By Olivia W.
It was EXTREME! If you came to see the CYMS play, The Brothers Grimm Spectaulathon, you may get this reference. The CYMS fall play has sadly come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce! My name is Olivia, and I played the role of the Talking Fish this year. My experience with the play was nothing short of spectacular! I made many new friends, learned new things, and made memories to last a lifetime!
Being a part of the cast, as well as any cast, is something very special. Everyone is extremely supporting, kind, and just fun to be around! I made many new friendships that I will cherish forever. I also learned many new things about acting and theatre. Ms. Perko taught us different stage directions, how to speak so the audience will hear you, and much more! These skills will definitely help not only in other acting-related activities, but also in real life.
Our backstage crew was also very helpful! Our show would not have been possible without them and they deserve more recognition. Additionally, our two performances were exhilarating! Being on stage and sharing a comedic story with a live audience is a priceless experience. I would highly recommend going to see other performances in our community and participating in other productions to anyone interested!
by Ms. Georg
A few of our creative panthers stayed after school on October 28 to play with stage makeup and learn some new tips for creating special effects. Participants talked about a variety of looks including Mardis Gras, Dia De Los Muertos, fairy/elf ears, etc. but the favorite always seems to be the gory stuff. They worked with latex, wax, stage blood and a personal favorite: FRESH SCAB! All of this was just in time for Halloween!
Before, during, and after school hours, Central York Middle School learners are sharing their time and talents in a variety of ways. These include: music programs, the school play, Student Council, Envirothon, Mathletes, yearbook staff, Aevidum, Optimist Club, ski and snowboard club, and many more activities. Think of a creative way to share what you are doing outside of class and publish it here!
On Team A, our English teachers encourage us to develop our literary skills through reading assignments and with hands on activities. One of the things we participate in is read-aloud. Read-alouds improve our ability to pay attention and grasp key information from a section of text. It also helps us expand our vocabulary.
We recently finished reading The Gollywhopper Games, by Jody Feldman. In this book, we follow Gil Goodson, an 8th grader in Orchard Heights. Gil participates in the Gollywhopper games, hosted by Golly Toy and Game Company. The concept of the games is that contestants must go through a series of puzzles and riddles. After each round, a number of players get eliminated. Their goal? Make it to the finals and beat the other players! The twist- everything is being broadcasted on national tv. Along the way, Gil must overcome many obstacles including, his father’s questionable relationship with the Golly Toy Company.
Our English teachers read one to two chapters aloud to us every Monday. Throughout the read aloud, all of the students were instructed to write down new characters we encounter and keep track of the different settings. At the end of each reading, we all had to write a brief summary about the section of text we “read”.
From there, students broke off into 6 different teams. We then had to answer a series of puzzles/riddles (just like the characters in the book). At the end of the class we went over the answers and tallied up our points. The interactive activity allowed students to use the information they learned from the story and apply it to a fun game. The friendly competition brought students together and made the experience more enjoyable!
“The Importance of Reading Aloud to Big Kids.” Brightly, 16 Mar. 2017, www.readbrightly.com/importance-of-reading-aloud-to-big-kids/.