Learning in the MYP – Into the Woods

Spring Concert 2016: Into the Woods Hello TIS Community! You may have noticed that we are producing the Middle School Musical a bit differently this year. On Wednesday afternoons, teams of middle school students can be found in different parts of the school, working on various parts of the show “Into the Woods.” Rather than having all students required to perform on stage, this year students were given a choice of how they would like to participate in the production. As a result, we have seven student teams in the areas of Sets, Props, Audio-Visual, Backstage, Communications, Costumes and Make-up, and Performers. So far, the work our students have been doing is great! They are being inquirers and problem-solvers. They are being creative and approaching each challenge with an open mind. They are expressing themselves both on stage and off. I have been very impressed with all the work I have seen so far! You will see various communications in the TIS Times from our Communication Group over the next several weeks. Read, enjoy, and take pride in knowing that our students are producing this show and learning in the process! I hope that you plan to come and see the show at the Spring Concert on May 26. We look forward to sharing with you all the great work these kids are doing! Cheers! Brandon Miller Music...

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Spring Concert – Into The Woods

Into The Woods: Update As you might know, this year the Middle School is putting on the production “Into The Woods JR.” for the Spring Concert. Into The Woods is a Broadway production which has been turned into a Disney movie. TIS is doing the Broadway production of “Into The Woods Jr.” The original book was written by James Lapine. The book was then adapted into a movie which was then adapted to the musical, which was eventually adapted to “Into The Woods Jr.” Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for “Into The Woods Jr.” The first production was the Broadway production. There are 72 Middle School students working in this show. 43 of them are performers. 29 of them are working to help put on the production. This year there are seven groups helping to put this whole production together. Each week I will do an update on different teams and how they are going. There is the Backstage Team, the Audio Visual Team, the Costumes and Makeup Team and the Communications Team. Also there are the Performers, the Sets Team and finally there is the Props Team. We have been all been working very hard so far. We have been working during recess and staying after school. This is a very complicated production to put on, but we are pulling it off. But this whole thing wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful teachers. So thank you to all the teachers who are helping. Photo taken by Mason Wang 7B By Jasmine Robertson...

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Spring Concert – Into the Woods

Makeup and Costumes Team This week’s update is about the Costumes and Makeup Team- just one of the seven teams helping to put on this production. The Costumes and Makeup Team have been thinking about buying a couple of costumes because they can’t really make all of the costumes with the materials they have right now. They have sent out a survey to know how many people need costumes and how many people have their own costumes. This week they have been trying to find the costume for Milky White, a cow! “We thought of buying some white disposable workwear clothes,” stated Carol (6A Costumes and Makeup Team). They thought that if they bought the white costume they could make accessories for it such as ears. You can’t really buy ears so they will make them. Then they will attach them to the costume. It is sort of complicated to find a white cow outfit! I think that it is really clever of them to improvise with what they have. They also thought of trying to capture the essence of the characters. For example if they need to make costumes for villagers they would probably use old rags or something to make it look like in the past. Make sure to be on the lookout for my next article about some of the other teams. Photo taken by Jasmine 6A By Jasmine Robertson...

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Spring Concert – Into the Woods T-shirt

Into the Woods T-shirt Hello TIS! Please use this form to order your ‘Into the Woods’ t-shirt!  Please complete the form multiple times to get more than one T-shirt.  Also, don’t forget to finish this by May 4th and submit your money in a sealed envelope with YOUR NAME and “Into the Woods T-shirt money” on it to Brandon in order to reserve yours! If you have any problems ordering the shirt please email me. See you at the show! Communications Team Click here to order the T-shirt Felipe Correa Gomes Grade...

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Counselor’s News

Workshop: “ Moving – Families in Transition” And “What of those left behind?” As we approach the end of the school year, there are many TIS families that will be leaving our school and beginning a new journey elsewhere. It is not only difficult for those who are leaving but it is also difficult for those who are staying behind. I will be offering a workshop on transitions and how families can take the edge off of the task of relocating. I will also talk about those that are left behind. DATE: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 TIME: 08:30 – 10:00 PLACE: Learning Lab Please R.S.V.P. to: Ed Woods Thank you. Ed Woods...

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