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Incentives offered for blood drive participants due to low supply

Incentives offered for blood drive participants due to low supply

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

December 2, 2018


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The annual Red Cross Blood Drive is offering higher incentives this year, due to a shortage of blood supply. These incentives include a T-Shirt, a 5 dollar amazon gift card, and donuts provided by Dunkin’ Donuts. “They told us...it's always a little bit more serious in winter months to have that...

Choir students perform in first choir concert of the year

Choir students perform in first choir concert of the year

Jessica Carter, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018


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The first choir concert of the school year, GCAA Fall Choir Concert, was on October 11, 2018 in the Sun Theater.  The concert featured  Middle School choirs Girls’ Choir, Boys’ Choir and Ars Nova directed by Patrick Mattia. It also included High School choirs Concert Choir Treble, Advanced Tr...

Environmental journalist Amy Martin gives presentation about her podcast

Environmental journalist Amy Martin gives presentation about her podcast

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

November 30, 2018


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Environmental journalist Amy Martin gave a presentation about her work on her podcast, Threshold, in science teacher Bradford Buck’s classroom as part of her three day trip to St. Louis visiting schools. She was brought in by gifted education specialist Christine Nobbe through the Civitas Institute. ...

Opening of arts hotel creates opportunities for collaboration

Opening of arts hotel creates opportunities for collaboration

Mario Harris, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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The opening of the Angad Arts Hotel, located right across the street from the school, has opened up opportunities for collaboration. The hotel is wanting to use the arts as a special touch to the hotel’s atmosphere. The director of special events and Nightlife at the hotel, Ozzie Salcedo, discussed...

School hosts open house to recruit art-minded students

School hosts open house to recruit art-minded students

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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Saturday, Dec. 1 is an open house for prospective students. “Our biggest initiatives is student recruitment,” head of school Ashley Olson said. There will be tours, student ambassadors, student art performances, staff, and administration to welcome visitors and potential students. The...

Music department puts on fall concert

Music department puts on fall concert

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


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The department of music held a fall concert on October 24. Several classes performed fall or Halloween inspired songs to cater to the mood of the current season. Instrumental music teachers Ryan Maclin, Ginnifer Brown, and Brian Vaccaro directed their own classes of ensembles, bands, and orchestras....

School canceled for Thursday, Nov. 15

School canceled for Thursday, Nov. 15

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

November 14, 2018


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Due to inclement weather, classes have been canceled for Thursday, Nov. 15. School is scheduled to resume on Friday, Nov. 16. As a reminder, Friday is still a B day, and is also picture retake day.

Theater students become more aware of school environment after trash pickup

Theater students become more aware of school environment after trash pickup

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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“I’ve always believed that our students and our school is capable of just an enormous amount of highs, an enormous amount of potential. With some redirection, two classes have come up here and cleaned the whole parking lot, so just imagine what could happen if our whole school decides we want to do better as a group,” t...

Middle school pie eating contest held as reward for high attendance

Middle school pie eating contest held as reward for high attendance

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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During first period on Thursday October 4th, middle school students with at least ninety five percent attendance went to the Sun Theater for GCAA’s first ever Pie Eating Contest; organized by the middle school student council. “We just need to do things like [the assembly last year on the last day of...

Re-cycling our efforts: After years without, middle school class creates new recycling program

Re-cycling our efforts: After years without, middle school class creates new recycling program

Christopher Corriveau, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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As Kermit the Frog famously said, "It's not easy being green." While the student-run Green Machine class has been typically associated with the vertical gardens growing produce, it has a broader goal to make the school a cleaner and more sustainable place. To achieve that, they have rolled out a school-wide...

Record staff turnover leads to wave of new teachers

Record staff turnover leads to wave of new teachers

September 19, 2018


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After nearly 30 staff members left at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, there are lots of new faces in the halls. Below are the newest members of the GCAA family.

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