6:30 PM School Board Meeting
GHS Drama Club presents Burgertown. The Grandview High School Drama Club is staging a production of Burgertown: A Musical in Two Acts. The play is based on a book by Ken Jones. Students will be staging the musical on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. All shows will be at 7 p.m. at Grandview Middle School. The cost of admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. The play is rated PG-13.
Superintendent appoints experienced candidates to two district positions. On Monday, April 18, Grandview Superintendent Kevin Chase appointed former Grandview High School principal Mike Closner to the position of Executive Director of Teaching and Learning. Closner will be taking over for Wilma Kozai who is retiring at the end of this school year. Closner is a veteran administrator in the district and has spent the past few months working side-by-side with Kozai and the instructional support staff. Chase also permanently appointed Kim Casey to the position of Grandview High School principal. Casey has been serving in that capacity since the beginning of second semester. Prior to stepping in as principal at GHS Casey had been serving as principal of Compass High School. Casey also has a long history with the district, where she has worked as both a teacher and administrator. We welcome both Mike Closner and Kim Casey to their new positions.
Extra Mile Student Center offering students outlet for academics and creativity. The Extra Mile Student Center is offering two new spring programs for students in grades seven through 12. Upgrade is an academic support program. Through the program students can get extra help, motivation and incentive to up their grades. To take part in the program, which offers rewards for hard work, students need to sign up at the center. The Extra Mile Student Center is also hosting a Masterpiece Showcase, which will feature artwork, poetry, photography, creative writing and musical performances by students in grades seven through 12. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Students will need to submit their pieces or audition for a live performance by Wednesday, May 4.
The Grandview School District is looking for a way to show people what it’s all about, and school officials are doing that with with a little help from a dedicated group of high school students.
For Nashville’s Jonathon Kingham bringing music to schools is a mission. Over the years he’s spent time playing and working with students at schools everywhere from Montana to Tennesse.
It’s hard to imagine a gym full of elementary school children could be so quiet, but when Seattle musician Arturo Rodriguez challenged their listening skills that’s exactly what happened.