How much middle school science do you remember? For the 8th grade students of Gaston Christian School, it is quite a lot. These 8th grade students recently participated in class competitions which covered all topics taught in 6th, 7th, & 8th grade science classes. The four students with the highest scores, Chandler Jones, Luke Hoyle, Annabelle Pearson, and Walker Shields, were chosen to compete in the Einstein Project. They competed in a Jeopardy format to determine who was the Einstein of this 8th grade class. The second place class winners were their scorekeepers: Samuel Ellington, Ben Parker, Bennett Stowe, and Ryan Thornburg. Nicholas Cochran was the light keeper. The winner, Chandler Jones, was presented with an Einstein wig and a lab coat signed by his 8th grade peers. A picture of Chandler, will join past and future “Einsteins” and be displayed in the 8th grade science classroom. The Einstein Project was sponsored by middle school science teachers, Patty Grahl and Jon Huitt.
For the 2016-2017 school year the Elementary and Early Childhood collected 25,924 Box Tops, 1,148 Campbell’s and 125 Tyson labels. Earning GCS $3,154.30 from Box Tops, supplies & equipment from Campbell’s and cash from Tyson’s. The class that collected the most was awarded a pizza party in the pavilion and the teacher received $$. The winner was Mrs. Taylor and her 4th grade class – collecting a total of 3,009. We wrapped up our box top/label collection with a prize drawing, giving away 25 prizes including: Cherubs certificate, Chick-Fil-A calendars, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Regal Cinema, Starbucks, Subway and Toys R Us gift cards, GCS Merchandise, toys and games – THANK YOU to everyone that generously gave a gift card or prize donation. THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers: Sally Armstrong, Tiffany Brunson, Ashley Galloway, Summer Garrison, Debbie Goforth, Jennifer Goldenburg, Rosemary Ledford, Dana McCaffrey, Carrie Rouse and Marcia Thrower. A special THANK YOU to Mrs. Stacy for graciously donating her time: drawing winners, securing prizes, keeping everything organized and for alway helping.
This program would not be a success without the participation of great students, excellent parents, grandparents & guardians. Thank you all for your help!
Heyu “Betty” Chen is in 11th grade and one of our international students from China. She will be attending a summer session open to high school students at the University of Pennsylvania. Pre-College students reside in campus dorms, enroll in summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates and earn college credit for completed coursework. Betty has the opportunity to select a course from a list of over 300 courses and has chosen to take a Math course, along with a non-credit enrichment course designed to complement and enhance undergraduate study. Students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as Penn undergraduates.
Betty will have the opportunity to enjoy evening and weekend activities that introduce scholars to student life at Penn and in the City of Philadelphia, as well as, weekend day trips to: Washington, D.C., New York City, Hershey Park, King of Prussia Mall and the Jersey Shore.
Tenth grader, Suwen (Frank) Wang, will attend Wake Forest University’s Summer Residential Immersion Program for Business and Entrepreneurship. During the week long program, Frank will have the opportunity to develop practical skills and the ability to think critically while gaining valuable exposure to important business topics and methods of analysis. He will participate in institute-sponsored field trips and activities, as well as working alongside experienced faculty and working in teams.
Topics to be covered include: finance, strategy, marketing, operations, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and innovation, and business law. There will be many opportunities for experiential learning through group presentations, interactive discussions on business-related topics with business leaders, visiting area companies and speaking with executives, a visit to the trading floor, and meeting with entrepreneurs who started their businesses while in college.
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We are excited to offer our SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS here at Gaston Christian School campus. We have camps for Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Basketball and Baseball. THIS YEAR SPORTS CAMP REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE ONLINE ONLY. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Sports Camp Director’s office.
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Pre-K – 1st grade from 2:25 – 2:55PM – $8 per day
2nd-5th grade from 3:15 – 4:30PM – $10 per day
These classes are an introduction to tennis. We will be teaching listening skills, throwing, catching and hitting. Proper grips and strokes will be taught. Having fun is our main goal, with tennis skills being used. We will be using low compression balls, smaller racquets and courts that are age appropriate. Students have the option of going to after-school care and will be picked up.
There will be a charge for care after tennis.
May 8-12 and May 15-19 for PreK – 5th grade. Space is limited, so sign-up and pay for each day. Rain make-up dates will be 22nd and 23rd.