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It's a Fine Day for a Circus  Performed by the Pre-Kindergarten Class of 2020

"It's a Fine Day for a Circus" from The New School original play "Farnahan's Circus," written by Betty Butcher and Andrea Romine
Performed by members of the Pre-Kindergarten Class of 2020

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The COVIDAZE Monologues

In an attempt to replace their play "School Daze," Ms. Jonny's 6th grade drama class spent the last few weeks writing monologues about the pandemic. Students did writing exercises with the help of professional playwright and TheatreSquared Artistic Director Bob Ford and read their monologues to each other over Zoom. They received feedback, made edits, memorized, practiced and eventually performed for the camera.

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Virtual Spring Piano Recital

Some of Ms. Luz's piano students participated in a Zoom Recital on Monday evening, May 18th.






Middle School Monologues: School Daze

This would have been Opening Night for the middle school drama students and their productions of "Fidget" and "School Daze." Since we can't be together performing, we thought we'd showcase a few monologues from the 6th graders' play, recorded on phones at home!

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Virtual Art Show | April 2020

In celebration of The New School's dedication to the arts, The New School recognizes and admires the creativity of our students through annual art shows at each division level. Our Virtual Art Show features a sampling of artwork from our New School artists ages 2 to 18.

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Drama II attends production of Heathers

Ms. Sam's Drama II students attended the March 12th student matinee of "Heathers The Musical" at the University of Arkansas. It was how very!





Piano Battle visits The New School

On January 30th, the Walton Arts Center brought Piano Battle to our stage for the 5th-12th graders! The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style, with internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis going head-to-head, allowing the audience to vote for the winner. One of the rounds included some New School students. Congratulations to sophomore Lisette who won the student competition!


Lower School and Middle School Caroling

In December, Ms. Ashley's music students sang holiday songs at the airport and also on the square!






The New School's Winter Music Concerts

On the evening of December 19, The New School's middle and upper school ensembles presented their winter concerts. The middle school and upper school ensembles are directed by Austin Farnam and Jacob Campbell. 




The New School's Holiday Assembly

Friday, December 20, students, faculty and staff from all divisions closed the semester through a series of performances at the annual Holiday Assembly.




The New School's Winter Piano Recital

The New School's piano students present their Winter Piano Recital, directed by piano instructor Luz Delpilar. 




The New School's Kindergarten and First-Grade Classes of 2019 present The Magical Forest

Kindergarten and first-graders brought holiday magic to life with our annual production of The Magical Forest! This annual holiday musical is a beloved New School original musical. Thank you to Andrea Romine for welcoming our guests, and thank you to the many people who helped to bring this musical to life!




Middle School Artists take a Stand on Bullying

Ms. Katie Terry's middle school art students are using clay to create whimsical creatures which will become part of an installation depicting scenarios about standing up to bullies.  While using simple clay forms like a pinch pot head balanced on a cone body, students made their characters unique by adding horns, teeth, wings, tails and scales. After the pieces were fired in a kiln, the students planned a color palette using acrylic paint for their sculptures which gave them even more details and life! In the end, they used a technique called antiquing to create the illusion of age in their creations. These creations will be displayed during Grandparents' Day.




Veterans Day Assembly

On November 11, The New School combined choirs, kindergarten and lower school voice students to perform in our first ever Veteran's Day assembly led by music teacher Ashley Wright. 





After School Activity: Learn to Draw Anime and Manga

Mondays from 3:30-4:30 students in grades 5 through 8 can join Ms. Katie to learn to draw anime and manga. 

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Lower School Presents Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids

Congratulations to The New School 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders on their performances in "101 Dalmatians" on Thursday, October 24. From "Cruella De Vil" to "The Dalmatian Plantation," these students worked very hard over the past few weeks rehearsing this delightful musical. Our entire TNS Community is so proud of each student in the cast and crew who brought this production to life! 

Photos from 101 Dalmatians

Morning Performance of 101 Dalmatians




Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art Field Experience

In October Ms. Aaron took the upper school art and design students to Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art to explore the temporary exhibitions, Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today and Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Mirrored Room – My Heart is Dancing into the Universe. These exhibitions are heavily based on sculpture. These exhibits gave our 3D Design students an exciting opportunity to brainstorm about possible future projects inspired by the art they viewed.




Upper School Music Field Experience

On Oct. 3rd TNS Upper school music students went to the Walton Arts Center to see Cuban music group Tiempo Libre for a performance and master class. 




Drama I Set Design

Ms. Jonny's DRAMA I students with University of Arkansas set design grad student Kathleen Holmes. As part of a grant with the Arkansas Arts Council and TheatreSquared, as well as The New School's ongoing partnership with the University of Arkansas theatre department, Kathleen taught a set design and construction workshop over the last month to these eight students. Thanks to her guidance, the class designed and is currently constructing the "101 Dalmatians" set for the 2nd-4th grade production coming October 24th.




101 Dalmatians Kids Cast List

Congratulations to the following students! 

Cast List


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