Lakeview students to present ‘Safari Adventure’

Published 9:00 am Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Lakeview kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes will present their program, “Safari Adventure,” on Friday, May 7. Performances are in the Lakeview gym at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The students have been working hard learning songs and dances and creating artwork for the show.

Choir takes short trip

Members of the Albert Lea High School concert choir recently went on a short trip to the Minneapolis area. On Sunday, April 18, they toured the Minnesota Institute of Art. Many students enjoyed seeing the actual art up close that they had been studying in their humanities classes.

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The next stop was the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, where they saw a production of “Footloose.” The group spent the night in the Twin Cities, and the next morning went to Lakeville North High School to sing for the select choir there. The Lakeville students also sang for the Albert Lea students.

The last stop was St. Olaf College in Northfield, Iowa, where the students sang for Chris Aaspaas. He gave them many suggestions for improvement and encouraged them to continue working toward expressive singing in their upcoming performances.

The concert choir will perform at the annual Big Nine Music Festival along with all the schools of the Big Nine Conference on Friday, May 7. They will perform at 9:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester. The public is invited to attend those performances.

Screening set for May 13

The state requires a check of vision, hearing and developmental growth of all children before starting kindergarten. The Albert Lea School District will conduct a free screening at Brookside Education Center for children starting kindergarten on Thursday, May 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. If your child has not been screened, call Julie at 379-4843 or e-mail to schedule your child’s 60- to 75-minute appointment.

Halverson first-graders help plant trees

Jessica Rassler’s first-grade class from Halverson Elementary helped the city plant trees on Monday at Memorial Park as part of the city’s Arbor Day activities.