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Wilderness First Aid Class- Open to All MS/HS students and parents

January 26th-27th, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Prepare for the unexpected in this hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine program taught by our partners at Venture Off If you work in a wilderness setting, enjoy outdoor activities or recreation opportunities, this 16-hour course is for you! Instruction will take place in classrooms and outdoor settings regardless of weather. Course completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification.

This class is open to any upper school student or parent and after taking this class you will get a Wilderness First Aid Certification.

Take advantage of this great deal because this same class at REI costs $350/person and Venture Off offers it to us for only $125/person. We need a minimum of 20 participants for this class to make.

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Creation Museum Field Trip- FREE

January 12th, 10:15 a.m.

Please join us on Friday January 12th at 10:15 a.m. at the Institute for Creation Museum in Dallas, Texas!
As always please come in blue jeans and your GCA polo. Also, please feel free to bring a snack or a picnic lunch.
Admission to the museum AND planetarium is FREE THIS YEAR!!! They have blessed us with this gift of no admission this time for Students, Parents/Chaperone and Teachers!
Please DO RSVP below so we know how many to expect.
*Adult/Chaperone required for all students going.
ICR Discovery Center is located at 1830 Royal Ln, Dallas.
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STEM/STEAM needs your Toilet Paper Tubes

Drop them off the front desk

Do you have any paper towel or toilet paper cardboard tubes? Our Odyssey of the Minds teams is in need of LOTS of cardboard tubes, any you can bring is a huge help. If you have any to donate to our team please bring them to school in a walmart sack labeled STEM and we will get these to our STEM/STEAM team, thanks!

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Spring Advising and Icecream for MS/HS

Spring 2024

Mark your calendars for our annual “Advising and Ice-Cream” spring advising sessions. These are for all students going into 6th-11th grade for the 2024-2025 school year and will provide a roadmap of middle school, high school, and the important things you need to know to be prepared and successful.

Advising and Ice-Cream Incoming 11th-12th Graders

Tuesday, January 16th 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Welcome to the capstone years at GCA! Come hear about:

  • GCA Degree Plans
  • Recommendations for getting/choosing a job in high school
  • Senior/Junior traditions
  • Everything you need to know about standardized testing, college applications, honors and National Honor Society
  • Checklist for College Planning
  • And MORE…

Advising and Ice-Cream Incoming 9th-10th Graders

Tuesday, January 30th 3:45-4:30 p.m.

In the beginning years of high school it is important to set good habits and start strong. Come hear about:

  • GCA Degree Plans
  • Choosing smart co-curriculars 
  • Importance of grades, looking forward to important standardized tests
  • Dual Credit/Transfer Credit
  • GCA Advising Journey
  • Checklist for College Planning
  • And MORE…

Advising and Ice-Cream Incoming 6th Graders

Tuesday, February 6th 3:15- 4:00 p.m.

Welcome to Middle School. Come hear about:

  • Importance of the 6th grade year at GCA- mastering concepts to prepare for the jump to higher mastery
  • Parental Role shift
  • Subject shift from survey to mastery- dive into curriculum for 6th grade year
  • Co-curriculars- making good choices
  • Lunch and PULSE
  • Sky Ranch
  • GCA Advising Journey
  • And MORE…

Advising and Ice-Cream Incoming 7th-8th Graders

Tuesday, February 15th 3:45- 4:30 p.m.

These are your years to prepare and set yourself up for success in high school. Come hear about:

  • Parental Role shift
  • Why Grades matter
  • Middle School Math Path and Math Lab 
  • Co-curriculars- making good choices
  • Upper School Retreat
  • GCA Advising Journey
  • And MORE…
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When to stay home due to illness? See our sick policy here

Parents, we try to spread love not germs, please keep your student home if they are showing signs of illness.  Students need to be:
  • fever free for 24 hours before returning to school
  • on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • no upset stomachs for at least 24 hours before returning to school
If you do keep your student home, please email attendance@gcafrisco.org to let us know and we will let their teacher know. 
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Feed my Starving Children- Food Packing Volunteer event

December 1, 2023  9:00 – 10:45 am

The whole school is invited to a Feed my Starving Children food-packing volunteer event this Christmas season! 

FMSC offers volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience. You’ll hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to our incredible partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world.

Through volunteering at FMSC, you’ll get the chance to impact hundreds of kids in just two hours per packing shift. You’ll experience what it’s like to make a tangible difference today.

We only have 75 spots available, sign-up below.

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GCA Spirit Store is reopening December 4th

Buy GCA Spirit Wear: December 4th-18th, 2023

The store will be back open for purchases starting December 4th and will run all the way through December 18th.

NOTE- This store is run using paypal so you will need to use a paypal account. If you would prefer not to use paypal, email admin@rubysrubbish.com  with which designs and sizes you want and you will be billed a different way.