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Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts performs Aladdin photo

Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts performs Aladdin

The auditorium at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts turned into the magical land of Agrabah for 5 incredible performances March 26th-28th. Audiences went on a magic carpet ride and shared in the adventures of Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie and a host of 25 cast members.

The Benton Heights drama club presented their 9th annual Broadway production “Aladdin-Kids” with two shows for the student body and two evening performances for the community. On Friday morning, they welcomed three other elementary schools to the campus for a matinee, Antioch, Hemby Bridge and Wingate Elementary Schools. The production is a part of the partnership between Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Doctor Family Foundation.

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4th Grade Reading Unit

During the 4th grade reading unit on Social Issues, Mr. Shauan, father of a 4th grader, made a presentation on his work in Cambodia and the social issue of land grabbing. He defined land grabbing as the aggressive taking of large pieces of land in developing countries, especially by force, by domestic and transnational companies, governments, and individuals to possess the land in an unfair or illegal manner. Many of the staff had never heard of land grabbing and the profound impact it has on the people in that country.

Mr. Shauan further explained how he has helped the people of Cambodia. He explained how we all have a social responsibility to help those less fortunate.

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