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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.

Canterbury Fine Arts Presents: Christian Howes in Concert

One of the world's top Jazz Violinists, Christian Howes, will be the resident expert working with music students February 15, focusing on improvisation techniques and alternative styles. His visit culminates with an evening performance for the greater Fort Wayne community, featuring Canterbury musicians. The joint concert will showcase unique and fun jazz and alternative styles music. Tickets available at the door (cash only): $8/adult and $5/student.

The concert will be held in the Canterbury Middle School Auditorium (5601 Covington Road, park in the South Bend Drive lot, enter Door 19), Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Meet Canterbury's newest family - The Addams

The cast and crew of The Addams Family are putting the finishing touches on this zany production, sure to be a crowd-pleaser for Halloween weekend. The Addams Family, directed by Dr. Joyce Lazier, opens Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. in the High School Summers Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door - Adults/$10 and Students/$7 (students dressed in all white pay only $5).