New addition to the playground

New addition to the playground

GCS Families,

As you may have noticed, there is a new addition to the playground, a Ga-ga Pit. This addition was donated by the Booster Club as a thank you to all the students for their part in the Boosterthon fundraiser last school year.

Tom Hawxwell
Athletic Director
Gaston Christian School 

GCS Spirit Store

GCS Spirit Store

PURCHASE YOUR EXCLUSIVE SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR ITEMS TODAY WITH FREE SHIPPING!

August 12th , 2019 – August 26th , 2019

Step 1: Samples of the uniform items will be available in every other size at the school; be sure to bring your student in to try on the items they require to ensure the correct sizes are ordered.

Step 2: When it is time to order your items, all you have to do is click the link on your school’s website or visit your direct web store link

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https://gastonchristian.eplunoshops.com/ and select your items!

Step 3: Your order will ship to the address you provide. Expect your order to ship in 7-10 business days and in multiple shipments!

2019 Senior Class BBQ

2019 Senior Class BBQ

Senior Class BBQ

Friday, September 20, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Plates:  $8.00

Please join us in supporting the Gaston Christian Senior Class of 2020

BBQ provided by Kyle Fletcher’s BBQ (Plate includes: meat, sauce, 2 buns, beans, slaw, chips, & cookie)

Delivery available for orders of 10 or more plates!

Let’s support our Seniors and help them raise funds for their Senior Class Trip!

Fill out and return the order form below

Make checks payable to: Gaston Christian School

For more information, call High School office: 704-349-5020

***All monies and orders due no later than September 12, 2019.***

Senior BBQ 2018 Order Form

Hardin Graduates from Space Camp

Hardin Graduates from Space Camp

Huntsville, AL – Adelai Hardin, a rising 7th-grader at Gaston Christian School, recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp®, Space Camp® Robotics™, Aviation Challenge®, U.S. Cyber Camp® and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. This was Adelai’s second year attending the Space Academy. She’s a member of the GCS Eagle Squadron Robotics Team.

The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem-solving.

This program is specifically designed for trainees who have a passion for space exploration. Adelai spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Moon or Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk. Adelai and crew returned to earth in time to graduate with honors.

Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville, Alabama, and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects. Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.

More than 900,000 trainees have graduated from a Space Camp® program since its inception in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1982, including European Space Agency astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Dr. Kate Rubins, Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Christina Koch, who is serving onboard the International Space Station. Children and teachers from all 50 states and almost 150 international locations have attended a Space Camp® program.

A Natural Next Step

A Natural Next Step

In the year 2000, the Gaston Community Foundation created the Next Generation Fund. The “Next Gen” was established to involve couples and individuals in philanthropy through the Community Foundation. It was the year 2000, when the Vaher Family became a partner of the Foundation. Drs. Barbara and Harald Vaher joined the Next Gen that year and so started their relationship with the Foundation. The Vahers have continued their membership in Next Gen to this day.

Fast forward to 2017, the Vaher’s daughter, Kristina joins the Community Foundation’s Teens Changing Gaston County program. 

Read the rest of this article here

Chromebook Pickup

Chromebook Pickup

GCS Families,

Following are the dates that students may pick up Chromebooks:  

            August 5th: 8th grade from 11am-2pm

            August 6th: 9th & 10th grade from 11am-2pm

            August 7th: 11th & 12th grade from 11am-2pm

            August 12th: Makeup for all grades from 2pm-4pm

Any remaining students may get their assigned Chromebook in the media center on the first day of school Thursday, August 15th after dismissal (11:50).  As a reminder, a student must turn in a signed agreement form in order to receive the device. Agreement Signature form is attached to this email.

Also, if you have multiple students who are picking up Chromebooks in your family, you may pick up all student devices at one visit instead of making multiple trips

Chromebook Agreement

Gaston Christian Dance – Fall 2019 Registration

Gaston Christian Dance – Fall 2019 Registration

GCS Families,

Our Fall 2019 dance registration is LIVE. Please follow the link below to register.

Classes will run from August 19 to December 5, 2019, with no classes on Sept. 2nd (Labor Day) and Nov. 11th (Veterans Day). 

A Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday, December 7th, the time will be announced later. 

All classes are held in the Mary Frances Forrester Dance Studio in the Owens Worship and Fine Arts Center on the campus of Gaston Christian School located at 1625 Lowell Bethesda Road, Gastonia, NC.

“Let them praise His name with dancing…”  Psalm 149:3

Click this link for online registration

Alumni Game and Family Fun Night

Alumni Game and Family Fun Night

The Varsity Soccer Team and the Booster Club would like to invite you and your family out for the Annual Alumni Soccer game and Family Night on Friday, August 2. The soccer game will start at 7:00 PM as the varsity boys team takes on the alumni.

Come at 6:00 for the following activities:
Cornhole, Bounce Houses and Food trucks (Wonder Wings and Emergensweets). The soccer game, cornhole and bounce houses are FREE. So come out for a great family night and support the soccer team as they take on the Alumni.

Go Eagles!

Karina’s trip to DC

Karina’s trip to DC

Karina Jones won the Congressional Art Competition for North Carolina’s District 10.  As part of this honor, she and her parents were invited to attend a Winner’s Reception in the Capitol on June 24; her artwork is currently displayed in the Capitol building along with that of the other winners. During her visit to Washington, Karina met with Congressman McHenry. Karina is also eligible for a scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design.  Congratulations, Karina!