Feminist Club honored

Avalon School’s Feminist Club will be honored at the Synergy & Leadership Exchange Character Recognition Awards Ceremony May 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol. Avalon students and staff will be on hand to accept the award.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange, based in Mankato, Minn., has chosen to honor the club for its work in empowering students as leaders within the school and “change-makers in their communities.”

Mali O’Neal, a student leader of the club, helped form the organization this year after hearing some offensive comments from another student. The club meets twice a week to discuss issues about feminism and how it relates to other issues and current events. Members have participated in rallies and workshops, attended lectures at local universities, and had many guest speakers.

The club also hosted an after-school screening of Miss Representation, a documentary about the way women are portrayed in the media.

Magic Flute

Avalon students finished their collaboration with the Minnesota Opera Company and the Independent Filmmakers Project (IFP) by attending the Minnesota Opera production of “The Magic Flute” on April 11.

The students’ work—wacky film parodies of characters and scenes in the opera—was shown in the lobby of the Ordway Center.

10,000 Things Theater Company

The 10,000 Things Theater Company is coming to Avalon on Monday, April 28, to perform “Dirt Sticks” at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, and interested people should contact Kevin Ward at 651-649-5495, ext. 211, or kevin@avalonschool.org to reserve tickets.

Senior projects

Avalon’s class of 2014 will present their senior projects (a culmination of 300 hours of work by each student during the course of this school year) at Avalon the weeks of May 12 and May 19. Contact Kevin Ward for more information: 651-649-5495, ext. 211, or kevin@avalonschool.org.

Seats to Stage

Humanities Class students in grades 6 to 8 will participate in the History Theatre’s Seats to Stage program. Teaching artists will help students develop pieces that will be performed by those students at the History Theatre, 30 10th St. E., St. Paul, on Wednesday, May 28. Improv performances This spring, Avalon students, working under the direction of Eric Webster, will learn improv skills and perform at the Huge Improv Theater, 3037 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, on Friday, May 30, from 6 to 7 p.m.

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