Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

April 16, 2021

Dear Inspire Families:


Jarrah Myles, the Performing Arts team, and our wonderful students have done it again! We are proud to present Inspire School of Arts and Sciences’ high school production of The Phantom of the Opera. Based on the original novel Le Fantome de L’Opera”by Gaston Leroux, this full length classic musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart tells the chilling story of love, mystery, and mourning.


Christine Daae is a young ingenue who has just claimed her role as the leading lady in the Paris Opera house but is met by a masked musical genius who is haunting the theater, The Phantom. This murderous figure falls madly in love with Christine but must face off with her childhood best friend, Raoul. Tensions rise between the three and The Phantom continues to reign terror as his fractured mind takes over, however, the show must go on. Outraged by Raoul and Christine’s relationship, he begins to pick off the cast one by one plaguing the theater with death. Driving the couple insane, The Phantom finally gives up on his violent act insisting they leave before it is too late.


This opulent Victorian world has been envisioned and performed by Inspire students. Our amazing and talented young people have worked endlessly throughout the pandemic to bring this complex tale to life will be streamed online May 7th and 8th at 7:00pm. There will also be a virtual matinee show on May 9th at 2pm.


Check out this article in the Enterprise Record. Visit the Phantom Event page on our website for updates regarding dates and ticket sales. Experience this devious mystery and celebrate the first decade of Inspire School of Arts & Sciences with us. We Got This!


With gratitude,


Becky Brown

Principal/Superintendent

Inspire School of Arts and Sciences

(530) 230-7758

bbrown@inspirechico.org

Don't Forget to Enroll Your Incoming Inspire Students

If your Inspire student has a sibling who will be new to Inspire next year, don't forget to apply now on the Enrollment page of the Inspire website!
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2021-22 Inspire School Calendar

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Messages from the main office:

Office Hours/Scheduling:


In-Person Learners: Please report to campus no earlier than 8:15. Class will begin at 8:30 and be excused at 12pm, as they have for most of the year. Please do not linger on campus after class unless you have permission to do so.



Distance Learners: No changes, please log on from 8:30 to noon.


Visitors Need to Sign-In At the Front Office When Coming to Campus.


Please read our Covid Updates Page for more information on keeping our campus safe.

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Clinic Open for Students 16+ on April 22

The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination for students 16 and older is now available at no cost at the Chico Community Clinic on Wednesday, April 14th and the Oroville Community Clinic on April 15th and 22nd. Book your appointment at MyTurn.ca.gov. The vaccine is free and proven to be safe and effective.

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Inspire is pleased to announce that we will be honoring our 2021 Inspire graduates with a Drive-In Graduation at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.


Families can attend in their own vehicles and enjoy a celebration of our Seniors' accomplishments with a virtual ceremony on the big screen. Students will have the opportunity to receive their diplomas in person, with a walk across the stage. We are also planning opportunities for families to take photos of their seniors with diplomas.


For questions, contact Becky Brown at bbrown@inspirechico.org

Senior Parents/Guardian Section

Please check HERE regularly for Senior-specific information:


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Yearbook 2020-2021

Be sure to buy your yearbook now, before prices go up!

From now to April 30th the yearbook will be $85 and starting May 1st it will go to $90.


  • Paying with credit card? CLICK HERE and enter school code 16210.
  • Paying with cash or check? Fill out the order form and bring exact payment amount (not able to make change) to the front office during office hours.


Email yearbook@inspirechico.org with questions.

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Inspire Performing Arts Boosters

People always ask: “How can we/I help?”


Usual response is: “Fill our seats, spread the word to increase our audiences, make a program ad purchase, get goodies at the concessions booth, or donate time and items when called for.”


For ten years, this has been enough, but now these ways to help the Performing Arts have been obliterated by the pandemic. After waiting a year for things to improve, we have decided to form a new plan and WE NEED YOU! We have created an Inspire Performing Arts (IPA) Boosters Program. All donations will go directly to our programming and are tax deductible. We need to get through this and allow our students to have the amazing learning opportunities they deserve even if they look a little different.


STEP 1: Visit our Boosters Website hosted by the Inspire Foundation on the Classy platform of giving. https://www.classy.org/campaign/Inspire-Performing-Arts-Boosters/c326012

[More details and specific info can be found on this site].


