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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

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

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

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

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

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...

Second graduating class of 2017 continues to set high standards with 100% graduation rate

Second graduating class of 2017 continues to set high standards with 100% graduation rate

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2017

13% of students scored higher than a 25 on the ACT, three students scored a 31 or above, qualifying for the Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship 100% graduated, 88% have finalized plans for college or post-secondary education Students combined have been awarded over $2 million in scholarship...

GCAA holds second prom in school’s history: Enchanted Gala

GCAA holds second prom in school’s history: Enchanted Gala

Elyse Luecke, Web Editor-in-Chief

May 30, 2017

On the night of April 29th, GCAA held it's second prom in the school's history at the Windows on Washington venue. Students involved in Prom Committee developed the theme of Enchanted Gala.  ...

Christine Nobbe’s R2D2 collection displayed at Schlafly Branch Library

Christine Nobbe’s R2D2 collection displayed at Schlafly Branch Library

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

Christine Nobbe, Instructional Coach, has her collection of R2D2 merchandise featured at the Schlafly Branch Library.  This was in celebration of “Star Wars Day”, May 4th, which comes from a play on words with the franchise's famous line “May the force be with you”. Among these items were a...

Theater teacher Brandon Riley receives Arts for Life Award for Best Direction of musical “Oliver!”

Theater teacher Brandon Riley receives Arts for Life Award for Best Direction of musical “Oliver!”

Alex Hopson-Whittier, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

Theater arts teacher Mr. Brandon Riley was recently nominated for Art For Life’s award for Best Direction of a Youth Musical Production for the musical, Oliver! This citywide award acknowledges his significant efforts as a teacher in that field. “I am honored and humbled to receive this nomination. I n...

Vocal music pathway holds last choir concert

Natalie O'Dell, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017

The Vocal Music pathway held a Choir Concert on Thursday, May 4th.  As well as performing, there was an awards ceremony during the event.  Students would receive awards from their instructor, Wes Smith, Vocal music, for a category that he believed they excelled in.

Graduation Livestream – Class of 2017

Graduation Livestream – Class of 2017

May 19, 2017

The class of 2017 Commencement Service will be broadcast here live on Sunday, May 21 at 3 pm.

Changes in administration leaves GCAA in the hands of new authority

Changes in administration leaves GCAA in the hands of new authority

Galen Selligman, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

At the end of this semester Dr. Matt Frederickson and Lisa Kaczmarczyk, GCAA Head of School and High School Principal respectively, are leaving their positions. During his time here, Frederickson said that he has “learned more about myself and where I can flourish,” and that he works best when ...

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