May 18th, 2017                                                                The eNewsletter of Sligo Church


It has been month's in preparation, but last night Sligo Adventist School took its final bows after a wonderful final Spring Concert. 

From the dedicated teachers, staff, and involved parents to the enthusiastic kids, tonight's concert told a story of dedicated students eager to learn and perform. Beginning with a well rehearsed bell choir, then following by wind orchestras and violin groups, the kids and teachers showed off their progress in learning their preferred instruments. 

As the choir of children assembled, the lights came down and spots lights came up on a concert entitled "Project Peace."
"Project peace is an important opportunity for the children to have high standards in their ideals and know that differences don't have to be right or wrong. We need to embrace our differences" says Joya Follette, Sligo School's choral director and the architect of the program. 

Children shared small skits and readings that illustrated the ideas of peace, overcoming bullying and embracing diversity. As the consolidated voices of every Sligo School child filled the gymnasium, it was easy to hear the careful practice and intentionality that went into delivering this meaningful program. 

Sligo Adventist School's Principal Veronique Anderson said, " This was Sligo's spring concert but it has special meaning because it is the last concert as Sligo School consolidates with John Nevins Andrews and becomes Takoma Preperatory School, and we thank all our teachers and staff as they worked hard to make this happen. We feel very blessed by God as we take these final steps together."

Choral Director, Joya Follette says, " This year has been very biter sweet because this is the last year of Sligo. and I'm blessed to be a part of the children's lives. I'm sure the future will be just as bright for our children."

At the end of the concert flowers and gifts were given to many of the support staff that helped make the concert and the entire school year the  success   they have been.  This was also emphasized by   the kids as they showed their love and support for the efforts that were made. 

It is clear that as many of these staff and children move forward to become TA Prep, the future is very bright indeed and we look forward to many great concerts as a united community. 

Photography courtesy of 5th Grade Teacher, Kara Castillo
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