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8th grade parent night to engage students, impress parents

8th grade parent night to engage students, impress parents

Chase Doctor, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

On Tuesday, April 24th from 5:00-6:30 in the Sun Theater, Kenneth Griffin, middle school history teacher, is holding an eighth grade parent night. Teachers and administrators have noticed a pattern of high-achieving eighth graders leaving after middle school to attend other high schools. To try ...

Spring art show to take place this Thursday

Spring art show to take place this Thursday

Paisley Regester, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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The Spring Art Show will be taking place on Thursday, April 19th, from 6-8pm. The show will feature sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, digital, and photography artwork. The showcase will be located in various areas throughout the school. An art auction, consisting of large terracotta pots ...

Students to explore land, sovereignty, and environmental justice in Hawaii this summer

Students to explore land, sovereignty, and environmental justice in Hawaii this summer

Paisley Regester, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

Global Ethos, a youth travel organization dedicated to engaging US-based students in service-learning experiences abroad, will be taking six GCAA students to O’ahu Island in Hawaii this Summer. Global Ethos, founded by GCAA Social Studies teachers Ben Dinwiddie and Evan Smith, will celebrate its third ...

Little Shop of Horrors cast reflects on their performance

Little Shop of Horrors cast reflects on their performance

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News Briefs, Showcase

The Theater Department took on Little Shop of Horrors for this year’s spring musical. The shows took place on March 16th-18th in the Sun Theater. The cast took time to reflect on their performance in the show. Little Shop of Horrors is about a flower shop assistant named Seymour who discovers an unusual...

Theater students surprised with $10,000 grant

Theater students surprised with $10,000 grant

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

Rise is a new NBC drama about high school theater that aired March 13th and continues to do so every Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. Besides being praised as the next big drama on the screen, Rise is also popular for its endorsement of real-life student actors, particularly with its R.I.S.E America Grant -- an award ...

22 choir events sent to state competition, all large ensemble events receive highest rating at district contests

22 choir events sent to state competition, all large ensemble events receive highest rating at district contests

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

On April 27, nine of 22 choir vocal events that competed in district contests will go on to compete at the state level at the University Of Missouri.  This advancement came from receiving a 1 (exemplary) rating at the contests. Among these acts were seven solos and two small ensembles. Although large...

Students participate in nationwide walkout to honor school shooting victims, advocate for gun law reform

Students participate in nationwide walkout to honor school shooting victims, advocate for gun law reform

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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

On Wednesday, March 14th, GCAA was one of the schools throughout the country to participate in the March For Our Lives walkout. In this demonstration, students honored the lives lost in the school shootings since Columbine, focusing on the 17 deaths from Parkland Flordia's Stoneman-Douglas shooting. ...

Little Shop of Horrors opens this weekend

Little Shop of Horrors opens this weekend

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The theater department's production of Little Shop of Horror will be showing in the Sun Theater on March 16th and 17th at 7:00pm, and 18th at 3:00pm. Cast members will be selling tickets for $10 leading up to the show, and tickets are also available online for $13 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-shop-...

GCAA’s annual Talent Show to take place on January 31st

GCAA’s annual Talent Show to take place on January 31st

Paisley Regester, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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GCAA’s annual talent show is on Wednesday, January 31st in the Sun Theater.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:00 p.m. The production will feature acts from a variety of pathways, including poetry, singing, and dance performances. All of the acts will be competing for a cash ...

Low temperatures cause basement pipe to rupture; instruments, music materials damaged

Low temperatures cause basement pipe to rupture; instruments, music materials damaged

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

With extreme low temperatures, a pipe that is rarely accessed in the basement ruptured right before students came back from winter break. The pipe is located inside a closet, which was one of the old pipe chase closets from before the school owned the building. Some did not even know there was an...

Cast list for spring musical announced

Cast list for spring musical announced

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

January 8, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

The Theatre Department has announced the cast of the spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors. Seymour Krelborn - Reginald Coleman Understudy - Charles Pierson Audrey - Laurencia Meyers Understudy - Averey Campbell 2nd Understudy - Riley Brawn Mr. Mushnik - Charles Pierson Understudy - Isa...

Winter dance concert explores the theme of “Vitality”

Winter dance concert explores the theme of “Vitality”

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018


Filed under News

On December 8, the dance pathway performed in the fall dance concert held in the sun theatre.  The event's theme was "vitality" and was based on a quote from Martha Graham, well-known choreographer and dancer, “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action,...

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