Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shoes 2 Share for Haiti

As most of you are aware, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday January 12th near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince causing a serious loss of life and catastrophic destruction. This is the most powerful earthquake to hit the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation in the last century.

Shoes2Share International is immediately initiating Operation "THERE", which stands for "The Haitian Earthquake Relief Effort". Your generous gift is urgently needed today!
  • Shoes (especially work boots and sneakers)
  • Socks & Under Garments
  • Infant Products
  • Medical Supplies
  • Blankets
  • Bottled water, powdered milk and rice
  • Generators, flashlights and batteries


Monday, January 25, 2010

Assessment Day Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who sent or brought in donations for Assessment Day on Saturday! Once again, we had a wonderful response from our Cab families! We had many parents and assessing students visit the Hospitality Room. They were very grateful for the snacks, water, and coffee.
Thanks also to the parent and student volunteers who worked in the room throughout the day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Red Clay College Fair next week!

The Red Clay Consolidated School District will host the 1st annual Red Clay College Fair on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Conrad Schools of Science from 6:15PM to 8:15PM in the school gymnasium.

This free event is designed for secondary students and their parents to learn about planning for higher education and/or training after graduation. Red Clay counselors will facilitate informational sessions on selecting a school, the application process, and financial aid. Representatives from regional colleges, universities, and technical schools will be available to provide information about their programs and distribute brochures and other materials.

Click here http://www.redclay.k12.de.us/news0910/images/010510CollegeFairPostcard.gif for more information

Summer Opportunity--BOA Student Leader

If you are a student with a passion for improving your community, Bank of America would like to help you turn that passion into action. They are looking for leaders who are high school juniors and seniors in the US. As a Student Leader, you will participate in:
  • An eight-week paid internship at a nonprofit/charitable organization
  • A week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July, 2010) to gain valuable civic, social and business leadership skills

As a Bank of America Student Leader, you will participate in an all-expense paid week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. in July 2010. This leadership development program will provide you with valuable perspective on civic, social and business partnerships as positive forces of change within our communities. The Student Leadership Summit is directed by the Close Up Foundation http://www.closeup.org/ , the nation's leading civic education provider.

The combination of your summer internship experience at a nonprofit and leadership development through the Bank of America Student Leadership Summit will develop your skills and strengthen your understanding of how to build on your commitment to improving your community.

Please click on the below link to apply:

The application deadline is 2/17/2010!

Note from Mrs. Rigby: This program is in its third year! In the past, we have been lucky enough to have three Cab Calloway students selected to become Bank of America Student Leaders, one of which is a current senior, Ashley McNeill. All of my students, who have participated, just raved about the program and the valuable experience and knowledge they gained. If your child is interested in applying, I know Ashley is willing to answer any questions they may have.

Friday, January 15, 2010

One-Act Play Festival

Don't miss a very entertaining set of short shows by our wonderfully talented 7th and 8th graders:

A Simple Task by Alan Haehnel -
Empie has a simple first assignment at her new job: Retrieve a box of merchandise for the Boss. But what do you do when the box is blocked by a parade of confusing characters, your boos keeps changing identities and your whole career starts to feel absurd?

Excuses, Excuses by Alan Haehnel -
For Norma, hope springs eternal. Even though she has been assigned to direct a group of complete misfits in a theatrical project, even though virtually every attempt at organizing them has met with failure, even though the curtain has opened and still nobody knows what to do, Norma is certain something will work out. She is absolutely right while being absolutely wrong. Nothing does work out, but by the end of the show, the audience is rolling in the aisles over the hilarious events that happen while nothing is being accomplished. Welcome to Dysfunction Junction, where not getting there is all the fun!

Hard Candy by Jonathan Rand
Job applicants at Banff Enterprises will do anything to claw their way up the corporate ladder. In a fast-paced series of hilarious interviews, the new recruits try every trick in the book - from bribery, nepotism, and the Old Boy Network to blackmail and mind control.

The Audition by Don Zolidis
A new theatre teacher is bringing a production of A Chorus Line to the high school. Though the hopefuls range from shy to outrageous, from diva-like to determined, everyone has a chance to step into the spotlight. A hilarious and heartbreaking look at the madness of auditioning and the actors who brave the process for that perfect part.

Tickets are $10 - Adults, $8 - Child/Student/Senior, $5 - Each for group of 10 or more.
We hope to see you there

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cab hosts Delaware Speech League Tournament

The first annual Delaware Speech League Tournament was held at Cab Calloway School of the Arts on Saturday, January 9, 2010 in the school library from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Students from five area schools competed in categories including: dramatic poetry script presentation, extemporaneous speech, social studies trivia, literature trivia, memorized poetry presentations, memorized prose/monologue and science trivia, math trivia--no calculator (Algebra I through Calculus), and dramatic monogoue with script.

Cab Calloway School of the Arts and Sanford School tied for 1st, Salesianum placed 2nd, and Tall Oaks and Pencader Charter both received Honorable Mentions in the Delaware State Speech League 1st Tournament of 2010. The next tournament will be held at Conrad.

The Award for Most Personable Student at the Event went to Pencader student, Nelson Roland. Most Valuable Volunteer Award went to Cab Calloway’s Shannon Clark.

Complete competition results:

Dramatic Poetry Script Presentation:
  1. Sydney Rubin, Cab Calloway
  2. Jamila Mustafa, Cab Calloway
  3. Justin Grant, Pencader Charter

Honorable Mention: Danny Coburn, Sanford School and Beth Comeau, Cab Calloway.

Extemporaneous Speech Competition:

  1. Jacob Sackett Sanders, Cab Calloway
  2. Danny Coburn, Sanford School
  3. Jerrod MacFarlane, Salesianum

Honorable Mentions: Nelson Roland and Pencader Charter and 11th grader Andre Sumiel at Sanford School.

