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The Show Must Go On: CHS Prepares for a Virtual Broadway Extravaganza

While performing a musical for a live audience isn’t possible this year, CHS students and staff won’t let that stop them from putting together a Broadway Extravaganza.

Students interested in participating have been asked to prepare an audition video of a Broadway song to submit to Tim Kennard, drama director; Mala Kennard, director of music; and Thomas Watts, orchestra director. They will also submit an audition application and signed confidentiality agreement.

Those who are selected to perform in the extravaganza will receive coaching like they would for a typical musical. They will also wear costumes, and have a backdrop, set and props for their performances. Each student will have a scheduled time to come in after school for their performance to be recorded by Vanessa George and the Cavs Media students.

The high school orchestra will also prepare medleys from three Broadway musicals and will be recorded in the same way. These pieces will be in the beginning, middle and end of the show with individual student performances in between. An emcee will introduce each piece, providing context about the source of the show and the student performing.

The show will be edited into a video that will be presented for virtual viewing. While admission cannot be charged for the show, the department is asking for donations to help cover the production costs. The Broadway Extravaganza will be released around the end of the school year.

If you have questions, please reach out to Tim Kennard at timothy.kennard@ccsd.us.

Partnership with Mt. Logan Community Center Grows

We’re thrilled to announce that the district’s partnership with Mt. Logan Community Center continues to expand through the Hopewell Health Centers, Inc., Sojourner YouthBuild program, The Assistance HouseSpectrumCare and Chillicothe-Ross Public Library Branch. Mt. Logan also houses personnel for the CCSD online programming made available to students due to COVID-19, as well as three preschool units.

Below is information about some of the programs offered through our partnership with Mt. Logan.

 

Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. is a full-function primary healthcare center with a full-time certified nurse practitioner. The center serves as a gateway for patients to access to the healthcare programs that Hopewell Health offers. The center's hours are 1 – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hopewell Health Centers, Inc. has also utilized the Mt. Logan facility for vaccine distribution and on the first day of vaccines were administered, Lieutenant Governor Husted paid the center a visit. Video coverage of his visit can be found here.

 

The Assistance House helps Ross County residents afford short-term emergency expenses that would pose a tremendous hardship for them, such as auto repair, unusually large utility bills or gas to get to a medical appointment. These expenses would place the client in a situation where they could no longer afford a critical bill like their monthly rent.

Clients are seen by appointment only and must be interviewed to determine whether they qualify for services. Before providing services, they discuss the client’s current needs, household budget and financial goals. Progress made towards these goals is discussed during each appointment, and they offer monthly food budgeting classes to help work toward these goals.

To make an appointment, call 740-774-3560.

 

YouthBuild is a job training, educational and leadership development program run by Sojourners Care Network for young adults between the ages of 16-24 who have not completed high school or who are underemployed. Learn more about the program and the types of projects students work on at https://youtu.be/mus6iNciXGw.

 

SpectrumCare is an organization that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, consultation, parent and professional training and supplemental education services throughout southeastern Ohio. The district is finalizing its partnership with SpectrumCare, which will provide in-home therapy services and in-clinic therapy and will provide supplemental educational services and special education tutoring for the school district.

 

Chillicothe-Ross Public Library has everything for parents looking for engaging and instructional programming for their children, students looking for reliable information for school reports, someone new to technology trying to find where to begin, an organization looking for space and resources or someone just looking for a good book or movie. The Mt. Logan Branch Library is open Monday-Thursday 3 - 7 p.m.

 

To learn more about Mt. Logan Community Center and its services, visit https://www.ccsd.us/4/Content2/mtlhomepage.