Emerson’s Spring is Off to a Great Start
Emerson has had two full weeks of art. Art night 2017 continued the tradition of celebrating the importance of art at Emerson. The wet weather did not stop families from coming out to enjoy a night of crafts, music, food and art. The hallways were decorated with master pieces from the school year and parents could even pay to have the work framed or order custom art cards. Students with big smiles roamed the hallway with face paint provided by the PTA and sweet treats from the bake sale. The talent show brought cheers from the community as students sang and entertained in solos up to the Kindergartens coming together with fifth and sixth grade ukulele players to perform ‘I Like to Teach the World to Sing’. Ms. Theresa Musick led the third graders in some cool and happy music. Mr. Josh Craner and his sixth graders were behind the scenes supporting and lending a hand. When the Emerson faculty comes together for arts, it is magic!
Ms. Laura Anderson’s class kept the creativity going the following week and put on a new tradition at Emerson, the sixth grade dinner theater. Her class worked hard learning lines, dance moves, the history of jazz as well as creating props to perform Shorty George’s Jitterbug Jam. The audience was treated to performers like Ela Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The crowd cheered at the sensational moves of Michael Jackson and Elvis. The students did a fabulous job and had fun sharing the knowledge of jazz.
Author: Shelly Powell Hamilton, Emerson Elementary