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Collegiate Academy (Grades 7-12)

Purpose Statement: The Collegiate Academy (grades 7-12) seeks to prepare students through spiritual, academic and social opportunities that emphasize their participation in God's kingdom by using the gifts and talents God has invested in them.

Theme Verse: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13


Dec 2016 Portsmouth Naval Hospital Christmas PartyEvery quarter, the GCA Senior class goes into our community to serve others.  This quarter, our Seniors will be serving the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Portsmouth Naval Hospital, putting on a Christmas party for the children and families undergoing treatment.

“This is our second year partnering with Portsmouth Naval and arguably the most memorable service day for our students.  Being able to bring a little Christmas joy to children and their families affected by cancer is as much a blessing to us as it is to those we are serving.” said Mrs. Amanda-Lee Pitzer, one of our Senior Class Sponsors.

If you would like to help, there is a need for small gifts ($10-$15 price range) for infants to children up to age 18.  Our students will be giving these gifts to the children at the party.  Gifts should be unwrapped and turned into the school by Dec 4th.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Please join us in praying for the children and families we will meet and thank you in advance if you are able to provide a gift!

 

 

Collegiate Academy students welcomed guests Mrs. Suzy Kelly and Mr. Donnie Simpson as Guest Speakers in our inaugural Student Leadership Luncheon. 

Our 10th-12th grade girls were joined by Mrs. Kelly over a catered lunch before hearing a message entitled, “Be the Woman God Planned You to Be.”  Mrs. Kelly spoke on several topics during this special “girls only” time, including the importance of developing core values (Psalm 119:9), choosing friends wisely (1 Cor 15:33), making wise choices (Jer 33:3), and working hard (2 Thes 3:10), to name just a few.  Mrs. Kelly, who is the President and CEO of Jo-Kell, as well as a member of the Chesapeake City Council, left the girls with a challenge drawing from John 2:7 to “live life to the brim!”

Meanwhile, 10th-12th grade boys met on the mezzanine to have a brown bag lunch with Mr. Donnie Simpson.  Mr. Simpson, who has been involved with education-based football programs for over 40 years, including five seasons as head football coach at GCA, shared with our young men lessons he has learned along the way.  After sharing his testimony, the NCHSAA Hall of Fame coach used several of his own experiences and stories to encourage our students on why their Christian faith matters and of the importance of developing honest and high integrity standards.

Thank you to Councilwoman Suzy Kelly and Coach Donnie Simpson for blessing our students with their time and wisdom!

Girls Leadership Luncheon

 

 

Boys Leadership Luncheon

 

 

Cuddyer speaks to our GCA Baseball program 2MLB Two Time All-Star, Michael Cuddyer, visits GCA to speak to our Gator Baseball Players!

What an honor for our GCA Baseball Program to be guided and encouraged by fifteen year Major League Baseball Veteran, two time All-Star, and 2013 MLB Batting Champion, Michael Cuddyer.

Cuddyer spoke to our Gator Baseball Players and shared advice on leadership, taking advantage of the off-season, and coming out mentally prepared and focused for another successful spring baseball season.

From all of us at GCA, thank you very much for taking time to come speak into our young men!

 

 

PoinsettiaGet ready for the holidays while supporting the GCA Baseball Program!

The GCA Baseball Program has teamed up with Battlefield Farms in Rapidan, Virginia to offer locally grown poinsettias.  For every purchase, our GCA Baseball Program receives funding for new equpment and travel expenes.  The floral quality red poinsettias come in beautifully foiled red pots. 

Two sizes available: 6" pots have approximately 5-6 blooms ($10), 8" pots have approximately 13-15 blooms ($15). 

Poinsettias will be available for pick-up or delivery on a date TBD right after Thanksgiving. Orders must be received by Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Place your order by returning the attached order form (at bottom of article) and payment to GCA, or through any GCA baseball player, coach, or parent.  

For more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Mr. Smallman’s Capstone Math class teamed up with our Second graders to demonstrate how rockets work.  Our Capstone Math class is working through a unit on the practical uses for quadratic equations, while Second grade is learning about force and motion in their Science unit.

Our Second graders built several rockets with the help of a Capstone Math student acting as “Technical Consultant.”  Using a launch system built with PVC pipe by Science Department Chair, Mr. Smallman, students saw how an empty 2-liter bottle could become a propulsion system, capable of launching their rockets way up in the air, over their heads, onto the roof, and even (for the grand finale), through the football goal posts!

Our students had a blast while learning and the experience confirmed to our Gators what their teachers have been saying all along; learning about Math and Science is FUN!

1. Flying Rocket2. Lift off

3 StompRocket4 Stomp Rocket 2

 

 

Seniors in Mrs. Hampton’s English 12 class read to our Preschool students earlier this week as part of a unit examining the importance of accurate and contextual translation of literature and text.  While studying the work of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale on the early translations of the English language Bible, Mrs. Hampton challenged her students to take 1 Corinthians 13, the Ten Commandments, and Psalm 23 and “translate” them into language understandable to our Preschoolers.

One of the many reasons an education at Greenbrier Christian Academy is extraordinary is the opportunity our students have to build relationships and gain confidence by interacting across grade levels and divisions.  The GCA "family" environment is seen in our hallways through high-fives, at our "whole school" extracurricular events, and in the many opportunities for curriculum collaboration. 

 

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