Submitted by Robyn Flory, Fine Arts Specialist at North Fork School
NORTH FORK – The students at North Fork School were very busy all year with music, drama and visual arts, and finished their year with performances that wowed their audiences full of family and friends.
At their Open House in May the students’ talents were showcased, with North Fork School Beginning Band & Percussion performing, along with poetry and music from our Kindergarten through 5th Graders.
Before all the parents went to check out their classrooms, all the children sang a heartfelt rendition of “Over the Rainbow.”
In the auditorium during the performances, the students’ artwork was displayed, which allowed them to showcase their talent with visual arts.
Also in May, as the school year was winding down, the 4th graders performed a play called The Days of ’49, which takes place in the Gold Rush days here in our Sierra Foothills. Along with all of the students becoming these characters to bring our history to life, there were songs and dancing to make this so much fun for them.
Ending their year with “Drama” were the 6th and 7th graders tackling Shakespeare. In one evening, they performed scenes from Julius Caesar, A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Macbeth.
There was even a bit of North Fork Royalty with jesters, and kings and queens!
(Pictured are some of our 6th and 7th graders who performed on this evening)
All of these great programs, which directly benefit our kids, are able to continue because of the donations of our incredible organizations and citizens of North Fork.
We are looking forward to next year when our North Fork School children can once again experience the arts, enriching their hearts and their minds as only “The Arts” can do.
Thank you North Fork community for all of your love and support through the years! Have a great summer!