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Donut Sunday (4A/4B/4C)
Date: 3/29/2015, 7 AM 11 AM
Palm Sunday - Taiko Drums
Date: 3/29/2015, 9:30 AM 5 PM
Location: Church
Re-Registration Due
Date: 3/31/2015
Help for the Hungry (6A)
Date: 3/31/2015, 8 AM 9 AM
Holy Thursday
Date: 4/2/2015
School Mass (6B)
Date: 4/2/2015, 8 AM 9 AM
Minimum Day Dismissal
Date: 4/2/2015, 12:35 PM 12:50 PM
8th Grade Way of the Cross Dramatization
Date: 4/3/2015
No School - Good Friday
Date: 4/3/2015, 12 PM 1 PM
Easter
Date: 4/5/2015

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Congratulations to Savannah who was highlighted by Southbay Magazine's 19 under 19.

Congratulations to Savannah who was highlighted by Southbay Magazine's 19 under 19.

“When my family went on a ski trip in Tahoe, we all rented skates, but I was the only one who was skating around on two feet,” remembers Savannah of the first day she fell in love with her sport. “My aunt told my mom to get me into lessons and that I was a natural.”

The competitive skater and fifth-grader at American Martyrs School will tell you it’s not all floral bouquets and classical music getting to the top.

“My mom wakes up at 4 a.m. every day to take me to the rink. Then my dad comes to stay with me at 6:30 so my mom can go back and get my brothers off to school. I work with great coaches, take ballet and stretch classes, and go to other rinks to see special choreographers, stroking and spin coaches. Ice skating is a very difficult sport.”

All that hard work is paying off. Savannah won the Pacific Southwest Regional Championship, placed third at National Showcase and was featured in the Christmas show at the Toyota Sports Center. Before someday going for gold at the Olympic Winter Games, she would first love to try to make it out of regionals as a first-year juvenile.

“When I’m skating, I am transported to another world that is full of fun and adventure,” she says. “When you step on the ice and feel the cold air on your face as you jump and spin, it is magical.”

Palm Sunday Taiko Drum Performance

Palm Sunday Taiko Drum Performance

Taiko, a Japanese style of group-performance drumming has gained increasing popularity as an art form here in the United States. Theatrical groups tour America and YouTube is populated by hundreds of videos showcasing Taiko performances.

On Palm Sunday, at the 9:30AM and 5:00PM Masses, the 7th Graders from American Martyrs School will bring drama and solemnity to the beginning of Holy Week with their very own Taiko Drum performance.

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