Announcements 3/19/14

Congratulations to Margot Grom-Mansencal.  She is a finalist in the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission’s essay contest.  Her essay was chosen as the top six out of 329 entries in the state of Ohio.  The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Friday, April 4th in Columbus, OH.

Dear String Parents, We have a 5-8 concert this Thursday evening, March 20th in the Pendery Center at 7:00 pm. Listed below is our in-school string rehearsals: WEDNESDAY (March 19)

  • 6th grade  11:25-12:08
  • 5th grade  12:44-1:30

THURSDAY (March 20)

  • 8th grade 1:30-2:20
  • 7th grade 2:25-3:10

If your child plays the cello or bass and would like to use their school instrument for the concert, that is fine. It is a good idea to bring in your home instrument to be tuned, size checked and give comfort to the student using their home practice instrument. Please wear your Royal Blue Polo Shirt, Black pants, dark shoes and bring your instrument/music for the concert. Students should arrive for the concert no earlier than 6:45. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you, Lynn Denney and Laura Coomer

PARENTS Interested in donating toward Pennies for Patients on-line? Follow these instructions: Go to: http://soh.sy.llsevent.org/ng/index.cfm/af240c4/regPages/pledge/WYOMINGMIDDLESCHOOL/

Then click the red “DONATE NOW” button. Do not click the “See the School Wyoming Middle School” button. Please note which HR you would like the donation to go towards.

Message from the Nurse: The nurse still has several medications in her office left from both the 8th Grade Chicago trip and the Model UN trip to Columbus.  Mrs Sherman will be in her office this evening and tomorrow evening until 5:00 p.m. so that parents may pick up their student’s medication.

Community Forum:  This evening, Wednesday, March 19th, there will be a Community Forum-”21st Century Learning and Beyond” at 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in Pendery Center.  Please go to the following link for more details:  12st Century Learning Flyer

STUDENTS Please go to the following link for information about summer athletic camps being offered this year: http://athletics2000.com/WyomingCS/Documents/2014%20Wyoming%20Camp%20Information.pdf

STUDENTS AND PARENTS – VARIETY SHOW AUDITIONS: The WMS Variety Show Audition Time Slots are now available on Sign-Up Genius.  Please follow this link to sign your group up for a time.  Please read everything thoroughly before choosing an audition time slot! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849ADAE2DAB9-wmsvariety

PARENTS:  By helping your students sign up for an audition time slot, you are giving permission for them to audition and participate in the WMS Variety Show.  With VERY little rehearsal time before the show, every student MUST be available for the full rehearsal schedule.  If students are not available for mandatory rehearsals and both shows, they may NOT participate in the audition process.  IF your child’s act is cast, we hope you will be able to volunteer the week of the show as it takes many hands to make this possible. Please list your GROUP NAME AND a description of your act on the time slot (skit, song, piano, juggling, etc?).  List EVERY student in the group under comments.  Group Members will be required to fill out an Audition Form AT the Audition.

After School Rehearsals: (IF you are cast, you will be called for one or the other):

Monday, April 14, 4-6:30 p.m. OR Monday, April 21, 4-6:30 p.m.

Mandatory Rehearsal:  Tuesday, April 29, 3:45 – 7:15 p.m. (could end early and students may be released as they are finished).

Final Mandatory Dress Rehearsal:  Thursday, May 1 from 3:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m. (time may alter slightly).

Shows:  Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. both nights

STUDENTS and PARENTS:   Please Read!

1.  An audition time slot does NOT guarantee that you will be selected for the show.  We wish everyone could be cast, but we have limited time to stage this performance!

2.  Practice, practice, practice!!!  ONLY acts that are fully prepared and ready at auditions will be considered for the Variety Show.  All skits, songs, dances must be memorized at the audition (exception is sheet music if playing instrument).  Auditioners MUST wear costumes, bring props, bring music, bring c.d. player or speakers if needed.  We want to see what the final act will look like – not a work in progress.

3.  The theme is ROCK and ROLL – but your act does NOT have to fit in the theme.

4.  This is not a recital…. it is a VARIETY show, and we are looking for ALL kinds of talent!

5.  There is some safety in numbers.  Consider getting a group of friends together to audition.  There is limited space for solo acts this year.

6.  Each Act MUST BE less than 4 minutes in length.  Your audition will be cut short if you are longer.  Time yourself when you are practicing.

7.  Each student may ONLY audition for ONE ACT total.  IF you are in a school ensemble (Rodeo Strings or Fiddling Cowboys) then you may also audition for that group, but no more than one audition per student will be considered other than school required groups.

8.  Eighth Graders may audition to be an EMCEE AND audition with their own act.  However, if you are accepted for one, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee you are accepted for the other.  If you plan to audition for both you will need TWO audition time slots as indicated.

9.  Be creative and have fun!  We want to see you enjoy the process.  Thanks for participating.

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