Students jump rope for American Heart Association.
On February 8th and 9th, NFS students are participating in a Jump Rope for Heart event! During their PE class, they will jump rope to support the American Heart Association. Students are encouraged to wear as much red as possible and to bring in financial contributions from their family and friends. The school is aiming for 100% participation in jumping and trying to reach a collective goal of $2,500 for funds raised.
On February 8, students at NFS were treated to a performance by the Warp Trio from New York City. Warp Trio is a group of three musicians – Mikael Dormane plays piano, Josh Henderson plays violin, and Gemma Nam was subbing for their regular cellist. Their repertoire defies a traditional piano trio - spanning classical, jazz, and popular music. The trio began their performance with two original compositions. Then they played a Duke Ellington song about the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Following this, they invited four volunteer students to help them with the next piece, where the musicians accompanied a story that the students told, which ended up being about 5th grade Teacher, Courtney, living on the planet Venus and eating blue spinach! Their set also included a piece by Bach, and then a creative piece that began with Bach, but then incorporated original composition by the group members.
Students were excited to ask the musicians questions and found out that the group had been playing together for two years and that they all are involved in many other musical groups. They all love playing music. A first grade student was curious where they each attended first grade, and we found out that Mikael was in North Carolina for first grade, Josh was in Tampa, Florida, and Gemma was in Seoul, South Korea. Josh started thinking seriously about pursuing a career playing music when he was 12 years old, while Mikael didn’t come to that decision until he was in college.
The melodious and creative sounds from these three fine musicians was a great way to start the week!
Please join us for an Information Session, scheduled throughout the school year. We welcome you to tour the school, meet teachers and students and learn more about our dynamic, student-centered classrooms.
Our next session will be at 9:00 on February 26th. Registration is available online, and we look forward to seeing you soon!