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Alums Match Up in American League Division Series

When the American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox starts tonight, we will be paying it a little extra special attention. The matchup will pit Providence class of 2005 graduate Collin McHugh of the Rays against class of 2015 graduate Garrett Whitlock of the Red Sox. Both guys will be in the bullpen for their respective teams, so they could make an appearance in any game in the series. Join us in wishing both guys the very best in the series!

ARae Wins Fan's Choice Athlete of the Week

She won! ARae Reeves is the Gwinnett Daily Post Athlete of the Week! Thanks for voting Storm fans. This is the second week in a row that a Providence student has won the poll. ARae went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle, including a leadoff triple in the seventh inning that led to her scoring the game-winning run, in a 6-5 win over Loganville Christian, and also had three hits, two doubles and two RBIs in a 9-6 win over North Cobb Christian. Way to go ARae!

Moran Named National Merit Semifinalist

Senior Isaac Moran has been named a National Merit Semifinalist! As one of 16,000 semifinalists, he's among less than one percent of all high school seniors nationwide. He will go on to compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, announced this spring.

Miller Wins Fan's Choice Athlete of the Week

Matthew Miller won the Gwinnett Daily Post Fan's Choice Football Player of the Week! Thanks to all our Storm fans who voted. Matthew had a school-record 14 catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns in last week's game against Athens Academy. Well deserved Matthew!

STEM Department Awarded $10,000 Grant

Our STEM department has received a $10,000 grant as one of seven Georgia schools to be recognized by ALPLA. The funds will upgrade robotics hardware and controllers, add experimental equipment for our high school Human Body Systems class and start a middle school Medical Detectives class.

Providence Junior Breaks Career Ace Record

Taylor Lewis has broken the school's career ace record this week, breaking the previous record of 251 set in 2019 by Lauren Yost. Taylor, a junior, has 258 aces and counting! Way to go, Taylor!

Alum Medals in 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games

Bailey Moody (class of '20) and Team USA won a bronze medal at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games! Bailey and her teammates on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team medaled after their 64-51 win over Germany.  We are SO proud of you, Bailey!

12,500 Sq. Ft Sports Performance Center Opens

Providence's new sports performance facility known as the WIN Center has been a huge hit with students and staff. Check out the article in the Gwinnett Daily Post and scroll through the pictures to get a look at the 12,500-square foot facility.

Two Faculty Named GISA Master Teachers

We are proud to announce that two of our middle school teachers, Rachel Gillespie and Sharon Gotfredson, have been named Master Teachers by the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA).

A New Year Begins!

The 2021-22 school year is underway, and the Providence family is assembled at our Preschool-12th Lilburn campus and Johns Creek high school location, ready for a great year of learning and transformation!

 

Chris Luke To Lead Storm Girls Basketball

We are so excited to welcome back Chris Luke as our new head varsity girls basketball coach! Coach Luke brings with her 30 years of coaching experience at every level. Her most recent role was as the JV head coach and Varsity assistant at Hebron, where they won the 1A State Championship this past year. She coached at Providence from 1997 to 2002. In three years as varsity coach, she had two Sweet 16 appearances. 

van den Berg Commits to Penn State

Jordan van den Berg ('20) was a record-breaking linebacker for the Storm. He's now committed to play for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Read more from Sports Illustrated here.

Shealy Accepted to Three U.S. Service Academies

It's one thing to be accepted into one U.S. service academy. It's something else to be accepted into three! Class of 2021 graduate Joe Shealy was accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy (where he has chosen to attend). It's an amazing achievement that requires great grades, Congressional nomination, community involvement, numerous recommendations, and much more. Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post's article here.

Celebrating the Class of 2021!

On Saturday, May 22nd, Providence celebrated the Class of 2021 at our 30th-year commencement service. The ceremony was a time to encourage, pray for and commission these graduates for the next chapter in their lives.

The Storm Celebrates Two State Champions!

