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April 2014

LGPE was a SMASHING SUCCESS!!!

Congratulations to all MVHS Orchestras for performing at a top-notch level at LGPE last month! Each group received great feedback from our panel of judges and were rewarded for their hard work with the following scores:


Black & Gold/Concert Orchestras: straight EXCELLENT ratings in perfrmance; EXCELLENT in sight reading!!


Symphonic Orchestra: two EXCELLENT ratings and one SUPERIOR rating in performance; SUPERIOR in sight reading!!


Philharmonic Orchestra: straight SUPERIORS in performance; EXCELLENT in sight reading!!


The scores are on a scale from I to V, where the lowest score possible is the goal! Please congratulate your player(s) on a job well done! :)

How Mrs. Betts feels about LGPE

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Spring Break Trip 2014!!

Washington/Williamsburg Trip is THIS WEEK!!!


If you are missing any of the forms we need to have for you, please visit my teacher website at http://gcps-paigebetts.onmycalendar.com/ and fill out any that you don't have on file yet.


Here's what you'll find there:

Medical Form-- accompanied by a copy of BOTH SIDES of your insurance card!

Trip Itinerary

Trip Packet-- Back page must be initialed by parent and signed by student AND parent

Rooming list

What students are under which chaperone

Directions to sign up for my Remind101 Washington Trip group

SOFTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

... it's coming...

Orchestra SOFTBALL GAME vs. Collins Hill Orchestra is drawing near!!


We'll be at the MVHS softball field on April 19th to defend our title against our arch rivals!


Here's what our jerseys look like this year:

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INCLUDED in the $17 price for this shirt is a name or nickname of your choice (across the shoulders) and a large number of your choice (below your name).


If you would like to order one for the game, or just to wear because they're AWESOME... please send the following form in to Mrs. Betts by THIS WEDNESDAY, April 2nd with your $17 (cash or check, made payable to MVOBA):

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You can also find the link to the softball shirt order form on my teacher website: http://gcps-paigebetts.onmycalendar.com/

Austria / Germany Trip 2015

Informational Meeting for the Spring Break 2015 trip to Europe will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Orchestra Room at MVHS!
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It'll be here before you know it...

Our SPRING CONCERT will be Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the MVHS Theater!


Hear pop and movie selections from each group as well as performances from our FIRST ANNUAL CONCERTO COMPETITON winners, Lauren Taylor, Mary McCaffrey, and Will Bontempo!!


IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the concert, we will have our AWARDS BANQUET in the MVHS Commons Area, catered by Fusion Asian Bistro!! Family and Friends are WELCOME!


More details to come soon!

Spring is HERE!!

Spring is here, little chickies!! It's time for baseball, sandals, and catching lightening bugs!


Keep working hard until the end of the school year-- finish STRONG and reap the rewards! Your GPA will thank you! Enjoy your week off next week! Get a tan and be SAFE!!