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Students and staff evacuate building due to bomb threat

Students and staff evacuate building due to bomb threat

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

In an announcement made on Wednesday, May 2nd by middle school principal Rebecca Irving, students were told to exit the building and make their way to the Cardinal Ritter football field [predesignated evacuation spot] down the street at approximately 12:20-12:30 pm. Students were to remain on the bleach...

 Parent Teacher Organization and staff join forces to help students in transition

 Parent Teacher Organization and staff join forces to help students in transition

Aliena Yost, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, Life, Showcase

Parents, counselors and teachers have helped students that are in transition and are in need of additional help. They have become more aware of students and their actions, especially since there has been an increase in students that are in transition. Being in transition is when a student doesn’t hav...

Student artwork showcased at annual show

Student artwork showcased at annual show

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News

The Visual Art Department displayed the student work they deemed exceptional in the Spring Art Show, which was held on April 19th. The event exhibited the artwork of all grades from all of the many art classes. Unlike the latest Winter Art Show where students submitted work surrounding a particular...

GCAA choirs take home gold in Colorado Springs competition

GCAA choirs take home gold in Colorado Springs competition

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

On Thursday, April 5th, over thirty high school vocal pathway students piled into a charter bus and took a 15 hour drive to Colorado Springs, Colorado. The group contained Camarada, Band’s Treble choir, and students who are part of other choirs such as Concert Treble and After-School choir (jazz-a-pella)...

Three staff members recognized for excellence in their positions

Three staff members recognized for excellence in their positions

Paisley Regester, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

Three teachers have been recognized by Confluence Charter Schools for their excellence in their positions and service at GCAA. These winners are Caitlin Munguia, awarded GCAA High School Educator of the Year, Melissa Sasser, awarded GCAA Support Staff Member of the Year, and Denise Pranger, awarded bot...

Administration calls for class meetings after threats of violence

Administration calls for class meetings after threats of violence

Tessa Wild, Web Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2018


Filed under 2018 Yearbook Spring Supplement, News, Showcase

Yesterday, assemblies were held for high schoolers concerning recent threats that have been made by students towards the school. These assemblies were both preemptive and reactionary, with the main intention of preventing any further threats from being made. “In the last two or three days, there...

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. ...

Purchase a yearbook for a chance to win tickets to see The Irreplaceables Tour

Purchase a yearbook for a chance to win tickets to see The Irreplaceables Tour

Caroline Knapp, Expression Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017


Filed under News, Yearbook

Purchase a yearbook by Tuesday, Dec. 12 for a chance to win two tickets (a $70 value) to see The Irreplaceables Tour, featuring Kalani Hilliker, Chloe Lukasiak and Kendall Vertes from the TV show Dance Moms, on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 pm at The Pageant. According to organizers, "the 75 minute show...

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