What's Happening at GCS?
The Science Lab project has seen great blessing from God! With a goal of $270,000 for the total project, $200,000 of that goal has been reached! That means, we only need to raise $70,000 more to break ground, debt-free, for this amazing new addition to GCS!
The Science Lab Building will seat 24 students at six lab stations. We plan to start construction as soon as we can raise the funds, sometime this school year. Architectural drawings have been received. Please see the attached plan. Waide Construction will be the general contractor, and Jamie Pack will also be helping. The Science Lab Building will be used to serve the students of the High School and Junior High in various classes including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science and General Science. The building is designed to match the elementary building in appearance. It will ultimately serve as the first part of a future junior high and high school building expansion, due north of the existing elementary school.
From the Gala last year, $14,688 (1/3 of the total proceeds) was placed in the Building Fund to start the process. Over the summer and fall, generous individuals and businesses have donated $149,188, and pledged an additional $35,000. That brings the Building Fund Account to approximately $200,000. So, we are over half way towards our goal of $270,000. We are working on various ways to raise the additional funds needed. Three ways you can help are shown below.
(1) Sponsor a 48” hard black epoxy cabinet at an installed cost of $1,000. We need to purchase nineteen of these cabinets from Flinn Scientific. For each cabinet, the sponsoring family will be recognized with a small plaque permanently attached to the cabinet. The $1,000 can be divided into ten monthly $100 payments, added to your tuition bill if you would like, to make it easier to afford. Please consider this very worthwhile endeavor.
(2) Sponsor one of the seven lab stations at an installed cost of $5,000 each. A plaque will be permanently attached to the station to recognize your generosity. Payments can be paid in ten monthly payments if preferred.
(3) Larger donations of $10,000 or more will all be recognized with a sign on the outside of the building. We are actively still seeking and need more patrons for this building.
To sponsor a cabinet or lab station, make a donation, or should you have any questions, please contact Linda Rapp (575-622-9710), Jason Ashcraft (626-6469) or John Worrall (420-5853).
We believe this Science Lab is the next important step in providing an outstanding education opportunity for the children in our community. Thank you for your support and consideration of this request.
Build a Better Library - Update
The Library update project is well underway! After a fantastic Fall Festival, proceeds generated were used to begin the process of updating the Library in the JH/HS building. Much of the beginning work required modifications to wiring, paint and drywall, sealing unused doors, moving of shelves, etc. With this foundational work complete, we can now begin to bring the area to life with design and decor! The area for the reference section, which will contain computers, work desks, etc. is the current focus. Mrs. Glasser is continuing to purge unused books so our students will have the best there is to offer!
Our vision is to see this room come alive as an exciting, fun place to study, have a small group meeting, listen to stories, read books, watch a movie, etc. We would like to re-purpose the library to meet the up and coming technological needs of our students. We would like a research center, a sitting area with a big screen TV, perhaps a coffee bar for the older students for meetings, etc. Our vision is to provide more resources and a revitalized environment that will meet our students’ and teachers’ needs.
Box Tops for Education has been a lot of fun for the elementary students, and they are doing a great job in bring those in! Money earned from Box Tops will go directly toward the purchase of equipment for the Library. The children have had a great time with Miss Shirley and Boxton during Chapel time as they help the kids think of ways to search out Box Tops!
Gateway Students Spread Holiday Cheer Around Town
Photo Reprinted from the Roswell Daily Record
Students from the Junior High and High School loaded in buses and cars and visited various Nursing Homes throughout the community. Students prepared gift sacks for residents of the homes and distributed them, along with the love of the Lord and Christmas cheer before semester exams began in January.
The people and the students were blessed by being able to come together, while sharing the love of Jesus Christ through serving. Our students represented GCS well as they visited individuals in the community.
Fifth Grade Class Supports Angel Tree Kids
Mrs. Proctor's 5th grade class collected money to buy Christmas gifts for 7 children who were part of the Angel Tree program in Roswell. The class divided into groups and went out and purchased the gifts for the children, based on the budget they had for each child. The kids did a wonderful job and were so excited to share with other children during Christmas!
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