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Colleges collaborate with dance department

Colleges collaborate with dance department

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

April 17, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

The dance department has collaborated with two colleges, Webster University and Iowa University, to enrich their program.  The former is a connection from many years back, and the latter is fresh from this semester. Iowa University reached out to the dance department, as they were looking to recruit s...

A gifted adventure: Nobbe leaves GCAA

A gifted adventure: Nobbe leaves GCAA

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

With almost forty years in teaching gifted education, gifted education specialist Christine Nobbe, has been accepted to a position in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as the director of gifted education. Her last day at GCAA was April 3rd, 2019. “So I'm a little dep...

Green class entered in contest for recycling program

Green class entered in contest for recycling program

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

April 10, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

The middle school’s green class is among the fifty-nine St. Louis schools entered to win prizes worth up to $600 dollars for their work on bringing recycling to their school through Green Schools quest, a challenge from the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Participants were pres...

Students, teachers participate in lip sync battle to fund HERstory

Students, teachers participate in lip sync battle to fund HERstory

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under 2019 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News Briefs, Showcase

On Friday March 8, there was a lip sync battle between students, staff, and a mix of both. Students purchased one dollar tickets to attend the battle during block B8. Junior Paul Hollis hosted the event.  “Our two hosts that we had unfortunately dropped out and had other business to do. I was t...

Additional school days added due to extreme winter weather

Additional school days added due to extreme winter weather

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019


Filed under 2019 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News Briefs, Showcase

During the 2018-2019 school year, there have been four days called off due to weather hazards. As required by state law, there are six days built into the school calendar to accommodate for potential school closings due to weather or other circumstances. In a district-wide letter addressed on March 20, 2...

High school students recognized for first semester academic achievements

High school students recognized for first semester academic achievements

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under 2019 Yearbook Spring Supplement, GCAAtv, News

On Wednesday March 21, High School Students were recognized for their academic achievements during first semester. Students were recognized for their GPA, individual department awards, National Honors Society and Galileo test scores. Perfect Attendance Senior Mark X Sophomore Khaliah Jones...

Students and teachers collaborate on this year’s HERstory Museum

Students and teachers collaborate on this year’s HERstory Museum

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under 2019 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News Briefs, Showcase

On Friday, March 15, GCAA will be presenting the HERstory Museum from 5-7pm. Headed by art teacher Caitlin Munguia, the HERstory Museum is a display of student and teacher collaborative projects to honor National Women's Month through arts. Seventh grader Paul Notaro is one of the many students who contr...

Middle school students progress to the National Spelling Bee written semifinals on March 9th

Middle school students progress to the National Spelling Bee written semifinals on March 9th

Michael Wafford, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

On Monday, February 4th, eighth grader Kavi Stevick and seventh grader Gretchen Herzberg competed in the all-school spelling bee. Kavi was hailed the school champion and Herzberg the runner-up. “I really wasn't expecting it...It was a surprise for me when I was one of the last two people,” Herzbe...

Courtney Young wins award for ‘Staff of the Year’

Courtney Young wins award for ‘Staff of the Year’

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

We are proud to congratulate instructional coach Courtney Young, for winning 'Staff of the Year' at the district competition. Beating out all other support staff in the Confluence district, she was presented with a sash, goody bag, flowers, check, and plaque with her name. "It was just so amazing...

Staff members receive award for ‘Staff of The Year’

Staff members receive award for ‘Staff of The Year’

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

High school science teacher Bradford Buck, middle school math teacher Elisabeth Reeder, instructional coach Courtney Young, and security officer Zena Bush have been selected as the winners for the 2nd annual ‘Staff of The Year' award. Starting January 4, 2019, teachers and support staff within the Confluence Dist...

UPDATE: No school Thursday, Jan. 31

UPDATE: No school Thursday, Jan. 31

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

Update: Citing poor driving conditions, school officials have canceled classes for Thursday, Jan  31. Classes will resume on Friday, Feb. 1, which is still an A day. Original post: Due to extremely cold predicted temperatures, school has been canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 30. Classes will resume on Thursday, Jan. 31, which is still a B day....

Cast list for Shrek: The Musical announced

Cast list for Shrek: The Musical announced

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

The cast list for the theater department’s spring musical, Shrek: The Musical, was just announced, and this week marked the first week of rehearsals. With more than 20 students involved, the cast is larger than any other theater production in recent history. The students range from middle schoolers to ...

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