Over Labor Day Weekend, members of the 2nd grade class (with their siblings’ help!) spearheaded a lemonade stand to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery. Over $1,000 was raised during the morning with every cent going towards the cause. The girls even caught the attention of a local news station landing as the lead story on that evening’s broadcast!
The girls fully embraced and lived out the Ashley Hall Hallmark, Compassion, through this effort and we couldn’t be prouder of them. PQV girls!
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, giants of American musical theater, created legendary Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 50s and initiated what is widely considered the “golden age” of musical theater. The composers were geniuses at weaving challenging thematic issues into romantic love stories shared through dance and song. Consider The King and I, Oklahoma, South Pacific, and Carousel, all musical theater chestnuts that carry a powerful social commentary punch.
With their original production of Café Carousel, the Ashley Hall Theater Department, under the direction of Director Maida Libkin, created an evening to celebrate and examine the work Rodgers and Hammerstein through the lens of social justice. The team crafted the show’s poignant narrative through meticulous research of the musicals and by working closely with Upper School humanities faculty who teach classes such as HumanRights and International Law, American Studies, and Race Class, and Gender for historical and social context. Café Carousel proved enormously successful giving audiences of all ages much to think about.
Taking their efforts one step further, the Café Carousel cast and crew generously donated a portion of ticket sales, $2,000, to the local Charleston non-profit,My Sister’s House, which provides services and resources to empower victims of domestic violence and their children to live free of abuse. Brava to all!
The HolidayMarket is an opportunity for students to learn about sales and marketing skills while earning money too! Over the next few weeks as the countdown to the holidays begins, the AH Parents’ Association is encouraging students to find their entrepreneurial self within by either working with a team of fellow students or as a solo-run business producing fun items to sell at the December 9, HolidayMarket. The students keep all the proceeds from the sale of their items.
Table registration and information forms for Intermediate and Upper School students are now available. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 29.
Kindergarten students recently used their sea turtle knowledge while visiting the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital. Each student chose one turtle to research and create an observational drawing. The students presented Kelly Thorvalson, from the sea turtle hospital, with $1,124 that the students raised from their bake sale!
Please join the Ashley Hall Parents’ Association for
ARTS + CRAFTS: A Festive Fall Rooftop Party
Thursday, November 5 | 6:30pm-9:00pm
Local Cuisine Courtesy of:
Nick’s Original Walk-Up BBQ, SOL Southwest Kitchen and Artisan Meat Share as well as Craft Beer Tasting with Delicious Seasonal Brews from Palmetto Brewery plus a specially-curated arts auction featuring artwork by Ashley Hall students and faculty.