After winning first place honors for creativity, team work, problem solving, and innovation at the State level, our seventh and eighth grade Destination Imagination teams will be heading to Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 19 - 23 to participate in the DI Global tournament!
St. Matthew Lutheran School
From the Principal,
May 3, 2015
It's Show Time!!!!!
"You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11
One of our dearest friends is a professional musician. Often, he speaks of how much rehearsing and practicing was requiring during his college years to help him achieve his current skill set. One of my favorite stories that he shares took place the night before a very important audition. After deciding that he would benefit from a little more practice time, he went to his college's large performance hall to borrow a few instruments so he could rehearse back in his dorm. Performing students at this college had quickly learned that to shorten the journey from one side of the performance hall to the other, it was fastest to cut across the stage. With his arms filled with numerous instrument cases, he was a little irritated when he discovered that the stage's emergency light was not on. Since he had frequently made this journey, he still was able to manage his way across the stage, despite the fact that it was pitch black. However, he was about half way across the stage when felt himself bump into something and before he could figure out what was going on, the main stage lights flipped on and out came a line of flamingo dancers! Startled, he looked out to see a full audience staring back at him with perplexed looks on their faces! That's when he realized that he was crossing the stage during a live dance performance! The next day, his impromptu stage appearance was even mentioned in the newspaper reviews as a surprise unknown guest appearance!
Auditions always have the potential to be very exciting!
This weekend, St. Matthew Lutheran School will host a very exciting play entitled "The Audition" as well as a humorous play about the challenges of dating entitled, "Check Please".
Performances will be this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children and available in the school office or at the door.
This is also very exciting week for numerous Fine Arts departments at St. Matthew!
In addition to the wonderful dramatic entertainment, the annual "St. Matthew Art Fair" is also on display in our gymnasium!! Come and view the artistic masterpieces that our students in grades 1 - 8 have created throughout the year.
Want a tasty treat as you browse through the Art Fair? Be sure to stop by this year's Concession Stand under the beautiful marquee, where there will be a wide variety of delicious delicacies! Have you ever tasted a "Walking Taco"? If not... this will be your lucky day as you have the opportunity to do so! Also, purchase a candy bar or cookie bag because hidden inside may be a certificate indicating that you have won a fabulous prize... including a pool party for the classroom of your choice!
Conclude your journey by stopping by our Scholastic Book Fair, which is located in the HUB. There are so many exciting and wonderful literacy selections that are available and waiting to expand your child's knowledge and imagination!
However, for this night to be even more memorable, we need YOU!
We hope to see you there!
In Jesus' Love,
Our in-school Book Fair runs from Monday, April 27 through Saturday, May 2. You can also shop online at the Online Book Fair through Tuesday, May 5.
On April 18th, on the campus of Central Michigan University, three St. Matthew Destination Imagination teams - 5th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade - competed with the best teams in the state of Michigan. All of the teams performed incredibly well, with the 7th and 8th Grade teams taking 1st place in their Fine Arts competitions! In addition, the 7th Grade team was awarded the prestigious DaVinci Award for outstanding creativity!
This weekend, we have three teams heading to the Central Michigan University campus in Mt. Pleasant, MI, to participate in the DI State Tournament. We would like to wish God's richest blessings to our 5th, 7th, and 8th grades teams! May the Lord be glorified in all that you do!