Dr. Seuss on stage this weekend [UPDATED]Published 10:40am Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Updated 12:42pm Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The public is invited to attend Seussical, the fall musical at the Fergus Falls High School. According to Music Theater International, the musical is for all ages. Some of Dr. Seuss’ best-loved stories create an unforgettable theme.
Public performances will be held at the Kennedy Secondary School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10; 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets costs are: $6 for adults and $4 students at the door. No passes will be honored for this production.
The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) for this musical adventure. Horton, the kind, good-natured elephant, hears a small cry for help coming from a small speck of dust.
He promises to rescue and guard it because “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”
On that small speck of dust lives JoJo, an imaginative young Who. JoJo has astounding “thinks,” in which anything’s possible, but his parents believe this creativity is inappropriate for the son of the mayor of Who-Ville.
Will the planet of Who survive? Will the Jungle of Nool animals convict Horton of being a fool? Will Horton pay attention to Gertrude? Will Maysie ever return for her egg?
Dr. Seuss’s classic characters are intertwined in an incredible adventure, but the power of imagination and the most miraculous “think” ever save the day.
Thirty students comprise the cast, sixteen students the orchestra, and ten students have been working with technical requirements.
Michelle Danielson directs the vocals, Craig Peterson the orchestra, Ethan Johnson the technical, Nancy Reard the costumes, and Lowell Carpenter is the overall director.
to Math Team and teachers
The Otters won first place in the AA school division at the 41st Annual Northern Minnesota Math Contest held on Oct. 29th at Bemidji State University.
The team score is calculated by adding up the top three students from each school. John Makielski took 2nd place overall and 1st place in the AA division.
Other members of the winning team from Fergus Falls included Connor Danielson, and a tie for the third spot between Hayden Devorak and David Schneck.
Our School District had 29 students travel to BSU to take the exam – competing against a total of 430 students in the senior high division.
The AA team scores were as follows: 1.) Fergus Falls – 73; 2.) Bemidji – 71; 3.) Detroit Lakes – 66 and 4.) Thief River Falls – 64. Congratulations to our math teachers – Travis Johnson, Dan Lawson, Troy Lee, Lynette Schirmers, Miranda Steer, Brad Strand, Marsha Talley, and Lindy Zsedeny — for their contributions to the students’ success.
Governor’s deer hunting opener Friday, Saturday
On Friday, November 8th Fergus Falls is hosting the Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (PWLC).
The local and state host group is impressed and excited about the educational component of this event involving the Prairie Science Classes (PSC). As a school district, we are excited for the Governor’s involvement in this event, too – especially to showcase our passion for environmental education.
Congratulations to Danielson and our volleyball team
Last Saturday, Connor Danielson placed 48th of 178 runners in the AA State Cross Country Meet.
This was Connor’s second consecutive time participating in this state event and his year-round training and hard work paid off!
The Otter volleyball team is headed to their first state tournament! Their victory over Thief River Falls on Saturday night was one of the best matches played all year.
They’ll match up against Belle Plaine at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the state quarterfinals. Go Otters.