“Dear DREAM” notes from 6th grade Garden Valley students who attended Sly Park last school year:
Some notes from Rio Linda High School students who attended Disneyland and performed for audiences there. They had a soundtrack studio recording session with Disney professionals (engineers, producers, and a performer) who helped them work on songs that directly connected to film clips.
“The most cool thing were the performance and recording session we got to go to. There were lots of people eager to listen to our performance and we were applauded for our hard work. The recording session was so interesting and we all got to see high end professional processes that real people in the music industry use.” Caitlin
“I learned that I should be less prideful and to bring more comfortable shoes. I learned that in a studio you are required to know how to sight read and we learned those songs so fast. Everything has to move fast in the music and arts industry, tikme is money. I really finally understood that phrase while I was at Disneyland. Music is both fun but a lot of stress and work.” Sofiya
“One of my favorite things was the recording session. Everyone in our choir felt as if they could be goofy and really become the characters they were trying to portray. It was also an amazing learning experience. Being in an actual recording studio with extremely impressive gear was thrilling. Never before have I used equipment that could pick up sound that clearly. Learning the songs within ten minutes also showed us that we can accomplish much more than we think, as long as we believe in ourselves.” Arionna
High 5 Mr. Murray, Music Director, and the Rio Linda Visual and Fine Arts Department!
At the end of last school year, Babcock Elementary School sent 60 kindergarten students to Fog Willow Farm. Elizabeth Graves, one of the teachers, wrote us: “Thank you so much for making our field trip possible. The students got to see and pet animals. They also got to do a solids/liquids experiment, see a volcano shoot water and make a craft. Thank you so much for your support.”
The 2014-15 6th grade classes from F.C. Joyce put into practice what they had learned in the classroom at Alliance Redwoods Science Camp. Ezekiel wrote us the thank you below and one of their teachers, Erin Tucker, wrote us
Hope everyone had a wonderful, restful summer.
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- enjoy the pictures: high school students attending a music festival, 6th graders spending four days at a science camp, a group participating in a fun run, a junior high band enjoying a trip of a lifetime and kindergartners learning about animals and science at a farm.