Since early fall, Falcons have practiced and competed in matches across the U.S. and Canada. Our students guided by an XP coach compete in the Independent League where they represent St. Mary's in gaming competitions. Our Falcons are ranked No. 1 after five weeks of league play. GO FALCONS!
For the past few months we have been working hard on a new endeavor at St. Mary’s School and it is my pleasure to announce the launch of The Falcon Theatre Company. The Falcon Theatre Company is a student-run theatre that currently produces one show a year. In this company, students will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the production process, working alongside industry professionals. Our goal over time is to increase our student’s involvement in the Arts and develop a rich performing arts season for the St. Mary’s School community. The Falcon Theatre Company has a no-cut policy therefore we welcome all Grade 3-8 students to audition for our Spring Production. Students in Grades 6-8 who are interested in directing, stage managing, choreography, designing and building sets, lights, sound, costumes, props, puppetry, make-up, publicity, house managing and running our box office can also participate. For our younger students who are not in these grades, we have added additional Enrichment classes to develop some of the fundamental skills needed in performing and visual arts.
To reinforce St. Mary’s home-to-school connection and to further inspire student action, our IB team has created a project for our families. Next week, your family is welcome to pick up a small wooden pole. The idea is for families to design their own Peace Pole writing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on it. Families have the freedom to use a language and design that they believe represents peace. Once we receive all the poles back from families, they will be displayed near the campus entrance.
St. Mary’s is proud to announce a new addition to the Arts Curriculum Programing for Middle School: MYP Media. We are excited to be one of a very few IB World School’s worldwide that offer all five of the MYP Arts Subjects.
“Through learning about media and how to create media, students have the chance to understand better the power of media as a tool for expression and investigation. Imagery in film and media tells a story that immediately crosses cultural boundaries to speak in a universal language. Media also allows students to develop planning and organizational skills within a highly motivating context.” (IB MYP Syllabus Guide, 2014)