Grand Canyon School music instructor Paloma Patnode is seeking school alumni or community members who would be interested in volunteering to play “Pomp and Circumstance,” also known as the graduation march, on June 1 during the school’s graduation ceremony.
Patnode said the school may be able to help with instruments and will get volunteers music in order for them to prepare. For information or to volunteer, contact her at 638-2461, ext. 204.
Grand Canyon School’s high school and middle school graduation is scheduled for June 1 at 6 p.m. on the El Tovar Hotel’s back patio. There will be graduation practice earlier the same day at the El Tovar at 10 a.m.
planned in Valle
The Air Museum Planes of Fame will host a get-together for the Marine Corps League Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Bob Reed, general manager of the museum and retired Marine, invites all current and retired Marines to the meeting. Rolls and coffee will be served.
For more information, call Planes of Fame at 520-635-1000.
busy with events
GC VILLAGE — Grand Canyon High School will hold its annual awards ceremony tonight at 6:30 at the Shrine of the Ages.
Students in grades 9-12 are recognized for various academic achievements and winners of scholarships are announced.
Spring sports athletes will be honored Friday at 6:30 p.m. during the school's sports banquet in the multi-purpose room.
Grand Canyon's prom will be Saturday from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Grand Canyon Best Western Squire Inn in Tusayan.
Next week on May 23, Grand Canyon Middle School will put on its production of "The Wizard of Oz." The play will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school's multi-purpose room. The acting group is asking for a $1 donation for the event.
The following day on May 24, seniors will attend school for the final time and then head to an amusement park in California for their senior trip. The students will return May 26.
Middle-schoolers will hold its "Hello-Goodbye Dance" with the sixth grade, also on May 24.
On May 30, the kindergarten through grade 5 music program will be staged at 1:15 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.
The big finale to the school year will be June 1 at the El Tovar Hotel with graduation.
Free food to be
distributed June 2
TUSAYAN — The Care and Share Food Bank and the Northern Arizona Food Bank will be distributing free food at various locations in the Grand Canyon area on June 2 through the Flagstaff First Assembly of God Church.
Food distribution sites will be in the following locations:
• 11 a.m., Flintstone’s Campground, Valle.
• 1 p.m., Squire Inn, Holiday Inn and Grand Hotel housing, Tusayan.
• 2:30 p.m., Grand Canyon Community Recreation Center, Grand Canyon Village.
to air on KAET
TEMPE — The “American Experience,” a one-hour show to air on KAET-TV on May 24, will feature the saga of John Wesley Powell, the one-armed Civil War veteran who led an expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869.
Powell took on the last uncharted territory in the United States - a wilderness of towering, inaccessible canyons and treacherous whitewater rapids. Ninety-nine days later, near starvation, they emerged from the Canyon after one of the most daring journeys in American history.
The show will air twice on May 24 at 8 and 11 p.m. KAET-TV is a PBS affiliate based in Tempe.
GC School plans
local Child Find
GC VILLAGE — The Grand Canyon School District will host a Child Find on June 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school.
The school’s Nancy Green said any parents of children ages 0-5 who potentially may have concerns in areas such as vision, hearing, speech, growth and development, coordination, movement or learning are encouraged to participate.
Parents can bring their children in on June 11 to room 205 during that time or contact Robin Aguero at the school, 638-2461, ext. 200.
Joining the school for the free screenings are Rehab Therapy Services, Northland Speech and Hearing Services, Coconino County Medical Assistance and Arizona Early Intervention Program.
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