Our “Guys and Dolls” are Ready to Light Up the Stage!
Opening night for our spring production of Guys and Dolls is one week from today! Our high school Rangers have been hard at work preparing for this classic musical set in the 1940’s. Gambler Nathan Detroit (River Emmert) needs $1,000 to hold his crap game at the Biltmore Garage. So, he bets gambler Sky Masterson (Cayden Schober) that he cannot convince the Save-A-Soul Mission’s very own Sarah Brown (Kennedy Brossia) to go on a date with him. Meanwhile, Hot Box star Adelaide (Sierra Braddock), wants Nathan to finally marry her after a 14-year engagement!
Our Rangers had several different reasons as to why they decided to participate in this year’s musical. Junior Isaac Hoffer, who will portray the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson made a simple choice, stating, “I’ve done it [musical] the past three years and it was very enjoyable.” Sophomore Faith Jones who is part of our paint and moving crew also based her decision on her past experience stating, “I did it last year and made great memories, so I decided to participate again!” This is junior Breanna Herrera’s first year on stage, as she portrays the role of a Hot Box girl. She explained, “I thought stepping out of my comfort zone would be a fun experience.”
When asked what they found most surprising about their musical experience this year, sophomore Cameron Brice, our co-crew chief this year, said, “I was surprised with the amount of time I’ve spent working on a project out of school and even on the weekends.” Freshman Ashley Jones who is also part of our paint crew stated, “Everyone is friendly and there is always work to be done.” Sophomore Sapphire Smith, who will be working up in the booth during the show on our lighting, added that she was surprised at how well everyone gets along. Senior Tori Flahiff, who is back on stage as a Hot Box girl this year stated, “Loving the whole process, practices, rehearsals, and spending quality time with Slater, Toflinski, and James along with my friends!”
Our actors and actresses are very excited for the audience to see this show. They are particularly excited for the audience to see the Hot Box girls in their featured songs, “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Take Back Your Mink.” Other exciting scenes will feature well known numbers “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Luck be a Lady.” Finally, the crapshooter’s tunnel scene is one that definitely should not be missed!
It seems that every year, we have Rangers that are unsure about whether or not they would like to be involved in the musical production, only to wish they had participated once the show has reached completion. When asked to give advice they would give to their fellow students regarding participating in the musical, senior Cayden Schober said, “Do it. Like seriously do it. If you think you might like it, just give it a shot.” Senior Anya Rau, who is a member of our Mission Band, added, “Definitely do it! It’s always a great way to make friends and feel like you’re a part of a family made up of community members.” Our Adelaide, played by senior Sierra Braddock, concluded, “Do it; you don’t realize how much fun it is backstage and behind the scenes until you do it. The bonds you build with everyone are great, and the atmosphere is just welcoming and fun.”
Reserve your tickets today! Call the office at 419-691-3888 or order you tickets online via the following links:
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Wood County Spelling Bee
On Saturday, February 8th, Alexa Urbanyi (seventh grade) and Lainee Partin (eighth grade) participated in the annual Wood County Spelling Bee in Bowling Green. Sixth grader Kynsey Montague also competed. To qualify, the girls had to study hundreds of spelling words and beat their classmates in the local spelling bee, which is no easy feat!
Valentine’s for Soldiers
Elementary art students made valentines and thank you cards for the troops that deployed to Iraq. In coordination with Operation Gratitude, students created amazing art and kind messages for our troops, which will be mailed out with care packages in coordination with Way Public Library and NES art teacher Gwen Diamond.
Figurative Language Lessons
Ms. DiTommaso’s 6th grade language arts students are currently learning about figurative language, mood, and tone, poetry structure, story structure, and point-of-view. Ms. DiTommaso explained that this unit is important because the students are able to understand who the speaker of a text is, who the targeted audience is, how the speaker feels about the topic, the mood the reader feels while reading it, and why the poets and authors use figurative language to further the meaning of their words.
“Students have enjoyed the many different types of figurative language we have talked about and being able to create their own examples,” said Ms. DiTommaso. She added that students have enjoyed getting to use their creative side and write their own poetry about whatever topic they are interested in!
3 Classes, 3 Projects, 1 Common Space!
Have you ever wondered how we use the pod areas in our building? Check out the photo below of the junior high pod. The removable wall, allows a more open area, while three different classes were able to work on their various projects all at the same time! Thank you to Mr. Lewin for sharing this peek into the school day!
NLS Brick Orders
Make your name part of Northwood History! Orders are being accepted now! https://buff.ly/33STml4
2020-2021 School Calendar
The 2020-2021 NLS School Calendar has been released. You can download the calendar via our school website: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/556440/NLS_2020-2021_School_Calendar.pdf
- 3/6 – 3/8: Musical Weekend “Guys & Dolls”
- 3/13: End of 3rd Quarter
- 3/23-3/27: Spring Break
- 3/30: School Resumes
- 4/3: Senior Citizens Luncheon
- 5/4: High School Academic Awards Banquet
- 5/9: NHS Prom
- 5/19: Senior Awards
- 5/24: NHS Graduation Ceremony
- 5/28: Last Day of School for Students!