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Cab Calloway Seventh Grade Business Students Participate in the 2018 Hour of Code

a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries

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On Monday and Tuesday, December 3rd and 4th, students in Mr. Georgsson’s Seventh Grade Business Education classroom took part in what has been dubbed “the largest educational event in history”.

Hour of Code is an initiative to get students to spend an hour of time learning to program, as part of national Computer Science Education Week (December 3-7, 2018).  The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

The hour of code activity in Mr. Georgsson’s classroom had students create their own digital dance party!  Amazon and Code.org partnered for this year’s Hour of Code as part of Amazon’s Future Engineer program, a comprehensive kindergarten-to-career program that works to inspire, educate, and train 10 million children and young adults each year from underrepresented communities to pursue careers in the fast-growing field of computer science.

Right from the start, students were very engaged due to the integration of trendy music and a fun theme that had everyone bobbing their heads to the music and mimicking their sprites as they danced in the play space on their screens.  Each explored a series of steps while they were exposed to increasingly challenging programming concepts.  Each step would build upon the previous one until students had the knowledge necessary to complete their “Dance Party” at the end of the exercise.  The final stage involved students testing their programs and mimicking the dances on their screens.

At the end of the programming phase, students walked around the room and enjoyed each other’s creations!  At the end of the activity, students gave enthusiastic reviews asking for more activities of the same vein.

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Come to the TSA Bizarre Bazaar Vendor/Craft Fair!

December 8th from 10 am to 4 pm in the Cab Calloway Lobby!

Please join us for the TSA Bizarre Bazaar Vendor/Craft Fair, which supports Cab’s Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA)!

To send our Middle School TSA winners to Nationals in Washington DC, we are having the annual fundraiser BIZARRE BAZAAR on December 8th from 10 am-4 pm in the the Main floor and Lobby of the school. With over 60 vendors (so far) of one floor shopping, we are expecting a very successful year!


Mythos: Showstoppers 2018 Livestream!

Can't make the show? Watch this!

Can’t make it to see the show this afternoon? Have family or friends that won’t be able to see the show in person? Don’t fret! Mythos: Showstoppers 2018 will be live-streamed TODAY under the direction of Senior Communication Arts Major, Matthew J. The show begins at 2pm. Be sure to tune in to show your support and share with family and friends!

The link to the livestream is https://youtu.be/OQbscnJc-5A, see you there!

ShowStoppers 2018 Tickets – Cab Calloway School of the Arts annual Student Showcase

Show times are Friday, November 16th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 17th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 18th at 2:00 pm

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ShowStoppers is Cab Calloway School of the Arts yearly extravaganza, where Middle and High School Arts classes demonstrate why our school is truly a school of the arts. Since 1999, Cab has had an overarching theme attached to the performances, this year’s theme is ‘Mythos’; a recurrent narrative theme or a set of beliefs or assumptions.

This year’s ShowStoppers attendees will see and hear performances dealing with women empowerment, the planets as gods, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, zombies, universal truths, storytelling, addiction to caffeine and, of course, the Spirit of Cab Calloway is featured during the ‘Minnie the Moocher’ finale.

Cheer for your favorite performer but be prepared to be overwhelmed by every act in ShowStoppers 2018!

Tickets available here: https://cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/showstoppers-2018/
Photo Credit previous year’s Yearbook Photographers. Luke K., Iris L.
Logo Credit Daniel C. C/O 2021

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Cab Calloway SOTA welcomes several NYC arts professionals conducting workshops before Winter Break

Plans are to make this a permanent series for Cab students!

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Cab Calloway School of the Arts is having a master class series with some of the top professional artists and teachers in the business. The classes are coordinated by recent Wilmington transplant and former Broadway performer, Christopher Davis. Two years ago, Mr. Davis brought in the national tour of Kinky Boots to the Cab dance department.

Things kick off Friday, November 30th with Eddie Rabon of Take 3 Talent Agency of New York City. One of his specialties is booking young talent for Broadway and television, name a NY-based television show and he’s booked a client on it. Mr. Rabon will observe and speak with Marjorie Eldreth’s Musical Theatre class, followed by a school assembly at 12:25 pm where Mr. Rabon will discuss preparing for auditions and what he’s looking for when representing a client, Mr. Rabon hopes that this will be one of many visits to Cab Calloway.

