Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

February 12, 2020

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Gananda Drama Club Presents Curtains

Gananda's High School Drama Club proudly presents 'Curtains,' a murder-mystery musical comedy whodunit, March 27-29. When the terrible leading lady of an even worse, new Broadway-bound musical mysteriously drops dead on Opening Night, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to solve the crime (and save the show!). With the suspense and plot twists of an Agatha Christie novel, the screwball antics of an 'I Love Lucy' episode, and a musical score from the creators of the hit musicals 'Chicago' and 'Cabaret,' 'Curtains' is not to be missed!


Senior Dominic Petrucci stars as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi with key suspects: Bossy producer Carmen (junior Hannah Van Scoy), flippant director Christopher Belling (senior Rocco Olivieri), feuding composer Aaron (senior Alex Beenhouwer) and lyricist Georgia (senior Hope Worcester), naive ingenue Niki (sophomore Kat Harms), vengeful chorine Bambi (sophomore Olivia Davis), and lovesick choreographer Bobby (sophomore Nathan Clarcq). Rounding out the list of suspects are seniors Ariel Gaziano, Logan Muha, Kaitlyn Nichols; juniors Ashlyn Bolte-Pauley, Angelina Cantatore, Rosetta Famellette; sophomores Ethan Kuntz and Erica Levandoski; freshmen Gabrielle Brice, Maria D'Agostino, Josie LaDuke, Victoria Rivera, and Molly Tichacek.


The student crew includes Shawn Foglia, Lillian Freeman, Morgan Gardner, Sam Gaziano, Nicole Jerzak, Monica Krym, Angie Marra, Marissa Rivera, Matthew Rothwell, Katarina Rutman, Courtney Sicker, CJ Springer, Abby Parulski, Ian Poulsen. The High School Drama Club's 2020 production has vocal direction by Mr. Jed Kovalovsky, pit direction by Mrs. Kate Logan, and technical direction by Mrs. Regina Swartout. Club adviser Greg Maddock serves as director and choreographer.


Performances are March 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm, March 29 at 2:00 pm, at Susan H. Alexander Performing Arts Center at Ruben A. Cirillo High School. Tickets are $8 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors. Run time: 2 hrs 30 min. Rated: PG-13 for mild language and dark comedy.


'Curtains' opened on Broadway in 2007 with book by Rupert Holmes, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb with original book and concept by Peter Stone. The production, starring David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk, received 8 Tony nominations including Best Musical. 'Curtains' is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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See Something, Say Something

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. If you see or hear of something that would impact the safety of students, staff, or community members, please report it to the email address below:


SaySomething@gananda.org

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Nominate a Gananda Staff Member For Recognition!

Gananda PTO is seeking nominations from parents and students to recognize a Gananda staff member who has a positive impact on students, supports other staff, inspires those around them, or demonstrates any other positive traits. One staff member will be selected by the Gananda PTO and will be featured on the PTO webpage and the PTO Facebook Page. Additionally, members selected each month will also be invited to attend a luncheon at the end of the year as a thank you for their contributions. Any district employee can be nominated by emailing gpto@gananda.org. Nominations will be accepted until July 27, 2020.

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I heard....is it true?

Gananda Central School District recognizes the importance of communication with parents, community members, students and staff. While every effort is made to ensure that accurate information is shared, it is not uncommon for rumors or myths to be circulating throughout the community. As such, we have started a page on our website entitled, "Fact Checker Page." This page is dedicated to providing accurate information about GCSD. If you see or hear information about GCSD that you believe is inaccurate you can have it fact checked! Please send your contact information, the facts you would like checked, and where you found the information to Shannon Bergstresser, Public Relations Specialist, at: Sbergstresser@gananda.org. The first fact check: The turf field cannot be used for JV or Varsity Football Games. Is it true? Check out the answer on the Fact Checker Page!

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Did you know?

3 Main Types of Headaches Include:


1. Tension - a tension headache is characterized by dull pressure or tightness on both sides of the head and sometimes on the neck. Tension headaches are usually caused by stress and poor posture.

2. Migraine - characterized by moderate to severe throbbing in the head. Migraines often come coupled with more severe symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting; sensitivity to light, sound or smell; and increased pain with everyday activities.

3. Cluster - Sharp, severe pain that develops rapidly over a short period of time. These headaches are usually located in the eye region and can last anywhere from 15 minutes to hours. Pain may be accompanied by other symptoms, including nasal congestion, tearing up in one eye, eye redness and irritability


If you suffer persistent pain from these types of headaches or others, consult with your doctor for treatment.

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Gananda Spelling Bee 2020

Our annual Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium. Come cheer on our 2nd - 8th grade students as they compete for the top spot!

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Richard Mann Elementary Collecting Items for Macedon Food Pantry

On Thursday, February 13, Richard Mann Elementary will be celebrating the 100th Day of School. In honor of this special milestone, students, staff, and community members are invited to donate non-perishable food items or personal hygiene products in an effort to support the Macedon Food Pantry. The goal is to collect a total of 100 items in each grade level. Donations will be collected through February 13 and can be placed in the donation box corresponding to your grade level. Donation boxes will be located in the school foyer.

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Middle School Activity Night

The Eighth Grade Class is sponsoring an activity on Friday, February 28 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Admission is $5 and refreshments will be available to purchase.

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Order your Yearbook Now!

The Gananda Middle School Yearbook is now available to order online. Yearbooks can be ordered at Lifetouch's website between now and April 3, 2020.

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Yearbooks are On Sale Now!

Keep your high school memories forever and order a yearbook today! Yearbooks are available to purchase online at Josten's website. The cost of the yearbook is $55.

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Advertising Spots are Available in the Yearbook

If you are interested in having a spot for your business in the yearbook this year, please contact Alison Chevier or Christina Seidel for more information. A business ad costs $50. Senior parents can place ads as well with varying costs depending on the size.

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