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Carmel Elementary celebrates the arts

Carmel Elementary celebrates the arts

The arts are flourishing at Carmel Elementary School.  The month of March started with a Cultural Arts Day where all students were able to select a piece of their art to be on display throughout the school.  The students were also treated to a performance by the Atlanta Percussion Trio.  That evening parents were invited to listen to a student choral performance, view the artwork throughout the school, and participate ina  collaborative art and music work.  Carmel artists also acheived some state recognition this month as shown below.

 

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

 

Carmel Elementary School third grader, Ethan Lasenyik, made his acting debut as Hansel in this past weekend's performance of Hansel & Gretel, a Children's Garden Theater original retelling of the classic fairy tale.  The show, under the direction of Artistic Director Don Goodner, is approximately an hour long and is performed by a wonderful cast of kids ages 4-15.  There are two more performances on Saturday, February 11th at 11am and 3pm where families can come and enjoy this kid-friendly show.  An additional date of February 18th is presently being considered.  As you may recall....tired of enduring their mother's attempts to make them eat vegetables, Hansel and Gretel go out in search of the fabled House of Gingerbread so that they can eat candy for the rest of their lives. What could possibly go wrong?!?!

Zoo Atlanta Adding Giraffe Feeding Experience

Zoo Atlanta Adding Giraffe Feeding Experience

Zoo Atlanta is adding a new experience that will soon delight visitors.  In a holiday email sent to its members, Zoo Atlanta, announced a new experience being planned for late Spring 2012, which is sure to brighten the days of thousands of zoo visitors in the coming years.  Zoo Atlanta is planning a new deck overlooking the savanna exhibit. This overlook will provide the opportunity to create a special giraffe feeding experience for Zoo visitors, who will be able to purchase lettuce to be fed to the giraffes.  An exhibit  opening date and more details will follow in the coming months.

Woodstock Students Win Art Awards

Woodstock Students Win Art Awards

 

Each year, the National PTA sponsors the Reflections Program as a way for students to explore their creativity.   Carmel Elementary School proudly submitted 18 entries to the County level for judging and seven of our talented students received awards.  This year’s theme was “Diversity means…” 

A reception was held, honoring all Cherokee County Reflections Program winners on November 17, 2011, at Woodstock High School.  All seven of our winners along with their families, were able to attend the ceremony and represented Carmel with great enthusiasm, poise and pride.  Entries that received first and second place have been forwarded to the Georgia PTA for state level competition.  

Students Experience Life in Colonial Times

Students Experience Life in Colonial Times

 

Carmel Elementary School’s 4th graders jumped back in time in late November to get a glimpse into Colonial Life.  Colonial Times typically refers to the period between the late 1500s and 1776 when independence from Britain was achieved. The students got to experience several common activities from the Colonial Times as well as hear from a storyteller representing an American Colonist.

Walk Like an Egyptian.....in Woodstock?

Walk Like an Egyptian.....in Woodstock?

 

The Woodstock Middle School’s Art Club didn’t have to head to Egypt to learn about King Tut up close-in fact, they just had to go a few miles away in Woodstock to see hundreds of Egyptian artifacts.  The Arts Alliance of Georgia, Inc. sponsored “Carter’s Quest for Tut” with original artifacts on loan from Dancentre South owner, Marcus Alford.  In addition to touring the exhibit, students each got to create their own cartouche, a traditional Egyptian oblong figure that usually contains a sovereign’s name in hieroglyphics.