by North East ISD
Congratulations to Johnson High School senior, Leah Hartman, for having her artwork selected by our Governor’s wife, Cecilia Abbott, to hang in the Governor’s business office for a year. There are only 10 artworks in the state selected for this honor.
Ninety-nine artworks were selected out of 300 originally submitted by 50 school districts across the state. The largest districts in the state are allowed a maximum of 8 entries. Of the 8 entries submitted by NEISD, 3 were selected for the Capitol Show. Of those original 99 winners, only 10 are selected for the Governor’s office. This Capitol Show will be exhibited in two Austin locations: the South Gallery at the State Capitol from March 28 - April 4, 2017, and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum from March 7 - March 26, 2017.
Congratulations to all of our NEISD winners:
Congratulations, again, to Leah and her teacher for such excellent work!
School districts are the backbone of any community. Sports, events, Fine Arts, competitions, and even educational opportunities for adults provide time for friends, neighbors and families to connect. Judson ISD brings the excitement and fun of Senior Prom to the seniors in the community. The evening is full of dancing, fun and memory-making while connecting with the younger generation. "The JISD Senior Citizen Prom was again a successful event as the community's mature adults showed up at Judson Early College Academy to show the youngsters how to party down. They had a great time dancing to the favorites from the past 50 years," says Steve Linscomb, Director of Communications for Judson ISD.
by Floresville ISD
The U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service's Rapid Strike Simulator held a demonstration at Floresville High School. Rapid Strike is a state-of-the-art flight simulator that demonstrates the full breadth and capability of modern American airpower. Missions include an F-22 interceptor mission, C-17 cargo drop, satellite communications, an unmanned combat aerial vehicle hunting an adversary and a Special Operations mission. The Rapid Strike experience provides FHS students a better understanding of how different Air Force career fields work together and how our Airmen succeed as a team.
By Estee Steves (Alamo Heights ISD Journalism Student)
This year, the theater department at the high school performed a big Broadway musical, The Music Man. Every two years, the theater department directs and choreographs a musical that shows the talent of students participating in orchestra and choir along with those who participate in theater production, theater performance and technical theater classes.
"I had so much fun performing with all my friends,” senior Mia McFarland said. “I made so many friends in the process of putting the show together.”
The Music Man, written by Meredith Wilson, is about a con man named Harold Hill who impersonates a band director, promising to teach music lessons to students in an Iowa town. But he plans to skip out with all of their money. Plans go awry when he falls in love with Marian, the sweet and smart librarian.
“It was one of the best experiences of my life working with the cast and crew,” senior Eric Anderson said. “It was a great way to top off my senior year.”
The musical was chosen by collaboration between Orchestra Director Colin Meinecke, Choir Director Angus McLeod and Theater Director Andrew Denny. About 100 students participated. Rehearsals started in October and ran for three months, at which point cast rehearsals began after Christmas and ran for one month. Senior Alice Lammers made most of the costumes by hand.
“I am very proud of the students and their effort to make the show what it was,” Denny said. “The students worked through some very difficult circumstances and still put on an amazing show.”
Popular songs in the show include Shipoopi, Seventy-Six Trombones, The Wells Fargo Wagon and Till There Was You.
“Learning the Shipoopi song was a lot of fun,” junior Molly Brown said. “We rehearsed for quite a long time, but it was worth all the hard work when the show opened.”