Basketball and drama club

Saturday, November 13, 2010

We had three basketball games this morning against our closest rivals, Chamberlain. Two of the games went into overtime, and the third was decided on a basket with 3 seconds left, so they were exciting all the way. When I walked over to the gym, the parking lot was full and cars were parked up and down the street. Many of the cars belonged to Chamberlain families, but several of our St. Joseph families came to see their daughters in action, then checked them out for a weekend at home.

Tonight the drama club held their play. The comedic spoof was called “An Evening of Bad Acting.” Three of our St. Joseph students had roles and have been working hard for several months to learn their lines and actions. It takes someone willing to risk and get up in front of a crowd to be in theater. It’s a growing experience for our students, and when the curtain dropped, all three were happy they’d gotten involved.

Lots of staff’s children were involved too. Our head groundskeeper got up with his son and did a rousing rendition of Jimmy Buffet’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” At the end of the evening the drama teacher called all the seniors to the stage and told us about them and how they’ve grown and worked together over the years. I hope some of our underclassmen stick it out and are the ones we’re applauding for a year or two from now.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

1 thought on “Basketball and drama club”

  1. Hooray..For Drama, Music, Painting..ALL of the arts. Practice makes perfect..Confidence can build..and does, with practice…We hope the kids you have do stay thered..and get the benefits of what St. Jo’s offers for as long as they can. However, when their time there is short, it’s something for them to hang onto for their entire life, and that sort of thing most often grows.
    Love and Blessings to All..
    Mia and Bob

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