Shadow puppets, monsters and a monkey seeking immortality were highlights of the vibrant performance "Monkey" by sixth-grade students recently at Charles Helmers Elementary School.
After Laurie Keller's students at Pinecrest Valencia read the book "By the Great Horn Spoon," the class decided to do a puppet show based on the story.
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society docents led tours of the Saugus Train Station, the Kingsley House, the Edison House, a one-room schoolhouse, a tiny chapel and the Mitchell Adobe. Students dressed as children did in the past, the girls in pinafores and the boys in suspenders and caps. The field trip was the culmination of a "living history" unit, and all costs were paid for by a grant from Azusa Pacific College and the Southern California Historical Society.
My daughters and I look forward to this event every year - we call it the D4, Daddy-Daughter-Dinner-Dance.
Two child actors from Valencia were honored for their positive contributions to the entertainment industry during a March 15 C.A.R.E. (Child Actor Recognition Event) award ceremony at Universal Studios Hollywood.
By Grant Wolf
Opening Night! I put on my western shirt and jeans, as did most of the other actors. We were about to perform the first of three evening showings of "Annie Get Your Gun," a musical taking place in the 1880's. It tells the story of a Wild West Show run by a man named Buffalo Bill and how a young woman named Annie Oakley joins the show and falls in love with their best sharpshooter, Frank Butler. Annie turns out to be a better shot than Frank, which causes some tension between them.
Joining the Placerita Theatre Arts Program was one of the best choices I have made.
I am currently an eighth-grade student at Rio Norte Junior High School. Last September, I heard on the morning announcements during homeroom that the Resourceful River Hawks Community Service Club was having their first meeting of the year at lunch time. I decided since I was not in the club last year that maybe I could be in it this year.
"I love to read," said Luis Sebastion, a third-grader at Canyon Springs Elementary School.
Children lined up outside the multipurpose room at Fair Oaks Elementary School on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday.
Delighted seniors resembled kids on Christmas morning as they opened heart-decorated baskets filled with breakfast-, lunch- and dinner-themed foods on Valentine's Day at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
Snakes and turtles replaced traditional classroom learning tools at Peachland Elementary School when students laid aside textbooks for hands-on instruction about reptiles.
Vibrant colors captured attentions as fourth-grade students spun about and caught hands in a traditional medieval dance on Friday, one of many spectacles at Trinity Classical Academy's Middle Ages Fair. Each fourth-grader portrayed a different character from the Middle Ages and reenacted how they would have talked and acted.