We're celebrating TWO state champions! Ayden Drake is the Girls A-Private State Champion in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles! Ayden is also the High Point Total Champion and placed 3rd in the 300 meter dash. Elijah Williams is the Boys A-Private State Champion in the long jump and ranked 2nd in the triple jump!

The Squallys Honor Storm Athletes

Here's a glimpse of our first annual Squallys event, held on Friday, May 14th! It was a fun-filled evening to honor the achievements of our student-athletes. A version of the ESPN Espys, Providence style, it was a night to remember.

Drake to Run at Samford

Providence senior Ayden Drake signed to continue her track and field career at Division I Samford University. Ayden has seven school records in track and field (300mh, 400m, 400mh, 800m, 4x100m, 4x800m, SMR). She is currently 3rd in the entire state in the 300 meter hurdles and first in Single A Private in the 300mh and the 400m.

Skyler Jordan Commits to Alcorn State

Congratulations to Skyler Jordan, who signed to continue his football career at Alcorn State University. Skyler is the first Division 1 signee in Storm football history. He holds the school record for career and single-season touchdown receptions and career and single-season receiving yards.

2021 Oratory Recital Winners

Our annual Oratory Recital allows students to sharpen these communication skills. Today, the classroom finalists presented their poems, and we're excited to announce the elementary school winners!

Providence Voted Best Private School in Gwinnett

Providence Christian Academy has once again been voted "Best Private School" by Gwinnett Magazine. This is the fifth time the school has received this award. It's an honor to receive recognition in the community where we have been serving families for 30 years.

What's New, What's Exciting, What Do I Need to Know?

The State of the School Address is your chance to find out! Our dynamic, informative, and fun video presentation will give you the latest highlights and updates for our covenant school community. This is a great opportunity to hear from the leadership and board of directors about what's next for Providence. Watch here.

COVID-19 — Safeguarding Our Families

At Providence, our goal is to provide the safest possible form of a normal school year so that our students get an excellent education, a life-giving community, and the opportunity to grow in Christ. Providence opened for in-person instruction on Wednesday, August 12th under a multi-tiered plan that allows us to adjust our safety measures based on current conditions. Read more.

Middle School Competition Cheer Wins National Championship

Our Middle School Competition Cheer Team won first place and overall Grand Champion of the FCC National Christian Cheerleading Championship Competition in Orlando. The girls ended their season undefeated! The elementary team finished in 5th place overall. Naomi Woodley, 5th grader, was the National Tumble Champion. Autumn Reece, 2nd grader, was the National Jump Champion. Head Coach Kimberly Huff was a top 3 finalist for FCC Coach of the Year. Congratulations to everyone!

Giving Market Features and Supports Ministries

Providence hosted the annual "Giving Market," a unique on-campus shopping experience that combines a marketplace for purchasing gifts with support for organizations that are meeting needs locally and around the world. Even with adjustments for COVID safety reasons, the market and its patrons once again generously supported ministries that serve others.

Elementary Fills 160 Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Our elementary students have been learning in chapel that sometimes worship looks like serving others.

Each preschool-4th grade students had the opportunity to apply this during a school day, packing Operation Christmas Child boxes for children in other countries.

Providence Opens Three and Four-Year-Old Preschool

Providence Christian Academy is now offering a full time licensed preschool program. Three and four year old students will learn and grow while using a variety of creative learning centers, engaging in large and small group instruction, and spending one on one learning time with their teacher. Find out more here.

Getting to Know Coach Beverly

The Gwinnett Daily Post features the Storm's new head football coach, Jonathan Beverly. In this installment of “Getting to Know,” staff correspondent Jack Leo talks with Beverly about his move to Georgia, his favorite new restaurant, and more.

108 Cars Celebrate Mr. Lussi's Birthday

More than 100 cars filled with Providence students, parents, alumni, and staff drove by the home of beloved staff member Mr. Lussi to celebrate his 88th birthday. Participants decorated cars and signs with messages of love and appreciation that they displayed for him as he waved from the sidewalk in front of his home.

