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Administration sends out schedule for the first days of school

Administration sends out schedule for the first days of school

Aiya Hunter, GCAAtoday Editor-In-Chief

August 9, 2019

The first two days of the new school year, August 13 and 14, are considered “Preview Days” for students. These days will go differently than previous years. Administrators emailed out a schedule to staff in July that details each day. The schedule is copied below.    Preview Day 1:  Tuesday August 13, 2019 Welco...

You can earn a FREE copy of the 2020 yearbook!

You can earn a FREE copy of the 2020 yearbook!

Amirah Bauder, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2019

Each summer, GCAA Student Media sponsors a fundraiser that YOU can participate in and earn a free yearbook! The skinny on how to get the dough Sell 10 tubs of Gourmet Cookie Dough, and get a FREE ($30 value) yearbook! Turn in your order forms and money during the first week of school. Sell...

Students involved in exhibit and presentation for The Paly Foundation

Students involved in exhibit and presentation for The Paly Foundation

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Assistant Editor

May 22, 2019

The Paly Foundation is an organization whose goal is to bring awareness to endangered species. They provide exhibits to zoos, events, and occasionally schools.  On April 5th, GCAA had the opportunity to hear from a curator of the Paly Foundation, Charmin Dahl. Dahl spoke to students and informed that...

Tips on studying for finals

Tips on studying for finals

Nuri Broady, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Everyone has different methods and tips for studying to ace their high school finals, different methods work for different students. “It always depends what class the final is in. If it’s verbal like a speech or monologue then you should just practice out loud. If it’s just a test, then study ...

Staff holds workshop to discuss concepts affecting boys and young men

Staff holds workshop to discuss concepts affecting boys and young men

Christopher Corriveau, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

A workshop was recently held for all male high school students to hold an honest and open discussion on several topics that relate to boys and men. Organized by male staff of GCAA in response to several events being held for female students earlier in the year, the workshop addressed the topics of...

American Musical and Dramatic Academy holds auditions for auditions and camps

American Musical and Dramatic Academy holds auditions for auditions and camps

Natalie O'Dell, Business manager

May 16, 2019

As the result on a partnership built by dance teacher Nikki Beier and theatre teacher Keith Williams, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, a private arts college located in both New York City and Los Angeles has come for the first time to teach workshops to performing art students, and hold auditions...

Outreach programs brings fennec fox into Animal Behavior classroom

Outreach programs brings fennec fox into Animal Behavior classroom

Natalie O'Dell, Business manager

May 15, 2019

In an attempt to bring real-life animal experience, High School Science Teacher Nicole Roberts contacted the Endangered Wolf Sanctuary’s outreach program in April.  About a month later, an educator headed down from Eureka with animal pelts, a planned slideshow, and a fennec fox, a small fox speci...

High school arts students takes a college and museum field trip to Chicago

High school arts students takes a college and museum field trip to Chicago

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

On April 26, 28 high school students and five staff traveled to Chicago for an art trip to The Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Senior Kennedy Brown was impressed by what they saw. “I liked being able to look at the college since I’m a senior. I was nice. I re...

The cast of Shrek puts on “Shrek Unplugged” for middle school

The cast of Shrek puts on “Shrek Unplugged” for middle school

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

At 8:00 AM on Thursday May 2, 2019, a crowd of middle schoolers rushed into the Sun Theater for "Shrek Unplugged", which included a Q and A with the cast of Shrek and a sneak peak of a few of the songs. The cast sat at the edge of the stage, answering questions from students such as if any the cast members...

Theater teacher Brandon Riley claims April’s Teacher of the Month award

Theater teacher Brandon Riley claims April’s Teacher of the Month award

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

  On the morning of Thursday April 18th, theater teacher Brandon Riley was awarded the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Teacher of the Month award for April. “I got an email [on April 17th], and at first I thought it was spam… ‘cause I’m just not a good self promoter. So I saw it and I w...

Finals near as end of school year approaches

Finals near as end of school year approaches

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

May 1, 2019

Finals draw near as the school year approaches the last few weeks. High school finals will begin on Friday, May 24th, and continue to Thursday, May 30th. Senior finals begin two weeks before, starting on Friday, May 10th, and going till the seniors' last day, Wednesday, May 15th.  Seniors will also...

Schedules changed school-wide due to EOC and MAP testing

Schedules changed school-wide due to EOC and MAP testing

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2019

Since April 22nd, schedules have been changed school-wide due to MAP and EOC testing and will continue until May 10th. Schedules with return to normal May 13th. Schedules are as below.  ...

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