Monday, March 10, 2014

The Arts at Mohawk

From Principal Lynn Dole's March 9, 2014 Newsletter

Greetings Mohawk families,

What a wonderful turnout we’ve had at this weekend’s performances of The Wizard of Oz!  It has been exciting to see so much energy on stage, with scores of students from grades 5-12 participating in the show, and in the audience.  Thank you for your support for the arts at Mohawk!  This edition of News from Mohawk features information about upcoming music events as well as an opportunity for students to develop dramatic monologues that may be selected for inclusion in our next dramatic production, later this spring.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 11

Afterschool workshop for students interested in writing.  Do you like to write? Do you have a story to tell? Join us on Tuesday, March 11 from 2:30 - 4:00 in Room 173. Learn how to write a dramatic monologue. Your work could be featured in this year's Spring Show!

Mohawk Music Association meeting at 6:30 in the library.  All are welcome to attend. This organization is a great way to get involved with our music program.

Music at Mohawk

Save the date!  This year’s Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30 pm in the auditorium at Mohawk. This event will feature performances from both middle and high school ensembles.

March is "Music In Our Schools Month"! The month of March is dedicated to honoring music education. To celebrate, our music teachers and students will be hosting an in-school performance for middle school and high school students on Tuesday, March 25th. This performance will highlight middle and high school band and chorus ensembles, providing an opportunity for our school to celebrate with us!

Planning for the Six Flags Festival is well under way! The Music Association has given a generous donation of $1400.00 to cover the entrance fee to the performance site for every student! Thank you MMA!! This trip will be held on Saturday. May 3rd. Information and permission slips were sent home, but can also be found on Ms. Glover’s Class Pages.

Finally, on March 3rd the Middle School Chorus had an amazing workshop with several Native American community members. Windsong, Roseann, and Sue came dressed in Cherokee regalia, and introduced students to Cherokee customs and traditions, and gave a history of the song we are performing. Upon hearing our students sing, Windsong, Roseann and Sue were brought to tears, as were many of our students. It was an emotional, inspiring and uplifting day that students are still talking about!

Please join us for our next Music Association meeting this Tuesday March 11th in the library at 6:30 p.m.

Join the work bee to organize music on Saturday, March 15 22 .  The floor in the music closet is complete! That means we are ready to file our entire musical library! On Saturday, March 15th Mr. Halligan and Ms. Glover will be holding a work bee to hopefully complete this project. Needed:  parents and students to help move, organize, and file our 30 years of band and chorus music. We will supply: pizza, snacks, and peppy work music!! If you can help, we will be there from 10:00-2:00 on the 15th  22nd. Come for all or come for part of the time. Even if you can only spare an hour we would love to have your help! If you can make it please let us know.