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Environmental activist Tim Oey stops at GCAA to talk about his trip across country

Environmental activist Tim Oey stops at GCAA to talk about his trip across country

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

  Tim Oey is not like most people. Most people would get to a college reunion by car, plane, or even train. Most people would choose one of these modes of transportation to reach a distant destination. But Tim Oey is not ‘most people’. Tim is biking the whole way there. By May 27th, Tim Oey ...

GCAA holds fourth annual prom: A Starry Night

GCAA holds fourth annual prom: A Starry Night

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

This year the junior and senior prom was held at the Caramel Room at Bissinger’s on April 6, from 7pm to 10:30pm. The venue had plenty of space including the terrace area, but there were less than 50 attendees at the event. This year's theme was A Starry Night.  There were six different nominees for both p...

Colleges collaborate with dance department

Colleges collaborate with dance department

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

April 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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