Saturday, August 18, 2007

Welcome Back! Thanks for Visiting Our Department Blog!

Welcome back to a fantastic 2007-2008 year and to the LCHS Drama Blog. If you haven't done so yet, take our fall play survey for 2007-2008. We'll be making important decisions soon.

For those of you new to us, this is another place for us to share information about the LCHS Drama Department, ITS Activities, Drama Club Activities and production information that is aimed to assist us in "Continuing Our Winning Tradition of Excellence." We will be using the LC Website for most of our information this year. On the blog, though, we have a chance to create an on-line community and have discussions.

This has been a great way to share photos, calendars, student testimonials and also archive "hands-on" work done in the LCHS Drama Department. We'll test this out to see how effective a tool it is for learning and promoting excellence within the already successful Drama Department at Lewis Central High School. Welcome!

Mr. M.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Exciting Year Planned for 2007

Happy new school year to one and all!

I hope you've had a summer that you can remember positively because of what you've accomplished, how you've spent your time and that you're ready to help us "carry on our 'Winning Tradition of Excellence.'"

Our first major production is just around the corner. We have selected several short, short-lists.

Like many of you, I've been really busy this summer. I've worked on tons of projects, traveled lots and kicked-off my campaign to be ISEA's next Vice-President. We also have a "tentative calendar put together for the year. Take a look at the Drama Calendar for 2007-2008 here. We still need to have all the Performing Arts faculty sit down to iron out conflicts. But this is pretty close.

Anyways, it's time for us to make some decisions. I hope you're excited to be part of this process. So, here's some things that we need to start taking care of to maintain our place in the program's great history:

(1) We have a brochure prepared for all of our "new students" and want to give it to them on their first day of school like we did last year. E-Mail to tell me whether you're going to be there to help or not. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU PASS OUT THESE LETTERS AND WELCOME OUR NEW STUDENTS. These first impressions are very important. They are part of our program's future.

(2) We have to start planning for our season. Please take a moment to respond to the poll questions to the right.

(3) ITS members and the seniors need to sit down and look at our short lists. We need to choose our fall play and--as you can see--we're going to do it a little differently this year.

(4) We need to organize our "CARE PACKAGE" program for all the cool kids who are going off to college. I have a great piece to put in their packages.

(5) We need to decide how we're going to put our ITS Meetings together. We have reserved the second Tuesday of each month for our grouop.

(6) We need to get busy with our seniors. It's time to help you put together your resumes, get letters of recommendation stared, time to prepare for standardized tests if you need to improve your score or get one, time to find you some scholarship money and time to put a plan of action for the year together. This needs to be a big priority.

It's exciting to start off with lots of good goals in mind. I hope that you're excited.

Let me know what you're thinking. So, don't just read this--respond! What you think matters. Please be honest--with politeness. I hope that you're as excited as I am about a great new year.

Please fill out the survey questions that are on the sidebar. If they don't show up, try refreshing a few times. It's a glitch in the code. Auditions are early this year... LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE.

I'm excited to work with you again this year. You guys rock!

Here's to us,

Mr. McLaughlin