On November 8, 2019, our school hosted our fourth annual art celebration and fundraising event — ARTrageous 2019.
Art was celebrated in all forms from food, dancing, live music, written and spoken word, to gallery art and a live drama performance from our very own TLC GrowZone Players.
The TLC GrowZone Players always steal the show and give audiences a great preview of the spectacular performances you’ll see at our annual Spring Musical. This year’s performance was a spin on a old time radio show called The Thin Man.
Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the arts at TLC!
At the beginning of each school year, TLC students sell mums as a fundraiser for Parents Involved (PI.) This year, students with the most sales won gift cards. All funds will be used by PI to help pay for school supplies.
Each Halloween students at The Learning Center Charter School participate in their annual Makers Mash. Students make decorated/carved pumpkins, monsters from upcycled materials, and come dressed in costumes in all sorts of categories such as traditional, upcycled, yearly themed and group categories. Judges are on hand to pick winners in a wide variety of categories and even award cash prizes. This yearly Maker event gets the creative juices flowing and gets students thinking about the school’s annual School Maker Faire held each March.
National School Lunch Week was October 14-18th and The Learning Center Charter School celebrated with a cultural culinary exploration each day for lunch.
The National School Lunch Program serves more than 30 million children every school day. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. During the annual weeklong celebration, schools across the country celebrate in their cafeterias with special menus and events.
Hilary Ehlers, Child Nutrition Director at the charter school, decided
that this year’s celebration would be a cultural exploration of food found
around the world. The nutrition staff
and teachers worked together in the planning to ensure that students would
learn about the highlighted global cultures while getting the opportunity to
try the corresponding foods at lunchtime.
Each day a new country and its foods were presented to the
students. Greece, Italy, Thailand,
Mexico and the Caribbean were all part of the week. Ravioli, egg rolls, fried rice, fajitas, jerk
chicken, pineapple salsa and coconut rice were just some of the delicious
things on the menu.
“Our goal was to introduce new foods and flavors to our students,” said
Ehlers. She added that the enthusiasm
about trying new foods far exceeded her expectations.
“Food is such a fundamental part of the human experience and exposing
our students to cultures around the world through food has been so much fun for
everyone at our school,” said Ehlers. She added that many of the new foods will
become regular features on the school’s lunch menus.
If you love supporting the Arts in our community, especially
in our schools, then you will want to be at ARTrageous 2019 on November 8th
at The Learning Center Charter School.
ARTrageous is an annual, themed celebration of the Arts. The
event features music, dancing, dramatic performances, galleries of student work
This year’s theme is an old time radio show. Students have studied what entertainment was
like in the 1920s and 1930s before television.
The school’s theater troupe, the Grow Zone Players, will be performing
an actual episode of “The Thin Man” while also creating the sound effects from
“The Thin Man” was a weekly radio show that starred Nick and
Nora as crime detectives solving a mysterious case each week.
“This is a different style of performance than we’ve done in
the past but one that our young actors are very excited to share with our
community,” said drama program director, Ryan Bender.
Along with displays of student work and delicious hors
d’oeuvres, there will be local performers including members of the Ridgeline
Literary Alliance. The TLC Grow Zone
Players will present their live radio performance of “The Thin Man” at 7:30pm.
Mark your calendar for ARTrageous 2019 on Nov 8th
at 6pm at The Learning Center Charter School located at 945 Conaheeta Street in
Murphy. Adult tickets are $10 and
students are $5.
Our 4th Annual ARTrageous event is scheduled for November 8, 2019 at 6:00pm in our Auditorium. This annual event features student written and visual art, art from our local community, live performances and a special production from our very own GrowZone Players. This year’s theme is Old Time Radio Show and you won’t want to miss it. Stop by the front office to grab tickets for this awesome! annual event. $5 per student and $10 per adult. All money raised goes to support the Arts at our school.
At the beginning of the school year, fifth grade teacher Ms. Gina planned a get together with her students and their families at a local pizza place. Ms. Gina does this each school year as a way to get to know her students and set the stage for a wonderful school year.