On December 3rd, we will send in the clowns with Matt Baker, featured clown for Cirque du Soleils’s Quidam. Mr. Baker will teach the Cirque technique in three of Brendan Moser’s Theatre classes. The technique is called ‘jeaux’ technique and is used in auditions and training for Cirque and other modern circus acts. Mr. Baker says that while his work doesn’t take on Chekov or Ibsen, it’s a spirited, lighthearted representation of identifiable human truths with a touch of whimsy.

December 17th, the dance department will welcome Tome’ Cousin, currently a dance professor at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a dance supervisor for Tony Award winning director/choreographer and Wilmington native, Susan Stroman. Mr. Cousin oversees casting, teaching and supervision of Mrs. Stroman’s shows nationally and internationally in addition to his work as a director/choreographer for Carnegie-Mellon and Point Park University productions. Mr. Cousin will teach both the middle and high school dance departments throughout the day.

The series will continue after the winter break with plans being finalized for Broadway conductors, singers, musicians, hair and wig supervisors, wardrobe supervisors, prop masters and specialists in audio and visual technologies, in addition to dancers from top international companies.  Future plans are to make this a yearly series for the students of Cab Calloway School of the Arts.

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She Kills Monsters Closing Weekend!

Don't miss out on the final 3 performances of this full length, dramatic comedy!

Come join us for Cab Calloway High School’s ENCORE presentations of She Kills Monsters in the Cab Calloway Theatre.  This is the FINAL WEEKEND to come and enjoy this unique and diverse show by Qui Nguyen.

This full length, dramatic comedy tells the story of Agnes Evans following the death of her sister, Tilly. As she grieves the loss of her sister, Agnes finds her sisters Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she enters into an epic adventure filled with fairies, ogres and 90s pop culture. This magnificent, modern production is a tribute to the geek and warrior in all of us!

Parental Guidance Suggested 13+ Mature Situations, Language, and Violence

There are 3 final shows this weekend November 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 PM and November 4th at 2:00 PM

Tickets are on sale for this weekend’s performances available here: https://cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/t/1271751b7988b5f0f24d477e3930889f/

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Would you like to plan a visit to Cab Calloway School of the Arts?

Tours will occur in November, December and January for the 2018-2019 Choice Period

Please submit all requests for tours by using either High School or Middle School forms below.  You will not receive a confirmation once the form is submitted, please come to the main office on the date you signed to take the tour.

Middle School Form – https://goo.gl/xSseB3


High School Form – https://goo.gl/dRTJSS

Start time is 8:30 and will last about an hour, dates as follows:

  • Thursday, November 1
  • Wednesday, November 7
  • Thursday, November 29
  • Monday December 3
  • Tuesday, December 11
  • Wednesday December 19
  • Monday January 7
  • Friday January 11
  • Monday March 4

http://www.cabcallowayschool.org/admissions/visits-2/

Choice Open Houses

MS 11/7, HS 11/27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Middle School – Wednesday, November 7th – 6:00 to 8:00 pm

High School – Tuesday, November 27th – 6:00 to 8:00 pm

PUERTAS ABIERTAS ‘Eleccion’

Escuela Media – Miercoles 7 de noviembre – 6:00 a 8:00 pm

Escuela Secundaria – Martes 27 de noviembre – 6:00 a 8:00 pm

She Kills Monsters Tickets!

Don't miss out on this full length, dramatic comedy!

 

You don’t want to miss Cab Calloway School of the Arts upcoming fall production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen.

This full length, dramatic comedy tells the story of Agnes Evans following the death of her sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds her sisters Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she enters into an epic adventure filled with fairies, ogres and 90s pop culture. This magnificent, modern production is a tribute to the geek and warrior in all of us!

Parental Guidance Suggested 13+ – Mature Themes, Language, Violence

Tickets available here:  https://cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/t/1271751b7988b5f0f24d477e3930889f/

Come join us in the Cab Calloway School of the Arts Theatre to experience this unique and diverse show. There are 6 shows over 2 weekends starting Friday Oct. 26th and runs through Sunday Nov. 4th.

