News and Announcements

National Junior Art Honor Society!

Posted by Jason King at Sep 18, 2020 12:04PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The National Art Education Association began the National Junior Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art and to generate interest in art programs at the secondary level and beyond. Students inducted to the NJAHS will be nominated for the NAHS.

The deadline to sign-up is October 1st for Middle School Visual Arts Students (grades 6-8). Please reach out to Mr. Boardman if you have any questions and to sign-up:

Applause Awards Shout Outs!

Posted by Jason King at Sep 16, 2020 11:49AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Congratulations to Alex Sheffield and Hannah Nagle, both WPS alumni, for earning Senior Scholarships awarded by sponsors during the Dr. Phillips Center Applause Awards ceremony. Michael Crocetti performed in the opening and closing numbers during the ceremony. Alex Sheffield and Sophia Bresciani performed during the solo medleys performance. Congratulations!

Cast announced for No Body To Murder!

Posted by Jason King at Sep 4, 2020 12:53PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Congratulations to the following students cast in No Body To Murder! This One Act will play before the production of CLUE on October 22 and 23 beginning at 6 p.m. CLUE will play at 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. McGarragher (housekeeper) Eva Glorioso
Magee (butler) Jackson Rifenberg
Nina (maid) Alyssa Johnson
Nancy (maid) Riley McKenzie
Dot (cook) Adelaide Mbowa
Garth (gardener) Dominic Tarantino
Dr. McCandlish (nervous doctor) Jacob Moore
Dr. Carron / McCracken (stuffy doctor) Zachary Moore
Countess de Mer (old grumpy woman) Aliza Kaplan
Billie Body (aerobics instructor) Julia Clemmons
Colonel Muckle (retired colonel) Carter Papa
Ellen Mook (business woman) Noor Nawaz
Miss Van Brune Alyssa Johnson
Bernard (very bad mime) Saavan Ohri
Cecily (Bernard’s sister) Chloe Sylvestre-Williams
Hilda the Hairdresser Riley McKenzie
Greta (older actress) Caroline Schools
Inspector Black Dominic Tarantino
Assistant Student Director Lyla Tsiokos
Production Team Lucas Golden
Production Team Adam Huryn
Production Team Rachel Dowling

Ms. Lowa, the director, will be sending information to the cast and crew this weekend.

Cast announced for James and the Giant Peach

Posted by Jason King at Sep 4, 2020 10:07AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Congratulations to the cast of James and the Giant Peach!

Layla Alrefae
Leah Baker
Isabella Bakker
Samantha Beears
Malu Boni
Lena Candes
Camilla Cerione
Luca Chen
Mason Crocetti
Charlotte Davies
Sawyer Dowling
Gabriela Juron
Sofia Guerrero
Viktoria Isaksson
Blaire Larweth
Braelyn MacGregor- Schultz
Ethan McDermott
Teagan Mckenzie
Jacen McCormick
Reggie Manzano
Taevy Murnan
Kylie Niederst
Taylor Ort
Paisley Rayle
Zoya Sahai

Thank you to all that auditioned for this production! Parent meeting via Zoom on September 8th!

Opera Theatre Coming Soon!

Posted by Jason King at Sep 2, 2020 4:15PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The WPS Opera Theatre will present it’s second season this September 23rd and 24th at the Cypress Center for the Arts. This evening of opera includes two one-act performances, each designed for young audiences. The first act, Seymour Barab’s “Little Red Riding Hood” tells the traditional story of Little Red and her run in with a hungry wolf. The second act is the Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire opera “Lucinda y Las Flores de La Nochebuena.” Written in 2016, this opera tells the story of Lucinda, a young girl who is faced with following the path of what is right, versus doing what is easy. Set at Christmas, this story also tells the story of the significance of the poinsettia at Christmas. Our production of “Lucinda” represents the Florida premiere of this new work.

The actors for this production are:

Cole Jackson, Senior (2nd season of Opera Theatre)
Sophia Bresciani, Senior (2nd season of Opera Theatre)
Maria Gullesserian, Senior (2nd season of Opera Theatre)
Joao Magalhaes, Senior (1st season of Opera Theatre)
Caiyan “Luisa” Luo, Sophomore (1st season of Opera Theatre)
Jayson Goldner, Sophomore (1st season of Opera Theatre)

A virtual link to see both operas be performed live will be made available two weeks prior to opening night.