Homecoming held at new venue

The homecoming crowd from the venue's balcony. The DJ played music from the balcony while the attendees were on the main floor.

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

November 6, 2018

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 from Brandon Riley and Shaun Sheley's classes put on gloves before picking up trash in the parking lot.

Amirah Bauder, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

“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

Senior Tess Krampfert and senior LaStarr Jamison eat lunch together.

Natalie O'Dell, Business Manager

October 15, 2018

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

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

Middle school math teacher Elisabeth Reeder demonstrates determining the difference between two rational numbers using the BenQ interactive board in her classroom.

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

September 9, 2018

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...

Ravion Moody 2002-2018

Ravion Moody 2002-2018

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

August 9, 2018

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

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...

Quiz: Which arts teacher are you?

Quiz: Which arts teacher are you?

Aurora Phillips, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

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An editing team’s farewell: the end of an era

The editing team at the Quill and Scroll induction ceremony, the national honors society for high school journalists.

Editorial Board

May 19, 2018

A year has passed since this team of editors took the reigns of GCAA student media and swore to do our absolute best to create a journalistic legacy that we could leave behind. Now, on our graduation day, we say goodbye–goodbye to our newspaper, goodbye to our yearbook, goodbye to our incredible team ...

Custodial staff prioritize under Confluence standards

A view of the window sill from the third floor looking down.

Jackson Wild, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018

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...

Teachers not being allowed to sit on stage for senior graduation is embarrassing, unappreciative

Because school officials do not engage in prior review, the content of GCAA Student Media is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials or the school itself.

Staff Editorial

May 18, 2018

Last week, seniors were informed–largely through rumor–that their teachers would not be allowed to sit on the stage with them during their graduation ceremony. The seniors in GCAA student media are upset and disappointed at this turn of events. We feel that our teachers, who have guided and helped us t...

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