Urgent Notice!! Due to an illness in our director's family, we are cancelling all REACH activities tomorrow. This includes auditions and Open Gym. Auditions will be postponed until NEXT THURSDAY JANUARY 21st!! We apologize for the short notice and appreciate your understanding. This will not change the production dates or class dates but may change some of the early rehearsals.
Free For All Ages.
Bring your favorite games and your friends and meet at the Troy Public Library Meeting Room from 1pm-3pm on Monday, February 2nd. The meeting room is on the left when you first walk in, across from the circulation desk.
Please Note: Food and drink is not allowed in the gaming room, however, the Cup'n'Chaucer room is available for eating in and is nearby.
Please RSVP in one of the REACH Facebook groups to let us know how many to expect!
Friday, January 9th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
We are going back to the Eighties!! Big Hair! Cassette Tapes! Pac Man! Rubics Cube!Those were fun times! And the music.....ah, the memories....Come dressed for the eighties and we'll play music from the eighties!
Please note: This is for all ages. Parents are welcome to stay and visit or join in on the fun. Those 12 and over can be dropped off if needed. We will require that contact info for the parents be left at the church. Those under 12 must have a parent or guardian stay at the church.
A snack to share would be welcome.
Let us know if you are attending so we can plan accordingly. Check out the invite on facebook for more information.
Also, see the REACH Calendar for the dates of future dances.
You can print out audition and other forms here:
Forms will also be available at auditions.
Cost: $45 for actors and $22.50 for those only involved in tech.
Location: First United Methodist church in Troy. On Livernois near Square Lake. 6363 Livernois Rd Troy, MI
Our play will be a Murder Mystery suitable for all ages. This will be a fun escapade with humor and drama. This is for all ages and as always, we will have a part for everyone. We will not be able to guarantee a speaking part for everyone, however. There are large, medium, small and non-speaking parts. Rehearsals are weekly on Thursdays from 12:00-2:30. (except where noted, please see schedule below). Large and some medium roles may have an additional rehearsal on Wednesdays morning or afternoon (one or the other, not both). Additional rehearsals will be scheduled and known in advance as much as possible. Not every large/medium actor role will be called every Wednesday. In additional to acting, there are other ways to be involved. We have opportunities for all kinds of behind the scenes involvement for any kids who want (including actors). This could be set building, props, costuming, music, lighting, etc.
This is not a drop-off group. Parents are required to take on a job during rehearsals as well as during tech week. More information about parental involvement will be discussed at auditions.
The schedule for drama is as follows:
January 15th – Auditions 12 – 3:30
January 22nd, read through 12 – 3:30
January 29th, entrances and exits 12 – 3:30
February 5th – Normal Schedule begins 12-2:30 and continues through April unless indicated differently.
March 12th – Costume Parade 12 – 3:30
March 19th and 26th, run through with props (normal times)
April 2nd. – off book!
Tech Week starts April 20th (please note, your life will be the play during tech week!!)
Monday, April 20th , set build from 12-9. Come when you can for as long as you can.
Tuesday, April 21st – One Dress rehearsal, 9:30am until done.
Wednesday, April 22nd, Two Dress rehearsals - 10:00am – done. Kids to eat during or before notes.
Performance dates and times.
April 23 (Thursday) - 5:30 Call 7:00 Performance!!!
April 22 (Friday) - 11:30 Call 1:00 and 7:00 Performance!!!
April 23 (Saturday) - 11:30 Call 1:00 Performance!!! Set strike immediately following performance, mandatory.
April 30 (Thursday) - 12-4:30 Cast party
Also on Thursdays but separate from drama, will be open gym and other classes. Please see the separate email about these.
Classes are currently Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 and will begin January 15th and run through April 16th. This will be a 15 week session and is for all ages.
Please see class descriptions for specific date/times/cost of individual classes.
