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2021 yearbook sales now open.

2021 yearbook sales now open.

September 11, 2020

The 2021 Expression yearbook (volume 8) is now on sale. All sales are online during remote learning. Books are available starting at $26 until Sept. 20, when the price increases to $30. You can order yours by visiting the Yearbook Order Center....

2020 Yearbook distribution

The opening spread of the 2020 Expression yearbook.

Amirah Bauder, Expression Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2020

Yearbooks are here! Distribution of the 2020 Expression yearbook is Thursday, June 4 from 1:30-3:30. We will be set up outside school for drive-thru pickup of your yearbook. Please pull up to the curb. After we get your student’s name, we will grab your order and bring it to your car. Any books not picked up during distribution will be securely stored until we re...

Yearbook ordering and distribution updates

Yearbook ordering and distribution updates

Amirah Bauder, Expression Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, yearbook ordering and distribution have been slightly altered this year. Below are the answers to common questions relating to these changes:   Can I still buy a yearbook? Where can I order one and how much are they? Yearbooks are still available to...

The Green Machine renews: the recycling program returns

Four days' worth of uncollected recycling sitting in the recycling center.

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

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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

Parent volunteer Sara Irlbeck followed by junior Kit Daugherty go door to door to speak with state representatives relevant to the funding discrepancy issue.

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 bassist Reid Anderson, playing along to, 'Big Eater', as students watch.

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

Due to inclement weather school closings from Monday December 16 continue into Tuesday December  17.

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 are back and are in use! Senior Mya Wraggs heats up her coffee in the North cafeteria.

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

Photo of the GCAA Sun Theatre where the majority of these events will be taking

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...

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