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Nyla Burns, freshman

Nyla Burns, freshman

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Humans of GCAA, Life

“I prefer drawing, but I do like digital art because I have an Ipad pro and an Apple pen. So I use that a lot, and I think its cool because I wanna be an animator when I’m older. I want to create my own cartoons.” -Nyla Burns, freshman  

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...

Reggie Coleman, junior

Reggie Coleman, junior

Ace Moen, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Humans of GCAA, Life

"I am very curious to see what is going to happen in my future. I’m really not nervous about it. I want it to happen. I want the future to come to see what I can accomplish and how much I can do to change the world.” –Reggie Coleman, junior

 Parent Teacher Organization and staff join forces to help students in transition

 Parent Teacher Organization and staff join forces to help students in transition

Aliena Yost, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, Showcase

Parents, counselors and teachers have helped students that are in transition and are in need of additional help. They have become more aware of students and their actions, especially since there has been an increase in students that are in transition. Being in transition is when a student doesn’t hav...

Madison Hathaway Wheeler, 8th grade

Madison Hathaway Wheeler, 8th grade

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Humans of GCAA, Life

"I had anger issues, so my counselor at my old school would talk to me, and she would get to know me not as the Madison who always got in trouble, but as the Madison who is really smart and really caring, and she inspired me to [want to] be a counselor," -Madison Hathaway Wheeler, 8th grade ...

Riley Wild, 6th grade

Riley Wild, 6th grade

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Humans of GCAA, Life

“You can express your feelings and emotions through other music, but with singing...it's actually saying the words that you feel and getting the expressions and emotions out,” -Riley Wild, 6th grade 

Students meet with prominent black St. Louisans for cross-curricular STEAM Museum project

Students meet with prominent black St. Louisans for cross-curricular STEAM Museum project

Foundations of Journalism Students and Photography I Students

February 20, 2018


Filed under Life, Showcase

  While the month of February focuses on black history, the students in Travis Armknecht and Caitlin Munguia's classes chose to look not only backward but also forward by interviewing prominent black St. Louisans. For sophomores Xia Brown and Jessica Carter, both in the music pathway, meeting...

Google Arts and Culture’s new “selfie” feature receives mixed reviews

Google Arts and Culture’s new “selfie” feature receives mixed reviews

Paisley Regester, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Life

Google Art and Culture’s new, free app has recently gone viral. The app analyzes and matches an individual’s face to the subjects of famous paintings. The paintings are collected from a database containing over 6,000 exhibitions, with contributions from 1,500 museum partners located in seventy different...

Charles Pierson, junior

Charles Pierson, junior

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Humans of GCAA, Life

"Being at this school, and especially being at an art school, you’re constantly thinking about the future, at least in my perspective. I’m constantly thinking about the future, and what’s next for me, and whether or not I should stay on this path, do performing arts, or do musical theatre, or if...

Rusty Smith, high school counselor

Rusty Smith, high school counselor

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Humans of GCAA, Life

"Do not put too much value into what other people say about you. Especially if it comes across negatively, that you need to look at that person and determine, 'Do I respect them?' and if I do, then maybe I need to evaluate what they've said. If I don't respect them, what does it matter?... I know what's...

Ryan Maclin, orchestra director

Ryan Maclin, orchestra director

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Teacher Bios

Q: Why did you chose GCAA? A: Because it's a performing arts school and I've heard great things about the music program and I saw great things last year when I worked as the head of Suspicion Supervisor. Q: Where were you before you came to this school? A: I went to Lindenwood University for music...

Jessica Kuenzle, english teacher

Jessica Kuenzle, english teacher

Brooke Schuessler, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Life, Teacher Bios

Q: Why did you choose GCAA? A: The admin at the school I was just with was not supportive of difference and diversity. Tracy Mense also worked at the same school and she came to me and told me about GCAA. So, I applied for the new opening. Q: Where did you teach before GCAA? A: Bishop Dubourg Q:...

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