Tuesday, July 19, 2016

2015-2016 SWCSEF Grant!

BalletMet Performs Sleeping Beauty

Students read and watched Sleeping Beauty before the field trip, so during the performance the students were asked to pay attention to the different scenes to compare and contrast the different renditions.


Several students commented that they had never been to downtown Columbus, so I knew they would be in for a treat. ! As we entered the theater, the excitement turned into pure joy as the majestic theater captured their attention. The ornately decorated walls and ceilings were the focal points as we walked up the stairs to our seats.


Students had many questions and we were lucky enough to schedule a Skype call with BalletMet’s educational director, Ambre Emory-Maier. Ms. Emory-Maier actually was one of two ‘hosts’ who greeted the audience before the performance began and helped explain pantomime to the crowd. 

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For about twenty minutes, the students fired questions at Ms. Emory-Maier about the behind-the-scenes workers, the dancers, the performance, the connection to other versions of Sleeping Beauty, and ballet in general. I’m sure the call could have lasted much longer because when we said goodbye many students still had questions they wanted answered!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

August 5 - 7 @016 Sales Tax Holiday!

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, it’s a sales tax holiday! 

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m. Ohio will be offering no sales tax on various items. This will apply to all clothing purchases $75 or less, and school supplies and school instructional purchases $20 or less.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

2015 - 2016 Grant Recipient!

"Once a home instruction student with significant cognitive and/or physical disabilities can master activities that demonstrate understanding of cause and effect they can move on to be taught other life enriching skills. All students need experiences interacting with their world with an expectation that they have choices and control."

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

August 26 - MSG Shawn T. Hannon Memorial Golf Tournament

August 26, 2016
MSG Shawn Thomas Hannon, Esq. was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 4th, 2012.  He was 44 years old and leaves behind a widow, Jamie, and almost five year old son, Evan.

Shawn was a big part of the legal community in Columbus and was proud to be a longtime member of the United States Army.  He also was a big part of the local soccer community and a huge fan of the Columbus Crew.  Shawn loved all members of his family and was overjoyed to be a father.

Please join us in celebrating Shawn’s life at the fifth annual MSG Shawn T. Hannon Memorial Golf Tournament held at Foxfire Golf Club on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 1 pm.  All proceeds go to the South-Western City Schools Education  Foundation (SWCSEF) for scholarships in Shawn’s name to deserving students.

Visit http://www.sthbmf.com/golf-info.html to register or become a hole sponsor!
Thank you for your support.