Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly School Notes Nov. 9

Butler High to host Parent University

Butler High School will host a Parent University event called Helping Students Prepare for Community College Thursday, Nov. 15.

The event, which will feature Julie Grahl, program coordinator at Central Piedmont Community College, will highlight information regarding the benefits and advantages of community college.

Both parents and students are welcome. The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the school’s media center, 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Greyfriars to host open house

Greyfriars Classical Academy will host an open house for families and prospective students Nov. 16, a Friday.

Greyfriars is a small university-style, Christian School at 2701 Rice Road in Matthews, the campus of Matthews Orthodox Presbyterian Church. The open house will give families the opportunity to hear about the university model, sit in on classes, meet faculty and current students, tour the campus, learn about courses and curriculum and review the application process.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.greyfriarsclassical. Applications for fall of 2013 will be available for students entering ninth through 12th gradeRocky River hosts Theatre Festival
Rocky River High School hosted the North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Theatre Festival Nov. 2 through 3, where both Rocky River and Butler high schools received awards.

Eleven schools presented 14 shows for the competition, hosting over 300 students, teachers and families. Executive directors of Theatre Charlotte and NCTC, the Theatre Department Chair of High Point University and professional, local actor JR Adduci, also were in attendance.

Awards were presented for both performance and technical aspects of plays. Rocky River High’s production of “The Seuss Odyssey” won four awards, the most they have ever been awarded at one competition, including Excellence in Directing for Dana Alderman; Kendall Adams won Excellence in Acting (Male); Ellie Rice, Niccolo Roditti and Amy Perzel won a Theatre Arts award for their performance of “The Cyclops” in The Seuss Odyssey; and “The Seuss Odyssey” won Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting.

Butler High School won: Distinguished Play for their performance of “The Cop and the Anthem”; Excellence in Directing for Barbara Dial Mager; Casey Daniel won Excellence in Acting; Excellence in Ensemble Acting for “Cat Hair”; Excellence in Student Design and Production: Lighting and Sound Design for Isaac Holwager and Carmina Ramos-Rodriquez; Theatre Arts Award in Costumes for Jamey Vernadore for “The Cop and the Anthem”; and Theatre Arts Award in Creative Interpretation for “Cat Hair.”

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