Congratulations, Rashkis and Rolesville!

April 24, 2017








Congratulations to Rashkis and Rolesville Elementary Schools and their fourth grade students and teams for their outstanding performances on Thursday and Friday in The Collision: Technology Meets the Arts. 


Rashkis' program marks its 12th year of the Arts in Action program, the longest running school and the first to host our innovative performing arts program. LEAD teacher and Direction was by Andrew Lamar and Assistant Direction was led by Christiana Barnett-Murphy. 


Rolesville held its first performance after entering the program this year. LEAD teacher was Christiana Barnett-Murphy and Assistant Direction was led by Sue Smith. 


This year's program was written and directed by Alton Tisino with musical direction by Doug Largent. Narration was by Yolanda Rabun. 


Fourth grade students tied their dancing into the curriculum and learned about creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and connectivity. Students explored the Age of Enlightenment, mad scientists and the wonder of technology through the radio, cell phones, and artificial intelligence. They danced through the binary code, felt the pull of magnetism, and became robots. 


On behalf of the children we serve, thank you to parents and our guests for attending both performances at both schools. Thanks also to our wonderful supporters for making this program possible. We thank Rashkis PTA and Rolesville PTA for their support of Arts in Action. In addition, we thank Tracy Strong, Michelle Wood, and the Rashkis PTA, as well as our in-school liaison at Rolesville Elementary, Patricia Russick, and the amazing 4th grade teachers and staff, for their support of NC Arts in Action. 


Photo Credits: MaryBeth Carpenter

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