Freeman Academy has taken bold steps to strengthen its academic program and emphasize the arts in an expanding curriculum. This move not only improved Freeman Academy’s ability to prepare students for college, but also provided students with a school setting which fosters creativity.
By making the arts central to our educational philosophy, Freeman Academy is committed to continuing its strong academic program while expanding a quality arts education.
The Creative Arts Program Features:
- Qualified and committed faculty
- Guest instructors in the arts
- Visiting artists
- Expanded course offerings
- Use of technology in the arts
- Integration of the arts into the classroom
- A Studio Subscription Series which brings a variety of performing arts to campus
SD ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA
Results are in! Annie Carlson, junior, daughter of Brad and Kris Carlson, has been selected through state-wide auditions for the 2016 South Dakota’s All-State Orchestra. Annie was seated 7thchair French horn in this prestigious orchestra. The concert was held at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 in conjunction with All-State Chorus.
Seventeen Freeman Academy students have been selected from nominations to participate in the annual Yankton Region I Honor Band Festival. The concert will be held at Yankton High School on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission fee for this concert and it is open to the public.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ALL-STATE BAND
Several students in grades six, seven and eight are busy taping auditions for the SD Middle School All-State Band. Auditions need to be finished by December 5.
The grade 5-6 band will make its debut during Yuletide. The concert band (grades 7-12) will also perform.
Freeman Academy’s Christmas dinners (Yuletide) will feature a Renaissance theme. Please take note of the dates: Thursday and Friday, December 15-16. Students in grades 4-12 music classes will be performing both evenings.
Parents will not have to provide any prepared food items such as a dessert or salad this year. Instead, we will be charging your school account for some items. Prairie House will be preparing all the items for the meal. Details will be sent later.
On the days and evenings of Yuletide, the kitchen will need volunteers to assist with meal preparation, serving, and washing dishes. Please contact Amy Hofer Vetch at [email protected] if you are willing to assist in this way.
Reserved tickets are needed for this event. Information can be found in the newsletter, on the website and in the Courier in the weeks to come.
Grades 4-6 Supervision: We will not have supervision for grades 4-6 after their portion of the performance. Therefore, we are asking parents to assist in these ways: 1) If you are attending the dinner, save a seat for them so they may enjoy the dinner with you (they will not be charged for the dinner); and 2) On the alternate night, arrange to have them picked up by 7:15 p.m. Parents will receive a letter in fuller detail regarding this event. We wanted to communicate this information prior to ordering tickets.