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December 3, 2015 the choir students from CAS, under the direction of Rose Marie Dokken, held their fall concert at 2:00 for students and 4:00 for family. Performing groups were junior high PULSE, after-care choir, and a high school ensemble. The high school performed songs that were Christmas (both serious and funny), current pop songs, a spiritual, and one selection from the musical Flower Drum Song. The PULSE did several selections of which included instruments, choreography, and even a visit from Santa!
After-care choir dazzled the audience with 4 selections which were 2 and 3 part singing. They ranged from Celtic music to yodeling and scat singing. Refreshments were donated by Baker’s Flor. Our door prize winners were June O’Brien (Texas Roadhouse) and David Pietro (Olive Garden).
Written by: Keyauntay Gardner, 7th Grade
What makes CAS such a good school? This is what I asked myself when I first came to this school about 4 years ago. Keyauntay Gardner is my name and I am in 7th grade. As I’ve gone through my school years at CAS I realized that it’s better here than the other schools I’ve been to. This school provides free food, after care, and many other things that you don’t have to pay for. Some kids might complain about silly things like someone bothering them or other small things. I want you to realize yourself that you have it made here at CAS!
I’ve gone around school and asked administration and staff about what makes this school different from other ones. Mr. Loucks and I talked about why our school is better than other public schools. During this talk I realized that I really didn’t need to ask what makes our school a good one—it is obvious. CAS is more organized than every school I’ve been to so far and on top of that, this is the only school where I feel like I can call others around me family. Most importantly, CAS has teachers who really care about you and want to help you.
The last person we interviewed was Ms. Garza. Ms. Garza has been here since CAS first opened and even helped build some of the desks you sit in today. Ms. Garza told us that she really loves the staff and sees the whole school as her family. Seeing her old students grow up fills her with joy but, it is hard for her to let go of her students once they have grown up. Just from her comments you can see there are people here, like Ms. Garza, who really care about you and want to help you succeed in life. I’ve been to schools where the teachers just work to work and students are not their first priority. Here at CAS students are always the first priority and the most important thing to the teachers.
Over all, CAS is loving, organized, has a staff full of people who care, and provides students with almost everything for free. You go to a great school; respect it and take care of it because the people here are the ones helping you plan the future.
For more stories like this, check out the CAS Chronicle on our Sierra Vista Campus page.