The Middle School Musical: Shrek the Musical, Jr.

Once upon a time, in the land of Far, Far, Away in the province of Duloc a middle school adventure began in a swamp inhibited by an ogre named Shrek and invaded by a group of fairy tale characters who were forced to leave their homes because they did not quite fit in…

Cathy Berghahn, (middle school musical director), tells the story of the middle school musical, Shrek the Musical, Jr. Continue reading

High School Musical: Leap of Faith

The high school musical cast and crew reflect on this year’s production of Leap of Faith–the story of Jonas Nightengale, a con-man hoping to swindle money from the good folks of Sweetwater Kansas. Instead he finds his soulmate and a possible road to personal redemption, if only he can learn the true meaning of faith. Continue reading

Ikebana: Lisa Okazaki and the Way of Flower Arrangement

Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano (Japan Center Co-Directors) welcome Lisa Okazaki (Grade 12) to the Japan Center, where she is offering monthly presentations on ikebana during activity period.

This school year, the Japan Center will focus on the theme of dou ( ). The character 道, read michi or dou in Japanese, translates to “path” or “the way of,” respectively. The latter dou is a term used to denote the fundamental principle underlying a system of thought or belief, an art or a skill. It is commonly used to describe the code of behavior in traditional Japanese disciplines. Continue reading