New High School students

New High School students

Front row (l-r):  Kyviah Burroughs, Victoria Buchanan, Lauren Overman, Katharina Lode, Katelyn Cooper

Back row (l-r):  Christian Duffie, Jachin Camoriano, Keanu Buentipo, Brandon Roche, Tuan Mai, Austin Taylor, Xavier Ren, Sam Chen      

Not pictured:  Wenxin Dou

Junior Beta Club and Student Government Elections

Junior Beta Club and Student Government Elections

Jr. Beta Club and Student Government Association

Elections Are Held

Congratulations to the following students who will be serving in Jr. Beta Club and Student Government Association positions during the 2018-2019 school year.  We look forward to their leadership in our middle school.

Jr. Beta Club (above):  Connor Joyce, President; Savion Taylor, Vice President; Maddy McKinley, Secretary; and Jack Dellinger, Chaplain

Student Government Association (below):  6th Grade – Savannah Grubbs, Ben Hyland, and Olivia Van Pelt; 7th Grade – Abby Oliver, Spencer Witt, and Miko Therrien; 8th grade – Jeremai Williams, Noa’ Aviles, and Wyatt Davis

 

New High School faculty members

New High School faculty members

The high school is excited to welcome three new faculty members for the 2018-2109 school year.  (pictured left to right)

Mr. Joshua Grahl, a 2010 graduate of GCS, completed undergraduate studies at Harvard; he has joined the Science Department as an instructor of Chemistry and Physics.  

Mrs. Karen Lands has joined the English Department (grades 9 and 11); her undergraduate degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she completed graduate work at UNC-C.

Mrs. Chelsea Turpin, also a 2010 Gaston Christian graduate, did her undergraduate studies at Anderson University and earned her Masters in School Counseling through Gardner-Webb University.  She is serving as School Counselor.

Who’s the Greatest….Scientist That is?

Who’s the Greatest….Scientist That is?

Mr. Huitt’s seventh-grade students were recently given a difficult task to choose the greatest scientist of all time.  After making that choice, students prepared a “case” to support their beliefs and presented their research to their classmates. This year’s winners were Jordan Miller and Jack Tenold ( Steve Jobs), Caroline Allen and Miko Therrien (Thomas Edison), and Amy Grace Thomas and Kate Hoersch (Alexander Fleming).  Congratulations to these well deserving students.  Who would you choose as the greatest scientist of all time?

Greatest Scientist
Middle School Weights and Measures

Middle School Weights and Measures

Do you know what has the mass of 1 gram?  The sixth-grade science classes could answer that question!  Working with the triple beam balances, the students determined items that had a mass of one gram, 15 to 25 grams, and 80 to 120 grams.

Nine blocks with the same dimensions labeled A through I: could you place them in order from the least dense to the densest?  Eighth-grade science students certainly tried!  Using the formula D=m/v, the students determined the mass and volume of the nine blocks and calculated the different densities.

Middle School Weights and Measures
Video Production Trip to WBTV

Video Production Trip to WBTV

Video Production Trip to WBTV

On Tuesday, September 18th, students enrolled in video production, an elective course focused in the field of technology, visited WBTV, one of Charlotte’s major television broadcasting stations. Students were given a tour demonstrating how day to day production works at the news station. The tour exhibited the following areas of the facilities: the master control room where all of the video transitions are created for live tv, the production room where producers collect content for broadcast, the live studios where the anchors/talent broadcast from, the weather station area, and all of their syndicated radio stations. Students were also given the opportunity to try out the WBTV green screen and show off their meteorology skills by giving a weather report. A few of the directors at WBTV spoke to the students about their responsibilities and how students who are interested in the broadcasting field can take on an internship role at WBTV. On top of all that, students made it on Facebook Live during a popular show called The Morning Break.

WBTV Live during Morning Break video below – look at 16:19 and 23:00 on the video. #goeagles

Fall Festival October 19

Fall Festival October 19

Friday, October 19
3:00 – 7:00 PM on the soccer field

LIFE-SIZE ANGRY BIRDS game, Hayrides, Inflatables, Jousting competitions, Dunk Tank, Carnival Games, Rides, Cake Walk and Silent Auction. Come hungry for BBQ smoked on site, Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, Slushies and Fried Oreos. Pie Eating Contest 4:00 PM (Open to all age groups)

Click here for Advance Tickets to avoid the lines

Volunteers are still needed. If interested contact Tom Hawxwell at: thawxwell@gastonchristian.org