On Thursday, March 12th, Broadway veterans and authors Andrew Keenan Bolger and Kate Wetherheadwill visited SAA to talk to 3rd - 8th graders. Their first book for younger readers, Jack and Louisa: Act 1, has just been released. ("I just finished it and loved it!" -Mrs. Kraut) Mr. Keenan-Bolger has appeared on Broadway in "Newsies," "Mary Poppins," "Seussical, "and "Beauty and the Beast." Ms. Wetherhead originated the role of Chutney in "Legally Blonde: The Musical" and is a fixture on the New York stage. Together they created the popular web series, "Submissions Only," which was hailed as one of Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Things We Love." The authors happily signed and personalized copies of Jack and Louisa on day of their visit.
SAA was represented by four students at the State Chess Tournament this past weekend. Congratulations to all participants, as well as one in particular for winning 2nd place in State in his category! This is the first time SAA has participated in the state chess tournament, and given our strong initial showing, we're confident our involvement will continue to grow in the years ahead.
Kindergartners put their battery operated Rover together with electronic snap circuits and a print outlining how to build a circuit with sound and light!