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The Green Machine renews: the recycling program returns

The Green Machine renews: the recycling program returns

Gabe Gibert, Staff reporter

March 24, 2020

*Due to the temporary closure of the school the recycling program will now be halted. The recycling program is back in operation after a month-long lapse in funding which prevented the recycling from being picked up from the dumpster or collected by students. Last year, the recycling progr...

Confluence CEO responds to coronavirus concerns

Confluence CEO responds to coronavirus concerns

Aiya Hunter, GCAAtoday Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 19: "We hope you are all holding up well and trying to enjoy some semblance of spring break during these strange and unprecedented times. Throughout this public health emergency and school closure I will be updating the community when there is new or clarified information to share. You wi...

Spelling Bee-rief

Gabe Gibert, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

Twelve middle schoolers competed in a Spelling Bee on Friday, January 31, for the right to represent GCAA at the state-wide Spelling Bee. The event was organized by the middle school communication arts department and attended by the entire middle school. Each middle school communication arts class,...

The fight for funding: Charter schools rally at state capital for National School Choice Week

The fight for funding: Charter schools rally at state capital for National School Choice Week

Aiya Hunter and Jessica Carter

February 11, 2020

On January 22, charter schools of Missouri rallied at the state capital to address the funding discrepancy between charter and other types of public schools. Missouri charter schools report receiving around $1,100 less per student than state public schools. National School Choice Week (NSCW) originally started in 2011, is a week of events d...

Jazz band The Bad Plus performs for high school instrumentalists

Jazz band The Bad Plus performs for high school instrumentalists

Nuri Broady, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

On January 10, high school instrumental students from jazz band and advanced guitar ensemble had the opportunity to walk to Jazz at the Bistro to see a popular jazz group called, The Bad Plus. The Bad Plus is a jazz trio from Minnesota which consists of pianist Orrin Evans, Bassist Reid Anderson, and d...

No school Tuesday changes finals schedule

No school Tuesday changes finals schedule

Aiya Hunter, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2019

On Monday, December 16 all Confluence school campuses and offices were closed due to inclement weather. They were expected to resume on Tuesday, December 17. This evening school officials alerted families and faculty that the school will be closed tomorrow, December 17 as well. Head of School Ashley...

Microwaves have returned!

Microwaves have returned!

Nuri Broady, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Public microwaves have been brought back to the school’s cafeterias! For the past few years of new principals and staff members, students did not have the option of warming up food for lunch. There isn't an exact date on record, but around the school year of 2015-16, the microwaves were removed fro...

End of semester overflowing with performance dates

End of semester overflowing with performance dates

Jessica Carter, Staff writer

December 11, 2019

With the semester coming to an end, the art departments are preparing to showcase their talents in the upcoming winter events. Below is the schedule for the performance dates.    December 5 - The Winter Dance concert took place in the Sun Theatre on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. The showcase ...

High school counselors host a junior night to prepare students for college

High school counselors host a junior night to prepare students for college

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, the junior night will be taking place in the Sun Theatre from 6 pm to 7 pm. Topics to be discussed will include Types of admissions, the college search process, etc.  “We’re going to talk about junior timelines for college applications, college admissions, and standardiz...

Art department stops accepting students due to overwhelming classroom sizes

Art department stops accepting students due to overwhelming classroom sizes

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Sorry to anyone who wanted to join the art department in semester one of the year 2019-2020, because the art department is closed! With the department compensating for twice as many students as last year, there are just not enough spots for anyone else to fill. “We had to make this decision because...

New school year brings new staff

New school year brings new staff

September 24, 2019

GCAA welcomed over a dozen new staff members into the building this school year. Student media staff sat down individually with the new members to learn more about each person.

New security protocol for visitors started in October

New security protocol for visitors started in October

Gabe Gibert, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

A new security system for visitors was put into effect on October 1st, requiring visitors to scan a photo ID to enter the school. This system, called TPASS K12, is being implemented throughout Confluence due to a district-wide policy change, and is already in effect in the Kirkwood School District. ...

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