McConnell Named Coca-Cola Scholar

Providence senior Jack McConnell is a Coca-Cola Scholar! He is one of 150 high school students selected from more than 93,000 applicants nationwide. He was recognized for superior leadership, service, and academics, as well as being a change agents.

Join Us for Worship

We are gathering for worship each Wednesday at noon! It may not be in a large room gathering, but it's a powerful time to join together to worship and be reminded that God wants to do more than we could ask or think. Check out our worship page here.

van den Berg Signs with Iowa Western

Jordan van den Berg who is continuing his football career at Iowa Western. He earned many accolades for his performance this season including being named the Region 8-A defensive player of the year and making the AJC all-state team.

Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

William Beckner is National Merit Finalist

Senior William Beckner has now been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He's among the less than one percent of high school seniors selected nationwide based on his academic record, leadership abilities, participation in community and school activities, and more.

"Superior" Rating for Goldie Hatch at 2020 Thescon

Senior Goldie Hatch received the highest rating of "superior" for her individual event and was among these top-rated performers chosen to sing at the closing ceremony at this year's Thescon 2020 at Columbus State University.

Providence Partner School Opens in South Korea

Providence has been serving thousands of families in Gwinnett and surrounding counties for nearly 30 years. Now, the school's influence will extend overseas to a new Christian school opening in Seoul, South Korea.

Providence Ranks In Top 10% of STEM Schools

According to Newsweek, Providence is ranked among the top 10 percent of STEM schools nationwide, being recognized for courses offered, technology utilized, project-based learning, skills taught in the classes, career connections, and more.

Mayme deMayo Voted Fans Choice Athlete of the Week

Maymie deMayo is the Gwinnett Daily Post's Fan's Choice Winter Athlete of the Week. Maymie is sophomore member of the varsity girls basketball team. She had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in a win over Strong Rock.

Giving Market Features and Supports Ministries

For the fifth year in a row, Providence hosted the annual "Giving Market," a unique on-campus shopping experience that combines a marketplace for purchasing gifts with support for organizations that are meeting needs locally and around the world.

Academic Team Places First

The varsity Academic Team placed first again at their league tournament hosted by Hebron Christian. The team was 6-0 on Saturday and has a match record this season of 17-1. They've placed 1st and 2nd in previous tournaments.

Career Day Focuses on Student Growth

More than 60 local business partners came to Providence to network with high school students and provide information about a variety of career fields. The day was designed not only to provide exposure to career fields but to help students learn more about who they are.

Nolan to Continue Softball Career at Southwestern

Hannah Nolan has signed to continue her softball career at Georgia Southwestern University.

Hannah finishes her Providence career owning seven different school records, including single-season records in doubles, triples, and batting average, and is top 5 in three other offensive categories.

Emminger Signs with Emmanuel

Alaina Emminger has signed to continue her volleyball career at Emmanuel College.

Alaina will graduate as the most effective hitter and strongest volleyball player Providence has ever had, breaking three school records.

Her career stats include 182 aces, 552 digs, 89 blocks, and 1,111 kills.

Coach Bailey Celebrates 100 Wins

Varsity volleyball coach Katie Bailey celebrated a milestone of 100 wins at Providence.

In her fourth year as coach, she is now the all-time winningest volleyball coach in school history, with a total of 107 wins.

Her varsity squad broke four school records during the 2019 season. 

New Podcast Now Available!

This podcast is an in-depth look into how Providence strives to be life-giving and influential. Episodes feature conversations about the "why" behind the mission, programs, and people at Providence. Available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen.

Providence Storm Wins Sportsmanship Award

The Providence Storm has once again won the Georgia High School Association Spirit Sportsmanship Award, voted on by competing schools in our region. Three sports won individual awards, and Providence won the overall award as well.

Providence Welcomes New High School Principal

Providence is proud to announce that Dan Knudsen will be the new high school principal at the Lilburn campus. He joins the administration with decades of experience in public and private schools as a teacher, coach, and administrator.