Tuesday News - May 17, 2011
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Senior Internship Presentations:
This Friday, May 20th, 11:00 AM
in the Sage Room at the High School, Pineland
The seniors will be discussing their internships with the 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Parents are wecome to attend.
This year's internships:
2011 Spring Ensemble Concert:
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 PM, Community Hall
We cordially invite you to wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Senior Class Play: The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
Thursday, June 2 & Friday, June 3, 7:00 PM, Community Hall
Admission is $5 at the door
Merriconeag Waldorf School’s senior class is enthusiastically preparing to perform Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee’s classic play, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. The play is a dramatic representation of a vital moment in our history, where the 29 year old Henry David Thoreau’s ardent refusal to pay his taxes- in protest to the United States government’s involvement in the Mexican War- landed him in prison in his home of Concord, Massachusetts. This famous act of civil disobedience- daring and unprecedented as it was- is merely the departure point in this celebrated drama. As the play progresses, we come to understand what motivates this brilliant, independent and ever-unorthodox writer and thinker.
Written and first produced in the 1970s the play is a story of protest as well as of enlightenment. By turns wise, funny, perplexing and sad, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is much more than the ruminations of one man in one place in one night. The play explores the crossroads of responsibility, conscience and democracy: the self, the choices we make as human beings and the dilemmas we face as members of society.
George Oppenheimer in Newsweek Magazine called it, “A Superior play, a literary work as well as a theatrical experience. Scene after scene moves you to laughter or close to tears.”
Submitted by David Barham
From the Administrator
Summer Camp reminder:
Christine Sloan, firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Circus Coordinator
Run Away with the Circus:
Trace Salter, Circus Coordinator
News from the High School
An Electrifying Evening:
School Community Updates
Tablecloths Lost at the May Celebration: I am missing a square green cloth and an oblong white with red & green floral. Anyone with any leads can contact Lisa Evans, email@example.com or 207- 409-6293.
Found at the May Celebration: A sparkly silver one-piece child's costume. It is waiting to be claimed in the Early Childhood Center. If you think it might be yours, call 865-3900 Ext. 105.
Renewal is in: The Spring/Summer 2011Edition of Renewal magazine is now available and our own David Sloan, High School Humanities Teacher, has an article in it. The article entitled, Teenage Technoholics: The Digital Revolution, Its Effect on Our Children,and What Parents Can Do, is on page 33. The magazine is free and you will find copies in each school office. Please feel free to recycle your copy at the school offices as there are often parents looking to read back issues. To read a PDF of David's article, please click here: Teenage Techno Article.
Athletic News - Sports Updates
High School Ultimate Frisbee:
The high school frisbee team competed in the the Cumberland Ultimate Invitational Tournament last Sunday, May 15. Merriconeag won the division II bracket adding another trophy to adorn our walls. More importantly, everyone had sunny time on a rainy day. Congratulations!
Merriconeag's High School Frisbee team is coached by Rich Young. Cyrus Fenderson and Tyler O'Brien are the team's co-captains.
Read (Listen to or Watch) This
Kate Zernike, New York Times, May 13, 2011
Enrichment programs like Kumon are gaining from, and generating, parental anxiety about what kind of preparation children need - and whether parents themselves have what it takes to provide it.
Perri Klass, M.D., New York Times, Health, May 10, 2011
Is a child's ability to stay focused on TV or a video game, though not on anything else, a cause or an effect of attention problems - or both?
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents:
Tea & Play Sessions for
Wednesdays, Dec 11, 18
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share a cup of tea with us and learn more about our programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30. Registration is appreciated but drop-ins are welcome. For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Wed, Dec 11, 7:00 pm.
Tues. Dec 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Hall.
Wed, Dec 18, 5:30 p.m.
Freeport Performing Arts Center
30 Holbrook St., Freeport
Join us for a delightful evening of music. The concert begins at 5:30 and all students in grades 2-12 are expected to arrive no later than 5:15 with all necessary music and instruments. Upon arrival, students should bring their string and wind instruments backstage to the band rehearsal room.
(Students in 5 - 12 dress in black & white. Students in 3 & 4 may wear concert attire in festive colors. Gr 2 students wear their Santa Lucia attire.)
Fri, Dec 20, 11:00 am, Community Hall.
We warmly invite the entire community to join us to witness this simple, yet profound offering which speaks to what it means to be truly human.
Caroling in Downtown Freeport:
Fri, Dec 20, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Gather in front of the L.L. Bean boot at 5:00 pm)
Come spread the holiday cheer and represent the Merriconeag Community in downtown Freeport with an evening of caroling led by our Chorus Teacher, Chris Chasse. Singing books will be provided and you may want to bring head lamps. Be sure to dress warmly. Snow Note: If the weather is inclement, please check the MWS website for a cancellation notice.
Fri, Dec 20: 12:30 Dismissal for Grades 1 - 12
Mon, Dec 23 through Fri, Jan 3 School is closed for winter break.
Classes resume on Jan 6.