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A gifted adventure: Nobbe leaves GCAA

Christine Nobbe, gifted specialist, looking for scholarships opportunities and checking up on students grades.

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

Seventh grader Aelilian Ceron'-Reyes dumps waste from a classroom recycling bin into the main recycling can.

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

At the lip sync battle in the Sun Theatre, visual art teacher Caitlin Munguia, math teacher Michael Mancuso and (offstage)  counselor Kim Campbell perform to the song 'Push It' by Salt-N-Peppa. “I thought it would be a great way to have the kids see how silly I can be and that we’re just people too. The interaction and comradery it builds. I got to know Ms. Muguia and Mr. Mancuso better so that’s nice for me being new,

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

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: A calendar with the phrase “Summer Break!” crossed out to represent the extended school year. The last day of school is now Thursday, May 30.

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

Sophomore Lilliana Bremerkamp works on a poster for the HERstory Museum in art teacher Caitlin Munguia's room.

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...

Order a yearbook and be entered to win tickets to Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift

Purchase a yearbook or yearbook ad by Sept. 1 to be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to see either Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift.

August 13, 2018

Yearbooks are currently available for $25. Purchase before Sept. 1 to automatically be entered to win two tickets to see either Ed Sheeran at Busch Stadium on Sept. 6 or Taylor Swift at the Dome at America's Center on Sept. 18. You can order the yearbook online, or at school. If you also purchase a y...

Graduate headed off to Berklee College of Music

Graduate headed off to Berklee College of Music

Elyse Luecke, Contributing Writer

June 1, 2018

A “coming of age story” is how Royce Martin describes his experiences as a pianist. Playing basketball, riding his bike, and getting into mischief is how he grew up in the Bellefontaine neighborhood in North St. Louis County. In eighth grade, he found a passion for music. It started in band class...

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...

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...

Graduation Livestream

Graduation Livestream

Aurora Phillips, Engagement Editor

May 18, 2018

Tune in on Saturday, May 19 at 10 am for a livestream of the graduation ceremony.

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