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Upcoming Sports 2023-24 School Year

Interest Forms! Adding Flag Football next year

In hopes to fill a team we are looking to bring middle school boys flag football to our athletics program here at GCA. 

Please note that middle school BOYS must choose between cross country or flag football. 

They would not be able to do both due to conflicting meet times. 

 

Please fill out the interest form below if you are interested in FLAG FOOTBALL

(Middle School Boys ONLY)

https://forms.gle/6MoH9VtWYxyGTVxDA

 

Please fill out the interest form below if you are interested in CROSS COUNTRY

(Middle/High School Boys And Girls)

https://forms.gle/jHdPHMco3Sest8rX9

 

Please fill out the interest form below if you are interested in VOLLEYBALL

(Middle/High School Girls )

https://forms.gle/9PNdPmGFCwgU3BFi8

 Please email me for any questions or concerns.

christina.griffiths@gcafrisco.org

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Join us to help reset the building!

Pick your availability!

Are you a strong young person or just someone who loves to serve? We could use your help! Every day after school, we have a set up crew that resets the building for the other groups that use it. This is a fun, team effort and we would love anyone that is available to help!

Typically on Mondays and Tuesdays the rest is finished around 3:45 and on Thursdays we have a slightly bigger job so it is closer to 4:00 or 4:15.

Sign up below if you are free any Monday/Tuesday or Thursday, you don’t have to commit to weekly, just pick which days you are free and want to join our team!

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Re-Enrollment is open for the 2023-2024 School Year

February 15th- deadline to receive current student re-enrollment discount

Re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is officially open! Click HERE for tuition and fee deadline information.

February 15th- Deadline to pay the current student re-enrollment discount

February 15th- We will be opening up enrollment to new families as well

We had an amazing state of school this Tuesday and here is a quick recap of the meeting for those who couldn’t make it due to weather:

– GCA is doing GREAT — We were inspired to stay on track in the vision God has called each of us to as a family.
-GCA  had a great report from the accreditation team
-GCA is more financially stable than we have ever been.
– We are quickly running out of space and our short term goal is grow BETTER before BIGGER 
 
PRAY: We ask all families to PRAY with us as we seek solutions to the space shortage- and for the right families to join us this next year in the very spots we will have available. 
 
We spent the 2nd half of the meeting brainstorming and putting our ideas on post it notes as we get our GCA improvement plan in place for our next 3-5 years.  These areas for improvement include:
*Flourishing Families: How can GCA be a GREAT place for families to flourish and grow?
* Prepared Students: Making sure students are ready for their next step
*Student Find Their Place- Making GCA a place that is a community where students find “their people.”
*Resources that Support and Inspire: Ideas for facilities and other resources that may support our students, families, and teachers. 
 
We will be inviting our GCA parents who are interested  to join us in some Charettes (collaborative  meetings)  this spring for further brainstorming and planning.
 

Steps for Re-Enrollment:

  1. Login to your family portal
  2. On the left menu select “apply/enroll” and then “Enrollment/Reenrollment”

    3. Click on the blue link that says “click here to open reenrollment”

    4. Under “Packet Status” select “Start Enrollment Packet”

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National Honor Society Chapter at GCA!

GCA is starting a national honor society chapter! This is very well known and respected student recognition program that will highlight students in 10th-12th grade.

How it will work?

Any students in 10th-12th grade who have a current 3.0 UGPA or higher will have the opportunity to submit a candidate information form to be considered for selection. Click HERE to see the NHS Selection Process at GCA. The 5 member Faculty team will meet January 20th to select members of the National Honor Society. You will receive an email if you are academically eligible to join the National Honor Society. 

When the 5 member faculty team has made their selections, they will notify students who have been selected to join the National Honor Society the week of January 20th. Membership at the Induction ceremony, January 31st after school is mandatory in order to be a part of the National Honor Society chapter at GCA.

List of Member Obligations:

Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Honor Society strives to recognize the total student—one who excels in all of these areas. The standards used for selection are: 

Scholarship: 3.0 cumulative average

Leadership, service, and character: as demonstrated by activities and teacher evaluations

Membership, however, is more than an honor. It is an ongoing responsibility and an obligation to continue to demonstrate those outstanding qualities that result in a student’s selection. Membership also carries a responsibility to the chapter. 

