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Students Earn Recognition at 2018 Juried Exhibition of Student Art

On May 6, 2018, three Canterbury Lower School students, and one Canterbury High School student, earned recognition at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which is part of the 2018 Juried Exhibition of Student Art (JESA) Grand Awards Gala.

Timothy Haist (Grade 4, 2026) was a Grand Award Winner for his piece titled "Theatre Lights". Victoria Kim (Grade 2, 2028), Estelle Pasko (Grade 4, 2026) and Sean Walulik (Grade 11, 2019) were Regional Awards Winners for their artwork.

More than 26,000 students in Grades 1 though 12, and 169 teachers from 58 counties across Indiana, took part in this exciting multi-disciplinary program, designed to integrate the disciplines of the performing literary and visual arts.

Registered art teachers were sent curriculum packets, which provided information about the violin through musical examples, visual art reproductions and language arts references. Students then produced artwork, focusing on the violin.

To determine Regional and Grand Award Winners, the state was divided into five regions, each equally and fairly representing Indiana. Submitted artwork was further divided into six judging levels, and art teachers provided the first level of adjudication, choosing which works would be submitted from each school.

More than 1,000 works were then submitted for regional judging, and 30 winners from each region were submitted to the final judging process. A panel of judges reviewed the 150 artworks on March 21, eventually choosing 30 Grand Award Winners.

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is the only violin competition of its stature in the United States, and Canterbury School couldn't be prouder of the work our students have done throughout the 2017-18 school year. Their futures are bright, and we hope you'll be watching them.

Much Ado About Nothing

Join us for a minimally designed, but magnificently creative, student-directed performance of Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing"! Performances will be held Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Summers Auditorium.

Five years ago, a group of students who were passionate about Shakespeare as a performance text banded together to produce "Twelfth Night." Using minimal sets, high school students have embraced the challenge with majestic creativity. They choose and edit the text, cast the production, and rehearse under the direction of a high school senior.

Since it's humble beginnings, this Shakespeare Project has presented "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," "A Winter's Tale," and now "Much Ado about Nothing." Still humble, still magnificent!

Grade 2 Students Celebrate Earth Day

This year, our Grade 2 students have been studying Earth care. They've visited Fox Island Park in Fort Wayne, Ind., explored a landfill, observed deciduous trees throughout the seasons, and learned the importance of conserving resources like water.

When Grade 2 teachers Mrs. Jennifer Barr, Mrs. Stacia Czartoski, Mrs. Melissa Madsen and Mr. Tom Meyer heard Little River Wetlands Project was going to host a Rain Barrel Contest at the annual Earth Day Fort Wayne celebration on April 22, they knew they had to participate. So, they got to work.

Their classes began by reading a book about the water cycle, and they discussed the importance of water conservation. They learned how a rain barrel can help conserve water by capturing runoff from a roof and storing it for later use in flower beds and gardens, which helps to conserve clean drinking water for other uses.

Next, the students brainstormed design ideas for the rain barrel they'd enter in the contest. All their bright ideas fit perfectly with the theme of Earth care and Earth Day, so it hard choosing just one. In the end, the four teachers selected four drawings and combined them into a mural that illustrated a water cycle.

The last step was to paint the barrel. Throughout March, students dedicated time in Art class to pain the rain barrel. The completed project then received a protective clear coat. It was auctioned off on Sunday, April 22, at the Earth Day Fort Wayne celebration, and it's now ready for its first thunderstorm!

Next on the list? The students and their teachers are heading to Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center in Wolf Lake, Ind., for further Earth care explorations.

Fine Arts Weekend Trip

Last weekend, Orchestra students explored the Windy City with Mrs. Tan and Mrs. Butler! They participated in a string clinic at VanderCook College of Music, visited The Art Institute of Chicago and attended "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen at the Goodman Theatre. A day of art, traffic adventures and fellowship is certainly one to be treasured.

Peter and the Starcatcher debuts March 2 & 3

How did Captain Hook and Peter Pan come to be? Find out in the prequel as this magical story sails on the stage in Summers Auditorium with Peter and the Starcatcher. The play debuts at 7:00 p.m. March 2 and March 3. Directed by Ranae Butler. Play by Rick Elice. Composed by Wayne Barker. Adapted from Peter and the Starcatchers. Tickets available at the door, $10/Adult and $5/Student.