Thursday, March 27, 2008

An Impressive Performance

I must write to inform you that any Woodbury resident would have been proud of the Woodbury Public Schools last night if he or she was in attendance at the Board of Education meeting to hear our students perform.

Mr. Dunham, principal of the Jr.-Sr. High School, had three different sets of students involved in the program –

  • Two students sang a song they originally performed in the cafeteria-based, February Black History “Open Mic” celebration,
  • Three students read original poetry that each fashioned in the high school’s new Creative Writing elective class, and
  • Nine students provided the board members with personal reflections on the value of being part of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program in the high school.

At the conclusion of the presentation, our board members praised the students and teachers present for the wonderful insight into the successes that were part of this 2007-08 school year.

I want to thank Mrs. Dunham, Mrs. Sokolovic (Creative Writing teacher), Mrs. Fitzgerald (AVID teacher), Mrs. Cohen (AVID director) and all of the students involved in the board presentation (see below). It was a powerfully uplifting event.

Open Mic
Darnell Donohue, Grade 9,
Juwan Daniels-Dyer, Grade 9

Creative Writing
Adrienne Curry, Grade 10
Kim Erskine, Grade 12
Tangeleke Rothmiller, Grade 12

Karon Gibson
Teddy Johnson
Keyona Nelson
William Pearson
Qua'Dera Riche
Maya Rhodes


James Jones
Katharine Mooney
JaLisa Wilson

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