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October 14, 2015

It's National Dessert Day.

This is not a drill!

This flyer contains:
  • Classroom updates: a 6th grade homework assignment and a 5th grade request
  • BCI in the House dates
  • Tribe updates
  • An excellent dessert recipe

It's also Principal Appreciation Month!

Ms. Meadows, Ms. Riebkes, and Mr. Stamm work crazy hours and crazy hard making sure that it's possible to do all of the fun tribes, productions, and events in Brave Theatre. If you feel so inclined, send them a quick word saying thanks. It is truly the least we can do!


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Don't Forget--Be a Zombie at KMS!

Keller Middle School Theatre is looking for a few good zombies in 5th or 6th grade to help with our fall production of All I Ever Really Needed To Know I Learned from Being a Zombie. You will be helping with ushering and the first and last scenes of the show.


Please direct any questions to

Sixth Grade Classes

  • This week we are completing our Commedia Dell'Arte unit with 2 minute improvisations. The students will also take a short quiz. See the review attached to the email and on my website.

  • Next week we begin to write monologues (short speeches from the perspective of a character).

*For homework, the students will be expected to take a photograph of someone they know and ask them a question. Students will bring in the photo and quotation for a grade. This will be due October 21st and 22nd.*

  • Last Wednesday, Mrs. Swart and the Pheonix Theatre Department from New Directions High School visited my 4th period class (the Slytherin class). They spoke with the students about bullying and their upcoming production. Photos of the day and details about their show are below. Look for them in the Keller Citizen!

The Cycle (Play)

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 7pm

250 College Avenue

Keller, TX

Location: New Direction Learning Center

Tickets: $5 for everyone

Additional performances:

October 22 at 7:00

October 24 at 7:00

Rating: PG/PG-13. This play is about bullying, and the director tells me there are references to suicide and inappropriate photos being spread online.

I will not be advertising this play to the students as part of the BCI in the House events. However, this is the play to which my 6th grade Slytherin class contributed (see above), and I wanted to let you know in case you wanted to see it!

Fifth Grade Classes

This week we are working on interviews. Students act as a character or celebrity while asking/answering questions in a talk-show-like setting in front of the class!


  • We have a costume assignment coming up in which we will cut up an old t-shirt to make something new! Each student will need one, so if you have any lying around, it would be greatly appreciated! My goal is to do this project the week leading up to Halloween.

Ask Your Student:

  • Why does Tiger Lily come back for Peter Pan?
  • How does Hook cheat in his sword fight?
  • What makes an interview good? bad?
  • Why should you not ask "yes or no" questions?

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Our first BCI in the House event was a success!

Thank you so much for joining me in seeing the movie Pan! I hope your students noticed all the references to the original play!

Thinking Critically:

What did you like about the film?

What would you change?

Why did the creators make the choices they did?

BCI in the House

BCI in the House is a social function designed to encourage students to see theatre and film in the district.


  • This is not required or expected--for fun only!
  • Guardians are responsible for their students PLUS the cost of admission. This is NOT a school-sponsored activity and no chaperones will be provided.
  • Content: Please be aware that some content may be geared towards older students. It is up to you to research each production to ensure you are comfortable with what your child will see.

Save the Dates--Plays:

*Thursday, 10/22. 7:00 pm. All I Needed...Zombie. KMS.

*Saturday, 10/24. 2:00 pm. Beauty and the Beast. CHS.

*Sunday, 10/25. 2:00 pm. Wizard of Oz. KHS.

*Sunday, 11/1. 2:30pm. Seussical the Musical. FHMS.

Thursday, 11/5. 7:00pm. Myths Busted. BCIS. (THAT'S US!!)

Thursday, 11/12. 7:00pm. Treasure Island. ISMS.

Friday, 11/13. 7:00pm. Annie, Jr. TMS.

Saturday, 11/14. 7:30pm. Legally Blonde, Jr. TSMS.

Thursday, 11/19. 6:30pm. Rumplestiltskin. CTIS.

Saturday, 12/5. 2:30pm. Mary Poppins. FRHS.

Saturday, 12/5. 7:00pm. Cases of Jack Box. SKIS.

Sunday, 12/6. TBD. The Lion King, Jr. KMS.

Saturday, 12/12. TBD. Guys and Dolls. TCHS.

*Details below.

Save the Dates--Movies:

(Times and Locations TBD based on availability as dates get closer.)

Saturday, 11/7. TBD. The Peanuts Movie.

Sunday, 11/29. TBD. The Good Dinosaur.

All I Ever Really Needed To Know I Learned from Being a Zombie (Play)

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 7pm

300 College Avenue

Keller, TX

BCI in the House

Location: Keller Middle School

Ticket price: $3 for students/$5 for adults

Additional performances:

Oct 23 at 7:00

Beauty and the Beast (Play)

Saturday, Oct. 24th, 2pm

9450 Ray White Road

Keller, TX

BCI in the House

Location: Central High School

Tickets: $15 for everyone*

*This includes a tea party with Belle after the show

Additional performances:

October 22 at 7:00

October 23 at 7:00

October 25 at 2:00

Tickets: $10 for students/$12 for adults

Wizard of Oz (Play)

Sunday, Oct. 25th, 2pm

601 Pate Orr Road North

Keller, TX

BCI in the House

Location: Keller High School

Tickets: $10 for students/$12 for adults

Additional Performances:

October 23 at 7:00

October 24 at 2:00 and at 7:00

Seussical the Musical, Jr.

Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2:30pm

3821 Staghorn Circle South

Fort Worth, TX

BCI in the House

Location: Fossil Hill Middle School

Tickets: $3 for students/$5 for adults.

Additional performances:

October 30 at 7:00p

October 31 at 2:30p

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Popcorn Tribe

Unfortunately, Popcorn Tribe is full for the year. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, feel free to let me know.

Next meeting:

October 26th, 2:45-5:15.


Huzzah Tribe

Unfortunately, Huzzah Tribe is full for the fall semester. There will be a new tribe in the spring and students may re-apply then.

The students chose to study/perform A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. A challenge, but one we are all willing to take on!

Next Meeting:

Friday, October 16th, 2:45-4:30

In honor of dessert day...

I thought I would share an old Army dessert recipe from my mom. It's a classic at our house, and easy enough for our students to make!

Hershey Pie


1 giant Hershey bar (find these in the candy aisle--I think they're 6-7oz?)

1 8oz pkg Cool Whip--room temperature

1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust

1 normal Hershey bar or Hershey kisses for garnish

  1. Heat the giant Hershey bar in the microwave 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  2. Stir melted chocolate into Cool Whip. (I need a separate bowl for this.)
  3. Pour/scoop Cool Whip/Hershey mixture into pie crust.
  4. Top with shredded Hershey bar, Hershey bar pieces, or kisses for garnish.
  5. Freeze for 2-3 hours until firm.