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Jazz Appreciation Assembly

Check out the Jazz appreciation assembly photos from today! Awesome performances!

Photos by Iris L.

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Big Wins for Cab @ Delaware’s National History Day

Congrats to everyone!

Saturday March 24th, our middle and high school students competed at the Delaware National History Day. Students have been working on these research projects over many months, and even getting to compete at the state level is a tremendous achievement. Our students were amazing ambassadors of our school, and as you can see below, they were handsomely rewarded for all their hard work. We said it last year, but it is worth restating: the skills that our students have learned in their arts classes had a dramatic impact on their success. Students leveraged these skills in all their projects! As we move on to nationals in June, I hope you will get a chance to see some of these projects (and perhaps even offer some constructive feedback!).

From Ms. Sullivan & Mr. Bedell

High School:
1st place individual documentary: Dharini S.
3rd place individual documentary: Alaina H.
1st place group documentary: Emma M., Maya N., Sophie M., Emi O.
2nd place group documentary: Ruby A., Molly E., Meghan G., Lucy S.
3rd place group documentary: Jacquelyn J., Matthew J., Melanie G.
1st place individual performance: Emma-Lee F.
2nd place group performance: Robert L., Kyra B., Phillip W.
1st place paper: Evan L.
Semi-finalist group exhibit: Jack W. & Platon B.

Special Awards:
American History Award: Dharini S.
American Technology Award: Alaina H.
Revolutionary Era History Award: Evan L.
American Innovation Award: Jacquelyn J., Matthew J., Melanie G.

Middle School:
1st place paper: Genevieve B.
1st place group exhibit: Delaney B., Daphne T.
2nd place group exhibit: Molly M., Kylie S.
1st Place group website: Vibha G., Isabelle B.
Semi-Finalist individual website: Gianna D.

Here we are with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (Credit: Amanda Kimball, Delaware Historical Society)

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Cab 25th Anniversary Family Celebration at The MAIN EVENT!

Thursday, April 26th 5pm - Midnight

Thursday, April 26th is the day!! Come join us for a spectacular, fun-filled family celebration honoring CAB’s 25thAnniversary at the recently opened MAIN EVENT Entertainment, located in the Christiana Fashion Center.

IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING THE REGISTRATION FOR PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK

While the Main Event is still open to the public and all events are $7 each for pay as you go, Cab Calloway is being extended a “special group rate” of $20 per person with a FREE $10 FUNcard towards video redemption & crane games. Prepaid colored wristbands will be issued for “unlimited” play of Billiards, Bowling, Shuffleboard, Laser Tag & Gravity Ropes from 5pm – midnight.

 Please feel free to pass the word to others who might enjoy celebrating with us!

 Deadline for registration is April 20th.

Fiddler on the Roof Tickets!

Don't miss out on this timeless musical!

Cab Calloway School of the Arts proudly presents the award winning production of Fiddler on the Roof! Tevye the Dairyman and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia is a true musical theatre tradition.

Get your tickets now! https://cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/fiddler-on-the-roof/

Shows available for March 9,10, 16 & 17 @ 7pm & March 11 & 18 @ 2pm

Photos by Iris L. C/o 2018
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Above and Beyond in Red Clay

Extraordinary parent volunteer Miss Angi Barker wins the Red Clay Parent Volunteer of the Month!

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The patron saint of Cab Calloway Middle School Clubs, Miss Angi Barker has received the Above and Beyond Parent Volunteer of the Month Award from the Red Clay Consolidated School District.

Angi has been working with middle school students at Cab since her son Dan and daughter Sarah were Cab students. They have long since graduated and moved on to adulthood, nevertheless Angi has stayed on as an integral part of many Cab middle school clubs.

A tireless student advocate, Miss Angi comes in at least four days a week working with her Technology Student Association (TSA), Science Olympiad, and Business Professionals of America (BPA) students. She teaches them a wide variety of soft and hard skills, all of which will help them later in life, no matter what they decide to do for a living.

Always with wry wit, Miss Angi has great fun working with the kids and makes learning enjoyable and approachable for her students. Her goal is to change lives for the better and instill within each child the self-confidence they need to succeed.

