Social Studies teacher Adrian Barnes and a volunteer diversity committee made up of Corbett Prep teachers and parents organized the Diversity and Global Awareness Initiative. They planned the seminar to spark honest, meaningful conversations and introduce students to new perspectives.
The Middle School student theatre group presented the one-act musical during the district competition on Oct. 27 for Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota students. Corbett Prep's presentation won Critics' Choice, earning the students a trip to the state Florida Junior Thespian Competition early next year.
Thespian Troupe 88622 will present a "tale as old as time" Oct. 12 and 13. Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. is Corbett Prep's entry into the Florida Junior Thespian Mainstage Competition, new this year for middle schools. A professional panel of judges is visiting middle schools across the state to screen full-length productions this fall for a chance to perform at the state thespian competition.
Dr. Susannah Richards sparked a love of literacy in students and teachers alike on Corbett Prep's annual Young Authors Day. As the featured speaker, she spoke to every grade before the backdrop of a cozy bookstore, holding books high and spilling their secrets to capture her audience's attention. Richards is a national leader in English language arts and young adult literature whom Corbett Prep teachers connected with during summer conferences on gifted education.