class had their graduation on May 18. That night the K3-K5 classes performed the production, “Gingerbread Girl.” It was a fantastic night as we conferred the kindergarten diplomas on our kindergartners. Our 36th Annual Commencement Ceremonies at Grace Christian School took place on May 25. It was a great evening as we sent our seniors to embark on their adult life. I pray earnestly that they will continue to follow the Lord, no matter what comes their way.
We also said farewell to two of our teachers. Mrs. Berryman, who has taught here for 12 years, is headed to Germany, and Mrs. White, who has taught here for 9 years, is headed to north Georgia. We are going to miss them severely in the upcoming year. Pray for them as well as their replacements, Mrs. Jennifer Farnsworth and Miss Ciera Byrd.
As I type this letter, we have concluded the first week of summer break. We are steadily preparing for the upcoming school year. I have had many new-student appointments this week and have already scheduled some in the weeks to come. If you have any suggestions, comments, ideas, or otherwise, please e-mail, Facebook message, call, or leave a comment at our website, http://www.gcscolumbus.org. Please view our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GraceChristianSchoolCrusaders and like our page!
Thank you for taking the time to read this update. The Lord is continuing His work through Grace Christian School. We are on pace to surpass twenty students in our kindergarten this year! I cannot believe the possibilities that God is providing for not only His Gospel to be shared through our school, but also for students to be discipled in the Word of God. I continue to stand in awe at the wonderful works of our Lord.
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