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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


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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...

After months with no official training, teachers find workarounds to use new interactive boards

After months with no official training, teachers find workarounds to use new interactive boards

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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It has been four months since the new BenQ Boards have been installed. In that time, teachers have had to find different tools and tricks to make the BenQ Board usable, since no official training was ever offered. “Pretty much I looked up online," said Bradford Buck, high school science teacher. ...

GCAAtoday named finalist for national award

GCAAtoday named finalist for national award

Aliena Yost, Coverage Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

GCAAtoday.com is one of 44 finalists for the 2019 Online Pacemaker from the National Scholastic Press Association. The NSPA looks at the work of many different high school student media publications, to award the best of the best. They review yearbooks, magazines, online sites, and broadcast programs....

Major minor system uses incentives to improve middle school behavior

Major minor system uses incentives to improve middle school behavior

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

January 7, 2019


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Inspired by South City Academy’s policy, the major-minor system uses punishments and rewards to enforce school rules among middle school students. “I like it because it gives students the opportunity to correct their behavior before something major happens...and they won’t have to have major c...

Student project seeks to provide relief for classmates with anxiety

Student project seeks to provide relief for classmates with anxiety

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Her erratic heartbeat thumps noisily in her chest, speeding up by the second. Everyone’s gaze locks in her direction and she feels as if the world is closing in on her and preparing to swallow her whole. Everything is moving in slow motion: the whispering of her classmates, the subtle tapping of feet, the...

OPINION: An art school or a school with art?

OPINION: An art school or a school with art?

Aiya Hunter, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

I think being a professional artist requires several key components, a few being; knowing your talents, understanding the business, training, experience, and patience. At school I am a student and actor, yet, I haven’t been offered classes that focus on how to help me manage the acting world outsid...

Homecoming held at new venue

Homecoming held at new venue

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

November 6, 2018


Filed under Life, Showcase

Held at a separate venue for the first time, this year's homecoming featured several new changes from the past homecomings held in the cafeteria. Senior Mario Harris, the high school president, along with the rest of High School STUCO, were the ones to institute this. "It was something different,...

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...

Students and staff get into the spirit of homecoming week

Students and staff get into the spirit of homecoming week

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

October 15, 2018


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Homecoming spirit week is Oct. 15-18. The dance is Saturday, Oct. 20. This year's spirit days are: Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Band Day Wednesday: Character Day Thursday: Gender Swap Day ...

Record staff turnover leads to wave of new teachers

Record staff turnover leads to wave of new teachers

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Teacher Bios

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.

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...

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