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Robert VonNordheim, English Teacher

Robert VonNordheim, English Teacher

Galen Selligman, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Teacher Bios

Whenever I am reading or writing I have a really strict rule that whatever I’m listening to is mostly instrumental. If I listen to things with too many lyrics, the words will get all jumbled up...

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Courtney Young, Instructional Coach

Courtney Young, Instructional Coach

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Teacher Bios

Q: How did your role end up being changed? A: So I was a teacher, a math teacher, then the position became available for the Instructional Coach...so I applied and I interviewed. Then I was offered the position at the end of the school year last year. Q: Where were you before this? A: I was here, I ...

Erin Phoenix, Middle School Counselor

Erin Phoenix, Middle School Counselor

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Teacher Bios

Q: Why did you choose to work at GCAA? A: So I taught 7th grade English for 8 years before, then I got my master’s in school counseling.  I wanted to work at a school that was diverse, and that was small and had interesting things about it and I felt that Grand Center was a school of performing ...

New faculty and support staff join GCAA

Tessa Wild, Editor in-chief

September 13, 2017


Filed under Teacher Bios

This school year, a number of new faculty and support staff members were introduced to GCAA. GCAAtoday staff members met with each of these new teachers individually to find a little bit more about them.

Bradford Buck, Science Teacher

Bradford Buck, Science Teacher

Galen Selligman, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Teacher Bios

I like to think that I’m creating students that can think for themselves, can be skeptical about things that they hear in the news...

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GCAA holds eclipse viewing

GCAA holds eclipse viewing

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Life, Showcase

On Monday, August 21, a long-anticipated solar eclipse took place.  A viewing of this phenomenon was held at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School.  GCAA provided a pair of eclipse glasses for every student.

Christine Nobbe’s R2D2 collection displayed at Schlafly Branch Library

Christine Nobbe’s R2D2 collection displayed at Schlafly Branch Library

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life

Christine Nobbe, Instructional Coach, has her collection of R2D2 merchandise featured at the Schlafly Branch Library.  This was in celebration of “Star Wars Day”, May 4th, which comes from a play on words with the franchise's famous line “May the force be with you”. Among these items were a...

Senior Magazine – Class of 2017

Senior Magazine – Class of 2017

Chloe Ward, Senior Magazine Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, Senior Magazine

This is the class of 2017 issue of the Unknown, the annual magazine for GCAA graduates.

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Senior Chloe Ward prepares for future, reflects on contributions to student media staff

Senior Chloe Ward prepares for future, reflects on contributions to student media staff

Caroline Knapp, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life

After two and a half years on the Student Media staff, senior Chloe Ward will say goodbye at the end of this year as she graduates and begins her journey after high school. Chloe began her journalism career at GCAA when she joined staff second semester of her sophomore year. She eventually rose in th...

“Take Notes!”: junior explores Ivy League colleges

“Take Notes!”: junior explores Ivy League colleges

Keeley Burke, Expression Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under 2017 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life

Caroline Knapp, junior, visited seven colleges on the East Coasts during her spring break. The colleges she visited included: Sarah Lawrence University, Yale University, Wesleyan University, Brown University, Boston University, Wellesley College, and Smith College. “My top three choices were Brown, Yale, an...

Zoe Dickerson

Zoe Dickerson

Quinlan Holt, GCAAtv/Multimedia Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Life, Video

Zoe Dickerson is a senior in AP Studio Art, who created the colorful portraits seen in the Sun during the art show on Thursday, April 20th, and then on display in the school lobby. The pieces were created over the course of both semesters this year to be used in the final portfolio for the class.

Safa Caplinger

Safa Caplinger

Quinlan Holt, Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Life, Video

Safa Caplinger is a junior in AP Studio Art, who created the painted portraits seen in the Sun during the art show on Thursday, April 20th, and then on display in the school lobby. The pieces were created over the course of both semesters this year to be used in the final portfolio for the class.

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