From Principal Lynn Dole's March 16, 2014 Newsletter:
The Wizard of Oz
you to all who helped support the Wizard of Oz! Thanks to everyone's
help and the students’ hard work, the show was sold out for all three
performances. I'm grateful to area businesses who contributed to the
success of the show, to Superintendent Michael Buoniconti, Principal
Lynn Dole, Pam Dupree, Robin Pease and the elementary school principals
for their constant support and help. I had a wonderful team of teachers,
parents and community members - Gina Glover, Sean Conlon, Scott
Halligan, Michelle Laroque, Barb Harris, Maryellen Abbatiello, Eva
Otten, Jana Purington, Sherry Taylor, and the Mohawk Music Association,
all of whom played a really big role throughout the entire process from
start to finish. It was truly moving to see so much community support,
not to mention everyone who helped to make the show possible for the
students to shine. They deserved it!
Many thanks again and again.
Producer/Director All-School Musical
Mohawk’s 2014 Talent Show was a hit!
name is Tucker Jenkins; I was the chair of the 2013 and 2014 talent
shows. I’m proud to say that this year was a great success even with the
addition of a night showing to give the greater community an
opportunity to see Mohawk’s talent! The discussion of having a night
show was debated seriously, we were unsure if it would be a hit or a
bust. I speak for the whole Student Council when I say that it was a
hit, we had good attendance, and about seventy-five percent of our acts
made it back for a night show.
would like to give special thanks to a few people who made a huge
difference in this year’s show. Drew Powell for taking care of the
music, this is a task I would never want to do, and he did a wonderful
job. Rowan Jones was my co- chair this year, I couldn’t have asked for a
better co- chair, this man was with me the whole time. Together we
worked for hours and hours and he never complained; he was always wiling
to help. Javius Johnson stepped up to the plate during the night show,
we were slightly understaffed and he volunteered to help out in any way
he could. Ashley Fox and Valentina Wrisley for taking care of the
curtains and backstage help; they handled the pressure with ease and
made my job easier. Danny Miner, Lucas Obert and Nick Brown took care of
the MC’ing this year; they did a wonderful job, and really made the
transitions more exciting for the audience with their humor. I could
keep naming names and go on for pages, but the amount of help we had and
the amount of volunteers was wonderful.
are five staff members I would like to thank also for their help along
the way. The first two are Mr. KC and Ms. Dole, they took the time to
meet with Rowan and myself to plan this year’s event, we met for over an
hour one day to plan the three different shows, the timing, and
logistics, they took time out of their busy schedule to make sure this
event was a memorable one, I can not thank them enough. The next is Mrs.
Rubinaccio, she was with me every step of the way, through setbacks,
through planning, etc. Without her I don’t think I could have done it,
she keep me rolling and always thought of things I didn’t think of. The
next is head custodian Jenna Day; she was always there to help, she was
there to help clean, to get us materials we needed, and also was always
willing to do last minute stuff with a smile. The last thank you is one
that is dear to my heart, this man took a personal day last year so he
could help with the talent show and be a judge. That is truly
heart-warming to me, it was something he didn’t have to do, but he
wanted to. This year he couldn’t make it to our day shows, so he made it
a point to get to the night show and bring his family, he doesn’t live
just down the road, he lives pretty far away. He took the time to thank
us for including him, congratulating us on the job we did, he was a
friendly face to see. This man is Nelson Clukey he is a custodian at
Mohawk who is always involved with the students, and is always friendly,
thank you Nelson.
wrap this is up, it was a wonderful talent show all around, from acts
like Jack Fuller with his amazing yo-yo act to David Rose’s balancing
act or Tess Burdick’s original song, every single act was amazing, and
I’m proud of their talent and courage.
Thank you to everyone who made it Friday evening,
Chair of the Talent Show
Music at Mohawk
Join the work bee to organize music on Saturday, March 22.
this change in date. The floor in the music closet is complete and
that means we are ready to file our entire musical library! On Saturday, March 22nd
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 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!
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.