A night of fine arts

Mid­dle Ridge stu­dents host ex­hi­bi­tions

The Covington News - - SCHOOL - By Jenny Thompson

By Jenny Thompson

Stu­dents at Mid­dle Ridge El­e­men­tary School showed off their tal­ents at a school­wide Fine Arts Night Thurs­day evening.

Par­ents could ro­tate through mu­sic, art and jug­gling per­for­mances with their child’s grade level af­ter a PTO chili sup­per and meet­ing.

Pre- K, kinder­garten and first grades per­formed to­gether, while sec­ond and third graders put on group per­for­mances as did the fourth and fifth grades.

Mu­sic teacher Amy Thomas di­rected stu­dents in songs per­tain­ing to the theme of “A Time to Give Thanks.” Songs in­cluded tunes about turkeys as well as pa­tri­otic jin­gles.

Dur­ing the song “ I Gotta Grat­i­tude At­ti­tude” kinder­garten stu­dents said what they were thank­ful for this year.

Stu­dents listed fam­ily mem­bers, God, toys and foot­ball as things they ap­pre­ci­ated.

Jonathan Leonard, phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher, lead the stu­dents in a jug­gling ex­er­cise. Stu­dents started with one scarf and worked their way up to three or more scarves.

Leonard re­minded stu­dents to start throw­ing with what­ever hand they felt most com­fort­able with or used to write.

Art teacher Deb­bie Nelson or­ga­nized a large art dis­play where par­ents could pur­chase framed and mat­ted pieces of their child’s hand prints, paint­ings or wa­ter col­ors.

The event had a spec­tac­u­lar turn out of fam­ily mem­bers and friends.

Jenny Thompson/The Cov­ing­ton News

Giv­ing thanks: Mid­dle Ridge El­e­men­tary School pre-K stu­dents Blake Rut­ledge, left, smiles at the finale of the song “The Wacky Gob­bler” as Lizzette Ramirez raises her arms and Logan Han­right and Madi­son Mills sing with their class­mates.

Jenny Thompson/The Cov­ing­ton News

Look what I did: Mid­dle Ridge El­e­men­tary School sec­ond grade stu­dents Eric Martinez, left, and Rico Ruf­fin point out their work to their par­ents at the school’s Fine Arts Night Thurs­day evening.

Jenny Thompson/The Cov­ing­ton News

Wisps of color: Tyrik Francis, fifth grade stu­dent at Mid­dle Ridge El­e­men­tary School, aims to im­press adults at­tend­ing the school’s Fine Arts Night by jug­gling scarves Thurs­day night.

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