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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 wait on the Cardinal Ritter football field for further instructions. This location was selected as a predesignated evacuation spot earlier in the school year.

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

Jay Mitchell, freshman, lived with her mom ever since her mom got a divorce with Jay’s dad. After that, Jay’s mom got laid off of work and after that moved in with Jay’s grandmother.  “The place that she [her grandmother] lives in is horrible. There’s roaches and rats. I used to sleep on the couch and on the couch the roches would crawl on me and rats would be on me when I was sleeping. All I would do was flick them off and go back to sleep, even though I was kind of scared, because rats and roaches are on me,” Mitchell said. After that Mitchell’s mom decided they should leave and go live in a hotel.

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

Kathleen Boesch, junior, sets up her display for her AP Art Studio portfolio project. In her project, she chose the explore how her upbringing in a Catholic school affected her upbringing. She does this by using Catholic imagery and stories into the paintings to symbolize her experiences.

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 festival choir posing in the lobby before learning their scores.

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

Caitlin Munguia, visual arts teacher, is surprised with balloons and flowers, presented to her by Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver, CEO of Confluence Charter Schools.

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

Rusty Smith, high school counselor, speaks at the junior and senior meeting.  He told the students if you hear anyone making threats of violence, that he or she should report it.

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 ...

Little Shop of Horrors cast reflects on their performance

Kohl Parker, senior, plays Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors.

Kaitlyn Eckhard, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018

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

Charles Pierson, junior, plays Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors.

Kumari Pacheco, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

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

Festival Choir poses for a picture with Wes Smith, vocal music instructor. Festival Choir, Camerata, and Advanced Treble Choir all received ones for their performance.

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018

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

Imani Smith, 8th grade, Patra Patton, senior, and Jorja McAfee, junior, pause for a moment of silence in honor of the 17 students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglass school shooting. Patton then listed how many students have been killed in each attack since Columbine.

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

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. ...

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