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OFFICIAL MARKER Buda's Antioch Colony receives historical recognition - Page 1C Hays Free Press January 26, 2011 Page 3B + SCHOOL MENUS JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3 ELEMENTARY LUNCH MENU F(esh fruit and vegetable bar available daily Friday, 1128 Cheese pizza 8eel/bean burrito Baked breaded chicken ILlam/cheesa sub B(occoli Normandy Monday, 1/31 Swedish meatballs Chicken quesadilla Garden salad Ham/cheese wrap Corn on the cob Tuesday, 2/1 Chicken patty sandwich Bean/cheese tostadas Chicken Alfredo Hfiwaiien chicken salad 6"teamed broccoli Wedneeday, 2/2 E;heaee pizza Meatloaf/mashed potatoes ~l~mf/bean enchiladas -cheeea ravioli 6~een beans ursday, 2/3 Chicken parmesan Mandarin chicken F, orn dog ~rilled cheese sandwich Sfeerned mixed vegetables MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH MENU F.~h fruit and vegetable bar ivailable daily Friday, 1128 Chicken tostadas BBQ beef sandwich Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or BBQ chicken pizza Steamed mixed vegetables Monday, 1/31 Swedish meatballs Mac & cheese Beef enchiladas Cheeseburger Cheese or pappemni pizza Italian style vegetables Tuesday, 2/1 Chicken fned steak Mashed potatoes/gravy ChilVcornbread Vegetarian quasadillas BBQ beef sliders Cheeseburger Steamed broccoli Wednesday, 2/2 Chicken parmesan Bean/cheese tostadas Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or ham/cheese pizza Corn Thursday, 2/3 Rotissene chicken Chicken quesadilla Beef dippers/brown rice Cheeseburger Garden salad Tater tots HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Luigi's Eatery, Gourmet Greens, Adobe Grill, Ballpark Classics, The Dell offer daily pizza, fresh salads, Mexican, burgers, subs to order, fresh ~I~. it and veggie bar ~lay, 1128 ROtisserie chicken ~getarian quesadilla I~. atbail sub I~,hicken spaghetti , ~etable Io mein Monday, 1/31 ~9,'edish meatballs ~tlease enchiladas Patty melt Beefy macaroni peel stir fry o ;rdesday, 2/1 EIBQ chicken ~rispy chicken tacos BBQ dipper sliders Turkey tetrazzini Vegetable Io mein Wednesday, 2/2 Rbasted turkey Cbili/cornbread 13hicken nuggets Baked pasta ~icken teriyaki ~lltursday, 2/3 Meatloaf Bean/cheese taco Hot dog Pasta/meet sauce Beef/broccoli PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN The annual Hays CISD distdct musical always brings the community together and this year's enthusiastic offering, "Hairspray," promises to be the latest in a long line of memorable productions on the stage of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at the PAC for the musical perfor- mances that run next week, Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 3-5, at 7 p.m. each evening, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com The annual rite of the Hays CISD musical is about to return and this year's offering, "Hair- spray," is packing a punch. Set next week for a 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, opening night--and a four-perfor- mance run through Saturday, Feb. 5--the show is the latest in what has become a true Hays tradition and it promises to deliver song, dance---and a message. A cast and crew of more than 70, represent- ing a cross section of students from the district's middle and high schools, teachers, and maintenance ranks, will come together to give local life to a powerful story. The setting is Baltimore, Maryland, in 1962 and teen- ager Tracy Tumblad (played by Sarah Hernandez) dreams of being on The Corny Col- lins Show, a local TV dance program. An overnight celeb- rity following her first appear- ance, Tracy decides to launch a campaign to integrate the show. "Hairspray" serves as "Tbis year's production of"Ilairspray"October, roughlyamonthear- lier than usual, according to will be the most challenging in everyaiecss, because oftheverydif- ficult dance numbers. About aspect of singing, dancing, staging, 85percentofthisshowissing- ing and dancing, he says, add- ,, ing that it "requires a learning music, and costummg:--- to date. process that takes a long time, especially with the large num- -Oon nieess, PA Director ber of dance numbers." Predictably, but with the confident certainty that comes a social commentary on the nical Director. Riecss is the with experience, Riecss sends social injustices of America in productiom's spokesman and word to the community that the 1960s. he is franl about some of the "when it is all said and done, loining Hernandez in the show's content, this musical will be one of the show's leading roles are Ken- "HairspJray" depicts life in best ever!" ny McCardie as Link Larkin, the 60s, complete with termi- This year's "Hairspray" mu- teacher Holly Gandy as Edna nology unacceptable by to- sical takes its place in a file of Turnblad, Clay Cooper as W'd- day's stan~dards. Set in a time memorable shows presented bur Turnblad, Aubrey Reiner when segregation was the by local talent that started as Penny Pingleton, and/er- norm and 'politically correct' with "Oklahoma!" in 2006 (yes, emiah Jordan as Seaweed terminolo!gy unheard of, the friends, it'sbeen thatlong ago) Stubbs. show's message will become and was followed by equally Austin's McCallum High clear at its conclusion," Riecss memorable productions of School Choir Director Mal- says. "Bye Bye, Birdie," "Guys and colm Nelson returns to direct Pride im the musical's cast Dolls," "The Music Man" and his sixth consecutive Hays and crew is obvious when he