Annual school Christmas Shows bring smiles to the community

posted on December 14, 2012,
by Christopher Ives

On Wednesday, December 12th, the annual Mackert Elementary School Chrismas Show took place in the little gym on campus. Classes from Kindergarten through the 4th grade took part in this RCIS Tradition.

Ms. Gretchen’s 4th Grade class took to the stage to perform a short play depicting the birth of Baby Jesus in the classic manger scene. “I think my parents are really happy I’m playing Mary,” says Nicole.

Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary also brought smiles to the faces of the community through music, dance, and skits. Eighth grader, Maioha Kingi, performed a beautiful cappella version of Jingle Bell rock and R.J. Jensen peacefully sang Silent Night accompanied by acoustic guitar. There were also original skits, song and dance routines, and a 3rd and 4th grade medley to round out the afternoon performance this Friday.

While students at both schools took the stage in front of their peers to sing, dance, and act out classic Christmas favorites, audiences were delighted to hear new and less-common performances. The 4th, 2nd and Kindergarten classes at Mackert Elementary sang songs in Lakota, including Waziya kiŋ léčhetkiya ú, (Stanta Claus is Coming to Town), Prayer Song, and Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Photo Gallery of the Christmas Shows