This is not the first honor Miss Angi has received; in 2015 she received the Cab Calloway Honorary Diploma, also due to her extraordinary efforts for our students every day.

Way to go Angi!

Cab Dancers are awarded Scholarships!

Thanks to Ms. Cohen-Sherlock!

The following dancers were awarded Scholarships from the National HS Dance Festival that was held in Point Park University in Pittsburgh:

Jillian G.- AMDA scholarship-summer intensive ($1500),Point Park summer intensive, American Dance Festival, University of Missouri in Kansas City summer intensive, Modas Dance Summer Intensive in New Mexico

Gabi P.- Brenau University and STEPS conservatory in NYC (2 yr program)

Sarah M.- Point Park summer intensive, University of Kansas City Missouri summer intensive, University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Dance intensive($500 Merit Scholarship)

Jordyn L.- Drexel University summer intensive

Sienna M.- University of Kansas City in Missouri summer intensive, Joffrey Ballet summer intensive and Nashville Ballet Summer intensive

Jayda H.- University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute summer intensive (1/2 tuition scholarship)

Kelsey P.- University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute Dance intensive (1/2 tuition scholarship)

Demi G.- Modas Dance summer intensive in New Mexico

Congrats everyone!

Cab Students Win State Honors at BPA Conference!

17 students can attend the national conference in Dallas, Texas

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Yesterday, the Cab Calloway Middle School BPA Chapter achieved great success at the State Leadership Conference by placing 17 students nationally with 4 team and 5 individual first place winners.

The results are as follows:

  • Brooke B., Ava B., Andrew I., Rishi M. placed 1st in Video Production Team Event
  • Marissa J., Emily L., Giada M., Delanie M. placed 1st in Presentation Management Team Event
  • Ashley B., Arundhati D.. Alexandria H., Mia X. placed 1st in Website Design Team Event
  • Julia C., Harpreet K., Pragya S. placed 1st in Digital Game Design Team Event
  • Claire A. placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 2nd in Graphic Design Promotion and 1st in Business Fundamentals
  • Arundhati D. placed 1st in Financial Literacy, 3rd in Business Fundamentals and 4th in Business Communications
  • Ashley B. placed 1st in Computer Literacy Concepts, 2nd in Business Fundamentals and 3rd in Business Communication Skills
  • Mia X. placed 1st Graphic Design Promotion
  • Alexandria H. placed 2nd Prepared Speech
  • Ava B. 2nd Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Jack W. 2nd Financial Literacy

These students now have the opportunity to attend the National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas from May 8th to 13th. We are very proud of all students who participated in the conference, please give congratulations to our winners when you see them.

The Cab Calloway BPA Chapter is led by Advisors Mr. Sverrir Georgsson, Miss Angi Barker and Ms. Sarah Barker.

District Seeks Thoughts on Equity in Survey

In order to better understand its diverse community, Red Clay has created a survey to gauge opinion on current policies and practices related to equitable treatment of all.  The survey responses will be considered by the Diversity Committee, which is currently drafting a comprehensive new district policy on Equity that will be submitted to the Board of Education for consideration. The survey will be open until March 6th to parents, staff, and students in grades 6-12.  Please click here to take  the survey: http://bit.ly/2sRZfRr

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Cab Student selected as a candidate for the US Pres. Scholar.!

Congrats Emma!

On behalf of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the United States Department of Education, it is our pleasure to congratulate, Emma M. on being selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. 

Each year, approximately 4,500 high school seniors Nationwide are identified as candidates for the academic component of the program that focuses on academic achievement and having scored exceptionally well on the SAT and/or the ACT.  

Congrats Emma!

Cab Scholarships Now Open!

Applications are due March 8.

Interested in getting help? Applications are due March 8.

Cab Application 2018

Cab Course 2018

Scholarship Information 2018

Teacher Recommendation Form 2018

Charter/CabThon 2018 on March 23rd

Helping ALL kids win their fight against cancer

Cab Calloway is joining forces with the Charter School of Wilmington to beat childhood cancer.  Cab Calloway students are invited to sign up and attend Charter/CabThon 2018 on March 23rd in the Gym at Charter School of Wilmington.  Please help us beat Charter by raising more funds than them raise and in turn, helping ALL kids win their fight against cancer.  See Mrs. Supplee in the library if you are interested in attending.  She is responsible for ALL CAB students attending the event.  

