The Sword and Shield

GCA Crusader News • Friday, March 3, 2023

Follow Up Friday

This week's newsletter is a recap of this past week at GCA. Let's start with a miracle...


Last Friday, we were urgently praying that Christian's surgery would go well, and it went so much better than anyone dared hope! The surgeons reported that the tumor was removed completely in tact and that the major surgical procedures they anticipated were completely unnecessary. Simply put, God healed Christian and used his surgery as a testimony of His power.

Heavenly Father, thank you for your healing power. Thank you for performing a miracle in Christian's body. We give You praise and glory for this amazing act! Thank you!


Despite some horrendous traffic throughout Hampton Roads, we had a great turnout for our Homecoming on Tuesday. The parade was fantastic, the block party was so much fun, the basketball team played well, and the Homecoming Court presentations were amazing.

Check out GCA's Facebook page for pictures and descriptions of the event.


On Thursday night, GCA's 1st grade-5th grade students showed us a little of what they've learned this year. Spoiler: It's a LOT. Great job, students. You did a wonderful job showcasing your academic successes. You can see some pictures of this event on our Facebook page as well.

There are a few events listed below, but I really just wanted to take today to be grateful for the great things we've seen this week.

Remember, you are Gateway. Let's Go Crusaders!

S. Jeff Postlewaite

Head of School

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End of 3rd Quarter | Friday, March 10

Report cards will be published the following week

Spring Break | March 27-31

TerraNova Testing | April 4-6

Each year GCA administers standardized testing to help us analyze each student's progress along with the overall effectiveness of our curriculum and instruction.

April 19-21 | SACS Competition

GCA's high school students will be heading to Cramerton, NC to compete with schools from three states in academics, music, arts and crafts, athletics, and platform events.