  • October 26th and 27th at 7:00 PM and October 28th at 2:00 PM
  • November 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 PM and November 4th at 2:00 PM

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Red Clay’s District Wide School Choice Information Workshop

This informative workshop is open to the public

Red Clay’s district wide School Choice information workshop will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at Cab Calloway. Come find out information about School Choice, the application process and meet representatives from all Red Clay Schools. 

The Delaware School Choice program offers parents expanded educational options by giving parents an opportunity to apply for their child to attend a school other than assigned attendance zone school. Discover how you can choose Red Clay by visiting: https://bit.ly/2Qu0rRJ

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Cab Calloway Homecoming Week Spirit Night!

Monday, October 15th, from 5:30-7:30 pm - Upper Parking Lot and Football Field

As part of CAB’s Homecoming Week, the Cab Calloway PTSO is sponsoring a kick-off Spirit Night, to be held on Monday, October 15th, from 5:30-7:30 pm outside the school on the upper parking lot and football field.

Sure to be a great night for Cab Calloway families.  Come and enjoy the onsite food trucks, parents think about it NO COOKING!  There will be Field Games to start, then a senior vs junior Powderpuff Game and the event will culminate in a Massive Tug-of-War Competition.

The tug-of-war competition is for Cab school clubs and arts groups! The competitions will be mic’ed. This will be a round robin tournament with the ultimate winner announced at the end of the evening. There is no limit to the number of participants from each club and a club member who may be in a separate club can compete with each. The winner earns bragging rights for the 2018-2019 school year!

We are looking forward to a great evening, highlighting the many amazing things our faculty and students participate in.  This event is for Cab Calloway students, parents, family members, and school staff.

District Information about the Superintendent Search

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Thirty-One Cab Seventh Grade Business Students attend Governor’s Construction Career Expo

Career fair designed to expose middle school students to careers in the construction industry!

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On Friday, September 21st, thirty-one Cab Calloway School of the Arts seventh grade business students attended The Governor’s Construction Career Expo.  The expo was a free, family-oriented career fair designed to expose middle school students to careers in the construction industry.

The construction industry is one of Delaware’s fastest-growing employment sectors with more than 3,500 job openings expected through 2024. The Governor’s Construction Career Expo introduced training and career paths to students and those looking to move from jobs to meaningful careers. The Governor’s initiative is also an opportunity to connect employers and career-seekers with the ultimate goal to train and develop an expertly skilled Delaware workforce.

At the Expo, students enjoyed a variety of fun activities. They used tools to build various structures, were hands on with virtual building simulators, and participated in heavy equipment demonstrations. Students were awed by real world construction applications and the tactile nature of the Expo. Many students expressed excitement about their possible futures in this industry.

Many Delaware state agencies were involved in the event; notably the Office of the Governor Delaware Department of Education, Delaware Department of Labor, Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware Technical Community College, City of Wilmington.  Exhibitors included a variety of local and national businesses who provide various construction services to Delaware.  EDiS, Sobieski, Tri State Roofers, University of Delaware Facility Management, Wayman Fire Protection were just a few of the large assortment of businesses represented at the Expo.

Students were joined by Cab Calloway School Staff Mrs. McKenzie, Mr. Brown and Mr. Georgsson. This specialized field trip was coordinated with school principals and school districts throughout the state.

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Two Cab Students Qualify as Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program

Way to go Evan L. and Jack W.!

Congratulations to seniors, Evan L. and Jack W. on being named Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Over 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2017. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue on in the competition for some 7,5000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered in the spring.

Cab students to exhibit at the Delaware Contemporary for International Peace Week

Cab Calloway:  A community where the energy of arts and academics unite!

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7th grade visual art majors and a few 9th graders are exhibiting their artwork at the Delaware Contemporary for International Peace Week. The show opens Sunday September 16th and is sponsored by Pacem in Terris.  Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) is a grassroots, non-partisan, interfaith, member-supported non-profit organization that brings together people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and professions for the purpose of positive peaceful change on the local, national and global level.

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