Alert: As a reminder to students, staff, parents and community members of the Fleetwood Area School District . . . Please be aware that school will now be in session on Monday and Tuesday, April 10th & 11th as make-up days for the recent snow closures on the 14th and 15th of this month.

Superintendent's Message

FASD Presents Spring Musicals

The Fleetwood Area School District is proud to present three musicals for your enjoyment this spring. 

The high school musical this year is Once Upon a Mattress. It will be performed on March 17th and 18th at 7:00 p.m. and March 19th at 2:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The dress rehearsal on March 16th at 7:00 p.m. is free for senior citizens. Set in 15th-Century Europe, a fictional cartoon-esc medieval kingdom is ruled by the contemptuous, scheming Queen Aggravain, the pantomiming mute King Sextimus and the silent and their single, naive son, Dauntless the Drab.  In an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, the Queen has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Furthermore, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does, causing tension and anxiety throughout the kingdom, especially when an unmarried royal couple discovers they are expecting a child.  When an unlikely princess named “Fred” is found, the Queen finds her incredibly unworthy and plots against her. 

Fall in love with our delightfully adorable characters.  Gawk at our student-designed set built by Mr. Kirby Barnett.  Enjoy the memorable, toe-tapping music from our pit, conducted by Mrs. Sarah Shuey.  Be amazed at the fantastic dance numbers choreographed by Junior Maya Evans.  Drool over the gorgeous costumes by Mrs. Cathy Reed.  Take in a fun show stage-managed/ co-directed by Junior Jenna Masenheimer and directed by Ms. Elaine Hilbert. Mattress is a laugh-out-loud production. 

Willow Creek Elementary School Performing Arts Committee will present its seventh annual spring musical Lion King Kids on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m. This year's production includes a cast of 62 students from kindergarten through 4th grade. Join us to watch the African savanna come to life as actors sing such favorites as, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and "Hakuna Matata". Admission is free; donations to support the Performing Arts Committee will be accepted at the show.

The middle school presents High School Musical, Jr. on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th, both at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m. They also plan to present a show during the day on Friday April 28th for senior citizens. Over 70 students from 6-8 grade auditioned for this year’s musical under the direction of Mrs. Rebecca Peters.  There are also approximately 30 students involved in the stage crew under the direction of Mrs. Michelle Rodriguez.  Mrs. Evans continues in her role of working with the students singing, and Ms. Matteo will be working with students and their choreography.  Mrs. Reed returns as costumer extraordinaire. We are excited for our favorite season of the year, spring musicals!

If you are looking for a fun evening and enjoy seeing talented young people perform on stage, please join us for one or all of our plays this spring. Thanks to the three directors (Elaine Hilbert, Sandy Scholar, and Rebecca Peters) for the information contained in this article.

Upcoming Events in the Fleetwood Area School District

  • March 3 – Spring Conferences; no school for elementary students and early dismissal for middle school students
  • March 4 – Pasta and Presto
  • March 16-19 – High School Musical Once Upon a Mattress
  • March 30 – Willow Creek Musical Lion King Kids, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Board of School Directors will hold meetings on March 14th and 21st, both at 7:00 p.m. in the high school board room. 


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