Gold Fever Strikes Anaheim Hills Campus!
On Thursday, April 18, the 4th Graders gave a fantastic performance in their musical Gold Fever. The students performed songs, dances, and acting that told of the events during the California Gold Rush. Supporting their social studies curriculum, this show included dozens of characters that actually lived in California during the 1840's and 1850's.
Directed by our music teacher, Mrs. Zavoral, this performance was unique. The students had the opportunity to learn about stage blocking, how to use props, and how to perform dances with difficult choreography. Highlights of the show included the songs "Go West" and "I'm Just One Pan Away."
Ms. Vogel, the art teacher, thoroughly enjoyed the show. She said, "I cannot believe how enthusiastic and entertaining every student was! They were so much fun to watch!" The Jr. High Art students and Ms. Vogel helped create the sets for the show. Also, the 4th grade classroom teachers, Mrs. Cornish and Mrs. Shaffer, were very supportive throughout the entire production process. The parents also did a super job providing authentic costumes for their children! The kids looked and sounded amazing!
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Join us at Islands Restaurant!
The FPA is hosting a "Dining For Dollars" evening at Island
Restaurant Anaheim Hills on Wednesday, April 24 5:00-9:00pm. Please come and join us for a delicious burger and 20% of the total proceeds for the evening will be donated back to the school!
Cougar Chorus Season Ends Strong!
Our after school singing group called Cougar Chorus performed at their Spring Concert a few weeks ago. There are 55 students in the group from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. They meet with Mrs. Zavoral every Friday after school to practice developing their singing voices and to learn how to sing in harmony. At the concert, students performed a variety of pieces including their traditional chorus cheer, an African folk piece, a classical piece by Mozart sung acapella, and a jazz piece called "Accentuate the Positive."
During Spring Break, the chorus took time to visit the senior citizens at the Brea Senior Living Center. Chorus members sang their concert pieces and gave cards away to the seniors. Many of the seniors clapped to the beat and joined in song!
Cougar Chorus has done more than just cheer up folks during their spring break. Earlier this year, they performed at the FPA Santa Train, the Book Fair during Open House and the Girl Scout National Day Event. Now the chorus season is over, and students will celebrate their hard work by going on a special field trip to the Merlin Magic & Comedy Show. Congratulations to the chorus students and to Mrs. Zavoral on a very successful year!