Arts & Science

RSPS eighth Grade Student Wins Award at Carnegie Hall

Over the summer, RSPS 8th grade student Lauren Puryear celebrated her National Best In Grade Award for her poem, Corroded Heart, at Carnegie Hall with other winners and theBoard of Directors and Donors for 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her piece was selected from 350,000 submissions, placing her within the top 1 percent, and it was showcased at the …

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SJJ Eighth grader attends Air Camp USA

This summer, SSJ eighth grader Nate George had the opportunity to participate in a week-long adventure at Air Camp USA. To be considered for this camp, students must apply and have a teacher recommendation. Over 300 students applied this year! Air Camp was held at the University of Dayton. Nate was able to experience wind tunnels, he built gliders, and …

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Girls Scout Troop 1606’s DIVA DROIDS qualify for Vex Robotics High School State Championships!

The ‘Diva Droids’ spent six months building and programming a robot that secured their position in the Vex Robotics State Championship competition, the first time ever for their team. This year team’s hard work earned them a Design Award, as well as a Judge’s Award, during their regular season. Building a robot to compete is no easy feat! The girls …

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Why Teach Kids to Code?

In today’s world, when it comes to preparing kids for the future, there are few better ways to do so then by teaching them how to code. Not just for use in the technological age, but to develop academic skills, patience, and critical thinking. All of which are key components for success in school, life, and careers. What is coding? …

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Regan Stays Busy with Sports and Acting on Stage at a Young Age

Reagan is in Junior Kindergarten at Christ Church School and has many hobbies and interests! She loves math and reading, and is currently involved in theater, gymnastics, dance, yoga, and just started lacrosse. Her sociable, friendly personality makes her an easy friend to all. Reagan is sure to show her big heart in her eagerness to always help others Q. What …

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Meet Arianne “Ari” Clark, A Talented Artist and a Businesswoman.

  Ari’s been an artist ever since she can remember. She enjoys anything from graphic design to cartoon doodles. Whatever she does create, she puts her heart and soul into it.   So, naturally, it didn’t take long before people started wanting her to draw and design professionally.   “I’ve always drawn as a hobby, but began taking it as …

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JMPS Senior, RJ Gray, Shines On and Off Stage

  RJ Gray has had a spectacular senior year with a leading role in the school’s musical production of “42nd Street.” At the same time he rehearsed on stage, he was also studying for the state Academic Decathlon competition. RJ was a key member of the JMPS Academic Decathlon team, and he won several medals at the regional competition, including …

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Stage Dreams Youth Theater performs Dear Edwina, Jr. in May

Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation. Thirteen-year-old problem solver, Edwina, dishes out advice with the help of her friends and a little song and danc Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures …

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More than performing – Theater teaches life skills

  By Becky James, Artistic Producer, SDYT Wigs can be a perilous undertaking in the world of youth theater. They never seem to fit smaller heads correctly and you don’t want parents spending a ton of money on them so you end up with some challenges that you don’t see in the adult theater world. In Shrek Jr, there are …

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Fifth Grader, Mylie, Talks Her Lead Role in Oliver

  Fifth grade student, Mylie Nguyen landed, the lead role of Oliver in the Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School spring production of Oliver!  This was Mylie’s first audition, and first starring role! Q. What lead you to audition for the play? A. At first, I didn’t want to, but my sister Ceci told me I should try it. She …

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