the Sword and Shield

GCA Crusader News • Friday, January 10, 2020

Exciting Opportunities

A lot of exciting things happened on Gateway's campus today.


  • This morning about 150 parents ate breakfast with their students before they went to work and class.
  • Later, 114 pre-school and elementary students got to play on our brand new playground set.
  • Tonight, we will welcome the Portsmouth Christian Patriots to our gymnasium for Metro Conference basketball games at 5:30 and 7:00.


You may have also noticed that there is a lot of additional activity as well. Buildings are being painted, doors and windows are being replaced, trees are being trimmed, entrances are being redesigned, new signage is being installed, and a lot more. But as I told a group of middle school students this week,

It's not about the things; it's about the people we serve.

I'm thrilled that we can provide an exiting new play opportunity for those 114 students.

I'm excited that 108 students will be able to enter the Middle School and High School building on a rainy day without getting dripped on.

I'm excited that every physical improvement may make it a little easier for us to share the love of Christ with someone else.


S. Jeff Postlewaite, Head of School

Parents Breakfast

Thanks for joining us this morning! For more pictures, check out GCA's Facebook page.

Playground Grand Opening

We were excited to let GCA's students play on our new playground equipment for the first time today. There are many more pictures of the kids at play on GCA's Facebook page.

Mark Your Calendars


Martin Luther King Jr Day | January 20
GCA closed


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