April 10, 2010 in Washington Voices

U-Hi to perform ‘Of Mice and Men’

By The Spokesman-Review
 
J. BART RAYNIAK photo

Caitlin Stone plays Curley’s wife, a woman lost in a man’s world during the great depression, and Jordan Taylor and Danny Bush play George and Lennie, lonely migrant workers trying to find themselves, in the U-Hi production of John Steinbeck’s ”Of Mice and Men.”
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The University High School drama department will present “Of Mice and Men,” today and Thursday through next Saturday at 7 p.m. in the University High Theatre, 12420 E. 32nd Ave.

The play, based on the John Steinbeck classic novel, will star students Jordan Taylor as George and Danny Bush as Lennie. The rest of the cast includes Ben Bartels, Ross Mumford, Nick Kim, Matt Haskins, Alex Winther, Mitch Prothero and Caitlin Stone.

“Please note that the use of strong language in Steinbeck’s novel and play further conveys both the time period and status of the characters,” said theater director Briane Green. “ ‘Of Mice and Men’ is an approved reading in several school districts including Central Valley School District.”

Tickets will be available at the box office starting at 6 p.m. on the nights of the performances and are $5.

For more information, call the school at (509) 228-5240.

Central Valley capital projects feedback

The Capital Facilities Planning Committee of the Central Valley School District is looking for public feedback on a list of prioritized major projects to help develop the district’s 25-year capital facilities plan.

The proposed list of projects is available online at www.cvsd.org/capital_facilities_ planning_initiative.asp. Feedback will be accepted on the Web site through April 23.

“We can’t afford not to plan for the future of our schools,” said Superintendent Ben Small. “We absolutely want to hear from our community on this issue. Our committee has worked hard to objectively analyze all data and develop a practical approach to the pressing facilities issues facing our district.”

For more information, call the district office at (509) 228-5400.

North Pines Middle School teacher honored

Lisa Peters, an eighth-grade teacher at North Pines Middle School, has been awarded the Teacher of the Trimester Award by the school and Horizon Credit Union.

Peters was nominated by one of her students, Karsen Farrar, who said Peters helps her to keep an ‘A’ average, is willing to give one-on-one time to students and makes the class fun.

The teacher received a $150 gift card and an engraved pen set.

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