last year'S "How to Succeed in musical (the series' entire run), notes their "eighty percent of Business Without Really Try- Caroline Roberts handles cho- this cast has never been in ing." reography for the fifth consec- any kind of show, let alone a Looking back over the his- utive year and PAC Director full-lengtth musical with this tory Of the local musicals, Don Riecss has designed the caliber off choreography and set and lighting and serves as singing," The entire produc- the productions overall Tech- tion swung into rehearsals last See IffilRSPRAg pg. 4B BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com It just doesn't get any better than this for local Americana. Carpenter Hill Elementary School fifth-grader Anna Pulis and fellow fifth-grader Izaiah Tilton tenaciously sparred with one another as the last con- testants standing in the first- ever Saturn v Spelling Bee. Ally. Blazi, another Carpenter Hill fifth grader, had gone down on the word "physiological," leav- ing Anna and Izaiah to face-off for the title. Swapped misses extended the drama for sev- eral words, but Anna's success- ful spell of"buoyancy" and the winner, "neurotransmitter," broke the tense moments for the win. It was the exiting culmina- tion of an exercise that initially included all of the fourth and fifth-grade STEM students at Pfiuger Elementary and Car- PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN penter Hill Elementary. Two Beaming Carpenter Hill Elementary School fifth-grader Anna Pulis won the individual title in this year's inau- rounds of campus comped- gural Saturn V Spelling Bee in a competition s;taged at her campus in conjunction with F'fluger Elementary tion eventually produced the School. Students in the STEM program at bolth campuses competed forthe nght to meet at the evening 47 winning qualifiers from competition. both schools who faced off on Christine Coats and Katie with 109 points, winners induded champion the Colts' campus stage. Campbell, and Carpenter Hill All in ;all, it was a tim-filled Anna balis, runner-up Izsa- A packed house of families Elementary classes taught by evening,, the competition the iah Tilt0n, Gabridla Ortegon, and supporters were on hand Tavia Hrabovsky, Andi Bosar, focus of ~the event, but the ca- Claire C0bum, Dillon Baker, for the evening competition at Carpenter Hill and the atten- Lori Shultz and Michelle An- maradertie and unanimous Madelyn Nauschuetz, Emma tion (and necessarily-enforced derson. STEM instructor Dr. support of students a clearly Cook, Garrett Moore, Dean quiet) was intense. That's not Ellen Lyon coordinated the unifying i theme. Gallagher, Amaada Mac Ash- to suggest excitement wasn't new event. A connplete listing of quail- ley, Ally Blazi, Iatherine Gib- in the air. It was, but it was an As an enhancement to the lying cannpus winners from son, Zach McManus, Luke excitement that could only ex- individual competition, bee Pfluger included Celestine Roehrig, Georgia Cardosa, hibit itself when everyone in organizers mixed the Colts Medellim, Sandra Torres, Gary Katie Horton, Chandler Lester the room exhaled a sigh of re- and the visiting Falcons, then Alonzo, (2hrisTrevino, Madison and Callum Sparrow. lief from holding in their natu- divided the full group into two Alexander, Adriel Castro, No- Other qua/ifying Colt win- ral reactions and joined in a teams that would compete mar Pdvera, Gioranni Comez, ners included D~o~ ~-Ja&a- collective burst of applause for using awarded points for cot- Dana lohn, Estefani Heman- ente, Evan Dunnett, Matthew all ofthe contestants, rectlyspellingincreasinglydif- dez, Kristina Elkins, Hannah Hyde, Gabby Segovia, Julia The competing STEM quail- ficult words. That competition Luna, Ethan Deutsch, Nic Pierce, Levi Barksdale, Evan tiers were from Pfluger El- was won by the "Team 100" Bergstrom, IsaacTorres, Abra- Volibrecht, Blake Fall, Ava ementary classes taught by students with a138-point total hamSolisandNickAgnero. Flanigan, Sarah Moore and Erista Milan, Kimberley Crow, over the "Team 200" students Qualifying Carpenter Hill laqueline Kukol. SCHOOL BRIEFS Cyberbullying workshops set The first of two free workshops on cyber-bul- lying is set for Thursday, ]an. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Simon Middle School. "Youth and Cyberbullying; What Families Don't KnowW'dl Hurt Them," is offered to increase understand- ing and awareness of the problem. The workshop will offer adults strategies to discuss and respond to their children's experiences with cyberbullying, and to help their children ally with others experiencing the abuse. Due to subject matter, the workshop is not suitable for children under 11. Middle school and high school students are wel- come. A second workshop is scheduled for March 1 at Carpenter Hill Elementary. tickets on sale Don't miss your chance to get your advance tickets for"Hairspray," this year's district musical at the Per- forming Arts Center, set for 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 3-5, with a 2 p.m. mati- nee Saturday. All tickets are $10, but a half-price ticket special is being offered to students and staff for the Thursday evening perfor- mance. To reserve seats, call PAC Office Manager Donna Andrade at 266-8443. Cash, checks, Mastercard and VISA are accepted. Tech showcase logo contest Hays CISD students are eligible to once again participate in the district's annual Technology Show- case logo contest, this year's theme being "I