Westside schools:
CHS Drama getting ‘Earnest’

       The Coronado High School's Theatre Department will perform Oscar Wilde's play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Thursday-Saturday, February 26- 28.
       The show will begin each night at 7 p.m. Ticket costs are $8 for adults, $6 for students. The location is the Coronado High auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore St.
       Written in 1893, “Earnest” satirizes aspects of Victorian society.
      
       Fundraising is under way to support Coronado High's first-ever “After Prom Party.” Organized by the school's PTA, the plan is to provide a place to go from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. for students after the annual Prom April 25.
       ArtSports, a Holland Park trampoline and tumbling center, will be the site. The center is also directing a portion of the fees from its Friday open gym nights in February and March to the fundraising effort.
       “Historically, the hours after prom often involve drinking and other unsafe behavior, so CHS's After Prom is a fun and safe alternative,” reads a press release from the PTA After Prom Committee.
       Students attending After Prom will pay a “minimal admission fee,” but cash donations are requested from the community “to cover rental fees, games, door prizes, food and drinks, postage, printing, decorations and others items needed that are not donated,” the release adds.
       For more information, call Susan Reynolds of the PTA at 266-4281.
      
       Coronado High School took second to Woodland Park in the annual DriveSmart judging.
       A total of 30 area high schools put together programs at their schools this school year, in an effort to educate students about the importance of good driving and the consequences of carelessness.
       The second place earned the CHS Student Council a $200 prize, which will go to this year's school prom, Student Body President Nick Kadlec said.
       He credited Student Council member Taylor Lockwood-Koehn for organizing the Coronado event Nov. 20-21.
       DriveSmart is a national program that is coordinated locally by City Police.
      
       Jackson Elementary nabbed four firsts in the recent District 11 Art Contest at the Citadel.
       The school's winners were Camron Sanchez, (grade 2), Tristen Burns (grade 2), Kali Peltier (grade 5) and Ian Struckel, (grade 5).
       The art teacher is volunteer Jackie Robbie.

Westside Pioneer/press releases