Schiller Park School District 81′s Washington School students are putting on the musical “Annie” on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater at Lincoln Middle School at 9640 Soreng Avenue. The 4th and 5th grade students as well as staff have worked very hard in putting this production together.
Everyone should plan on reserving their evening on Thursday to come out and support the children’s performance. This has become quite an tradition for the Washington School students to perform in their annual musical show.
It is great to see the wonderful talent and opportunities for all of the children of the District through the numerous productions and performances that the Schiller Park School District Board of Education and Administration support.
A special thank you needs to go to the District 81 staff for the countless hours that they annually invest in the development and education of the children in these numerous opportunities.
It was clearly evident Friday night, February 15, 2013, to all of those who attended the Washington School musical, “The Little Mermaid”, that the entire community should be proud of the staff and students of their schools for the promotion of the arts in their educational experience. The awesome abilities of the staff of the District in supporting and training the students for the musical were self evident in the quality of the performance by the students. Clearly, the evening would not have been such a success without the commitment and skill of the educators in preparing the students to perform.
The community should be very thankful and appreciative for the opportunities that have been afforded to the students who attend Schiller Park School District 81.
What is the value of the arts education that the District has made available to our children ?
An “arts education” brings every subject to life and turns abstractions into concrete reality. Research demonstrates that students who receive their education in an artistically promoted environment:
- are more prepared for the global workforce as adults
- increase their academic success
- have higher self esteem
- achieve higher test scores
- develop higher success rates in group collaborations
The District needs to be recognized and thanked for encouraging the students’ creative and artistic expression, and development of interest in visual arts, music, dance and drama. The Board of Education has done an excellent job of supplying the resources to achieve this significant success.
Finally, the children of the District have truly distinguished themselves in their performance and their commitment to excellence.
The Schiller Park School District 81, Washington School students, are putting on the school’s musical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” tonight, February 15, 2013, at 6:30 PM at the Lincoln Middle School’s Little Theatre. Everyone is invited to see our talented students in action. The energy and efforts of the school staff and students in putting together these productions is awesome. Anyone attending will have a truly amazing time. It is hard to believe that the performers are 4th and 5th grade students when you witness the professionalism in the production and the performance. Last year’s performance of the Disney “Beauty and the Beast” was quite memorable. Anyone attending will find it a great way to start a weekend.