Registration and liability forms are available on our website athttp://reachhomeschool.weebly.com/
Location: First United Methodist church in Troy. On Livernois near Square Lake. 6363 Livernois Rd Troy, MI.
Most classes are run by volunteer parents and any charges are only to cover materials. There is a facility use fee for anyone involved in REACH sponsored classes (separate from drama). This use fee is $20 per child per semester. If you are only participating in occasional classes, you can choose to pay per day at $3/per child per day. This cost is to defray the cost of renting the building and is separate from drama costs and any class fees.
All Ages. Please note the dates, due to other activities or church use, open gym will vary.
Kids can participate for the full two hours or a portion of it. There will be adult supervision but there is usually not an organized plan. The kids just have fun. Some gym equipment is available.
January 15, 22 and 29 – One hour of Open gym from 3:30-4:30
February 5- March 5 – Two hours of Open Gym from 2:30-4:30
March 12 – One hour of Open Gum form 3:30-4:30
March 19-April 16th – Two hours of Open Gym from 2:30-4:30
Young Chautauqua: 2:35–3:30 chapel February 5th –April 23rd
This semester, we will be portraying scientists This class will meet weekly for ten weeks and will be for anyone who can read. Founded by Nevada Humanities in 1993, Young Chautauqua is a nationally recognized and award-winning youth program in which young scholars research and portray historical figures. Through monologues and question-and-answer sessions, young scholars – in and out of character – engage their audience in lively discussions and provide insight into historical study. The Young Chautauqua program is a valuable way to increase a young person's understanding of, and engagement with, the humanities.http://www.nevadahumanities.org/programs/young-chautauqua
There will be a $6.50 fee for the book, if you do not already have one. Please contact Rachel Bosch if you need a book. Every student will be expected to come up with a costume.
The Young Chautauqua class will culminate, with final performances, on April 16.
Hogwarts: 2:35–3:30 lower level February 5th – March 19th - $25
Fee can be sent via paypal (marked personal) to firstname.lastname@example.org or cash in person at REACH
Get chosen by a wand, get sorted into a house, and write with feather quills to create your own spells to earn House Points in CHARMS class.
Each House will receive one or two POTIONS assignments from their lesson books. Points will be awarded based on execution of each. Fire and explosions a possibility!
In CARE OF MAGICAL CREATURES we will get messy and dissect owl pellets, examine plimpy eggs and dragon drool, and create a faery oasis to take home.
HERBOLOGY students will use the cards from Herbcraft to identify and treat magical ailments and tend to magical plants.
Use the charms you've studied to duel the other Houses in DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS! Then build Hogwarts from the ground up then play Table-top Quidditch for all the bragging rights!
House Points Party! We'll make some authentic recipes, like Butterbeer, fizzy Pumpkin Juice, Chocolate Frogs and Divination Tea plus Rock Cakes (scones) and treacle, devonshire cream, & lemon curd.
Winning House students will each get a HOUSE CUP to take home at the end of the course
Fantasy Geopolitics: 2:35–3:30 youth room $5/persone ($10 max per family)
Middle School/High School age
The basics: everyone picks three countries, draft style, with three rounds. Points are earned by how many mentions are in the NYT. The calculations are daily, and done by a website. Trading is encouraged:) For young people, I'm planning to encourage research of the countries before and during, and keeping track of current events. I'll also have them research types of government, and we'll have a MVP (most valuable potentate.)
Choir:From February 5th through March 19th, 3:35–4:30 in the chapel. $4 materials fee per student. All ages welcome.
The goal of the class is to have a good time singing together. For our final class on Thurs. March 19th we will perform our music at a local nursing home in Troy from 3:45pm-4:15pm.
WWII speaker: January 29. 3:35–4:30 chapel
CPR training: March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, and April 16th. 3:35–4:30 lower level
There will be no cost for the classes, there is a cost to be certified, info to follow.
These blog posts are general posts of information also usually sent to REACH Homeschool Facebook group and/or Yahoo Group.