Students Show Communities Come Together 'No Matter What'
By Dara Mormile
Last Thursday's presentation by classes 303 and 307, entitled "No Matter What," was a heartfelt tribute to the victims and heroes of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in August 2005.
The play was part of the students' social studies curriculum and each scene interpreted events during and after Hurricane Katrina.
Third grade teachers Fran Cohen and Nicolette O'Neal asked students to choose a scene that best conveyed the idea of community members helping each other.
In addition to writing songs, students, teachers - and their family members - created various stage props and costumes to bring the play to life. Students from both classes said it was rewarding for them to work together and show what a community really is.
Cohen said the students did an excellent job and she thanked third grade assistant principal Elizabeth Mitchell for inspiring the teachers to take on the project with their classes.