It’s a wrap! Capping off Summer 2018 at Ocean Academy

 In Ocean Academy

By: John Condoleon (aka “Drama John”/Drama Teacher & Instructional Paraprofessional & Drama Teacher

The last week of summer at Ocean Academy was far from ordinary. It was extraordinary. Extraordinary individuals, students and staff, participated in our annual end of the summer barbeque, complete with Mr. Corbett’s outstanding chicken sandwiches (that sauce though!), playing catch under the blazing sun, and recapping all the fun that was had throughout the summer semester. Two days prior, Ocean Academy students and staff participated in the first “Summer Coffee House/Open Mic Day!” It was a blast and everyone contributed in some way. The students in group 2 helped me set up the whole event, decorating the room, putting tablecloths down, putting desks together, and setting up the room for the highly anticipated event! They did an outstanding job! Mr. Goldberg and Miss Lauren contributed their talents as well! Mr. Goldberg delivered an epic poem on Mountain Dew, complete with Taxi driver beanie and shades. Miss Lauren and T-Money then did an incredible rendition of “Juicy,” made famous by the late, great, Notorious B.I.G. Mr. John then quoted Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky speech, which is a timeless character, with an equally timeless and compelling message. The students performed songs they made themselves, and also reflected on their favorite moments from the summer, and what Ocean Academy means to them. It was truly a great event, and the students moved all of us with their heartfelt reflections and continue to make strides with public speaking and transparency, allowing us to connect with them, in a continued effort to maintain trust and positive relationships. I absolutely loved working with you all again this summer, and look forward to next summer, with more memories, new talents, and fresh coffee!

 

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  • Lynn Newman
    Reply

    Love it!!!

  • Mr. Austin
    Reply

    This was a very nice experience. See ya next summer Drama John!!!

  • Mr. Corbett
    Reply

    I enjoyed watching our students’ grow socially and emotionally during summer drama classes. #ArtsEdNow #BeYourBest

  • Roberto Soriano
    Reply

    Fun experience for me. Also, a great way to end the summer!

  • Miss Vanessa
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    Mr. C, the staff and students did a fabulous job! Performances ranged from humerous to heartfelt…all a demonstratiion of courage, individuality, and allowing oneself to be vulnerable. Looking forward to Summer Coffee House/ Open Mic Day 2019!

  • cody
    Reply

    I loved coming back! I had fun with the people that left and who graduated!

  • isabel
    Reply

    Mr. John is so funny!

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