Community Stuff

Caherine Ryan submits-

Gloucester High School Honors Physics, Robotics, Technology students are looking for some of these batteries

We have amazing teachers. Kurt Lichtenwald teaches engineering, technology, robotics (with support from Gloucester Education Foundation), and physics at Gloucester High School . Here are some photos of a STEMsapalooza day at East Gloucester Elementary. Kurt Lichtenwald brought 34 high school students for a full day to get the younger students excited about science, technology, engineering and math. His high school students ran learning stations that showcased their own engineering work. That’s  infrared writing you see featured in the first slide and Kurt (he’s the guy in the suit); there were also plenty of  remote controlled customized robotics and clever science experiments that had action packed hands on science (buoyancy, Gas Laws, etc). All grades were enthralled.

See that second slide? They could use any of these batteries if you have some and don’t need them any longer. It’s amazing what they invent with a little power juice!


Museum presents Family Fun Day on the second Saturday of the month

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a drop-in program for families with young children on the second Saturday of each month. Family fun day includes free admission for family members all day, family gallery guides for our exhibitions, art and history activities in the education room throughout the day. Stop by on Saturday, March 10, 2012 to Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Museum docents will be located throughout the galleries from 10:30-12:30 to talk about women on Cape Ann from artists and artisans to women in the workplace. Families will be given a scavenger hunt to complete using both the information in the docent talks and their own exploration of the galleries.  There will be art and history activities in the Education Room celebrating women on Cape Ann including historic photographs, creating prints like Virginia Lee Burton Demetrios and the Folly Cove Designers, painting like Nell Blaine, and creating fabric art like Clara Wainwright.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, students and seniors. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online


Seventy-five sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are in the cast and crew (please see the enclosed cast/crew list for names of students in the show, which has been double cast).  Students have been rehearsing for an hour after school twice a week since September. Audiences are sure to be impressed and inspired by the talent and exuberance radiated by our young performers as they sing, dance, and act out this heartwarming story. The performances are an excellent showcase of the end product of our Performing Arts Department’s elective after school training programs in the disciplines of Music (Chorus), Dance, and Theatre.

In addition to being sold at school lunches, tickets ($5 students/seniors & $7 adults) go on sale a half hour before show time.

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  1. these shows are fun for all ages! the energy is amazing and the songs and dances are great to watch…show up early for the tickets, these are popular performances! (and don’t break a leg, Ellen P. !)


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