Charter Thon Link!

Mystery at the Gala!

An Interactive Dinner Theatre Production

An Interactive Dinner Theatre Production
February 2nd and 3rd at 5:00pm
Students $17
Adults $20

Join us for a night of murder, mystery, and silliness with our interactive dinner performance “Mystery at the Gala”. Meet and mingle with the outlandish members of the Art Museum as they work out a whodunit that could put the museum into bankruptcy. Be sure to question and get to know our characters as you enjoy a delicious dinner, and afterward, help the detective crack the case! Performances run Friday and Saturday, February 2nd and 3rd 2018 and are each roughly three hours in length.

Join us at 5:00pm to meet our Characters and eat hors’ devoures!
https://cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/mystery-at-the-gala/

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Seussical Jr. tickets are on-sale NOW!

Performances are Feb. 9th, 10th @ 2pm & 7pm

Please join us for our wonderful Middle School Musical production of this fantastic Dr. Seuss inspired Musical.

Performances are Friday, Feb. 9th @ 7pm and Saturday Feb. 10th @ 2pm & 7pm

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

Go to: https://cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/seussical-jr/ for more information and get your tickets

CCSA welcomes Maurice Hines to the Cab Calloway Theatre

Kicks off 2018 Speaker Series: The Art of Conversation!

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On Wednesday, January 23rd, as part of the Art of Conversation speaker series, Cab Calloway School of the Arts welcomed Maurice Hines to the Cab Calloway Theatre.  The Art of Conversation speaker series invites the public to listen to three accomplished professionals, all with ties to the Wilmington area.  The speakers will share their varied stories and experiences on how their careers came to be.

A revered actor, dancer, director and choreographer, as well as, Tony Nominee for Best Actor in 1986, Mr. Hines kicked off the series reflecting upon his life working in the arts.

The evening began with Bud Martin, director of the Delaware Theatre Company, introducing Mr. Hines and outlining a lifetime of achievement.  Mr. Hines took to the stage to raucous applause, and gave a two-step which showed how spry this 74 year old still was.

Mr. Martin conducted an interview which ranged from the beginning of Mr. Hines career, starting at 5 years old.  The conversation included story’s about Gregory Hines, Mr. Hines’ brother, who was dancing along with the interviewee starting at age 3.  The boys worked together until they were in their late teens.  During this time they met and performed with many luminaries of the late 40’s and 50’s, names such as Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr. and most notably, our namesake, Cab Calloway.

When asked what advice he would give to Cab Calloway School of the Arts students hopeful for a career in show business, Mr. Hines remarked “people will try to limit you, as long as you don’t limit yourself you can make it” and “never give up, always believe in yourself.”  Truly words students can live by.

Two additional speakers as part of the Art of Conversation come to the Cab Calloway Theatre in February and April.

On February 28th, Cab welcomes Susan Stroman.  Mrs. Stroman was born in Wilmington and began studying dance at the age of five at the Academy of the Dance in Wilmington. She majored in Theatre at the University of Delaware. She is the recipient of 5 Tony Awards, 2 Laurence Olivier Awards, and many more. She directed and choreographed “The Producers”, which won a record 12 Tony Awards.

On April 25th, Cab welcomes Sarah McBride. Ms. McBride is the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. In 2012, Sarah made national headlines when she came out as transgender while serving as student body president at American University. A native of Wilmington and graduate of Cab Calloway SotA, Sarah last year made history when she became the first openly transgender person to address a major party’s political convention when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

For more information on the speakers, visit artofconversations.org.  The series is a collaboration of the Delaware Theatre Company and the Cab Calloway School Fund.

Designer Bag Bingo 2018!

Support the PTSO March 2nd!

Support Cab Calloway Middle and High School -Attend the Spring Fundraiser, Designer Bag Bingo on MAR 2

ONLINE Registration (thru Ticketleap): https://ccsaptso.ticketleap.com/designer-bag-bingo-2018/

Or Manual Registration Form: download here: Form!

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