Heads' Letter - Weekly & Archives
You'll be seeing spots as 66 Warriors' Pride Chorus performers present their hilarious and energetic interpretation of the musical 101 Dalmatians Kids. These fourth and fifth graders have been working since December on this exciting production. In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella de Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
The show is open to our families, friends and guests for both evening performances. So, mark your calendars:
- APRIL 23, 2019: 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. GREEN CAST PERFORMANCES
- APRIL 25, 2019: 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. PURPLE CAST PERFORMANCES
WELCOME BACK Middle School! Corbett Prep Middle School students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade are returning from their New Horizons Week trips. Sixth graders spent the week at the Circle F Dude Ranch Camp, seventh graders camped in the Georgia mountains for Wolfcreek, and eighth grade has experienced government and history firsthand in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Congratulations on making great memories, creating new experiences, and learning beyond the borders of our school. Gratitude goes to our teachers for making this annual experience so special for our students.
Brilliant Bug Teacher Jennifer Jones and Kindergarten Frog Teacher Marla Vildostegui have just returned to the United States from a once-in-a-lifetime professional experience. Both teachers accepted the responsibility to be coordinators of RULER I and II when we began to work with the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence three years ago. We knew this was going to be important as a private school with a public purpose. The vision was to provide an experience that would benefit our students as well as others.
This year, RULER II has transitioned into the Four Pillars of Wellbeing. All Corbett Prep teachers piloted the program, and today it is being sold to schools around the world. The first schools to purchase this training are in the country of Bhutan. The king of Bhutan and minister of education are implementing this program in over 400 schools throughout the country. Our very own Mrs. Jones and Mrs. V. went to Bhutan to teach the course with Four Pillars team members. Teachers shared during in-service this week their incredible experience in Bhutan and how we have made new connections around the other side of the world.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE ELECTIVE PRESENTS: STARMITES
Our Middle School musical theater elective has been preparing on weekends and evenings to WOW audiences with their stellar performance of the musical STARMITES! The cast is hoping that our families will join them for one or more of their six performances! Be sure to bring family and friends to experience the joy of this delightful musical!
This dynamic show is definitely for the entire family!! You can find a preview of the show on our Facebook page shared on Wednesday! The music is a loving throwback to the 80's with rap, rock, pop, swing, and everything in between! The show will be performed in the round in a completely immersive way! The cast is always right there with you and involving you in the experience!
Congratulations to all our students who took the time to create the energy and enthusiasm to bring Corbett Prep into fourth place in the entire country in the Matific Math Competition. All our students who worked from home or from school exhibited grit, demonstrating "passion and perseverance toward a goal despite being confronted by significant obstacles and distractions. Those who possess grit, can self-regulate and postpone their need for positive reinforcement while working diligently on a task."
The competition ran online from March 3-5. Students worked to earn stars. Each star they earned mattered. We maintained individual students and classes on the Matific national leaderboard during the entire competition. Both individuals and the entire school deserve to be proud of their accomplishments!