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GCA Crusader News • Friday, January 17, 2020

First Semester Wrapping Up

The first semester at GCA will be wrapping up next week and report cards will be sent home the following week. This is another great opportunity to evaluate your student's academic progress. Our teachers are constantly looking for ways to help individual students to succeed, and many of you will be contacted over the next few weeks. We want to follow up on our conversations from the first quarter to ensure that we are still heading the right direction for each student.


S. Jeff Postlewaite, Head of School

Middle School Spelling Bee

This past Tuesday, ten of our middle school students competed in GCA's Spelling Bee for the opportunity to represent Gateway in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee next month. We are so proud of these ten students who won their class spelling competition and were able to do a great job in the school Bee:

8th Grade: Mallory, Rime, Mia, Mackenzie

7th Grade: James, Milan, LaNyah

6th Grade: Emma, Alyssa, Marcel


Congratulations to GCA's Spelling Bee Champion, Rime!

and to the three students who tied as school runners-up: Mallory, LaNyah, and Marcel.


You can watch Rime compete in the Regional Spelling Bee as it will be televised locally on Saturday, February 29. We will get you more details as they are released.

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Mark Your Calendars


Semester Exams | January 22-24

GCA's middle school and high school students will complete the first semester by taking cumulative exams. A modified class schedule will be sent out soon.


Open House | Tuesday, February 4, 9:00-11:00 and 6:00-8:00

Families considering sending their students to GCA in 2020-2021 are welcome to come take a tour of Gateway and see what spiritual, academic, and social opportunities await their children.


Home Basketball Games

Come out and cheer on the Crusaders

Friday, January 10 vs. Portsmouth Christian

5:30 Varsity Girls

7:00 Varsity Boys

Saturday, January 11 vs. Isle of Wight Acdemy

10:15 JJV Boys

Friday, January 17 vs. Denbigh Baptist

5:00 Varsity Girls

6:30 Varsity Boys

Tuesday, January 21 vs. Broadwater Academy

5:00 JV Girls

6:30 Varsity Boys

Tuesday, January 28 vs. Isle of Wight Academy

5:00 Varsity Girls

6:30 Varsity Boys

Thursday, January 30 vs. Summit Christian

5:00 Varsity Girls

6:30 Varsity Boys

Thursday, February 6 vs. Atlantic Shores Christian

5:00 Varsity Girls

6:30 Varsity Boys

Friday, February 7 vs. Suffolk Christian (SENIOR NIGHT)

4:00 JJV Boys

5:30 Varsity Girls

7:00 Varsity Boys