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Aida auditions to be held Sep. 5

Aida auditions to be held Sep. 5

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

September 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Dramatic

Students interested in acting, dancing and singing are finally going to get their chance to perform on Sept. 5 at auditions for Aida in the auditorium starting at 2:30 p.m. Students should sign up for a two-minute audition time slot on the sign-up sheet outside of the Little Theatre. This year, st...

State Success

State Success

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, School

Band, choir and orchestra students competed at the MSHSAA state music festival on April 28. In order to be able to compete, all musicians had to previously earn an exemplary (1) rating at the district level on March 9 and 10.   At state festival students must play their solos and ensembles ...

Artists adventure around the city

Artists adventure around the city

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

April 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, Photo gallery

2D and APSA students took a trip to the Thomas Hart Benton House and Studio on April 12. Benton was an artist in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. He died in his studio as he was finishing up the touches on one of his murals. After visiting Benton’s house, the art students made their way...

Theatre department in New York

Theatre department in New York

Mallery Zion, Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, News, School

Before the sun was up on Friday morning March 18, a handful of students from the theatre department started their voyage to The Big Apple. This trip to New York has been on the minds of the theatre family for a while, and they have been optimistic about their expectations. Now in the place they have...

LTAB competition

LTAB competition

Kaitlyn Minet, Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Arts

LTAB attends competition and loses by devastating .2 points. Although, many were saddened by the loss, they admit the competition was worthy. “I was so disappointed for them but the competition was so good. That’s thing, you don’t wanna go to a competition and not be good that doesn’t help...

Works of Art [Photo Gallery]

Works of Art [Photo Gallery]

February 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Photo gallery

There are two award-winning pieces of art that have received notice this month. Sophomore Linsey Brewer and junior Mckayla Jameson were both honored for their work.

Tonka student selected for CAPPIES review

Submitted

December 14, 2015


Filed under Arts, News, School

Theater I teacher, Paul Hackenberger is pleased to announce that junior Francesca Valente’s review of Center High School’s "ONCE ON THIS ISLAND" was selected as an outstanding review on Dec. 12; and it is being forwarded to the Jackson County Advocate. They will decide whether or not to publish...

Tonka students win awards at local art competition

Tonka students win awards at local art competition

Savannah Moore

November 13, 2015


Filed under Arts, News

On Nov. 12, Raymore Peculiar High School held an art competition for students called the Ray-Pec Invitational. Junior McKayla Jameson and senior Jordan Ferguson both won awards for their art pieces. “My concentration this year is based on hoarding, so I drew very slowly progressing from fresh...

Art-making day

Art-making day

Rachel Adamson

October 9, 2015


Filed under Arts, Etc./Focus

Out of the 46 students who went to Missouri Western State University On Oct. 7, 2015 the following 25 students won an award. "It's not normal to receive that many awards. But at this particular show, I think they are pretty ribbon happy. Which is nice, it's one of the reasons I really enjoy t...

Fall play is in action

Kaitlyn Minet

September 8, 2015


Filed under Arts, School

The Winnetonka Theatre Department will be performing a musical called Children of Eden with a cast consisting of students who audition and receive a part, football players and children of the staff. Those who audition are in the play but also some of the children of the staff are going to be in...

The “Putnam” bee was a site to see

Rachel Adamson

February 10, 2015


Filed under Arts

Spelling words such as cow and crepuscule puzzled the theater department and their audience as they put on the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Putnam is the second musical of the year. According to theater students it was an exhausting experience but their work paid off. ...

Schools bury the hatchet to collaborate on stage

Amber Murray

January 15, 2015


Filed under Arts

The North Kansas City School District hasgathered eight actors to perform in the first all district play. The play, entitled “It’s Only a Play,” takes place at the after party of the opening performance of a play. “It’s about a party in New York City, celebrating the opening night of the Br...

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