Program Needs Host Families for 2017-18

Program Needs Host Families for 2017-18

Dear Gaston Christian School Family,

International students are a vibrant part of Gaston Christian School’s community. We find that hosting a student can be extremely rewarding for all members of a family. It is an opportunity to be involved in missions and ministry without even leaving your very own home. The mission field has come to our doorstep!

By hosting an overseas high school student, you and your entire family gain a truly unique global perspective and create once-in-a-lifetime memories in the process.

Some benefits of hosting:

Gain a deeper understanding of a different culture

Form a family bond with an international student, creating long-lasting memories

Share Christ with someone who may have never heard the Good News of the Gospel

Host families have different backgrounds and have their own unique part of the American experience. Most of our incoming students have never been to the United States before. Your family will be their first taste of American culture. If you and your family are willing to embrace new customs, cultures and experiences, it could really make a difference for an international student, as well as your family.

I ask that you prayerfully consider becoming a part of our Mission Team. There is a monthly stipend to cover the student’s expenses, as well as academic and homestay support as needed. If you are interested in receiving more information about this unique opportunity, please contact Karen Brooks at kbrooks@gastonchristian.org or our New Oasis Homestay Coordinator, Amanda Knight, at aknight@newoasisedu.com

Many Blessings,

Karen Brooks

International Student Coordinator

Champions Against Hunger – Souper Bowl of Caring

Champions Against Hunger – Souper Bowl of Caring

Champions Against Hunger – Souper Bowl of Caring

GCS participated in the national Souper Bowl of Caring food drive the week of January 30-February 3. The Souper Bowl was started by a youth group to bring awareness to the millions of people watching the Super Bowl that there are still millions who are without food in our country.  We at GCS donate all of our collections to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.  Second Harvest estimates that of the 19 counties they serve, including Gaston, 18.3% of the population lives in poverty.  The school collectively brought in 3,623 food items which will provide so many meals to our neighbors in need!  A special thank you goes to the members of the middle school Jr. Beta Club who were champions in heading up this event!

Progressive Dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year

Progressive Dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year

Progressive Dinner to celebrate the Chinese New Year

The International Club of Gaston Christian School recently held a Progressive Dinner to celebrate the Chinese New Year. A global cuisine was on the menu.  The first course was from Mexico, the second course was Chinese fare, and the third course were global desserts from Germany, Spain, China, and USA.

International student, Heyu (Betty) Chen, explained the origin of the Chinese New Year celebration.  She also explained drawings of traditional Chinese writing to usher in the new year.

The mission statement of the International Club of Gaston Christian School is to raise global awareness and connect students to the international community and to spread God’s love, not only at GCS, but around the world. We sponsor Operation Christmas Child of Samaritan’s Purse.

WE ARE MOVING DIRT!

WE ARE MOVING DIRT!

GCS Families,

Starting tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 17) heavy construction vehicles will be using the right-hand lane next to the baseball field. Please use the paved left-hand lane when traveling between the Elementary building and baseball field.

Thank you for your patience during the construction process.

Junior Eagles 2017 baseball ( T-ball/Coach pitch )

Junior Eagles 2017 baseball ( T-ball/Coach pitch )

$45 — T-Ball (includes Hat & T-shirt) 

$55 — Coach Pitch (Hat, Pants & T-shirt) 

All registrations need to be turned into your school secretary by Friday, February 23. Please make checks payable to GCS. 

Coach will contact players about practice times after the coaches meeting on February 27. 

Practice Only dates are March 18, 25. 

T-Ball Practice / Game dates will be Saturday, April 1, 22, 29. May 6, 13. 

Once games start practices will be held on Saturdays before games. 

Schedule for Coach Pitch will be handed out after the coaches meeting on February 27 as we will be partnering with a local church league for games. 

Junior Eagles Baseball 2017 FLYER

REGISTER ONLINE:

https://gastonchristian2016.wufoo.com/ forms/junior-eagles-baseball-registration/

Congratulations to the Mock Trial teams!

Congratulations to the Mock Trial teams!

GCS Mock Trial Regionals
Congratulations to the Mock Trial White team for capturing the title of regional winner at the Gastonia competition site. This team will compete in the state competition in Raleigh on March 10-11. Daniel Nivens received Best Attorney recognition, and Jackson Lee was recognized for Best Witness.
The Red team also performed strongly at the High Point site with Jacob Noblett and Thomas Williford being named Best Attorneys; Mary Claire Long and Madux Price received Best Witness recognitions.
We are very proud of all the students on our Mock Trial teams!