The the “all school” field trip to Grand Derangement was a great success.
Airport Heights students represented their school and community very well and our families and parents should be proud (I know that staff at school is!)

We all owe a big thanks to the PTA for funding this trip and to Ms. Becker for organizing the whole event.

Hooray for Airport Heights Elementary!

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 our entire school will “hit the road” and head downtown to see Grand Dérangement. This is the third year that we’ve taken an all school field trip.

From the Alaska Junior Theater website:
The bow fires up the fiddle… the sparks fly with exciting music, visual feasts and highly poetic songs rousing the spirit and defying the audience to sit still. Straight from Nova Scotia, Grand Derangement is a high-energy Acadian step-dance and fiddling group that delivers a stunning combination of Celtic, rock and folk music. The name, meaning “great disturbance,” refers to the expulsion of the French Acadians from Canada in 1755, but also refers to the group’s desire to “rouse the audience.” Their strength today symbolizes the power of a group to hold on to its culture despite overwhelming odds. Don’t miss this inspiring show where Acadian culture ignites the stage!

Our staff and students would like to thank the PTA for this opportunity.

Here’s a little taste of what we expect to see:

 

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