V.I.P. tour for McKinley Elementary

Monday, May 5th.

We had group of extra special guests visit campus after the Monday performance of Lightwire Theater in Zoellner. This story is so awesome, it’s best told in pictures with a few captions.

 

Hands fly up for questions

Hands fly up for questions

Lightwire Theater artists are happy to show their costumes and answer questions

Lightwire Theater artists are happy to show their costumes and answer questions

McKinley Elementary walked up the stairs from Zoellner to Rathbone DIning Hall.

McKinley Elementary walked up the stairs from Zoellner to Rathbone Dining Hall.

LUNCH

All the students and their teachers enjoyed lunch, thanks to David Joseph and Chef John!

Associate Wrestling coach John offers a tour of the new Caruso Wrestling Complex

Associate Wrestling coach John offers a tour of the new Caruso Wrestling Complex

Shhh.. the Leigh students are studying for finals - but we snuck in to see the Linderman stained glass dome anyway.

Shhh.. the Leigh students are studying for finals – but we snuck in to see the Linderman stained glass dome anyway.

Students got to see the Packard Car - and learn the difference between Packer and Packard!

Students got to see the Packard Car – and learn the difference between Packer and Packard!

No campus tour is complete without a visit to some of the art pieces all over campus.

No campus tour is complete without a visit to some of the art pieces all over campus.

And finally, we had to share the lovely email we got from Amy John de Torres, the Community School Director at McKinley who started this whole day simply by asking if we could do it….

…thank you all from all of the students, staff, and families at McKinley Elementary Community School. Yesterday’s trip was spectacular. Everyone was mesmerized by the show—it was a truly amazing performance and a first theatre experience for almost all of our students. I’m sure the student’s expressions of delight and overflowing plates made it clear how happy they were with their lunches.  They felt very special.

I am especially thankful to each of you for helping with the campus tour. It is a beautiful campus! We enjoyed the walk, exploring the buildings, practicing our inside voices while students study for finals, observing the sculptures, and seeing first-hand the wrestling complex. Most importantly, I hope that this time on the college campus will soak into their 8-year-old minds, propelling them forward towards that goal of graduating high school and going to college for years to come. Thanks for sharing your time with us! We are already looking forward to our next trip to Lehigh University and the Zoellner Arts Center. You are a gem in the community!

Thanks to the following folks who made this day possible: David Joseph, Chef John, Amanda Webb, Jill Spotz, MaryLour Deutsch, Mary Rader, Lisa Arechiga, Margie Barry, Melanie Rehm, Candi Staurinos, Amber Hadvab, Meghan Wolf, Jane Carlin, Coach John Hughes, Coach Brad Dillon, and for the support of network, Julia Oltman, Anne Noon-Skaggs and Suzanne Irvine.

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