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Last month, fourth grade students at Blue Ridge Elementary enjoyed a talk on Asian Art by Binghamton Art Museum Education Curator, Sylvia Ivanova. Mrs. Ivanova, who takes museum pieces into the classrooms as part of her “Art in a Suitcase” program, presented and discussed Asian watercolors and Ukiyoe woodblock prints. The students were able to closely look at works of art that were created over 700 years ago by significant Japanese artists, and understand how the artists developed their ideas into visual representations.
Mrs. Ivanova viewing Japanese woodcut print with students Madison Button, Ashby Guzy and Tyler Drake.With their art teacher, Ms. Tersteeg, the students will create their own prints using the Japanese Ukiyoe printing technique to visually represent their own ideas. The students will exhibit their art projects at their annual Art Exhibit and Concert at 6:30 p.m. on April 28 at Blue Ridge High School auditorium and lobby. There is no charge, and the community is welcome to attend.
Kenneth Cuomo, Elk Lake High School Principal is pleased to announce the following students who were selected as February, 2005 Students of the Month.
Pictured (l-r) are: Kenneth Cuomo, Ed.D, High School Principal, Stefania Kloda, Amanda Hollister, Dakota Berg, Jessica Sekely, Jennifer McMicken. Absent from photo: Andy Sible.Students of the month are selected by nominations of any student in grades 10 – 12 by a teacher for outstanding achievement. The student must show individual effort, community and school wide effort, as well as effort in the classroom.Other important criteria includes: a showing of personal growth, skill development, dedication, leadership, academic growth and improvement, school service and community service.
What do Cairo, Egypt; Broadway, New York; and Blue Ridge High School have in common? One would think, “Very little,” but audiences will understand when the Blue Ridge Musical Theatre Department once again offers them an opportunity to be charmed by the talent of its performers as it stages one of the first off Broadway performances of “Aida.” Originally a Verdi opera, the show fell into the hands of Broadway lyricist Tim Rice and Rock Composer Elton John, who transformed it into a theatrical sensation.
Pictured (l-r) are: Aida (Jessica Williams), Radames (Joseph Bednarchik), Amneris (Maria Fancher).
On April 15 and 16 at 7:00, and April 17 at 3:00 in the Blue Ridge District Theatre, audiences will travel to Ancient Egypt and witness the story of Radames, a captain of an Egyptian army, who captures Aida, a Nubian princess. Although Radames, through a plot of his father Zoser, is next in line for the Pharaoh’s throne and is betrothed to Princess Amneris, that becomes secondary to him as he falls in love with the captured Aida. Allow yourselves to be charmed by the story, the music, the choreography and the talent of these young people. Tickets will be available at the door, $5.00/adults and $3.00/students.
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Erica Smith from Montrose, PA has been named a United States National Award winner in Science. This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10% of all American high school students.
Erica, who attends Montrose Area School District, was nominated for this national award by Deborah Lewis, a teacher at the school. Erica will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
Erica is the daughter of Ray and Debbie Smith, Montrose. Grandparents are Irene Wood, Montrose and Lee and Charlotte Smith, Montrose.
Mrs. Alice M. Davis, Vocational Director of the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, is proud to announce the following SCCTC Students of the Month for January, 2005. Pictured (l-r) are: Tonianne Smith, Sara Greene, Tiara Kelly, Aaron Hitchcock, Tasha Smith, Ian Ball and Mrs. Davis. Absent from photo: Brett Lewis, Beverly Miszler, Patrick Montague, Jamie Warner and Julie Robets.
The Susquehanna County Conservation District (SCCD) is pleased to announce a $500.00 scholarship award to a 2005 Susquehanna County high school graduate. The student must be enrolled as a full time student in an environmental or agriculture field for the 2005 fall semester. Students who wish to apply may contact their school’s guidance office or the Susquehanna County Conservation District at 278-4600 ext: 285. Proceeds from the Conservation District’s annual seedling sale provide the funding needed for this award. The SCCD is convinced that there is a tremendous need for environmental and agricultural education for our youth, as more complex problems will face them in their future.
Mr. Robert Keyes, Principal of Susquehanna Community Elementary School, announces that Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, April 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, April 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Parent-Teacher Conference Slips with the student's day and scheduled time will be sent home with all students on Thursday, April 7.
The Fall conference schedule will be used for the Spring conference.
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