Park Hill High School
Play opens: Students will present a modern version of the classic Greek tragedy, “Antigone,” Thursday through Saturday in the Performing Arts Center of the school at 7701 N.W. Barry Road.
Madison Fairfield plays the lead role of Antigone. Janessa Almstedt appears as Antigone’s sister, Ismene, and Dalton Dishman is Creon, the ruler of the city of Thebes.
Tickets for Park Hill High students are $5; all others, $7. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 816-359-5539.
Kearney School District
State recognition: Southview Elementary School has been named an Exemplary School by the Missouri Professional Learning Communities.
Statewide, 16 schools were selected for the award.
To qualify, school officials participate in training and learn to implement professional learning practices. As a result, Southview developed a “What I Need” program designed to provide daily individual attention to students with a focus on reading enrichment and intervention.
The school was recognized for its collaborative teaching culture that encourages students to achieve and succeed. Rebecca Parks is the principal.
Platte City Middle School
Musicians excel: Vocal music students exceeded expectations in the Richmond Music Festival’s solo and ensemble events.
Earning “1+” ratings were Emily Johnson and Lindsay Vanover in the girls duet event and Spencer Cupp, Ashley Griffith, Madi Kunz, Henry Lange, Joe Ragone, Ryanne Rhude, Walker Sperl and Olivia Umscheid in the mixed quartet ensemble.
The “1+” rating is given when a judge feels that the singers’ performance merits more than the highest ranking usually given.
Of the 24 Platte City students who participated in the festival, 21 earned exemplary “1” ratings and three earned outstanding ratings of “2.”
Liberty School District
Fundraiser breakfast: The Liberty School District Foundation will host a community breakfast on March 15 in Yates College Union on the campus of William Jewell College.
Superintendent Jeremy Tucker will deliver a state of the district address.
Coffee and networking begin at 7 a.m. Breakfast and the program are at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $50 a person. For more information, visit the website, www.LSDF.org, or call Nicolette Loutsch at 816-736-7119.
Compiled by Su Bacon, Special to The Star
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