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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


Filed under News, News Briefs

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...

New interactive boards added to select classrooms to enhance learning

New interactive boards added to select classrooms to enhance learning

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

September 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Within the past year, Confluence has been putting interactive boards, or BenQ’s, on a test run throughout all Confluence schools. Elisabeth Reeder, seventh grade math teacher at GCAA, was one of the recipients of the BenQ’s.  “It was a trial, so in Confluence, each building got one board in the whol...

2018-2019 school year starts, many student schedules still incomplete

2018-2019 school year starts, many student schedules still incomplete

Natale O'Dell, Buisness Mangager

August 28, 2018


Filed under News

Students started the 2018-2019 school year on August 14, but not everything was prepared for their return.  Many students' schedules had errors, including holes in certain class periods and being enrolled in classes they have already passed.  Students waited in lines outside the counselors' doors during...

Order a yearbook and be entered to win tickets to Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift

Order a yearbook and be entered to win tickets to Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift

August 13, 2018


Filed under News, Yearbook

Yearbooks are currently available for $25. Purchase before Sept. 1 to automatically be entered to win two tickets to see either Ed Sheeran at Busch Stadium on Sept. 6 or Taylor Swift at the Dome at America's Center on Sept. 18. You can order the yearbook online, or at school. If you also purchase a y...

Ravion Moody 2002-2018

Ravion Moody 2002-2018

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

August 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Ravion Markell Moody, 16, was born May 9th, 2002 in St. Louis, Missouri to Orlando Hollis and Chevelle Moody. He passed away July 30th, 2018. Ravion, also known as “Bøh” to his family and friends, is remembered for his kind heart and love for art. Joining Grand Center Arts Academy as a fresh...

Graduating class of 2018 recognized for their performance on the ACT

Graduating class of 2018 recognized for their performance on the ACT

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Senior Magazine, Showcase

18% scored higher than a 25 on the ACT, 5 student scored above a 31, qualifying for the Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship Students combined have been awarded over $2 million in scholarships, and an additional 8 have earned free tuition through the Missouri A+ program to a Missouri community colleg...

Juuling and vaping: the latest trend on and off school campus

Juuling and vaping: the latest trend on and off school campus

Aliena Yost, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


Filed under News

“I started smoking cigarettes when I started working at a restaurant and I bought my vape because I didn’t wanna keep smoking cigarettes. Then I switched over to Juul. I would vape everywhere, but I don’t vape at school because I don’t need it to make it through school,” Ian Intagliata, seni...

Custodial staff prioritize under Confluence standards

Custodial staff prioritize under Confluence standards

Jackson Wild, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

Recently, some have began to question the ability of students and janitorial staff to take care of the school’s trash. It piles up on the windowsills, bathrooms, in classrooms and in hallways; it can blow in from the courtyard or be dropped down five flights of stairs to splatter on walls, floors, o...

Vocal Music students perform in Broadway themed “Cabaret Night”

Vocal Music students perform in Broadway themed “Cabaret Night”

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

In April, the high school and middle school performed in the annual Cabaret Night. This year, the theme was Broadway. The idea for the theme was developed over the summer by choir teachers Raynard Brown and Wes Smith. “we wanted to go to something different, because last year’s cabaret was pretty...

GCAA holds third annual prom: “Masquerade”

GCAA holds third annual prom: “Masquerade”

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, News

On April 21st, juniors and seniors took the dance floor at prom for ‘a night to remember’ at The Vault on South Grand Boulevard. The theme chosen for the night was Masquerade.   ...

“Hamilton” provides students with opportunity to perform on the Fox Theater stage

“Hamilton” provides students with opportunity to perform on the Fox Theater stage

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, News, Showcase

Nearly 4,000 students and teachers from 42 high schools in the surrounding area attended the performance of Hamilton back in April at the Fabulous Fox Theater. As part of the Hamilton Education Program by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, high school students were invited to see the...

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