RPS Annual Arts Festival, an Annual Success!
Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor
For the past two evenings in the RHS gym, Rockland Public Schools held its 45th annual Arts Festival in honor of all the students participating in all of the arts programs in RPS.
The event was coordinated by Arts Department Chairman, Cheryl Thompson who aimed to have a little something for everyone at this year’s festival. Artwork was featured from all three of Rockland’s elementaries, the middle school and the high school which was on display for all of the Rockland community to view.
Along with the arts, the Family and Consumer Sciences classes, the Technology Department, the Robotics classes, the Science Department, and the Rubik’s Cube Club all had displays and exhibits featured at the festival.
New to the festival, the English Department and led by high school English teacher, Chris Neal was the Blue Dog Café was held in the RMS/RHS library from 7-8 pm on Wednesday. The library was transformed into a coffee house/ open mic with a crowd of poetry and music enthusiasts.
On Thursday, the Music Department held a preview at 7pm in the RMS/RHS auditorium of the RHS’s musical production, The Wizard of Oz. The full production will take place on May 4 and 5. In addition, the RHS band, chorus and Zach Webb’s band performed multiple musical selections.
To round out the event, the Student Government hosted a scavenger hunt, the Positivity Project, and a crepe-making station made this year’s Arts Festival one full of events, fun, and Rockland Pride!
Cheryl Thompson asked us to relay the following message to all who made the Arts Festival a success.
“The Art Department would like to thank everyone involved in this year’s Arts Festival. What an amazing two nights we had!! Of course the success of our event couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of faculty members, support staff, student volunteers and community members who participated this year.