The Sword and Shield

GCA Crusader News • Friday, January 14, 2022

GCA Family,

As we prepare take the day off Monday to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., I have been considering what he said about the purpose of education:


“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.”


If our students learn all of the academic disciplines, but fail to recognize the correct ways to glorify God by making His creation a more fit place for human achievement and righteousness, then that education is incomplete. I hope that we will take every opportunity to show our children the path the God intends and how we can be involved in His plan to redeem all of creation.


S. Jeff Postlewaite

Head of School

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Class and Winter Sports Pictures | Wednesday, January 19

Each of GCA's classes will be photographed as a group. You will receive information on how you can order prints.


GCA's basketball teams should bring their entire uniform, including shoes, to school on Wednesday. Your students will bring home information on how to order these team photos as well as individual sports pictures.

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Come out and support the Crusaders in these upcoming home games

Tuesday, January 18 vs. Portsmouth Christian

5:00 Girls Varsity

6:30 Boys Varsity

Thursday, January 20 vs. Stonebridge Academy

5:00 Girls Varsity

6:30 Boys Varsity

Saturday, January 22 vs. Broadwater Academy

11:30 Middle School Girls

12:15 Middle School Boys

Mark Your Calendars

Presidents Day | Monday, February 21

GCA will be closed in observation of the holiday


Elementary Showcase | Tuesday, February 22 @ 6:30pm

Parents, grandparents, friends, and family are welcome to join us in the Gateway Church auditorium as our elementary classes demonstrate some of the things they have learned this year.


SACS Night | Sunday, March 27 @ 7:00

GCA's high school students will present some of the music, drama, and art they have been preparing for the SACS competition in the Gateway Church auditorium.


SACS Competition | Wednesday, March 30-Friday, April 1

Each year GCA's high school competes in academics, arts, athletics, platform, and music with other school from VA, NC, and SC. GCA is excited to host the competition this year.


Spring Break | April 4-8