Drama Production of The Foreigner
When two British officers (one so pathologically shy, he poses as a foreigner who neither speaks nor understands English) visit a hunting lodge in rural Georgia, they become privy to the secrets and scandals of the other guests--an ex-debutant and her simple brother (both in line for the family fortune), a pious reverend with a dark undertone, and a racist county inspector. The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, is a hilarious slapstick comedy in which the main character, Charlie, overhears a little too much and must influence the lives of everyone around him without alerting anyone of his true identity. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production.
Two casts will be introducing the production directed by High School Drama teacher, Leigh Anne Jensen. Cast I will perform Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. and hold a Saturday matinée on November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Cast II will perform Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Reserve your tickets today!
Looking for an adventure over Fall Break? Be a dinosaur detective and follow those tracks! Join us for Dinosaur Daze, a week-long series of events and field trips where we'll discover the mysteries of prehistoric life. Open to all DA students, their siblings, and other interested kids. October 24-October 28 from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Come for just one day or all five; early bird and after care available. For more info, contact Chris Hegele.
The Annual Fund is Important to Your Student
As a member of the Denver Academy community you have already shown your public support for both our school and its mission. Your participation in the Annual Fund is another vote of confidence in DA as we approach businesses and foundations for grants to enhance our school. For three consecutive years the faculty and staff have shown their unwavering dedication to our children by participating in the Annual Fund drive at a level of 100%.
The Annual Fund touches every aspect of life at DA. Is there a new computer available for your child to learn on? The Annual Fund helped pay for it. Does your student excel in the science laboratory? The Annual Fund helps make our labs safe environments for study. Is your student a budding actor or athlete? The athletic and theater facilities are maintained by the Annual Fund. Did your child discover a new interest on a field trip? Again, this trip was made possible in part because of the Annual Fund, which supports all elements of school life.
Our goal this year is 100% parent participation in the Annual Fund.
Making a gift is easy--by check, cash, or use your credit card to donate online. For answers to your questions, please contact Karen Lozow, Director of Annual Giving at 303.777.5870, ext. 218. Thank you for your investment in our Denver Academy students.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in Johnson Commons in Richardson Hall, November 11-18, 7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily; 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. We'll also be hosting an online Scholastic fair from November 1-21, 24 hours/day. Visit our DA Book Fair site and encourage out-of-town friends and family to do so as well! You can shop from the convenience of your home and support DA's library at the same time. Teachers will be making their wish lists to help grow their classroom libraries and it's a great time to shop for holiday gifts!
If you need more information or if you're interested in volunteering, please contact Jolene Gutierrez at 303.777.5870, ext. 263. Thanks so much for your support!
DA Community Book Club
Join us to discuss NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman; we'll meet in the Chapel Library on Wednesday, November 16 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and in the atrium of Johnson Commons on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Have questions or need more info? Please contact Jolene Gutierrez.
New Q2 Clubs for Middle and High School Students
From photography to Harry Potter, DA's after school clubs cover a wide range of interests including drama, sports, music and more. Check out the list and join the fun!
Alumni Updates & Staff News
Michael Bilker, Class of 2010, is a cast member of The Grapes of Wrath, currently playing at the Vintage Theater in Denver. When not acting, producing, composing or writing, Michael attends Red Rocks Community College.
Alex Turgeon, Class of 2010, continues to shine as a member
of the University of Denver Volleyball team while pursuing her
Congratulations to Elizabeth Barry, Denver Academy's Marketing/Communications Manager, and her family on the birth of son Zachary Raymond.
Please welcome Christine Gillow, who will assist the Communications department through the end of 2011. In addition to her experience with communications, art direction and design, Christine is a volunteer for service dog organizations. Her blog, Raising Ruby, chronicles a service puppy's journey to become a service dog for a person with a disability. Christine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.