ABOVE: Members of the kindergarten class perform at the 2021 John Mills Winter Concert. What a show by grades K-2! District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).
John Mills Elementary School's 2021 Winter Concert took place Thursday, Dec. 9, in front of an audience of enthusiastic family members and friends — the school's first in-person concert in two years! For safety and health reasons, the show actually consisted of three separate mini-concerts, one each by the kindergarten, 1st-grade and 2nd-grade classes.
Kindergarten students began their performance at 4:30 p.m., followed by 1st graders at 5:30 and 2nd graders at 6:30. The staggered schedule allowed for social distancing among audience members as well as a change of audience for each grade.
Music teacher Sarah Altshuler directed the show, which featured holiday favorites connected by the theme of traveling and camping. Principal Frank Kuzniewski served as master of ceremonies. During each grade's performance, he and Assistant Principal Natalia Gomez made a guest appearance bearing marshmallows for s'mores!
Mr. Kuzniewski and Ms. Gomez concluded the show by presenting Ms. Altshuler with a bouquet of flowers in appreciation of her efforts. Thanks to everybody who came out to John Mills Gym in support of our amazing student performers!
NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.