Boston Butts were overflowing in our school kitchen last week! At least 10 students from 9th through 12th grades stayed after school to season pork shoulders on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Juniors and seniors sold over 320 butts with the proceeds benefiting the New York City aesthetics trip in March. Thank you to all who participated and/or contributed to this project!
The cast for A Midsummer Night’s Dream was announced last Friday! The list is as follows: Theseus-Andrew Sandell, Puck-Jacob Hopkins, Philostate-Adam Strickler, Egeus-Cole Chandler, Oberon-Bennett Looper, Lysander-Phillip Myers, Demetrius-Edwin Weihenmayer, Peter Quince/Prolouge-Clayton Myers, Bottom/Pyramus-Parker Gilley, Flute/Thisby-Evan Hennessey, Snout/Wall-Jimmy Hunter, Snug/Lion-Clark Dunham. Robin Starveling/Moonshine-Nathan Peterson, Attendant/Understudy-Mitchel Peterson, Peaseblossom-Faith Heifner, Cobweb-Erica Radcliffe, Moth-Emily Hadding, Mustardseed-Laura Looper, Titania-Leah Strickler, Helena-Sarah Fletcher, Hermia-Alex Johnson, Hippolyta-Reagan Chandler, Faerie 1-Hannah McNeill, Faerie 2-Mekenzie Petersen, Faerie 3-Grace McNeill, Faerie 4-Jessica Croley, Faerie 5-Tess Dickinson. Congratulations to all!
As students prepare for the Grand Hall Winter Ball on February 4th, they are enjoying weekly dance lessons. Fred Astaire Dance Studio has come in each Tuesday and Thursday this month to teach our 9 th through 12th graders several traditional dances. Rhetoric parents, please join us for this grand affair and for dancing lessons Tuesday evenings at the Fred Astaire Studios!
On Friday, November 18th, our Lost Arts Club gathered after school in the kitchen to whip up some fall treats. They decided to test three different pumpkin pie recipes: one with only store-bought ingredients (frozen crust and canned pumpkin), one completely home-made (fresh crust and pumpkin), and a caramel pumpkin pie just for fun. To top it off, they also learned how to make home-made whipped cream. The next Monday, they met at lunch to test their baking creations. The results were: compared to the all home-made pumpkin pie, the “store-bought” pie had a superior consistency and flavor; the caramel pie was also good, but could even be improved by adding caramel on the top of the pie in addition to the filling itself.
Fun was had by all the members, and they look forward to decorating the school Christmas tree this coming month.
On November 3rd, our 6th Grade class went on a field trip to learn about cotton farming at Mickey Diamond’s farm in Jay. Students learned about harvesting, picking and growing this precious commodity God has given us. They rode on the combines and tractors and learned about the operations of this heavy machinery. After a picnic at Mr. Diamonds barn, the children were able to take a sample of cotton home as a souvenir. It was an unforgettable experience and a great opportunity to see “behind the scenes” of the cotton industry.