The YC Theatre Experience at Highcrest and Wilmette Junior High are highly regarded – and popular – theatrical productions. that give a large cast of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth an opportunity to display their talents in professionally directed stage productions. More »
Parents and Students . . . come see short films created by WJHS students and by New Trier students. The festival takes place this Friday, December 6th, in the WJHS Auditorium after school at 3:15pm. FREE admission!
Is your child interested in performing in a band or as a solo act? Battle of the Bands is a fantastic event where students get to showcase their musical talents and where everyone is a winner. A guest DJ will be present and great raffle prizes will be awarded. Bands may be mixed ages with the only requirement that at least one band member must be a WJHS student in the 7th or 8th grade. Also, solo acts are welcomed! The event is scheduled for Friday evening on January 31st in the WJHS auditorium. The informational meeting will be held next week on Wednesday, December 11th right after school in Mr. Blim’s music room
Domino’s Pizza is helping Youth Connection raise money. Funds raised will be used to pay for Youth Connection after-school programs at both Highcrest and WJHS, including RAD, the DEN, and the Homework Clubs.
On Thursday, December 12th, Domino’s will donate 20% of your purchase to Youth Connection on all full price orders from the store that serves Youth Connection students: 1911 Lake Ave, Wilmette (847-256 9020). Food can be delivered or picked up in store. All you need to do is give the cashier or driver the Youth Connection coupon.
Look for the coupon that your child will bring home or go here to download and complete the Domino’s Dough Raising Night form.
Youth Connection is working with the National Safety Council to collect new toiletries and gently used clothing for the tornado victims in southern Illinois.
Boxes have been placed in the lobbies of Highcrest Middle School and Wilmette Junior High School for the collections and will be there until end of the school day on 12/20. The YC Executive Director (Karen Funari) and parent volunteers will drive the goods to southern Illinois after 12/20.
Parents interested in volunteering should email Karen at email@example.com.
Youth Connection is excited to announce that Grease will be this school year’s Spring Theatre Experience. The director will be Robert E. Bierie, former Artistic Director of the Wilmette Children’s Theatre.
WJHS students interested in becoming part of the cast or crew may sign up now for auditions scheduled for December 17th and 18th. Callbacks will be held on December 19th. The audition sign-up form can be found outside of the DEN on the bulletin board. Grease performance dates will be March 21-23, 2014.