In order to be a part of the Grace Covenant Academy National Honor Society chapter, you must complete these obligations:

  • attend the quarterly meetings (third Thursday of every quarter from 7:15-7:40 a.m. to check in on academic progress/service projects
  • complete at least 10 service hours in the 2022-2023 school year
  • attend one of the group service projects

Important NHS Dates:

  • January 18th- Candidate Information Forms due
  • January 20th– Faculty Team meets to select students to join the GCA National Honor Society chapter
  •  January 31st-  National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
  • February 9th- National Honor Society meeting 7:15-7:40 a.m.
  • April 6th- National Honor Society Meeting, 7:15-7:40 a.m.
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High School Winter Formal Details

February 4th, 2023 6:00 p.m.

This is a formal event for GCA high school students, grades 9-12.

Theme: Western Starry Night

The Evening:

Be prepared for an evening of Dancing, games, fun and fellowship.

Location: Frisco Bible

TICKETS

$40 per student

DINNER DETAILS

Regular Dinner: Lasagna served with salad, bread sticks and dessert

Dietary Restricted Dinner options:

Pasta with Marinara, served with salad and bread sticks (Dairy Free, Meatless) served with DF Dessert

Gluten Free Pasta with Marinara, served with salad (no croutons) (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Meatless) and GF/DF Dessert.

DRESS CODE:

GCA Outfit Advice

Because you will be active at this event with dancing and games, we advise you choose something you feel comfortable in while being active. We want you to be handsome /beautiful, as well as comfortable, while having a great time! 

GUYS

This is a coat and tie event. A suit is not required, but at minimum a sport coat, nice pants, button up shirt, and tie are required. If you have any outfit specific questions, please contact Suzie Johnson at 469-438-4625 or suzie.johnson@gcafrisco.org.

Permitted

Suit
Sport coat 
Dockers, Khaki Slacks, dress pants
Neck tie, bow tie, bolo tie 
Collared, button up shirt
Dress shoes, dress boots, or nice, comfortable shoes for dancing

Not Permitted

T-Shirt
Denim or Jeans of any style or color
Costume
Farm Boots
Flip-flops or open-toed shoes

LADIES

Neckline must above cleavage. A panel may need to be added to sweetheart, V-neck and scoop necks to meet dress code. No cut outs, sides of body or midriff showing. The back of the dress should be no lower than your natural waistline (above the bottom edges of your ribcage)

Permitted

Modest, God-honoring attire
Long gowns
Formal jumpsuit/pants suit
Short dresses must be within the short side of a 3×5 index card of the top of the knee
Slits in long gowns no higher than the short side of a 3×5 index card of the top of the knee 
Strapless gowns or off the shoulder gowns must be high enough to cover cleavage or be altered to cover cleavage. (it is your responsibility to ensure your gown stays in place throughout the evening)
Please wear appropriate undergarments. Undergarment straps cannot be showing on bare skin uncovered by your dress and should blend in under see through fabrics/lace.
Dress back no lower than natural waistline (above the bottom edges of your ribcage) 
Midriff covered by non-see-through fabric in front and sides (no cutouts)
Two piece dresses may be worn if the top covers the skirt by at least 6 inches – if the top and skirt simply “meet in the middle” it does not meet dress code and must be sewn together
Dressy shoes, dressy sandals, dressy boots, or nice, clean, comfortable shoes to wear while dancing

Not Permitted

Plunging necklines
Any cutouts in the front or sides of the dress 
The back of the dress should be no lower than your natural waistline (above the bottom edges of your ribcage)
You must be fully covered from about your underarm to within the short side of a 3×5 index card of the top of the knee (see-through fabric is not acceptable) 
Farm Boots
Flip-flops

GCA Dress Approval

Your dress selection will need to be submitted for approval at least one week prior to the event. Full length front and back views of the dress selection on your student will need to be texted or emailed to Suzie Johnson at #469-438-4625 or suzie.johnson@gcafrisco.org with your student’s name and grade level. You will receive a response as quickly as the committee can review your submission. If you are shopping and have questions while selecting a dress, Suzie has offered to be available for advising.

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GCA Makeup Class Picture Day

Make-up Pictures- February 7th

Save the date for the GCA Make-up pictures. If your student missed picture day or you would like to have their photo retaken, make sure that they attend February 7th so we can get their picture.

 

Here are the students we have down that either need a picture taken or will need a retake:

PreK

Lilliana Taylor

Kindergarten

Mia Dang

1st Grade

Deklan Isselhardt

2nd Grade

Corin Bibler

3rd Grade

Aiden Johnston

4th Grade

Adam Longo

5th Grade

Caleb Adams

Grayson Mize

Jaxon Skaggs

6th Grade

Emma Breckenridge

Luke Longo

Camden Clark

7th Grade

Isaac Adams

Brandon Grassmuck

9th Grade

Josias Grothe

10th Grade

Ben Kramer

Jon Kramer

12th Grade

Sam Paton

Abigail Rowell