To the families of Grand Center Arts Academy,
On behalf of Dr. Carter-Oliver and the Board of Directors, we would like to give you an update on developments related to merging Confluence and Grand Center Arts Academy. Please read the following post on the Confluence Academy website.
Click here to view the memo, dated Friday, June 23, 2017
Yesterday was Give STL Day. The GCAA Fund participated in this event on behalf of the school. Give STL Day is a special day set aside to help nonprofits raise much needed funds. We greatly appreciate everyone who donated and helped spread the word to others about Give STL Day and giving to the GCAA Fund. Special thanks to Dianne Gray who went above and beyond by manning the phone bank at the Give STL Day HQ when their online payment system went down so that donors could still call in their donations. Also special thanks to Antonio Mosley, our first graduate of GCAA, for his help in creating videos to reflect what happens at GCAA. If you missed the videos from yesterday you can click on the links below. If you didn't get a chance to make a donation to the GCAA Fund you can still do so by putting your donation in an envelope and placing it in the GCAA Fund box located in the Main Office of the school. Every dollar helps and no amount is too small.
Due to weather GCAA will be closed today, Wednesday, February 24th. School will resume normal hours tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, 2016.
In just a few short days school will be starting for the 2014-2015 school year. We are all very excited to see everyone again and meet all the new students for another great year at GCAA.
In preparation for the upcoming year we have partnered with Metro to sell metro passes on consignment from the school. Middle school students can purchase a 2-hour-10 ticket pass for $21 that can be used Monday-Friday only. High school students can also purchase the weekly ride passes if they need to, but high school students can also purchase a semester pass for $175.
Since we are selling these passes on consignment, you can pay cash or money order made payable to GCAA. Payments will be accepted in the front office.
The program does require that the student carry a student ID with them at all times while using the passes on the Metro. As you know we don't have student IDs but have worked with Metro to allow us to use a makeshift ID that will be provided to your student at time of purchase until we can find a better way to produce student ID's in house.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these passes please complete the Google form by clicking on the link below. If you are unable to access the form or have questions please email Mr. Klein at email@example.com.
Click Here for Google Form
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Congratulations Marissa Pineda for your participation in such a great event for a great cause. Marissa, a student at GCAA, represented the school and St. Louis youth in a benefit event for children with severe and chronic illnesses.
St. Louis, Missouri - On August 2, at 7:30 p.m., a performance entitled Kids' Kabaret: A Broadway Inspired Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center will be held at the beautiful Ivory Theatre at 7620 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111. Sam Poon is turning thirteen years old, and instead of a party, he is returning to St. Louis from NYC to perform in a show with many of his friends to raise money for the hospital that saved his life as an infant. Sam suffered from pertussis (whooping cough) and was septic as a young infant thus suffering a cardiac arrest. The doctors and nurses at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center saved his life. Rather than receiving gifts for his first teenage birthday, he would much rather give a gift for the children of SSM Cardinal Glennon.
Sam Poon( Les Miserables Nat'l Tour, Billy Elliot Nat'l Tour, Macbeth) has an extensive background in performance, having started performing at the MUNY at age six, then going on to National Tours, Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The David Letterman Show, national commercials, and recently a feature film entitled Boychoir starring Dustin Hoffman.
Christian Probst( Disney's The Little Mermaid Papermill Playhouse), a drama student at Yale University, and actor with extensive local and regional credits, will be the Master of Ceremonies and host for the evening.
Joining Sam by donating their time and talents to the performance are: Maria Knasel( Billy Elliot, White Christmas National Tours), Maddie Barnes(Billy Elliot National Tours),Jenna Iacono (How the Grinch Stole Christmas Nat'l Tours, voice of Libby Light Sprite on Nickelodeon's Wallykazam), Simone Daley, Abbie Pineda, Marissa Pineda, Grace Jegle, Caroline Robinson, Evan Robinson, Rosie Page, Maddie Wansong, William Poon, and Ellie Poon. These children have performed at The MUNY, STAGES St. Louis, The Repertory Theater, National Broadway Tours and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
The show will consist of musical theater songs and dances from beloved shows such as Nine, Working, Hairspray, A Christmas Story, Annie Get Your Gun and Disney's The Jungle Book. The cost of the event is $25 per ticket. All proceeds go directly to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Below are the links to the school supply lists for the academic and arts classes for the 2014-2015 school year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon! Remember classes begin August 12, 2014 at 8am!
Please click here for the academic class supply list.
Please click here for the arts class supply list.
The GCAA Parent association has planned at Back to School Picnic for August 15, 2014 from 4-7p at Forest Park Picnic Site #11. New and Existing families are welcome. For more information please see the flier by clicking this link 2014-15 picnic flyer 3
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Looking forward to seeing you again and meeting all the new families and students!
To allow more families to attend the Sun Theater Opening Gala we have created a special ticket price for our families. The regular seating price has been reduced from $100 to NOW $50 per ticket. This is just for parents only. This special is not for the general public.
If you are interested in purchasing a discounted ticket please complete the form attached. You can send it with your student, email or fax it to the school. The catch is that you must purchase your ticket no later than 12 NOON on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
We are looking forward to sharing this very special evening with you!
For more information please contact John Klein at email@example.com.
There is an opportunity this Friday, Aug. 9th, at 10:00 for you to come to GCAA for a Q&A session with administrators and tours of the building for those who have not yet had an opportunity to see our space. It will last approximately an hour.