Glendale Adventist Academy

News and Announcements

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is perhaps one of the most popular stories of the Christmas season. Dickens published his novella in the late fall of 1843. Meant as a quick means to make a little money, it turned out to be arguably his most popular piece of fiction.

Over the years there have many adaptations for the stage and screen, both musical and a straight play. Marrying fidelity to Dickens' words with open, simple staging and costuming, McDonough's script is fresh and highly performable. A Christmas Carol has been one of the favorite presentations on Christmas programs for more than a century. Now, Jerome McDonough's adaptation offers an exciting and lively style.

Glendale Academy Drama Department is proud to present this holiday classic. We invite you to be a part of our performance.

Performances:
November 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Academy Day

Come and join us for "Academy Day" on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM. Students are invited to spend the day on campus. There will be special presentations and class visits. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome to come. For more information and to reserve your spot call us at 818-244-8671.
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Fall Festival

Come and join us on Saturday, November 3, 2018, for our annual Fall Festival from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Everyone is invited: students, teachers, administrators, family, friends, alumni, etc. This event includes carnival games, great food, sweet desserts, and an assortment of Food Trucks.

Here are the Food Trucks scheduled for our Fall Festival:
Slanging Corea, Chomp Chomp, and Due Mani Pizza.

FREE Admission and FREE Parking at the school.
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Inaugural GAA Alumni Brunch

All alumni, former students, and their families, please come join us on Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for our GAA Alumni Association Inaugural Brunch. Call us to RSVP at 818-244-8671 or email us at alumnirelations@glendaleacademy.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Principal's Message

The first two weeks of the school year have gone by like a whirlwind. As a new principal I was overjoyed to discover GAA has a wonderful faculty focused on starting the year with a united vision of educational excellence with Christian values. Our students are warm and friendly. This is indeed a lovely Christian family.

A parent shared with me at Back to School Night how excited she felt that her child was learning about the Armor of God in his classroom. Another parent testified to the fact that her child was sharing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with her family
members. Yet another parent told me that her child is considering being baptized in the very near future.

Our goals for the upcoming year include:
 Expanding our enrollment through the marketing of our school to constituent churches and the general community. Our home rooms will be adopting and visiting churches to showcase the talents of our students.
 Increasing our endowment base through reactivating our Alumni Association. We are starting a chapter of the association for the Glendale Adventist Academy campus and the Greater Glendale area as a catalyst for our fundraising drive for the year.
 Building strong bridges with Glendale Adventist Medical Center (our sister organization) and other corporate organizations and municipalities in the area for top of mind name recognition.
 Diversifying our strategy for recruiting international students by working with agencies with a strong track record of success in the field.

With the Holy Spirit as our Divine Helper, victory is assured. Our Superintendent
of Schools, our School Board and committee members, our faculty as well as
Home and School Association are all behind us for success. Our vision is to
make our school the best in the region in terms of spirituality, academic
excellence, and financially viability.
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Welcome Back to School!!

Welcome back to school! Classes begin Monday, August 20, 2018 at 8:05 am.

Registration is on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Registration schedule is as follows:

Seniors: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Juniors: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sophomores: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Freshmen: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Praying and wishing everyone a fantastic school year!!
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Congratulations Class of 2018

Consecration 2018 - Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Vallejo Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church
300 Vallejo Dr, Glendale, CA 91206

Class Night 2018 - Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Glendale Adventist Academy Auditorium

Commencement 2018 - Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Forest Lawn, Hall of Liberty
6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Congratulations Class of 2018! We are proud of you!
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HOMECOMING WEEKEND MAY 4-6!

Join us for Alumni Weekend on May 4-6, 2018!

May 4 - NHS will be hosting their annual "Worthy Student Fund Concert" at 7:00 pm at GAA in the Charles E. Watkins Auditorium. You are invited to bring your family and friends to a free sacred music concert. A tax-deductible offering will be collected during the program which will be donated in full to the Worthy Student Fund.

May 5 - Alumni Sabbath - We welcome all alumni, students, faculty, family, and friends and honor class of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2008!

9:00 am - Alumni Breakfast
10:00 am - Alumni Sabbath Program
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 pm - Tour of Campus
8:00 pm - Drama Department Presents Disney's "The Lion King Jr."

May 6 - May Festival "Once Upon a Time" from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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2018 Spring Musical Disney's "THE LION KING JR."

Showtimes: May 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th at 8pm

Venue: Glendale Academy Auditorium

Tickets: Adults $15, Children $10 -- available 30 minutes before showtime at the door.

The Glendale Academy Drama Department is proud to present their 2018 Spring Musical, Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” The 60-minute musical, designed for young performers, is based on the award winning Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. This production features over 40 of our amazing students and alumni.

Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. It tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters, including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film, such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.
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TK - 12 OPEN HOUSE

You are invited to come join us at Glendale Adventist Academy for our TK-12 "Open House" on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Come and take a tour, learn more about our curriculum, meet our teachers, staff and students and come see their work. For more information please contact us at 818-244-8671.
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