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Page 2, Cloverdale Reveille, Dec. 4, 1991 CHS welcomes new music teacher Cloverdale School District's new music teacher, Ken Mackie, has completed his first week on the job teaching Washington and Cloverdale High students. Mackie, 37-years-old, with a Bachelor's in Music from Stanis- laus State University in Turlock has taught high school and kin- dergarten through eighth grade students and high school stu- dents for Merced Junior College part-time. He is teaching students music at Washington School and the High School. After finishing his first week with the kids, Mackie said, "Their training is excellent. Their discipline is excellent. Their ability, their drive is superb. They're wonderful. I could con- tinue to use adjectives--they are wonderful." He hopes to have a High School band of at least 100 students Mackie is teaching 16 students at CHS and 29 at Washington.. He said, "I hope previous instru- mentalists will come back." He hopes to have a high school band of at least 100 students and said, "That will be in a few years. Based on what I see in the 5th and 6th grade--it will be there." A few of the goals Mackie has for Cloverdale are, "to give them the best. They deserve it." He continued, "The junior high band will play as well as most high school bands and the high school will play as well as most college bands." He plans on turning Clover- dale into a, "model program for the rest of the state." Mackie said he wants other districts to, "look at Cloverdale and see why it's working. It's going to be the kids that pull it off." Mackie said music is impor- tant to kids because, "Music teaches the whole person. Music is not just one discipline it is every discipline in one. Music deals in the language of emotion and teaches kids how to feel." He remembered, "When I was yea high, I would be conducting to the stereo at home." Mackie first became interested in teach- ing music, "under the excellent conductor Ron Johnson. He taught us to go past the written page and perform the music and not just the notes." Ken Mackie Evenstar Kassebaum : studying in Australia by' Patrlla IKabatma Patricia Kassebaum happily received a Thanksgiving Day phone call from her world trav- eling daughter, Evenstar Kas- sebaum. Cloverdale's very own high school exchange student reported that she is now on summer vaca- tion! Yes, school is out in Austra- lia until Feb. 1. With a full summer vacation ahead of her Evenstar is preparing to leave Mt. Beauty with her Rotary host family on Dec. 10 to travel to Sydney for the Mt. Beauty Sec- ondary College Art Exhibit. Evenstar, and her host family, will stay in Sidney until the 23rd of December. Then, they will go to Melbourne for a week of ocean surfing on the Australian Coast for Christmas Week. Evenstar hasbeen traveling to many Rotary Clubs as guest student speaker and she will also be scheduled to speak at Rotary meetings in Sidney and Mel- bourne while traveling there. Evenstar's current host fam- ily, Mr. and Mrs. Evans, are both elementary school teach- ers. The Evans' daughter, Johanna will be leaving for England on the 10th of January for one year also as a Rotary Exchange Student. The Kassebaum family most certainly thanks the Cloverdate Rotary Club for participating in this outstanding program in support of better global under- standing. Mackie has three children, Brenda, 15; Heather, 13; and Shawn, 11. His wife Kathie plays several instrumenl....:,d has composed music. Mackie plans on moving his family to Clover- dale soon. Shakespeare festival actors visit local schools Cloverdale High School hosted a pair of actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Nov. 25. The actors, Christian Lebano and David Kelly performed ex- cerpts from Shakespeare and modern literature in assemblies and individual classes. The School Visit Program is part of the Festival's commit- ment to bringing theatre to young people and young people to the- atre. Each year after the Festi- val closes its season, teams of actors visit over 250 schools and organizations, reaching over 160,000 students in eight west- ern states including Alaska. Rohnert Park's "Nutcracker" for schoolchildren Additional performances of North coast Ballet's "Nutcracker" at Spreckels Performing Arts Center have been added to acco- modate local schools. The'popu- lar holiday ballet has already scheduled eight performances on two weekends, Dec. 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22. Tuesday and Wednesday morn- ing shows plus a Tuesday after- noon show in between the week- end dates for elementary school students have been added. The toll-free number for ticket reservations is 1:800-852-0342, or (707)584-1700, Soroptimist President Ann Traglia presents a check for, Family Service President Elise Black and two of the volunteer their time in the service to others, Barbara Campbell. Council on Aging Sen" Program at Grange Hal Older adults are welcome to visit and join in the program of exercise, discussion and activi- ties each Friday at the Grange Hall. Personal door to door pick up can be arranged by calling 894- 9345. December prol include guests; Scotty local keyboardist, Dec. a.m.; Lorraine Fels Cloverdale Pre-School at 10a.m.anda( of Lawrence Welk, Dec. a.m. Happy from theC/ovemklle J December Specials +,, Our wire service special Centerpiece w/candle in a .... beautiful glass bowl, $24.95. Christmas Mug or basket $18.95 White Sleigh Centerpiece Lg. $26.95 Sm. 1 Place your order early! 15% discount on anything in store, thru Faire--Dec. 13-14 with this . 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