Spring has sprung at Bridge School, and we’ve been celebrating its arrival with games, theater, Explorations, food and lots of fun, both in school and out!
In this issue:
Under the Blue Roof…
This year’s Spring Explorations Week focused on science, with each teacher presenting a different topic. Gerry’s group explored Electricity, Sharon’s “dug into” Soil, Cynthia’s looked at the Solar System, Kimberly’s studied Geology and Diane’s investigated Weather. Diane and Sharon’s Explorations groups also enjoyed an exciting visit from local celebrity Nick Johnston, the weatherman from the Fox 44 News television station, who created a tornado in the gym! [more pictures of explorations]
We were happy to welcome back Kathy Nessen’s Kickball class for two sessions, mixed ages April 2 through 13 and olders May 14 through 25. Kathy and Cynthia co-directed, and all aspiring kickballers were able to participate.
Dick Nessen returned to direct one of his famous four-week plays, The Woman Who Owned the West, which goes up May 24. The cast and crew includes 13 student actors and a stage manager.
Annie at Town Hall Theater
The Middlebury Community Players presented nine performances of Annie, the musical, at the Town Hall Theater in March. Included among the orphans were Bridge School students Eryn Diehl, Riley Farrell and Grace Widelitz, as well as Bridge School alumna, Hattie Lindert ’11. Bridge School parent Aimee Diehl also played several parts. Interesting note: The show was staged by the Players back in 1986 with Dick Nessen in a major role, as well as Sadie Danforth-Brightman ’90 and Annie Nessen Voorhees ’88 as orphans. [more pictures]