I had the chance to see Trial of the Wicked Witch, the play which was put on by our hard-working theatre class. The play was held in our gym and was lead by the AMS Theatre teacher, Ms. Forsythe. It took place on December 15 & 16! Overall the play was a great success!
I loved how interactive the play was with its audience; there were actors running around the crowd and at the very end they asked the audience what the verdict should be for the Wicked Witch. We found her innocent! Also, I loved how the play was split up into two parts; the prosecution and the defense. Kylie, a 6th grader who played Little Red Riding Hood, said that she "thought it was very nerve racking, but an awesome way to overcome my fear of a crowd of people. Everyone was so supportive - thanks to every character of ONCE UPON A TIME!".
It was obvious that the actors had put a lot of hard work into the performance, and it showed. All of the characters were believable and the interaction with the audience made me feel like I was really there. The show was hilarious, and many moments had me laughing out loud. The costume design was fantastic and pretty realistic. This play was great and very funny. The actors were believable and seemed as though they enjoyed the play. In the end, if you had the chance to see this play consider yourself lucky. I'm already looking forward to the next theatre production in May!
Story by William Euler
This week I had the opportunity to interview a couple of students from the cast of Trial Of The Wicked Witch. The Trial of the Wicked Witch is a play Asheville Middle school is putting on. They will be performing on December 15th & 16th at 7pm. The performance will be in the school gym, and you will buy tickets at the front door. Adults will be $6, and children will be $3.
A 7th grade student, Kara (7th), said that she enjoys being able to express herself, and is excited for her family to see the show! When I interviewed some of the cast, I could tell they were hard at work and were ready for the play. The cast has been rehearsing for two months now but have been having after school rehearsal for a week. Lonna (6th) said her favorite part about he play being able to act with the other kids. I would definitely recommend coming to see the play because when observing I could see the humor and excitement; Elsja (7th) would agree because she said ¨The play is funny, weird, and the first play at the new building.” See you there!
Story by Maya Fuchs
Order up! Students in Ms. Qualls’ Spanish class are prepared to take learning to the next level. Students will walk to Mamacita's Mexican Grill from Asheville Middle School and order burritos, tacos, churros and more. Here’s the twist though, students must order in Spanish. Students practice weeks in advance to perfect their order. “I will probably always remember how to order a chicken burrito in Spanish!” a student told me; “Quiero un burrito de pollo con lechuga, cebollas, queso y arroz”. Students can learn and remember much more Spanish if they are having conversations and engaging with real life Spanish speaking situations. Going to Mamacitas and ordering in Spanish is an honor for the class; Ms. Qualls has month long competitions that compete on which classes are able to go on this amazing field trip. Students must be perfectly behaved and always on task. Ms. Qualls wants every class to be able to have the opportunity to go on this field trip. Currently, 4 out of her 6 classes have gone!
One student told me “I am so happy I got to go on this field trip, I love Mamacitas and I have never had an experience where I get to have conversations in Spanish!”. The competitions for the Mamacitas field trip motivate students to work hard, advance their Spanish skills and to always be paying attention in class. A student who hasn't been on the field trip said, “I work 10 times harder in Spanish class than I normally would, knowing that a trip to Mamacitas is on the line!”
Going to Mamacitas is a whole new way of learning. Having conversations in Spanish with real life situations, interacting with other people in Spanish, and getting to eat churros is one of the best possible ways to make your Spanish speaking skills better!
Story by Kate Buys