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High school lip sync battle and basketball rematch to take place May 17th

High school lip sync battle and basketball rematch to take place May 17th

Brooke Schuessler, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018

In the fall, Student Council held the first teachers VS. students basketball game, which the teachers won. Now it's time for a re-match. On Thursday, May 17th,  STUCO is planning  a basketball game re-match along with a high school student lip sync battle, which has been done previously for teachers....

Visual Art department holds Spring Art Show

Visual Art department holds Spring Art Show

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018

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...

Denise Pranger named one of Confluence Charter School’s Educators of the Year

Denise Pranger named one of Confluence Charter School’s Educators of the Year

Paisley Regester, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

Denise Pranger, Middle School English teacher, has been awarded Confluence’s Educator of the Year award. The award was announced at an All-Staff Professional Development meeting held in the Sun Theater. Seven teachers, who had each been nominated by their respective schools, were brought onto sta...

Arts and academics: teacher collaboration and observation

Arts and academics: teacher collaboration and observation

Kennedy Brown, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018

Teachers and administrators came together in March to observe one another's classes and gain a new perspective about the inner workings of different classes. Educators all around the school participated in these observations. Teachers were given papers that included boxes to state positive an...

Senior showcase Friday, May 4th at 7 pm in the Sun Theater

Senior showcase Friday, May 4th at 7 pm in the Sun Theater

Natalie Welborn, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

The senior showcase is tomorrow at 7pm in the Sun Theater. The following seniors have submitted choreography that their peers will perform: Shaniah Fitts Kennedi Glass Ella Holman Quinlan Holt Chasity Johnson Indiya Monroe Tatyana Murphy Anthony Orozco Akeibi Outlaw Tic...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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