GCA Weekly Update
Hello Spartan Community,
Save the Date!! - GCA’s 2nd Annual Multicultural Luncheon - March 1, 2024
Planning is in the works for our amazing multicultural food, dance, and music experience. Start thinking of what food you can prepare to share your culture. You can perform a dance to show diverse arts. If you play an instrument that shares a cultural sound, be ready to sign up to perform on the day. A signup form will be sent next week.
In conjunction with Take Charge Cats from the University of Arizona, the GCA Math Department has been offering FREE finance classes during high school lunch on Fridays. The next class is Credit Basics on Friday, 2/23, and Credit Reports on Friday, 3/1. All high school students are welcome to spend their whole lunchtime on these days in room 125. You may, of course, eat lunch while you learn!
Mrs. Sprinkle will hold Saturday Latin Tutoring this Saturday, February 10, in her classroom (room 125) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring $5 to get as much help as you want.
Math tutoring will be from 9 to 11 a.m. in Mrs. Nash's room, room 127. All levels are welcome. Bring $5 and any work you need help with.
GCA Good Things
Three of our athletic teams made the post-season state tournament. Unfortunately, girls' basketball and soccer lost earlier this week. Our boys' basketball team plays their game tonight. Good luck, gentleman. Great season, ladies.
Put a Happy Birthday message on the Marquee. Messages are available for a $10 donation.
GCA Music News
Good luck to Advanced Vocal as they perform for judges at the makeup event for the NAU Jazz/Madrigal festival today. Due to weather conditions up north, they were unable to make it to NAU this weekend. However, they are participating in a makeup festival today at Mountain View High School. We are excited to hear how you did!
The GCA Orchestras will present their third quarter concert next Thursday, February 15th. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the MJHS auditorium, and students should arrive in their designated warm-up room at 6:30 p.m. wearing their black concert clothes. The anticipated run time is, at most, 75 minutes. Please come and enjoy an evening of wonderful music from these great students!
Please put our other third-quarter concert dates on your family calendars:
Band, Tuesday 2/20/24, 7 pm at MJHS. Student call time is 6:30 pm.
Choir, Monday, 3/4/24, 7 pm at MJHS. Student call time is 6:00 pm
Many music ensembles have high-stakes end of the year performances for judges this semester. In order to complete these, we go off campus to a location where those judges are. Please be on the lookout for permission slips and any other related information about these trips. We also need chaperones for these field trips. We would love to have you join us! Here are the dates:
Tuesday 2/20- Guitar
Friday 2/23- JH Band
Thursday 2/29- Sinfonia
Monday 3/4- HS Band and Symphonic Strings
Tuesday 3/26- HS Choir
Wed/Thurs 3/27-28- Jazz Band
Friday 5/3- JH Choir
Friday 5/10- Concert Orchestra
Junior High Q3 Sports coming to a close
High School Spring Sports are practicing when it is dry.
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Volunteer to be interviewed about your career!
Parents - Are you willing to be interviewed by a GCA Student about your profession?
We are creating a database as a tool for our students. This will provide a list of professionals they can contact and interview to learn more about their possible career choices.
Please take a moment to open this form and fill out the questionnaire.
GCA Counseling Corner
Christy Kline, Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org Guidance Counselor
Beth Brewer, Beth.email@example.com College Center Coordinator
The Counseling Dept and College Center now have a webpage with a ton of useful information!
Information about the upcoming changes with the FAFSA will be on under the “Opportunities and Helpful Links” page soon.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with concerns or questions. Throughout the year, we will be seeing students for grade-level classroom advisement and also on an individual basis.
Have a great weekend,
Dan Hood Ed.D.
Gilbert Classical Academy