Archive for the ‘Performing Arts’ Category
Poetry Night has come to the mark the beginning of the end of students’ tenure at Villa Academy. The evening is an extremely special one at Villa, because the focus is on parents, friends, and family members and a way of saying “Thank You!” for all their love and support.
This is the 18th annual Poetry Night, initially created by Ms. O’Donnell as a fund-raiser for a friend who was a victim of a violent crime. As part of the eighth grade poetry and creative writing unit in Mr. Mabbott’s English class, poems are a mixture of blank and free verse, limericks, haikus, cinquians, literary and religious poems, “Choices” pantoums about the challenges of high school, and creative “Fiction 55” short stories.
This year’s Poetry Night a roaring success. Our graduating eighth graders really shined as the wonderful young adults we’ve all inspired them to be.
Third grade students at Villa Academy have launched a “Litterless Campaign” to reduce litter and raise awareness of how litter negatively affect the environment. Students are focused on cleaning up the grounds, especially the woods below the school where trash is frequently found.
As part of their campaign, students produced and filmed, “The Littermess Monster, a movie about litter . . . .
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Villa Academy’s recent musical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! This was Villa’s largest musical to date, with more than 40 student participants grades 3 through 8. If you missed it, catch the video highlights below.
Villa Academy’s annual student talent show, hosted by the Student Council, is coming soon! All K-8 students are welcome to audition. Share your talent with the rest of the Villa Community! We welcome dancers, singers, comedians, musicians, magicians – whatever it is that you do best!
In order to participate, students must audition on the scheduled audition day. No exceptions – we cannot accommodate individual scheduling requests. Auditions will run in grade order and performers must be available for the entire time block. Similarly, the rehearsal will run in the order set by the Student Council and performers must be available for the entire time block.
Talent Show Registration Form: due Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Time: 2:15PM – 5:00PM, in K-8 grade order Place: Lunchroom
Date: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 Time: 2:15PM – 4:15PM Place: Gym
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Time: TBA Place: Gym
Christmas will soon be here and the students have been preparing for some GREAT performances. Here are the dates and times of the Villa Christmas Programs:
Preschool-Kindergarten: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at 11:15 AM
- Join us at 10:30am in the Cafeteria for coffee before the concert.
1st-2nd grades: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at 2:30 PM
- Join us at 1:45pm in the Cafeteria for coffee before the concert.
3rd-4th-5th grades: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at 1:30 PM
- Join us at 12:45pm in the Parlor for coffee before the concert.
All performances will be in the Rainbow Theater.
Dress for all programs is nice holiday attire. For kindergarten through 5th grades, free dress the day of their program.
If you wish to have siblings from other Lower or Middle School grades attend any of these programs, please plan to pick up the brother/sister at their classroom 10 minutes before the particular program.
Because we need to account for all our students at all times, teachers will not release students with just a note or a phone call. We also request that you do not call the office to page students from class. Siblings of all ages need to be seated with parents/families at all times. Thanks for your help with all these details.
We look forward to seeing you!
Ms. Holloway’s P4 dragon dancers paraded from their classroom, on the first floor of the convent, to the library on the 4th floor of Villa’s main building. The preschoolers made a quick stop in Ms. Purn’s 2nd grade classroom to perform their dragon puppet dance. The 2nd grade has also been studying Chinese New Year and was happy to be part of the audience.
On Sunday, the Villa Academy Liturgical Choir sang and rang in the beginning of Catholic Schools week at Mass at St. Bridget.
If you missed it, click the “watch” link above to listen to a short clip of their performance.