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Please sign-up for Theater Job(s)

Dear 25th Year HST Families,
Every family need to volunteer at least 2 hours at the theater. Those Sign-up Genius’s are now available. Let’s get these jobs filled and then we’ll open up all the other Volunteer Sign-Ups.
Note: Each performance has it’s own tab. They are all linked at the top. Here is the link for Fri. Showcase: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa <www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-showcase2>7-showcase2 <www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-showcase2>
You can move between sign-ups by clicking on the tabs at the top. Blessings, Marilyn

Variety Show Audition Sign-Up

Dear 25th Year HST Families,
Next Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 29 & 30) are auditions for our Variety Show – *held at City Dance.* If you absolutely cannot make one of the scheduled times, please reply to this email and I will work something out for you.
Please read the instructions carefully at the top of the Sign-Up.
www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-variety
Looking forward to a great show! Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

Silent Auction Contest – open to all students!

Dear 25th Year HST Families,
HST’s Thespian Honor Society (THS) sponsors a contest between Highschoolers (HST age 14 by Dec. 31) and Middleschoolers (HST age 9 to 13).
This year the contest is open to ALL students. I will last just one week and the prize is a costume party at Mullan’s on Nov. 2 from 7 pm to 10pm.
Points are awarded for various ways students support the Silent Auction. (*See attached rules) *Group with the highest average wins (# points divided by total # of students in HST in their age category).
– Winner will be announced on Halloween morning – Oct. 31st via email.
FOR the next week THS will be collecting items at Redland (Friday), City Dance (Tues. & Wed.), and Mullan’s (any day)
– We are collecting pocket change, basket items, toys, and household items (no books/curriculum this year). – See attached list of suggested items.
Go to the following Sign-Up Genius to sign up for baking or service coupons that also earn points: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-thssilent
Points can also be earned helping parents solicit door-to-door. Please read instructions carefully. www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-20192020
Finally, highschool students can sign up to earn volunteer hours toward Presidential Volunteer Award or toward Thespian Honor Society (count as Admin hours): www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-silent1
While student volunteer hours do NOT count toward parent volunteer requirement, parents can sign up to earn volunteer hours on the following Sign-Up: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba922a5ff2-silent
Parents can also earn volunteer hours by Baking, as well as blessing others with service coupons. www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-silent
*NOTE:* All of these Sign-ups are linked together. * Look at the tabs at the top to move between Sign-Ups. * This includes a Sign-up for Variety Show auditions: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aea72ca1fa7-variety

Acting action item: theater job sign up

Dear 25th Year Acting Parents,
A couple of weeks ago, we sent out the link to sign up for theater jobs. 2 of every HST family’s required volunteer hours need to be done at the theater. We sent this link to the Acting families first as a courtesy since many of you are new and theater jobs are a great way to get your volunteer hours.
After tomorrow, we will send the link to the rest of the HST families. If you haven’t signed up for your theater job(s), please visit the link below. Use the tabs at the top to move between the 8 show dates.
www.signupgenius.com/tabs/2367edb04aeccefc17-theater
If you have any questions or need any help, please see Mena Stell in the check in room tomorrow morning. She will be happy to show you how Sign-Up Genius works. Blessings, Marilyn PS – I am still tweaking the Acting schedule for this year. I will hopefully get it to you next week. For tomorrow your students will work on Improv for an hour & I will do the Production workshop for an hour.

Non-HST Sponsored Halloween Dance – Nov. 1

HST will send out information about a social event (not academic or business) that all HST students (who are the required age) can participate in. The event may not include religious instruction and there must be an HST family who will serve as the point-of-contact for questions.
*HORIZONS HALLOWEEN DANCE* HST contact: Corrie Hoyle – *corriehoyle@gmail.com <corriehoyle@gmail.com>*
What: This is a costumed dance open to homeschooled teens, ages 13+. We’ll have two bands playing this year, Landon-Philip and Blue Cadet. *All of the band members are part of the HST family.* When: November 1, 7:00-9:00pm RSVP to corriehoyle@gmail.com
Additional Information: There are *opportunities for teens to contribute original artwork to the decorations and baked goods to the food.* Please read the information on the sign up genius.
www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544aca92a1-horizons2
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JR Script & Music Files on Website

