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Scholars Perform in Annual Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts


On February 26, 2020, scholars throughout the district were invited to celebrate the Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts. The annual event rotates it's focus on various arts programs throughout the district. This year, the theme was Theatre. The evening began with a video message from Dr. Padilla and a greeting from Ms. Lynda Keech, Director of Fine and Performing Arts. 

The lobby of the event displayed items of Technical Theatre designs, models, costumes, props, puppets. A slide show of Technical Theatre designs, show pictures, student pictures and artwork was on a loop as the audience entered and awaited the show. Throughout the show, students addressed the audience in a student spotlight, highlighting their personal experiences with the arts program in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
 
Student spotlights included:

Ja’Bez Bultron, actor
Xavier Miller-Shaw and Mia Davis, actors 
Chloe Colon, actor   Sam Ryder, actor
Elle Gerbes, student director 
Kamora Milan, student director 
Kayla Pelsue, student director Gloria Saccrocce, stage manager Chelsea Amaro, actor

 

Performances included a scene or two from a prior or upcoming performance (upcoming performances may have been postponed and/or cancelled due to the executive order to close schools during the COVID-19 outbreak):
- A movie trailer for Twisted in Time: Romeo and Juliet Trailer by Mrs. Jillian Paige-Lyons NFA West class
- "Home" from Beauty and the Beast Jr. from South Middle School, under the direction of Mrs. Caroline Curtis
- "You Snooze, You Lose"- written and directed by 5th grader Cristian Velez from Fostertown School, under the direction of Mrs. Amy Kosturik Selections from The Washington Project performed by Acting I students, under the direction of Mrs. Fay Gerbes-Pacht
- “I Know it's Today" and "Travel Song" from Shrek, Jr. from Heritage Middle School, under the direction of Ms. Becky Clina
-  An excerpt from the 3rd grade production of "The Legend of Mulan" from Fostertown School, under the direction of Mrs. Amy Kosturik  
A selection from Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine -- a comedic fantasy play performed at South Middle School, under the direction of Mrs.Caroline Curtis
-   "Aunt Rhodie's Appetite," performed by actors and members of the orchestra from New Windsor Elementary School, under the direction of Ms. Karen Sheehy, Mrs. Mery Petruncola. - A selection from Radium Girls, NFA Spring Drama Production, under the direction of Mrs. Fay Gerbes-Pacht - Selections from NFA's musical production of In The Heights, NFA Spring musical, under the direction of Mrs. Mandy Clifford

This year's event was coordinated by Mrs. Fay Gerbes-Pacht.

All photos from the 2020 Superintendent's Celebration of the Arts can be found here. 





TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).







Date: 2020-04-17 18:51:11





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