Archive for March 8, 2011
Students from Therrell High’s School of Health Science & Research performed “Macbeth” over this past weekend at the New American Shakespeare Tavern as part of an ongoing partnership with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. The performance concluded an eight-week afterschool residency conducted by the Shakespeare Tavern’s Education & Training department, which works with Therrell and the Carver School of Technology. (The Carver students performed “The Comedy of Errors” on Sunday.)
According to Education & Training Director Laura Cole, the group sends three artists each week during this period to work with the students. Check out the video above from Therrell’s performance, produced by APS Media Production Manager Scott King. (Check out his photo gallery here, a 2009 AJC article here, and our previous coverage here.)
UPDATE: The Atlanta Wolfpack team WON its fifth state wheelchair title in six years over the weekend! Reece Johnson scored 12 points in a 35-25 win over arch-rival West Georgia in the finals held Friday at the Gwinnett Arena. Johnson is a senior at Crim Open Campus, was praised by his coach in an AJC article:
“Reece has grown from being just a player to being a mentor,” Wolfpack coach Andrea Arnold said. “We appreciate the development that he has shown personally, athletically, even socially, just making sure that he is a resource to his teammates. He will be greatly missed.”
The Atlanta Wolfpack team will compete for its fifth Georgia High School Association‘s AAASP Wheelchair Basketball Championship in six years on Friday, March 11, at the Gwinnett Arena. Tip-off is noon. The Wolfpack will compete against Meriwether County’s West Georgia Wolverines, who are their toughest competitors.
The Wolfpack took an easy win at the State Wheelchair Basketball Semi-final Tournament on Saturday, March 5, at Warner Robins High School in Houston County against the Gwinnett Heat, finishing the season undefeated with a 6-0 record.
Currently the team has won four GHSA State AAASP Wheelchair Basketball championship titles – 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 — which ties the league record for the most consecutive state championships. (Read The Atlanta Educator article here.)
R.N. Fickett Elementary celebrated Read Across America with a salute to Dr. Seuss’s literature for the entire week. Students were greeted as they entered Fickett’s foyer last week by the mischievous Cat in the Hat mascot (Gail Broughton), parent volunteer; the lovable pair, Thing One (Mrs. Sweetie) and Thing Two (Mrs. Parks), parent volunteers; as well as a beautifully decorated theme hall, media center, and cafeteria portraying Dr. Seuss ‘s characters and humorous quotes and poems.
During the week, Fickett Principal Dr. Anthony Dorsey observed The Cat in the Hat mascot providing reading, science, and math lessons via the famous story “Green Eggs and Ham,” along with preparing the actual dish to depict the story and relating the story to real life applications.