Things looking up at Vinalhaven School

By Phil Crossman | Jun 02, 2017

Things are definitely looking up at the Vinalhaven School. Grades kindergarten through 12 are housed in a fairly new and generally spectacular facility, and after a difficult year with a troubled new young principal, there are all sorts of reasons to think this is going to be a great year.

The school has engaged an experienced new principal whose vision for the coming year is very promising. The Vinalhaven Lady Vikings will be defending their Class D state basketball championship, having brought the Gold Ball home, for the first time ever, at the close of the last season. The recent annual Art Show, which featured the impressive creations of students, was even better than last year’s, which was, in turn, better than the year before. Art teacher Heather White has generated obvious excitement and confidence.

Actors from the school’s theater program have won prizes in state competitions and Studio Red dancers have drawn accolades for their first recital. Finally, but by no means, lastly, music teacher Bill Trevaskis’ spring concert has again left us all astounded at the breadth of instruction that has reached levels heretofore unknown. Music theory, technology, literacy, songwriting and an acute awareness of music from other parts of the world, all were profound elements of last week’s thoroughly entertaining and well attended concert.

What a time for my grandchildren to be beginning school!

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