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Drama + Extracurricular

 
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Drama at perimeter

The Drama Program of Perimeter School endeavors to enable children to grow in their ability, awareness, and expression of creativity through curricular and extracurricular theater-based opportunities.

Middle school students may take drama as an elective course and often participate in local and regional theatre conferences. Perimeter School is a member of The Educational Theater Association and hosts a Junior Thespians International Honor Society Troupe.

Typically, fourth through eighth grade students are invited to audition for the extracurricular school productions.


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extracurricular Opportunities

Additional clubs and activities include:

  • Adventure After-School Program
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Music
  • Robotics
  • Service Club
  • Visual Arts
 
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News + information

 
Announcements

The Enchanted bookshop

THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP will be performed Thursday, March 22 at 2:00 PM in the Main Auditorium and Friday, March 23 at 4:00 and 7:00 PM.  

The Cast For The Enchanted Bookshop and Scenes from Classic Literature

Margie - Arwen Chatterton
Eddie - Luke Moody
Dorothy - Emily Godfrey
Fingers - Otis Sansbury
Sherlock - Wesley Nickell
Robin Hood - Matthew Godfrey
Pollyanna - Emma Veil
Heidi - Ruby Sansbury
Book Fairy - Ella Style
Mom - Tori Hedlund
Lady in Red - Liza Jane Ambuehl
Long John Silveer - Nathan Hamilton
Dr. Doolittle - Andrew Garnett
Fagin - Claxton Jobmann
Timmy - William Brockob
Queen of Hearts - Virginia Compton
Wicked Witch of the West - Grace Carneal
Frankenstein - Davis Harper
Bombalurina - TBA
Toto - TBA

The roles of Officer Ketchum, Tom Sawyer, and Hopalong Cassidy are not finalized and will be played by the following actors listed alphabetically: Will Cook, Lincoln Miller, Bryce Wishart

We will be presenting a few scenes from stories referenced in the play as a prelude to the actual show performance. This will require the following additional actors: Emma Carlock, Merrick Edmondson, Erica Imbesi, Tino Imbesi, Lucy Powers, Ansley Simmons, Addie Stinchomb, Janie Kate Stinchcomb

The Georgia Junior Thespian Festival

The Georgia Junior Thespians Festival will be held February 24, 2018 in Warner Robins Georgia.  We will have 28 students in attendance.

The International Thespian Society

The International Thespian Society is the honor society for middle and secondary school theater students.  It is open to all students involved in the theater arts.  Eligibility is gained by performing and working in all areas of theatre at the local school.  The International Organization was established in 1929 and named after Thespis, the Greek actor who, according to legend, was the first actor.  We are honored to have a chapter at Perimeter School.

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Dramatic Arts

School productions

Fourth through eighth grade students are invited to audition for the extracurricular school productions. Perimeter School hosts one production each semester exposing students to use their God-given theatrical gifts and skills, as well as learn teamwork, responsibility, and self-confidence.


Elective course

Middle school students may take drama as an elective course and often participate in local and regional theater conferences. Perimeter School is a member of The Educational Theatre Association and hosts a Junior Thespians International Honor Society Troupe.
 

Drama Classes

Beginning in pre-first grade, students may participate in drama classes as an extracurricular activity. Registration opens in the Spring for the following year.

Drama classes teach young actors the basics of stage presence, how to participate as an audience member, performance techniques, and how to engage a cast environment. Class size is limited.

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Calendar
Notable Achievements

2015 -2016 Gerogia Junior Thespians Festival

Congratulations to Sam Richardson and Jaden Fortmann who received Superior Awards for their duet performance and were invited to perform before the 600-member conference and also invited to attend the National Thespians Conference in Nebraska. Congratulations also to Samantha Beeson for her Superior Awards for Vocal Performance.

 

2014-2015  North Regional One Act Festival  

Second Overall - A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M Schultz.  

