Writing a song, building furniture, eating foreign foods, listening to personal stories of students — that and more are part of the lineup for this year's Signal Showcase, being held Thursday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Signal Mountain Middle/High School. Guests can enjoy a demo of the brand-new school play, interact with student-created projects and engage with the creators themselves during the showcase, which will take over most of the school.
The annual event showcases what students have been working on at SMMHS.
All the sophomores will be showcasing their yearlong projects — created and developed with minimal school input, lending an extensive variety to the displays.
Once again, the sixth-grade's popular "Signal Mountain Stories" will be presented by the students themselves. Attendees will hear the personal stories of real immigrants throughout history and their stories as written by students in a journal/diary format.
Entertainment will be in abundance with a first look at the theater department's "Rock of Ages" and "The Aristocats" as well as music from the High School Symphonic Band, High School Jazz Band, Middle School Band, Chorus, Strings, and smaller musical bodies.
The foreign language department will hold a World Language Café to demonstrate the progress and learning made by students in Spanish, German and French classes. Attendees will be able to see the evolution of each language from sixth grade to the diploma program classes.
Many more events will also be taking place — videos, interactive showings, demonstrations of skills. Members of almost all of the school clubs and programs will be there to answer questions or just to talk, including the German GAPP, yearbook staff, Mountain Education Fund, iboosters, Robotics, Leo Club and more.
The student film department will be covering the entire event and shooting a LiveCast demo which will be posted on the Signal Mountain Film channel on YouTube. Visit tinyurl.com/SignalFilm for a recap along with other student produced films.