The name of this year’s school musical, “Personal Best Equals Success.” was created by SJUS music teacher Melody Calato. Students will record themselves in their specific role/ scene and Ms. Calato will create the video. She also arranged for the drive-in premiere.
“It will be a musical movie for everyone to enjoy. My grandmother taught me that when there is a will there is a way and I thought this would be a great opportunity for the students to display their hard work and talents despite the recent events of Covid-19.” says Ms. Calato.
The premiere will take place at the Transit Drive-in Theater, 6655 S. Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094 , on Monday, July 20th at 9 p.m. The musical will run for approximately 30 minutes. The 8th grade student video will also play that night at the drive-in. http://www.transitdrivein.com/history.htm
Principal Mark Mattel adds,” COVID-19 has been a challenge for students and teachers. One positive outcome has been the creative ways that SJUS teachers and students have achieved their academic goals. The fundamental goal of our school is to offer a well rounded curriculum focusing on educating the whole child and to provide as many opportunities for students as possible. The Art, Music and Flight (gifted and talented program) curriculum fosters creativity and the out of the box thinking that is required in our world. The “Personal Best Equals Success” musical, at the Transit Drive-in, is a fine example of this creative thinking.”
St. Joseph University School is celebrating 170 years as a Catholic School in the Diocese of Buffalo, teaching Pre-K through 8th grade students. The school is located on 3275 Main St. Buffalo, NY in the University Height District, situated on the corner of the University at Buffalo South Campus.