On January 13th, Hillsboro School District released a tentative plan for returning to school this year. In this plan, a lot of attention was focused around the students and the order of which they will be brought back. While it is very important to consider […]
-by Kaylee Horrell
The Theatre and Drama department looks a little bit different this year at Century, as do most things nowadays.
Unfortunately, last year’s musical “The Little Mermaid” was cut short due to the closings of schools from Covid-19. This year, it is much more difficult to bring big productions like this to life, but surely there are other upcoming theatre/drama projects to look forward to. A theatre 2 student expressed their enthusiasm about being able to participate in theatre this year. “Although this year is different, theatre allows me to connect with my friends again in a really fun way.”
This year, Theatre 2, 3, and 4 are combined into one class, where they will be producing a radio play. Radio Plays were a popular form of entertainment, especially in the 1940’s. Because of our current limitations, Miss Sauve decided that this would be a perfect choice. As radio plays are solely reliant on audio performance, they are perfectly compliant with distance learning!
What play the class will be producing has not been released yet, so we will have to wait to find out! Theatre Tech 2 class will be working on another project online, which will be a choose-your-own-adventure esque activity. We are so fortunate to have these adaptable options for our theatre students and exciting “performances” for everybody to enjoy.
Along with the theatre classes, Drama club also has performance opportunities for students. Drama club is available to anybody who wants to join, the meetings are every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30.
Miss Sauve is currently working on an alternative project for the usual spring musical, that anybody will be able to participate in as we continue with distance learning. Other opportunities are in the works too. Drama club has been brainstorming some ideas like trivia and improv nights that will be available for everybody.
Currently, most projects are in the beginning stages of development, but it is no question that Miss Sauve has been working very hard and creating exciting performances for us. We are truly lucky to have so many exciting things to look forward to and even participate in!
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In late September, staff and students received the terrible news that our principal, Mrs. Guise, would be taking a break from her responsibilities due to health. Century High School as a whole was devastated and also left us in a confusing place during the school year. Not long after, we began receiving emails from Mr. Will, our support principal.
As support principal, Mr. Will carries many responsibilities and took charge of a whole school. He stated, “My title is support principal. This means I’m assisting the admin team as we all navigate CDL. I’m responsible for overseeing athletics/activities, counseling, and science departments, working with CHS Boosters, and supporting all related decisions around CDL and the return to in-person learning. Thankfully, the admin team of Mrs. Kasper, Mrs. Modolo, and Mr. Corwin are incredible administrators and people, so the transition of support has been manageable for all.”
While his responsibilities here at Century will only be temporary, Mr. Will has goals for us as a community. “Since I’m the support principal and Ms. Guise is scheduled to return in late January, my goal is to support all the excellent work already taking place at CHS.” Because of the short time he has here, he hopes to focus more on maintaining the good things we already have instead of implementing changes.
Briann Heatherington, Junior class president spoke on the change at Century. “It’s a scary time for our principal, and I’m glad we have Mr. Will to come in and help us when we need it. He was our principal throughout middle school and he was always very helpful with anything.” Although a temporary change, “It puts a lot of us at ease knowing we have help and Mrs. Guise does not have stress on her.”
Times like these are hard for everyone, as a school community, we thankfully have a great support principal to help direct us during all of this. Mr. Will shared, “Honestly, all of us just need to hang in there this year and really support one another as we all navigate these challenging times. My mantra has been for all of us to show grace, kindness, and have a growth mindset. Together we are stronger!”
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