Eustace High School’s Principal, Stan Sowers along with Sponsors and members of the Theater Arts Department, presented a check to The Grace House of Cedar Creek Lake, a local non profit organization on Wednesday. Each year the Theater Department donates a portion of their fall production’s donations/proceeds as a way of giving back to the community during the holiday season.
The Grace House of Cedar Creek Lake is a faith based ministry which focuses on assisting in the transformation and re-building lives of women at risk. The six month program was established to train, support and give hope to women following incarceration and those in the midst of perilous lifestyles by providing an education, life skills and spiritual training. Teachers and volunteers come into the center to offer training to educate the women. Their facilities can care for up to 12 selected women while providing them with 24/7 supervised living, which includes room, board, hygiene necessities and clothing.
Grace House does not receive government funding at this time and is funded primarily through individual donations and fund-raisers. For more information about Grace House contact Jeff Reynolds at (469) 552-1616.
(Featured in the photo from left to right: Theater Arts Co-Director -Calvin Kennedy, Delaney Worth, Christine Holler, Principal Stan Sowers, Board Member of Grace House- Janice Brock, Shannon Whatley, Emma Lopez and Theater Arts Director -Tammy Beaty.)
Ready to enjoy the festivities and the holidays with your family and friends? Then let the fun begin by joining Eustace High School at their opening of “Ebony Scrooge” on December 6th and 7th at 7:00 p.m.
Ebony Scrooge is a original play loosely based from A Christmas Carol the Christmas Classic written by Charles Dickens. Fun for the entire family, Ebony Scrooge is written by D.M. Larson of Freedrama.net in collaboration with the Eustace High School Theater Company. Mr. Larson calls Ebony Scrooge “a work in progress” and allows students to add to the story in their own unique and creative way. This gives students the opportunity to experience the world of a playwright and of the director by seeing their words come to life in the characters created on the stage. This comedy will leave you laughing and singing all the way home! Join us!
December 6th & 7th
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fourteen students participated in the UIL District Academic Contests in Buffalo: Chris Almand, Connie Benefield, Jerrod Branscum, David Calvert, Whitney Frosch, Nic Hairl, Grace Holcombe, Cody Marple, Samantha Randall, Noel Rosado, Josh Rosado, Elizabeth Salinas, Troy Saunders, and Kaitlyn White. Writing events were held on Tuesday, March 20th, with all other events following on Saturday, March 24th. Please congratulate each student for his/her hard work and dedication.
The following students earned medals and/or advanced to Regional competition: Whitney Frosch, 1st place Ready Writing, advances; Nic Hairl, 2nd place Headline Writing, advances, 5th place Math; Grace Holcombe, 3rd place Ready Writing, advances; and Cody Marple, 5th place Literary Criticism.
Students interested in being an active participant in the E.H.S. Performing Arts Players Theater Arts program this year are encouraged to connect to and join the new FACEBOOK group “Behind the Curtain – E.H.S. Players”. All calendar events, important dates & times will be posted on this group’s page. This page was created to allow students, parents & teacher to become socially connected as a means of communicating about all aspects of any event, play, competition, convention, fundraiser, etc. Just another way E.H.S. connects to our students through social networks! Parents are encouraged to join! Additional information about the group can be viewed at the link above. Get CONNECTED to E.H.S. Theater Arts on Facebook today!! Simply click on the link and click join! Parents should put in the message line “parent of (name of child)” to be verified before connecting. Thanks!! See you soon!
EHS performed Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” yesterday at Buffalo High School for this year’s U.I.L. One Act Play District Competition.
Appearing on stage, in her acting debut as Elizabeth Proctor, Whitney Frosch, a Junior at EHS was honored for her remarkable performance and recieved the award for ALL STAR CAST. Whitney was 1 of 7 selected from the 77 student actors competing to receive this honor. Great job Whitney! Caleb Caldwell, also a Junior, was honored as well for his remarkable performance as John Proctor by being 1 of 7 out of 77 students that stood out to receive an ALL STAR CAST Honorable Mention Award from the Critic Judge Joy Richmond. Richmond received her PhD from the University of Kansas and her Master degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1999. She is also a member of the Texas Educational Theater Association and have published in the Texas Theatre Journal, New England Theatre Journal, and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
The two schools selected to advance to Area competition were Teague High School with “The Insanity of Mary Girard” by Lanie Robertson and Mildred High School with the play “Stage Six” by HRH Powers. Buffalo High School received alternate with their performance of “Smash” by Jeffrey Hatcher.
A special thanks to the friends and family that attended yesterday’s performance! We appreciate your supporting EISD’s Theater Program! If you missed yesterday’s performance, you still have a chance to see it on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. or at the evening performance at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices $5 adult and $2 student. Come out and show your support for EHS Theater and enjoy a great show!
Eustace High School Theater Arts will be performing “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller at the U.I.L. District One Act Play competition on March 30th @ 5:00 p.m. at Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Texas. Admission is FREE! Please join us and show your support for EHS Theater or come and enjoy an entire afternoon of performances if you’d like all beginning @ 1:00 p.m. If you need directions or more information please feel free to email Tammy Beaty at email@example.com.
In January 2011, I assisted 4th grade teacher Amy Huggins in introducing her students to Google Presentations and using it collaboratively. The first presentation below is an example of their work which was done in groups of three.
The second presentation is from an individual assignment this week (late March 2010).
As this assignment was nearing completion, at least one of the 4th graders learned how to embed YouTube video into a slide and that student also tutored others in the new skill you can see demonstrated in the third presentation.
Mrs. Huggins plans to display more of this material online, so watch for it!