Monsters make friends at St. Jerome School
Students at St. Jerome School get front row seats to nationally recognized puppet show.
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A fifteen-foot tall monster and a few of his friends were spotted at St. Jerome Elementary School recently. Well, they weren't really monsters, but the beautiful artistic creations of Madcap Puppet Theatre.
The entire student body, faculty, and staff of St. Jerome School gathered together, from preschool through eighth grade, and were entertained by the nationally recognized puppet company. Madcap which is based in Cincinnatti, OH, presented, "Jack and the Gentle Giant," a sequel of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk.
The puppets ranged from approximately one foot tall to the "Giant" who appeared to the audience to be about 15 feet tall.
"I was scared," said seventh grader Jaylin Reese jokingly.
The puppeteers revealed at the end of the program that the puppet was only half of a face and that they stood a a ladder behind a curtain to make the puppet appear so tall. The puppeteers told the audience that if the puppet was made in its entirety it would be close to 50 feet tall.
Jaylin, who has been attending St. Jerome School since sixth grade, said he enjoys all the programs and assemblies that St. Jerome School provides for their students.
"We learn a lot, but we also have fun," Reese said. "That is one of things I really like about my school."
Sue Coan, the St. Jerome School principal, said it makes her happy to be able to offer the students opportunities to have fun.
"Just to see their faces is a joy to me," Coan said. "We strive to give our students a faith-filled, academically challenging, and enjoyable education."
Chanelle McCloud is a teacher at St. Jerome Elementary School and also the co-founder of Professchanelle Inspiration, which strives to help people reach their full potential.
I am a teacher at St. Jerome Elementary School. I am also the co-founder of Professchanelle Inspiration. Professchanelle Inspiration strives to help people reach their full potential.