Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s classic, “Matilda,” came to life on stage in November. Directed by Middle School Drama Teacher Katie Gonring, the performance was supported by a cast and crew of more than 70 students, as well as a pit orchestra of 11 student musicians. Here, Griffin Grebe ’24 (left) and Nora Markwald ’24 play Matilda’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood. For a complete list … Continue reading Middle School Presents "Matilda the Musical"
An eco-friendly sculpture, created last year out of 1,500 water bottles by USM students and teachers,has found a permanent home in Discovery World’s Freshwater Sustainability Lab. When Lower School and Middle School students and visual arts teachers created their eco-friendly water bottle sculpture during the 2018–19 school year, they never imagined it would be permanently installed anywhere. In fact, after its tour of various Milwaukee … Continue reading From Trash to Treasure
The Upper School’s recent performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” evolved from a few actors on stage to a full-fledged theatrical production, with the help of a small army of volunteers. The real magic of a theatrical performance, one might argue, doesn’t happen on stage. It happens behind the scenes—when volunteers are painting and building the set, actors are memorizing lines, and technicians are designing the lighting. … Continue reading The Making of Macbeth
Congratulations to juniors (from left) Lucia Rondini, Lisa Wong, and Emma Keuler, who won a total of four state writing awards from the Scholastic Writing Competition, including two Gold Keys. In addition, Wong received a Gold Medal and the American Voices Medal for her short story, “Silence is the Loudest Scream.” The American Voices Medal is the highest regional honor that is given to one … Continue reading Scholastic Writing Awards
The USM Middle School Players performed “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” in May. The play is based on the book by Kate DiCamillo about a china rabbit named Edward Tulane who embarks on an extraordinary journey. Continue reading Middle School Players Present
A USM record-setting 19 students won a total of 31 state recognition awards from the Scholastic Art Competition, including six Gold Keys and seven Silver Keys. Congratulations to back row, from left Gianna Huff ’22, Qiufeng Rui ’20, Duncan Petrie ’19, Afiya Quryshi ’20, Kristen Chou ’19, Lana Stone ’22, Aidanne DePoy ’20, Xizhe Liu ’20; middle row, from left Elizabeth Borg ’20, Madeleine Megal … Continue reading Scholastic Art Awards