James and the Giant Peach Comes to Sunset
May 3rd through the 6th at 7:00 PM the great students of Sunset Jr. High will be performing the musical James and the Giant Peach Jr. Come support the school and the students performing. Mrs. McGarry, the director, introduces the play:
James and the Giant Peach is a story about discovery. James has been thrown into a life he had never expected. His parents are gone, he ends up in an orphanage, and is then taken in by aunts who do not care for him. Magic then ensues and changes the course of James’ life as he meets some unusual friends. Each journey James takes is a discovery. He is continually learning things about himself and others as he discovers that he has more to offer than he had thought.
Looking into the reasoning behind the author, Roald Dahl’s intention for James, he said that he wanted his characters to have to face the unknown, to be challenged and to make those discoveries about themselves that helped them to grow.
James and the Giant Peach Jr. is a new musical with the book written by Timothy Allen McDonald and words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Just like other Roald Dahl stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and others, James and the Giant Peach has magic, mystery, and adventure all from the eyes of a child.
I hope you enjoy the journey of discovery as you watch the students of Sunset Jr. High produce James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Shakespeare in the Commons
It's not a park, but it is still a lot of fun. The annual 9th grade production of Romeo and Juliet will be performed in the commons on May 24th and 25th. The 9th graders are working hard to memorize their lines and will soon start working on their costumes. If you have a 9th grader, be sure to ask them when their performance is, so you can come watch some pretty amazing kids.
Holocaust Memorial Assembly
On Tuesday, May 30, Sunset Junior High 8th graders will be participating in the annual Holocaust memorial assembly. During the month of May, in conjunction with the students' study of Anne Frank's diary in English and the Holocaust in U.S. History, students will get an identity card of a Holocaust victim. They will write letters as their person to another student in the 8th grade at SJH. At the memorial assembly, students will learn whether their person and their pen pal's person lived or died in the Holocaust. This is a memorable and powerful assembly for all involved. Any parent or member of the community is welcome to attend this assembly, which will start promptly in the gym at 2:00 pm on May 30.
Have you seen Mr. Hillier and Mr. Jorgensen on top of the roof of the school? They aren't up there fixing holes. The science department has set up a live Weatherbug station for the school. Access it by going to http://achieve.weatherbug.com/WxObs/currentObs.aspx and taking the following steps:
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