Amazing Grace

Newsletter - August 2023

Principal's Message

Dear GCA Family,

I am very excited to welcome everyone as we will soon begin the 2023-2024 school year. I am believing that this year is going to be a great one, because I know without a doubt that God loves this school and has plans for it and all the families connected to it. Just seeing what He has done over the past few months to help us to prepare for the beginning of a new school year, amazes me.

As we look forward to the new school year we have so much to be thankful for! Through the years GCA has been a firm foundation in the lives of hundreds of students and this year we have our largest enrollment yet! By focusing on excellence and being centered in Christ, we will remain steadfast in serving our families, while we continue to seek new and safe ways to grow and improve our programs. It is our goal to draw out and inspire the best in our students as we provide them with opportunities to create, explore, and learn. It is our desire that GCA will continue to be a blessing in the community and that our students will grow in faith. God is good, all the time, and we trust in HIS plan for GCA! Our theme verse, Colossians 2:6-7 "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving"., is a perfect theme for us this school year. During this time of growth and in this unstable world we seek to be Rooted and Growing in Christ!

I am honored to serve as the Principal of Grace Christian Academy. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and spiritual growth. I am extremely excited to welcome everyone back, Monday, August 14, 2023, and I look forward to what this year will bring.

Blessing in Christ,

Mrs. Heather Barber, Principal

Grace Christian Academy


Thursday, August 10th at 6 PM

Please join us in the Church Auditorium for Back to School Orientation

  • Receive important information about the school year
  • Meet your child's teacher and see their new classroom
  • Turn in any missing enrollment paperwork
  • Drop off supplies to make the first day a little easier


VPK and K - Mrs. Casey Dawson (Lead) and Mrs. Secret Rafuse

1st and 2nd - Mrs. Denise Bennett

3rd and 4th - Miss Andrena Noland

5th and 6th - Mrs. Kerri Dryden

7th - 9th - Mr. Grant Dawson

10th - 12th - Ms. Kim Shank

Resource/Specials - Mrs. Sarah Waddell

Aftercare - Miss. Victoria Weber

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 08/07/23 - Teachers and Staff Return to School
  • Thursday, 08/10/23 - Orientation, 6 PM, Church Auditorium
  • Monday, 08/14/23 - First Day of School
  • Monday, 08/21/23 - Cheer and Volleyball, First Practice

Grace Christian Academy

Our Mission - Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6