Dear 25th Year JR Troupe,
Your script and the music files for *Little Mermaid* are posted to our website. Please print your script, 3-hole punch, put it in a binder, mark the binder with your name, and bring it and a pencil every week to practice.
Here is how you get to your script and music: Go to: hstonline.org
Click on “HST Families” at top.
Scroll to Program Links (on left side).
Click on JR Troupe
You will be asked for a password. It is: HST25
Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

JR Troupe Note

Dear 25th Year JR Troupe,
Today is your first rehearsal. Ms. Gena & Ms. Amy will read through the script with you and Ms. Gena will explain what she is expecting for auditions (which are NEXT week).
We will send out a link to a google document tomorrow so you can print up your copy of the script. (Since this is a complicated show to stage, we wanted to put in all our staging notes directly into the script.)
For today, please bring a notebook or paper and pencil so you can take notes.
Looking forward to getting your show started! Blessings, Mrs. Mullan

Acting Classes start tomorrow – class lists attached

Dear 25th Year Acting Families,
Your class list is attached as well *as HST’s family directory (sorted by zip-code) so you can look up where fellow student’s live in case you want to figure out a carpool. *.
Acting A is taught by Cathy Mays (Mrs. Mays) Acting B is taught by Stephanie (Miss Steffi) Phelan You are welcome to come upstairs for this first class to meet the teachers. While I go over the policies with our students, the teachers will be available in the adjoining room to introduce themselves to parents and answer questions.
The location is the same as the parent meeting:
– Redland Baptist, 6922 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD 20855. – There is a driveway to the right of the church that takes you to the back parking lot. – Go into the large double doors to the lobby. – Take left hall and go into 1st door on left to have your student check themselves in. – After checking in the students will go to the waiting room which is right next door until their teacher takes them upstairs – When you pick up, the sign-out sheets will be in the lobby. – Students will come down to the lobby area when done – you do not need to go upstairs to get them.
NEXT WEEK – We will have volunteers available during class time to help you sign up for your volunteer jobs. If you would like to get a head start, feel free to use the link below to get to our Theater Job sign-up genius’s. Next week all the other Sign-Up Genius’s (sewing, set-building, Silent Auction, transport, Admin, Tickets) will also be available.
Use the tabs at the top to move from between show dates. www.signupgenius.com/tabs/2367edb04aeccefc17-theater
Blessings, Marilyn

We are looking forward to getting our year started! Blessings, Marilyn
PS – If you have any questions, problems or concerns, feel free to call me at 240-997-5796.

HST Make-up Class starts tomorrow

Dear 25th Year Make-up Team,
Your class starts tomorrow. The class list is attached as well as the HST family directory (sorted by zip code) in case you’d like to figure out a carpool.
The location is the same as the parent meeting:
– Redland Baptist, 6922 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD 20855. – There is a driveway to the right of the church that takes you to the back parking lot. – Go into the large double doors to the lobby. – Take left hall and go into 1st door on left to have your student check themselves in. If you have afternoon classes – be sure to sign-in for those classes as well. – After checking in the students may go to their classroom. – Classroom – on the other side of the lobby is a staircase. Go upstairs, turn left. classroom is on the right – across from the bathrooms.
– Students who do not have afternoon classes MUST sign-out before leaving the building. The sheets will be in the lobby. – If you are picking up your student after class, they will come down to the lobby area when done. You do not need to go upstairs to get them.
*There is a list of student supplied items attached to this email.* You obviously won’t be able to get all of these items by tomorrow but please bring whatever you do have.
If your student need a Ben Nye make-up kit – please fill in the attached order sheet (if they don’t already have a kit0. * Bring the form and a $22 check (made out to HST) to class. *
We are looking forward to getting our year started! Blessings, Marilyn
PS – If you have any questions, problems or concerns, feel free to call me at 240-997-5796. PPS – The teacher will want to know what show(s) your student is willing to work. I’ve attached the theater schedule. Make-up Team is needed for the dress rehearsal and for the on-stage rehearsal. While we can’t guarantee that we can honor student’s preferences, we will take them into consideration. *Most important is letting the teacher know which shows the student absolutely cannot work. *