Reaching Rites of Passage
One of our most memorable Middle School moments is the seventh and eighth grade musical, a full-length performance for which students rehearse, make costumes and decorate scenery. Recent performances have included Annie Jr., Pirates of Penzance Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Music Man Jr. and Beauty and the Beast Jr. The Civil Rights project unites the English and history curriculum. Students research and write about a leader from the Civil Rights movement as well as create poetry in response to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches and Harlem Renaissance poetry.