‘Bugz’ make their way on to Eisenhower stage

 

As the sun sank into the evening sky March 27 hundreds of insects invaded Eisenhower Elementary School.

Lady bugs Zoe Koep, Zoe Anderson, Emily Wilson and Fartun Ali pose and perform, perfectly pleased to portend pretty postures. Photo by Sue Austreng

Lady bugs Zoe Koep, Zoe Anderson, Emily Wilson and Fartun Ali pose and perform, perfectly pleased to portend pretty postures. Photo by Sue Austreng

First- and second-grade fireflies and lady bugs, bumble bees and army ants – even a stink bug! – creeped on to a makeshift stage assembled in the gymnasium as the school’s annual Allied Arts Night got under way and students performed the musical “Bugz.”

In addition to the younger students’ buggy song and dance routine, the Eisenhower Choir performed and fourth-graders presented their recorder concert.

Throughout the school, students’ original artwork adorned the hallways and families toured the exhibits. In the lunchroom, a meal of spaghetti and meatballs was on the menu with proceeds benefiting Eisenhower’s PTO.

Mary Powell served as accompanist for the production and music director Cathy Yseth ran the show, giving special thanks to “our amazing art teacher Mrs. Modec” for her creative and colorful contribution to the event.

With the Allied Arts Night theme “Eisenhower Goes Buggy,” students and families surely got into the springtime spirit.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com


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