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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. ...

Nickelodeon interested in casting students for new series

Nickelodeon interested in casting students for new series

Haile Emerson, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Nickelodeon is launching a casting call for a new television series that will be debuting within months. A GCAA parent, Sara Irlbeck, informed high school principal, Dr. Shane Hopper, about the opportunity for students. "The goal is to find all completely unknown kids with amazing talent and potential...

High school students respond to change in the dress code

High school students respond to change in the dress code

Haile Emerson, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

This year at Grand Center Arts Academy, there have been many changes including a new Principal; Dr. Shane Hopper. A new set of guidelines have been implemented into the rulebook, including the dress code change. The dress code shifted due to suspicion on “gang affiliation” and “over-exposure.”  M...

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...

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