In late October thousands of high school and middle school musicians from all over the State of Michigan auditioned for membership in the Michigan All State Band. Saline band and orchestra musicians performed exceptionally well this year with nine students earning positions in the All State ensembles, and three earning honorable mention.
These students will perform at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids on January 27th.
Please join us in congratulating the following student musicians:
Middle School All-State Band:
Jason Chen-Alto Saxophone
Christian Manohar-Alto Saxophone Honorable Mention
High School All-State Orchestra:
Julio Wagner-Cello Honorable Mention
High School All-State Band:
Emma Rose Reilly-Clarinet
Paul Crowley-Alto Saxophone Honorable Mention
The Saline High School Drama Club will present its fall production, Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, on November 17th and 18th at 7:30 p.m. and November 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School. Seating is general admission and tickets are $7.00 and are available at the door.
Inherit the Wind, a classic courtroom drama, fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in the conviction of a small-town teacher for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law. The debate between science and religion, what constitutes fact versus belief, and the protection of the freedom of thought are themes that still resonate almost 100 years later.
"This is the play that has as its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes trial. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. The portrait it draws of an explosive episode in American culture, vigorously written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, remains as fresh as it ever was. One of the most stirring plays in recent years retains its folk flavor and spiritual awareness in an Arena Stage production. Bursting with vitality…Literature of the stage!" —NY Times (Samuelfrench.com)
The cast includes… Sayoni Bandyopadhyay, Ellie Bauer, Tomi Byrd, Dee Covey, Emma Crisenbery, Claudia Curcione, Jake Edwards, Cristina Gonzalez, Stefania Gonzalez, Téa Hajratwala, John Harrell, Jade Hartman, Eliza Larsen, Delia Leon, Maggie Lupton, Brooklyn McLean, Ryan Moore, Alayna Musson, Eddie Ozor, Joseph Pryor, Kimberly Schamberger, Ethan Schmaltz, Joe Singh, Kylee Smith, Willow Symonds, Ayla Tighe, Collin Wagner, Allison Wall, Hannah Weatherly, and Wesley Welt. The production is directed and produced by Kristen Glatz and student directed by Courtney Pellerin.
Check SHS Drama for more information or please call (734) 401-4644
On Tuesday, November 7th there will be two important millage renewals on the ballot for Saline Area Schools. The combined millages (.85 mils) would provide $14 million to our schools over the next 10 years!
There will be a public forum to learn more about the CARES Recreation millage and the Sinking Fund on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00pm. It will be held at the Liberty School Media Center. Superintendent Scot Graden will provide details related to the proposals and the planned uses of the funds.
The funds raised by the CARES Recreation millage (.50 mils) will provide funding for the Saline Area Senior Citizens Center, Cultural Arts Programs, Community Pool at SHS, and Recreation programs. In addition, the millage provides grants to community groups for recreation programs.
The funds raised by the Sinking Fund (.35 mils) will provide funding for infrastructure and building repairs. In addition, based on 2016 legislative action, the funds can now be used for safety & security improvements and technology.
On Thursday, October 26th at 7:00pm there will be a Community Forum to learn more about the November 7th millages renewals for our Sinking Fund and CARES Recreation Millage. The forum will be held at the Liberty School Media Center.
Early Release Days - Reduced Price Childcare Sign-Up by September 22
We have developed a calendar for the 2017/18 school year that will consist of a number of professional development days for our teaching staff. This will result in six occasions where ALL students will be dismissed early. These early release days will occur on the following days:
January 17, 2018 (Early Release Day #3)
February 7, 2018 (Early Release Day #4)
March 7, 2018 (Early Release Day #5)
April 18, 2018 (Early Release Day #6)
To learn more about why Saline Area Schools has early release days - click here.