The Academy for Performing Arts named 2016 National Blue Ribbon School
The Academy for Performing Arts is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Kelly Douglas-Jackson and Sue Anne Marcello represented the Academy for Performing Arts at the two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/
Our students are hard at work preparing for the spring musical Bring It On. The show will run from March 16th through March 18th. Please see the attached flyer.
Get your tickets now at www.ucpac.org/events or call 732-499-8226
If you are interested in purchasing an ad to be placed in the Bring It On program, please see the click here for the ad form and return it to APA by March 3rd.
All PARENTS OF JUNIORS!
SAVE THE DATE
On March 2nd all juniors and their parents are invited to our TRANSITION TO KEAN NIGHT (T2K). Students and parents will hear from our Kean Liaisons all about what to expect during their senior year.
On March 24th -25th APA will participate in Relay for Life. This overnight event has raised millions of dollars for cancer research. If you would like to be a chaperone or if you would like to donate food for the event, please email Mr. Hilferty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next PTSO meeting will take place at 7:00pm on March 15th. We hope to see you there. Remember to check out the PTSO’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UCVTSAPA/?fref=nf. Lastly, please read the weekly bulletin for upcoming events and important dates.
Have a great weekend!
APA PTSO - APA Project Graduation 2017
We are offering KidStuff and SaveAround Coupon Books.
Complete form and include your payment of money order, cash or check (payable to “PTSO of the UCAPA PG2017”). Have your teen bring to APA office & place in PTSO mailbox or mail to: UCVTS APA PTSO, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 Attn: KIDSTUFF Fundraiser.
Book delivery to school after email or text. If you have any questions, please contact: Lisa Lett-Stulec, 908-447-4277, Lm.Lett@verizon.net
Buy 5 Kidstuff books and get 1 FREE!! Additional States are available and can be ordered through us.
Our Mission Statement
The Academy for Performing Arts is an innovative four year high school, immersing students in honors’ level academics while training in a pre-professional artistic setting within majors such as theatre, dance, or technical theatre. The Academy fosters the discipline, integrity and passion necessary for students to succeed at the post-secondary level and as members of the performing arts community. The culmination of the program allows the students to complete their senior year by taking college-level courses and receiving college credit at Kean University.
Our very own senior Tomas R. was cast as one of the two male leads in Kean's Fall production of "Jesus Hopped the A Train".
Our very own senior Amia L. performed onstage with Broadway legend
Patti LuPone at
Kean's Opening Night Gala at Enlow Hall.
Ms. LuPone requested a chorus of 16 backup singers comprised of Kean students, Amia auditioned and was chosen.
Her script, Wings, has been selected as a Junior Division winner for the 2015 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition. Her script was reviewed by a panel of distinguished judges and chosen as the winning entry.
Cathryn, a junior at APA, is a co-author, along with her sister and father, of the children's book, Big Hug. Her book will be published and available for purchase on October 25, 2016.