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Slideshow: Spirit Week kicks off with pajama day

Slideshow: Spirit Week kicks off with pajama day

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

October 16, 2018


Filed under Life

Students and staff get into the spirit of homecoming week

Students and staff get into the spirit of homecoming week

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

October 15, 2018


Filed under Life, Showcase

Homecoming spirit week is Oct. 15-18. The dance is Saturday, Oct. 20. This year's spirit days are: Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Band Day Wednesday: Character Day Thursday: Gender Swap Day ...

Record staff turnover leads to wave of new teachers

Record staff turnover leads to wave of new teachers

September 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Bios

After nearly 30 staff members left at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, there are lots of new faces in the halls. Below are the newest members of the GCAA family.

Graduate headed off to Berklee College of Music

Graduate headed off to Berklee College of Music

Elyse Luecke, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, Senior Magazine

A “coming of age story” is how Royce Martin describes his experiences as a pianist. Playing basketball, riding his bike, and getting into mischief is how he grew up in the Bellefontaine neighborhood in North St. Louis County. In eighth grade, he found a passion for music. It started in band class...

Quiz: Which arts teacher are you?

Quiz: Which arts teacher are you?

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Life, Quizzes, Showcase

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My senior year reflection: perseverance and commitment

My senior year reflection: perseverance and commitment

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Life

Under the email signature of middle school principal Rebecca Irving, there is a quote that says, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” The past four years have shown me nothing but the truth in this statement. Freshman year I auditioned for choir with...

Graduation Livestream

Graduation Livestream

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, GCAAtv, Life

Tune in on Saturday, May 19 at 10 am for a livestream of the graduation ceremony.

Departure to Denmark: A semester abroad

Departure to Denmark: A semester abroad

Chase Doctor, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Blogs, Life

On August 6th, 2017, I started school at Ega Undoms-Hojskole--over 4,500 miles away from St. Louis. After junior year, I had all the credits I needed to graduate high school except for one half practical art credit. I didn’t want to graduate early and start college at 17, but I wanted to do somethin...

GCAA holds third annual prom: “Masquerade”

GCAA holds third annual prom: “Masquerade”

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, News

On April 21st, juniors and seniors took the dance floor at prom for ‘a night to remember’ at The Vault on South Grand Boulevard. The theme chosen for the night was Masquerade.   ...

“Hamilton” provides students with opportunity to perform on the Fox Theater stage

“Hamilton” provides students with opportunity to perform on the Fox Theater stage

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, News, Showcase

Nearly 4,000 students and teachers from 42 high schools in the surrounding area attended the performance of Hamilton back in April at the Fabulous Fox Theater. As part of the Hamilton Education Program by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, high school students were invited to see the...

Quiz: Can you guess these staff members by their baby photos?

Quiz: Can you guess these staff members by their baby photos?

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Life, Quizzes, Showcase

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, see if you can guess these staff members from baby photos. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Arts and academics: teacher collaboration and observation

Arts and academics: teacher collaboration and observation

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life

Teachers and administrators came together in March to observe one another's classes and gain a new perspective about the inner workings of different classes. Educators all around the school participated in these observations. Teachers were given papers that included boxes to state positive an...

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