AHES Presents Faculty Follies

AHES Presents Faculty Follies
Posted on 10/27/2017
This is the image for the news article titled AHES Presents Faculty FolliesAtlantic Highlands Elementary School Faculty Follies:
It has been said that teachers will bend over backwards
to help their students. That’s literally what happened at
Atlantic Highlands Elementary School on Friday, October 20.
The faculty of AHES sang, danced, acted, and even
performed gymnastics to raise money for the Robin Vaccarelli
Scholarship Fund. The teacher-sponsored fund awards a sixth
grade student with a “Student of the Year” award and a
graduating Henry Hudson student who is pursuing a career in
education or another helping profession with a $1,000
scholarship.

After a thrilling flash mob opening to “Tonight’s Gonna be
a Good Night,” Kindergarten teacher Susan Evans, the RVSF
chair, introduced Mrs. Vaccarelli’s family to the sold out
audience. Mrs. Evans noted that, “At the busiest time of the
school year, our teachers and staff committed to this event”
because “we are a family, and families come together when
called upon.”

The program for this exuberant and eclectic evening
included group performances to Michael Jackson and Spice
Girl favorites, dancing mannequins and pillows, a rousing Tom
Jones solo, and an accordion-playing Weird Al version of
“Yoda/Lola” (Yes, an AHES staff member can actually play the
accordion.) The evening concluded with a rousing rendition of
“Rockin’ Robin,” which was one of Mrs. Vaccarelli’s favorites.

Nicole Mednis, a mom of a student who attends AHES
summed up the evening by commenting, “Best teachers ever.
And they can sing and dance too.”
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