Arts Night: A Message from Ms. T. Watts

Arts Night 2014 is now officially a wrap and I just want to say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all the Mini School students for their performances this year. You can only imagine how crazy and chaotic it is to put together two evenings of entertainment with 150 students who combined for 45 performances!

Getting up on the McNair Theatre stage and performing in front of approximately 200 people takes a lot of courage. Those undeniable butterflies in the pit of your stomach as you stand In the stage’s wings waiting for your turn that really make you know you are alive! But, once you are out on that stage supported by loud cheers and applause, there is no doubt that you belong to an amazing Mini School family. Being involved in Arts Night is not only about getting up on that stage and performing but it is also about showing up on the night you do not perform and being there to support your friends and other Mini School students. That is what being a family is all about!

Special thanks to the Grade 8 class for the refreshments they supplied for both evenings. The Grade 8 class really stepped up to the plate and did a great job in being organized and well prepared for their very first Arts Night.

A huge THANK-YOU to the Grade 9 class for the outstanding job they did putting together Arts Night 2014 ~ A Celebration of the Imagination. They have worked tirelessly for the past 3 weeks. Not only did they have to organize the entire evening, but they also had to learn a very difficult class dance number, learn their own numbers and prepare for MC duties. I couldn’t be prouder of them.

We also owe a thank-you to several of McNair Theatre’s stagecraft students who provided all the technical support for both nights. Some of them were Mini School grade 11 students but several of them were not and they still came out and donated their time and valuable skills.

Finally, thank-you to the parents and families of all the Mini School students. Your unending support and enthusiasm for Arts Night shines through every single year.

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