STEP 2: Become an IPA Boosters Member or IPA 5 STAR Boosters Member by making an annual membership donation. You can securely donate online or make a cash/check donation at the Inspire Office made payable to "Inspire ASB" Memo Line "IPA Boosters."


STEP 3: Give to other upcoming events that need a boost: The Phantom of the Opera, the Inspire Performing Arts Festival, Inspire’s 10th Annual Graduation, Alice in Wonderland, Inspire Summer Performing – “Rock the Musical”, or help with ongoing production needs. These are all options on the site.


STEP 4: Share our IPA Boosters program via word-of-mouth, Instagram, FaceBook, E-mail, text…get creative! Help promote our one-of-a-kind educational program by encouraging individuals, families, and businesses to give Inspire Performing Arts a BOOST! We have already raised our first $1000.


STEP 5: Take part in our upcoming spring fundraisers: Any Medium Art Auction in conjunction with the Inspire Foundations Virtual Art Action – April 1-25 (artwork inspired by Phantom or Alice), Grease Dress-up Movie Night at Meriam Park Drive-in - May 22, or promote our summer musical theatre intensive for grades 6-12 – July 12-23 through CARD. [Registration begins April 5.]


STEP 6: Consider giving monthly to Inspire through our Inspire Foundations monthly give program to continually support our programs and capital campaign for our new campus.

You can stop reading here and go to the website to give us a BOOST… or if you would like more details contact Production Director Jarrah Myles. Sometimes we need more information to understand where our donation will go and whom it will help. We also need IPA Boosters who can become well-informed advocates and really help us through this transition back from a year-long hiatus.


Help make our mission come to life: Inspire Performing Arts (IPA) Boosters Program supports the creative, challenging, and nurturing environment designed by Inspire School of Arts & Sciences that offers passionate and focused students professional preparation for higher education and life-long learning in the arts. We are the crew behind the crew!

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Mark your calendars - More details to come!

Inspire Virtual Auction: April 10-25


The Phantom of the Opera: April 24 & 25 | May 7, 8, & 9


PA Spring Festival: May 14-15


Senior Awards Night: May 18


Film Festival: May 21


Drive-In Movie Night - Grease: May 22


Graduation: June 1


Alice in Wonderland: June 15-19


ISPA Rock the Musical: July 12-23

Counseling Office

Is your student having trouble with school or classes?

Need to talk to about their schedule?

In need of emotional support?

Let us help!


Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Counselors:

Tasha Teeter -students last names beginning A-K

Marcus Hopkins – students last names beginning L-Z


Has your student finished selecting their classes for next year? No! Have your student email their counselor to let them know what classes they want, ASAP!


Otherwise, they will be placed in classes by the counselors based on what they need, and the best guess at what your child might like. Help them out!

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INSPIRE VIRTUAL AUCTION IS HERE!

This year, the Inspire Foundation is taking our annual fundraiser online with a virtual auction, running from April 10th through 25th, 2021! From local and international vacation getaways (like the one featured below), to winery and brewery tours and tastings, to gorgeous jewelry and art, the Inspire Virtual Auction will offer experiences and items to you while giving you a chance to support all Inspire programs.

This event is part of our 2021 public fundraising effort to build a new, state-of-the-art campus and permanent home for our Inspire family, breaking ground in 2022!

Here's how you can get involved:

Donate to a cause and get entered in the weekly raffle. For every donation received on our auction site, you will be entered to win in our weekly raffle starting on March 12th and will continue through April 23rd. Each donated dollar gets one raffle ticket, so the more you donate, the more likely you are to win. You get a tax write-off and a chance to win great prizes!


Donate an auction item or naming opportunity on the new campus. By contributing an item to our auction, you will have access to a range of marketing benefits, including social media, website, and newsletter acknowledgment with nationwide visibility. Additionally, any investment in a naming opportunity by March 31, 2021 will earn you recognition as a sponsor of the April auction on social media, our website, and beyond. To learn more about naming opportunities visit our Capital Campaign webpage or to donate an item, visit our auction page and select "Donate Auction Items".


Spread the word. RSVP "Going" to the Facebook auction event for regular updates leading up to April 10th and through the 25th, and invite your friends to join the fun as well!

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

For attendance:


For general questions, or material appointments:

  • Call the front office at (530) 891-3090


For technology assistance:


To speak with your child's teacher:


To speak with the Principal/Superintendent:

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