Nortgate hosts Arts Odyssey

Northgate School District’s annual “Arts Odyssey” held last Friday at the middle-senior high school brought together students from every grade level, along with parents and community residents, all enjoying an evening of activities that ranged from viewing the art to taking in a preview of this year’s spring musical, “Cinderella.”

The artwork was displayed throughout the entrance hallways, as well as in the art room and in the cafeteria where cabinets, tables and other projects showed off students’ skills in wood shop classes.

Following remarks from school superintendent Dr. Caroline Johns, the musical preview was held in the auditorium, along with a “Music in Our Schools” presentation.

Dr. Seuss story time in the library, food booths, a raffle and an auction combined to make an enjoyable Friday evening.

Speaking of the annual event, Joseph Peacock, principal at Avalon Elementary said, “Every year the Fine Arts Committee looks for ways the Arts Odyssey can further engage our school community by showcasing the many talents of our students. Friday night encompassed our entire community as we celebrated the arts in all of our schools. We truly appreciate everyone's ongoing support that continues to make this event a success every year.”

Pictured above at right, Design and Build Team members (from l.): Reagan Michalski, Rilea Kenneally Carrie Wynn, Aiyana Hilliard, and Connor Patterson display their creations at the Arts Odyssey. Team adviser Karen Klicker explains, “The Design and Build Team is comprised of 4th-6th grade students who meet after school to creatively solve design challenges using the engineering design process while learning to use a variety of tools and materials.”