Jack Godfrey - Best Actor at Festival (Pig Pen)
Bailey Moody - Best Actress (Lucy)
Jana Smith - Best Supporting Actress
 

2013- 2014 Georgia State Junior  Thespians Festival

Five of our students, who performed "Five For All Forever" from Little Women, recieved Superior Recognition and were asked to perform before the Conference:  Hannah Laughlin, Gracie Harrell, Ava Williams, Braxton Cook, and  Julia Primos.  Also receiving Superior Ranking and performing were Kylie Myers, Elizabeth Brockob, and Brianna Harding for their performance from Paper or Plastic.

 

2011-2012 Elaine Kotler Memorial State Middle School One Act Competition

Second Place with a Superior Ranking - Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson and produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Carrie Sawyer and Matt Sims - Special recognition for their portrayal of adult characters.
Braxton Cook and Claire Payne - All-State Cast
Leah Renbarger - Best Actress

 

2011 North Regional One Act Festival 

Claire Payne  - Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Best Actress
Braxton Cook - Best Christmas Pageant Ever  – Best Supporting Actor
Named to All Star Cast - Carrie Sawyer, Matt  Sims, and Leah Renbarger

 

2011 Georgia Junior Thespians Conference 

Rebekah Middlebrooks and Annie Lee - Superior Awards In Musical Theatre Performance

 

2009-2010 Georgia Junior Thespians Conference – Monroe, Georgia

Matt Zimmerman - Sammy Carducci’s Guide to Women – Superior Duet Acting
David Baker - Sammy Carducci’s Guide to Women – Superior Duet Acting
Meredith Myers – Cheaper by the Dozen – Superior Ranking Duet Acting
Rachel Renbarger – Cheaper by the Dozen – Superior Ranking Duet Acting

 

2009 – 2010 National Junior Thespians Conference – Gainesville, Florida

Matt Zimmerman - Sammy Carducci’s Guide to Women – Superior Duet Acting
David Baker - Sammy Carducci’s Guide to Women – Superior Duet Acting
Emily Kiker – Sammy Carducci’s Guide to Women – Superior Duet Acting
Emily Stone - Sammy Carducci’s Guide to Women – Superior Duet Acting
Annie Lee – Superior ranking in Solo Musical Performance
 

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Extracurricular

 
Adventure

It is a joy for us to serve Perimeter School parents by offering Adventure – an optional, after-school program (Monday - Thursday from 12:10 PM to 3:10 PM) featuring developmentally-appropriate experiences that spark the imagination. Students may enroll in just one or up to all four days.

at Adventure children Enjoy:

  • Daily free play, both indoors and outdoors
  • Arts, crafts, and handwork
  • Story time
  • Creative building time
  • Nature study
  • Games

Ready to enroll your children in Adventure?

Children must be students at Perimeter School in kindergarten, pre-first, first, second, or third grades. Adventure follows the Perimeter School calendar, including half days.

All children can bring their own lunches and drinks or choose to order optional school lunches.

Some enrichment Friday options available. Contact us to learn more.

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Visual Arts
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art Classes

Art classes are offered as an extracurricular activity to first through third grade students on Fridays. 

Set in an encouraging, fun environment, your child will explore various mediums, artists, and art genres. The focus of this class is to expose your child to art in a way that encourages a love of creating and learning about art for now and for years to come. Class size is limited, and registration is held each semester.

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CHORUS

Chorus is offered as an elective for 7th and 8th graders. Chorus students perform several times a year at a variety of events.
 

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) challenges coaches and athletes to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. All 6th - 8th grade students at Perimeter School are invited to participate in our FCA huddles.

FCA meets most Fridays from 7:40 AM to 8:15 AM in the gym.
 

Robotics

If your child has a passion for computers, robotics, the environment, or science, he/she may want to join the Robotics Club. The class is for students ages nine to 14 (children must be nine years old by January 1st to participate). Class size is limited.
 

Service Clubs

The purpose of the Service Club is to live out our school’s mission to learn to serve and to share the love of Jesus with our community. Any student in grades 6 – 8 may participate. There is a one semester commitment, but students may serve all year long.

The Service Club serves weekly in a homework club at an apartment complex in Norcross. Club members reinforce skills in math, reading, and English proficiency, sharing the love of Jesus with participants and encouraging and affirming them in their school work.