As Class Acts: A Celebration of Education in North Vancouver School District comes to a close it is time to reflect on the past two weeks of events and recognize the efforts of everyone involved in helping to make this a special celebration of the teaching and learning in our school district. A special thanks to this year’s Class Acts committee Chanin Leoni, Ray Bodnaruk, Yolande Martinello, Scott Stanley, Jane Lagden Holborne, Victoria Miles, and Bill Piggott. We sincerely appreciate the work of the committee in coordinating the many events held during this period of celebration.
Intermediate Music Festival / Band & Strings Festival
Last week we held the Intermediate Music Festival at Centennial Theatre and the Band and Strings Festival in the Lucas Gym. Both festivals were well received and well-attended. The Intermediate Music Festival featured groups from 16 different schools – thank you to Michele Denny and Margaret Inglis who spearheaded the festival and coordinated all the groups. The Band and Strings festival involved school groups from our elementary schools performing for one another over two days and was a great opportunity for listening and sharing and to receive feedback and suggestions from the Adjudicator, Lasse Leslie. Thanks to Bill Piggott for organizing this event. We recognize the many hours of planning that goes into these festivals, and of course the practicing that happens behind the scenes leading up to the performances. We are extremely proud of both these events which highlight the talents of our students and teachers. Congratulations to all who participated this year!
Exhibition of student artwork
Over 500 people attended the celebration of the Artists for Kids afterschool art programs and the exhibition of artwork created by students of the 2013-14 Art Enrichment Programs at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. Thank you to Daylen Luchsinger and Yolande Martinello who organized both of these showcases of student art which were thoroughly enjoyed by the students, parents, and staff.