Social Studies Trivia Competition:

  1. Danny Coburn, Sanford, Eamon Schotterback, Salesianum ,and Jacob Sackett-Sanders, Cab Calloway (three-way tie)
  2. Jamie Lock and Brendan Fitzgerald both of Salesianum, (two-way tie)
  3. Josh Katz, Sanford, and Sean Kerrigan, Salesianum (two-way tie)

Honorable Mention: Sanford’s Mary Mecca and Jerrod MacFalane from Salesianum.

Literature Trivia Competition:

  1. Eamon Schlotterback, Salesianum
  2. Brandan Fitzgerald, Salesianum, and Jacob Sackett-Sanders, Cab Calloway (two-way tie)
  3. Marcin Cencek, Cab Calloway, and Jamie Luck, Salesianum (two-way tie)

Honorable Mentions Abraham: Ross of Cab Calloway, Matt Zaldivar of Cab Calloway, and Mary Mecca of Sanford.

Memorized Poetry Presentations:

  1. Sydney Rubin, Cab Calloway
  2. Jasmine Lopez, Cab Calloway
  3. Ashley McNeill, Cab Calloway

Honorable Mentions: Place Halle Burns of Cab Calloway.

Memorized Prose/Monologue Presentations:

  1. Halle Burns, Cab Calloway
  2. Tatiana Lofton, Cab Calloway
  3. Jasmine Lopez, Cab Calloway

Honorable Mention: Cristina Roegel of Sanford School and Mary Mecca of Sanford School (tie).

Science Trivia Competition:

  1. Josh Katz, Sanford
  2. Matt Zaldivar, Cab Calloway
  3. Daniel Barker and Jacob Sackett-Sanders, both of Cab Calloway (two-way tie)

Honorable Mention: Danny Coburn of Sanford School, Marcin Cencek and Andrew Zaldivar of Cab Calloway.

Math Trivia-no Calculator (Algebra I though Calculus):

  1. Danny Coburn-9th grade, Sanford School with a perfect score
  2. Daniel Barker and Marcin Cencek, both of Cab Calloway (two-way tie)
  3. Jacob Sackett-Sanders, Cab Calloway

Honorable Mention: Josh Yoon, Tall Oaks

Dramatic Monologue with Script:

  1. Lydia Stinson, Tall Oaks
  2. Josh Katz, Sanford
  3. Danny Coburn, Sanford

Honorable Mention: Megan Palmer and Jessie Mitchell, both of Tall Oaks.

Friday, January 8, 2010

International Night at Cab Calloway--January 14

This coming Thursday evening is International Night in our Foyer. Come share a meal with other 6th grade parents and students and share in an evening of cultural dance. This is a Pot Luck supper. You are encouraged to bring a dish from you own cultural background to share (for about 4-6 people). Paper products, refreshments will be available.

For more information please contact Mrs. Warburton-Phibbs at joan.warburtonphibbs@redclay.k12.de.us

Scholastic Art Award winners

Cab Calloway received 24 Gold Key Awards, 24 Silver, and 13 Honorable Mentions, definitely the most successful showing yet at the Delaware Scholastic Art Awards. For all the details and a peek at some of the winning artwork, see the article on the Cab website.

Gold and Silver work is currently on view until February 12th at the University Gallery in the library at Delaware State University, Dover. Generally, the gallery is open 9-3, but calling ahead is always suggested: 302.857.6697.

The Scholastic Art Gallery Reception (11:00-12:30) and the Awards Ceremony in the Arts & Humanities building (1:00-3:00) will be held at Delaware State on Saturday, February 13, 2010

Junior All-State Band Winners

Congratulations to the following members of the JazzLab for successfully auditioning for the Delaware All State Junior Jazz Band:

Robert Jaquette - alto sax
Thurston Brevett - tenor sax
Kati Lockwood - tenor sax
Erin Gallagher - baritone sax
Will Esterling - trombone
Asher Denburg - piano
Greg Dexter - drums

And, as if that's not enough, the following students successfully auditioned for the Delaware All State Junior Band:

Erin Gallagher - alto sax
Arthur Wang - clarinet
Emily Shumosic - clarinet
Kati Lockwood - clarinet
Sarah Greendoner - clarinet
Thurston Brevett - tenor sax
William Esterling - trombone
Asher Denburg - mallets
Greg Dexter - percussion


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chris Millison, YoungARTS Finalist!

Congratulations to senior Chris Millison who learned recently that he is a YoungArts finalist.

As a finalist, Millison has won an all-expense-paid trip to Miami, Florida, next week (January 11-16) for YoungArts Week and individual cash awards ranging from $1000 to $10,000. Panelists select up to 150 students each year as YoungArts Finalists and bring them to Miami for YoungArts Week for master classes, showcase performances, exhibitions, enrichment programs, and final adjudications.

The YoungArts Finalists are the only students eligible to receive the White House designation of Presidential Scholars in the Arts. At the conclusion of YoungArts Week panelists nominate 60 YoungArts Finalists and 20 are ultimately selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

YoungArts is National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts’s core program. It provides recognition and awards to young artists across the country. It is the only organization that encourages and recognizes artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts, including dance, cinematic arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

Each year, approximately 6,000-8,000 students register for the YoungArts program and approximately 10 percent receive cash awards.

Eat Pizza; Support the Middle School Band!

Support the CCMS Jazz Band this Wednesday night at Grotto’s Pizza. Use the attached coupons when ordering and 20% of your total bill will be donated to the CCMS Jazz Band. Vouchers are good for dine-in and take-out only, and cannot be handed out at the restaurant the night of the event.