Antioch School Section :: Page 2

  • Chim chim cheroo at Antioch School

    The Antioch School older group will perform Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clifton Opera House. Students in the production are, from left, front row, Kai Maruyama; middle row, Grant Crawford, Cessi Jones, Jorie Sieck, Ket Snyder White, Kaden Boutis, Zachary Brintlinger-Conn, Ella Comerford; back row, Graham Arnett, Sulayman Chappelle, Zenya Hoff-Miyazaki, Eli Jones, Carter Griffin, Brice Bogan, Forrest Rowe. Evelyn Potter and Miles Sturm are not pictured. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Antioch School older group students can now spell one of the longest words in the English language — supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. And they can sing it, too.

  • See the magic of ‘Mary Poppins’

    The Antioch School older group will perform Mary Poppins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clifton Opera House. Students in the production are, from left, front row, Kai Maruyama; middle row, Grant Crawford, Cessi Jones, Jorie Sieck, Ket Snyder White, Kaden Boutis, Zachary Brintlinger-Conn, Ella Comerford; back row, Graham Arnett, Sulayman Chappelle, Zenya Hoff-Miyazaki, Eli Jones, Carter Griffin, Brice Bogan, Forrest Rowe. Evelyn Potter and Miles Sturm are not pictured. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Antioch School older group presents Mary Poppins and all its magic this weekend at the Clifton Opera House.

  • 90 years child-centered learning

    Comedian Julia Sweeney, center, will perform at the Antioch School’s 90th anniversary auction gala next month. Sweeney, a cast member on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s, was persuaded to come by Kipra Heerman, left, and Liz Griffin, right, of the Antioch School development committee, who drove to Chicago to tell her about one of the nation’s older alternative schools last fall. (Submitted photo)

    To keep the Antioch School, one of America’s oldest independent schools alive, its board and development committee will put on an anniversary auction gala next month commemorating the Antioch School’s 90th school year to raise $25,000 for tuition scholarships and operating expenses.

  • With chess, thinking and fun unite

    During last week’s tournament that wrapped the Emily Bailey Arts Residency, local chess mentor Omar Durrani counseled Antioch School students on their chess moves. Counterclockwise from bottom left are Marin Wirrig, Ceron Gomez, Henry Wirrig, Tim Bold, Tahlia Potter and Lida Boutis. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Older Group boys at the Antioch School began lobbying about a year ago to make chess the focus of the school’s annual artist-in-residency for the annual Emily Bailey arts residency.

  • The Antioch School— A grand experiment going strong

    Antioch School older group students learned how to strum and sing “Oh my darling Clementine” on the new ukeleles teacher Chris Powell added this school year to their musical education tool kit. Clockwise from Powell are Forrest Row, Kaden Boutis, Jorie Sieck, Ket White, Evelyn Potter, Grant Crawford and Ella Comerford. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In its 90th year, the Antioch School — one of the nation’s oldest — will once again craft lessons around the passions of its students, all the while continuing its longstanding traditions and tested instruction methods, teachers said last week.

  • A magical ‘Aladdin’ at the Antioch School

    Playing the lead actors in Aladdin, the Antioch School musical next weekend will be, from left, Sophie Schellhammer, Jorie Sieck, Saskia Brogan, Jesse Beard, Landon Rhoads (in back), Ella Comerford, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn and Samantha Bold. In front is Eli Jones. The play will be presented Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At the Antioch School, things get done a bit differently, and that includes the school musical. As befits a school that advocates a holistic approach to learning, the children are involved in all phases of the production, from choosing the play to picking their character, from designing their costume to decorating the set.

  • Antioch School kids feel the beat

    Kids love drums. Performer and educator Eric “The Fish” Paton thinks he knows why. “There’s this sense of personal expression that’s possible,” Paton said in a recent interview, comparing introducing drums to a group of children with introducing oboes, a process that would take considerably longer. “Everyone can find their voice quickly.”

  • Everything on wheels

    Ket White beams after completing her ride (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Antioch School organized a bike riding event to raise money for its scholarship fund last Sunday.

  • Antioch School enlivens a classic

    The cast from the Antioch School’s musical production of The Wizard of Oz tried on their costumes for a rehearsal last week. From left, Weymar Osborne as the Lion, Danny Grote as the Tin man, Henry Potts-Rubin as the Scarecrow, Cecila Comerford as Dorothy, Anna Williamson as the Wizard, Landon Rhoads as Toto, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn as Auntie Em and Jorie Seick as Mrs. Gulch. The show opens at the Clifton Opera House on Friday, May 7, at 7 p.m., and shows again on Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Anyone who has been alive for longer than five years has likely seen the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. But far fewer have read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the novel published by Frank Baum in 1900, which the Antioch School students say is more complicated and slightly more vicious.

  • Plucky harpists learn some string theory at Antioch School

    Artist-in-residence Holly Pratt spent a week at The Antioch School sharing her love of harp music and history. Pictured are students Landon Rhoads (far left), Danny Grote, Cecila Comerford and Francesca Brecha.

    The children sat on a rug in a semicircle around the visiting harpist in the art/science room at The Antioch School, each hugging her or his own child-sized harp, their faces pressed close to the strings.

12

Weather forecast by WP Wunderground & Denver Snow Removal