Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Northwest's productions of "Any Number Can Die" and "Beauty and the Beast" are nominated by the Cappies for 14 awards.
The Cappies, "Critics and Awards Program," is a program through which high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews, and publish those reviews in local media. On May 18, the Cappies will announce the winners of its annual awards program at a gala. See the Cappie's review of Northwest High School's production of "Beauty and the Beast." Over the past four years Northwest has been nominated in a few categories and even took home the gold for choreography for "The Wizard of Oz" in 2010. This year, Northwest has received 14 nominations for its two performances, Nine for the fall production of "Any Number Can Die" and five for the spring musical "Beauty and the Beast." The …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Alysiah Whittaker is a key member of the Northwest track team.
Northwest High School track and field athlete Alysiah Whittaker has signed a Division 1 letter of intent to compete in track and field next year at Georgia State University.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Northwest High School rises to the occasion in production of "Beauty and the Beast."
Thursday, April 25
By Brigitta Davis of Pattonville High School "Beauty and the Beast," the childhood favorite of many, receives a grown-up adaptation in the stage musical. New songs, more dialogue, and alternate character portrayals intrigue a familiar audience with a more complete view of the fairytale made famous by the Disney animated movie. Northwest High School rises to the occasion when taking on these challenges to make memorable and unique stage presentation. To many, Disney is responsible for the revitalization of Broadway, drawing millions back to the stage with song hits and storylines made popular by high-grossing films. Beauty and the Beast is no exception to his exceptional standard. With the iconic music of Alan Menken and lyrics of Tim Rice …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The spring musical will be Apr. 18-21.
Northwest High School students will stage a musical adaptation of the Disney film, Beauty and the Beast, for its spring musical. Four performances are scheduled over three days Apr. 18-21 in the high school's lecture hall. Show times are 7 p.m. Apr. 18-19 and 2p.m. and 6 p.m. Apr. 21. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, contact drama sponsor Steve VanHoogstrat at 636-274-0555, ext. 217.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival was held at Jefferson College
Several Northwest High School students earned top honors at last week's Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival at Jefferson College. Students who received a Division I (superior) rating were: Superior–Division I rating is awarded for a clearly superior performance. The performance is worthy of the distinction of being recognized as among the very best for the event and the class of participants being judged. All will move on to State Solo and Ensemble contest on April 27 at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Another group of Northwest High School students earned a Division II (excellent) rating at the music festival, including: The Excellent–Division II rating is awarded for an excellent performance. It is a …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A March 25 practice concert will prepare the bands and choirs for the State Music Festival at Jefferson College in April
In order to prepare for the State Music Festival at Jefferson College in April, Northwest High School bands and choirs will be performing a concert at 7 p.m. March 25 in the high school lecture hall. They need a live audience to perform for. The groups are seeking audience members so they can perform before a live audience before the music festival. The symphonic band, wind ensemble, jazz band, a cappella choir, treble choir, and chamber choir will be performing songs on which they will be judged at the festival. The public is invited to the practice concert, which is free.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Northwest High School senior could graduate with cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude status at the school's commencement ceremonies.
Northwest High School leaders are considering adoption of a new method of honoring students at its graduation ceremonies. The high school is hosting an informational meeting to discuss the current graduation honoring system and to outline potential changes. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the high school's Lecture Hall. Under the current sytem of recognizing student achievement at graduation, a student's grade point average is announced. There is a proposal where students, instead, would qualify for Cum laude, Magna cum laude or Summa cum laude status. Students with a grade point average (GPA) between 3.99 nd 3.8, 24 on the ACT test, one extra curricular school activity and two credit hours of advanced placement/ dual enrollment…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The St. Louis Teen Talent Competition gets underway Feb. 9
The 3rd Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition gets underway Feb. 9-10 when 161 high school students take their acts onstage in the preliminary round of a competition sponsored by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation. "We are pleased to have added more prizes and scholarship awards for our participating students,” said Mary Strauss, President of Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FPACF) Board of Directors in a news release, “We hope all St. Louisans will come out and support our talented teens for the final competition on April 12 at the Fabulous Fox. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to see great talent on the Fox stage free of charge.” The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation first produced the Teen …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be explained.
Northwest High School has scheduled a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Night at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. in the Lecture Hall at the high school for all college bound seniors and their parents or guardians. The FAFSA is the first step seniors need to take in the financial aid process to pay for post secondary education. By filling out the FAFSA online application, students can apply for various forms of financial aid for college – such as the Pell Grant, student loans and college work-study. Most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their own financial aid. In addition, students who plan to receive A+ Program assistance are required to submit a FAFSA application. Dinner will be provided at the meeting.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Lady Lions will shoot hoops for Breast Cancer Research.
Northwest High School will host a special "Go, Fight, Cure" charity basketball game on January 31. This will be the fifth annual game to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Last year's theme was "Shooting for the Cure." The JV team will play at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity team hits the floor at 7:00 p.m. The school would like to honor cancer survivors at a half-time Parade of Hugs and Support and asks the community to invite friends and family to the game. For more information, or to suggest an honoree for the parade, contact Jason Brown at 636-274-0555.