The Larimore High School drama department is working toward opening night of “Little Shop Of Horrors”. They’ll perform April 13-15, 2012 at the Avalon Theater in Larimore. Friday and Saturday night’s shows are at 7:30, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for students from any school, and preschoolers are free.
“Little Shop Of Horrors” follows orphan Seymour Krelborn (Caleb Behm) and his co-workers (Ashley Nelson and Zach Pulford) at a run-down flower shop in a tough, urban setting. He finds a rare and exotic plant (voiced by Kyler Renfrow with Seth Pifer, puppeteer) that may hold the key to fame and fortune for everyone, but at what cost? “Little Shop is at once a spoof of the horror films of the 1950’s, a spoof of movie musicals, and at the same time a fascinating look at our morality, and how far we’ll go to get what we want.” Director McMahon continues, “we’ve worked hard to make this a good show for all ages and families, but still maintaining the integrity of the show. From my desk, we have the opportunity to put a fantastic show on stage in a few weeks”.
At Larimore Elementary School, students are being encouraged to “Chill Out and Read!” In past years, a reading incentive program has been a large part of the push to get kids to read more. This year, the focus is on spending more time reading at school and helping kids learn to love reading. The incentive program is used to help determine appropriate level books, set goals, and monitor progress toward goals, but the reward comes from developing a love of reading.
At a recent school assembly the reading theme, “Chill Out and Read”, was officially launched. The Polar Bear, being Larimore School’s mascot, is the perfect reading role model and is found reading a book on the front of t-shirts bearing the slogan. All students and staff wore the t-shirts to the assembly and were especially thrilled to see the “real” Polar Bear make an appearance. After the Polar Bear roused the crowd to get excited about reading, all settled in for a 15 minute reading session. Students were again surprised to see a favorite book character, “Corduroy”, appear on stage as the Polar Bear read the book by the same name.
Part of learning to enjoy reading is to have fun-whether students are reading, talking about books, or sharing books. Some
classrooms have invited in guest readers, others have established book clubs where kids can talk about books they are reading with their peers. Most teachers at Larimore Elementary are taking part in their own Book Study, reading a book that highlights ways to encourage students to LOVE to read, not just HOW to read. If you peek into a classroom, don’t be surprised if you see students strewn about on bean bags, carpets, coats, and the like….they are just doing what their teacher has told them to do: “Chill Out and Read!”
The Larimore Public School Wellness Committee is hosting Fun-Tastic Foods on Monday, November 14. The event will feature a demonstration of how to make Mediterranean Marina Chicken Pasta by chef Nathan Shepherd of the Blue Moose. This is the first of what will hopefully be many evenings that focus on healthy eating options. Seating is limited so sign up now! See the attached flier or contact Larry Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
significant blemishes or spoiled areas. Please wash any items before bringing them in. To donate items, contact the Larimore Public School main office at 701-343-2366.
The beginning of the school year is arrivingquickly. The first day of classes is Wednesday, August 24. Registration for the 2011-12 school years will be Wednesday, August 17 from 8:00am-5:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm and also on Thursday, August 18 from 8:00am-4:00pm. If you cannot register on either of these days, then please contact a principal in advance to make an appointment.
We’re looking forward to a great year!
The Larimore Drama Club is putting the final touches on itâ€™s spring musical,Â “Schoolhouse Rock, Live!”. Â The show features twelve songs from the Saturday Â morning cartoon series of that name. “This show is a little different than what
the Drama Club is used to,” explains Jeff McMahon, the show’s director. “It’s a song and dance revue, so it’s song after song. It takes a lot of effort to sing and dance for more than an hour without a break!”.
Showings of “Schoolhouse Rock, Live!” are April 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Avalon Theater in Larimore, ND. Â Showtimes are 7:30pm Friday and Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 2:30pm.Â Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for students and will be available at the door.
Cast and crew members include Hannah Holter, Susan Pifer, Shay Knutson, Sandy Pifer, Holley Kramchuck, Caleb Behm, Jessica Georgeson, Jenn Klayson and Danica McDonald. (click on a picture to enlarge)
A Wellness Committee is working to make the Larimore Public School District a healthier place.Â Among theÂ committee’s activities is a study ofÂ Â the new Food Service proposals from the US Department of Agriculture.Â Â The committee has met twice so far to make suggestions for adding new menu items, upgrading the salad bar, and providing fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis in both schools.Â The kitchen staff is key to this process and has been very receptive to trying new ideas.Â As the committee continues its work, food offerings and presentation will continue to be reviewed and educational opportunities will be explored.Â The committee will also discuss how the Larimore Schools can build on current activities to promote general fitness.
The Larimore High School Drama Department presented “Somebody Save My Baby, Ruth” on January 22 and 23, 2011.Â The melodrama, by Billy St. John,Â involves Mr. Swindle and his not-so-brainy sidekick who are determined to do whatever it takes to get the sweetshop from Mrs. Praline.Â Â Â The 13 cast and crew members were directed by Mr. Jeff McMahon.Â
The group’s next performance will be the musical “Schoolhouse Rock Live” which will be performed April 1-3, 2011 at the Avalon Theater in Larimore.