Pictures of guitar class during Music festival

Festivals to Build Community: The First Ever GCAA Music Festival!

Korissa Smith, Staff Reporter April 27, 2021

There is no question that finding a sense of community has been a troubling issue this school year. The music department, specifically, has expressed the concern of trying to keep students motivated to...

Sophomore, Michael Lindsey practicing his guitar for Brian Vaccaro's Guitar class

Music department holds virtual concerts to give students a chance to perform

Jakyah Overton, Staff Reporter December 18, 2020

The pandemic has definitely caused the music department some treble but nevertheless they have persevered and worked hard together to make this school year successful. From middle school choir to high...

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...

The opening spread of the 2020 Expression yearbook.

2020 Yearbook distribution

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....

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...

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

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...

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).

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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