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First Day of School!
The faculty and staff of Greenbrier Christian Academy are excited to welcome our students back to school for the new school year on Monday, August 25!
Please take note of the following times for the school day:
- P2-P4 Full Day 7:30 am to 3:15 pm
P2-P4 1/2 Day 8:30 am to 11:45 am
- Extended Care is available from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
K5-6th Grade 8:05 am to 3:05 pm
- Arrival times are from 7:40 am to 8:05 am
- Pickup times are from 3:05 pm to 3:30 pm
7th-12th Grade 8:25 am to 3:21 pm
- Arrival times are from 8:05 am to 8:25 am
- Pickup times are from 3:20 pm to 3:35 pm
All Collegiate Academy students (7th-12th grades) will report to the gymnasium on Monday morning for student orientation and to receive their schedules.
Junior Class Pancake Breakfast
The Junior class will be hosting a pancake breakfast 8am-10am this Saturday, August 23rd, at Applebee's on Battlefield Blvd (1520 Sam's Circle, Chesapeake 23320). Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased on Saturday, at the door, or in advance from any Junior. Please contact Junior class sponsor, Mrs. Felitz Velloney, at email@example.com with any questions!
Mark Levenstein, 2010 GCA graduate, wins Fulbright Award for Engineering Study in England.
After twelve years of being a GCA gator, 2010 graduate Mark Levenstein set his sights on the engineering program at Old Dominion University. A member of the Honors College, majoring in mechanical engineering, Levenstein received the Whitaker International Program’s Undergraduate Award, which he used to study at the University of Leeds in England last summer, conducting biomedical research. While at Leeds, Mark saw the multidisciplinary work being done in the field of biomimicry, the study of applying nature’s approach to the production of synthetic products, and became determined to continue his research and study there. After an intense application process, Mark was selected for a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award for Research and Study at the University of Leeds in England. Mark was selected for the only award at Leeds for the 2014-15 school year and will begin a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering program, conducting research on biomineralization using a microfluidic device he created, this fall. Congratulations to Mark and best wishes on his future endeavors! To read the official press release from ODU, click here.
Summer Fun Academy preschoolers enjoy some fun in the sun on Sprinkler Day Wednesdays!
Each Wednesday, while the older Summer Fun Academy kids head to the pool, our preschoolers enjoy a rare view of our beautiful baseball fields – from the outfield! Wednesday has become a favorite day as Mr. Bailey, Director of Outside Facilities, turn the outfield sprinklers on so our littlest ones can have some fun in the sun!
Three weeks, three houses, and one giant suitcase; Rising Senior Bethany Hammond spends three weeks in Japan attending our sister school!
Rising Senior Bethany Hammond is very familiar with the Japanese exchange program, having been a part of the process for almost a decade. Every summer, Greenbrier Christian Academy has the privilege of hosting Japanese foreign exchange students from our sister school, Yokohama Jo Gakuin (YJG), located in Yokohama, a suburb of Tokyo. Bethany’s family has coordinated those efforts each year. Back in sixth grade, she missed out as her parents made the international trek to visit our sister school, so when the possibility arose of a visit this year, she jumped at the opportunity. However, soon the reality hit of the price tag associated with such a trip. “My family and I knew this would only be possible by fully relying on God to provide. On February 13th, one day before Valentine’s Day, I got an incredible gift of love – an anonymous donor was covering a significant portion of the expenses for the trip,” said Bethany. Four months later, she was on a plane to Japan. Over the course of three weeks, Bethany stayed with three different families and attended school daily from 7:45am – 6pm, participating in club activities such as Chorus, International club, US Seminar club, and Cheerleading. Bethany said of her trip, “It was a great experience; I would love to go again. Being exposed to the Japanese culture and seeing firsthand the need for relationships that bring different cultures together was an experience I will never forget. I feel honored God made this possible and that I was able to minister to families across the globe by just being myself – a young person who loves Jesus.”