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

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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...

Departure to Denmark: A semester abroad

This picture was taken at one of my evening bonfires. The other students pictured were from Ghana, Mexico, and Italy.

Chase Doctor, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

On August 6th, 2017, I started school at Ega Undoms-Hojskole--over 4,500 miles away from St. Louis. After junior year, I had all the credits I needed to graduate high school except for one half practical art credit. I didn’t want to graduate early and start college at 17, but I wanted to do somethin...

Vocal Music students perform in Broadway themed “Cabaret Night”

Advanced Treble Choir performs

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

In April, the high school and middle school performed in the annual Cabaret Night. This year, the theme was Broadway. The idea for the theme was developed over the summer by choir teachers Raynard Brown and Wes Smith. “we wanted to go to something different, because last year’s cabaret was pretty...

GCAA holds third annual prom: “Masquerade”

Gina Bell-Moore dance with students during prom.

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

On April 21st, juniors and seniors took the dance floor at prom for ‘a night to remember’ at The Vault on South Grand Boulevard. The theme chosen for the night was Masquerade.   ...

“Hamilton” provides students with opportunity to perform on the Fox Theater stage

The official Playbill for Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is a rapped-through musical that tells the life story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 13, 2018

Nearly 4,000 students and teachers from 42 high schools in the surrounding area attended the performance of Hamilton back in April at the Fabulous Fox Theater. As part of the Hamilton Education Program by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, high school students were invited to see the...

Senior Spirit Week kicks off Monday

Senior Spirit Week kicks off Monday

Elyse Luecke, Managing Editor

May 11, 2018

Seniors are encouraged to participate in Spirit Week, which kicks off Monday, May 14th. Monday- Red Ribbon Day: Dress your best, dress to impress! Tuesday- College Day: Represent your college and wear your school apparel. Wednesday- Character Day: Dress up as your favorite superhero, cartoon...

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

Kathleen Boesch, junior, takes a break from setting up her AP Art Studio Portfolio project. The pictures were intentionally arranged in a cross and put in symbolic order.

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, Middle School English teacher, poses with Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver, CEO of Confluence Charter Schools, and Gina Bell-Moore,  GCAA Upper Academy Principal, after being surprised with her award.

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

Diana Rudolph middle school teacher, quietly  took notes on high school history teacher, Evan Smiths incorporative teaching style; While students followed along in Smiths lesson taking notes and shouting out opinions.

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...

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