OHS Spring Play 2021
The Show Must Go On
Welcome to Wimpleton’s World of Wonder! Except there is no world, no wonder, and the only Wimpleton left is Winnie the “Wimp” Wimpleton. Wimpleton or Simpleton, Winnie is left with a circus train to travel the world, but no one to fill the train.
After Winnie’s parents, the great Wimpletons, died in a freak cannon accident, she inherited the circus train, tent, equipment, and animals, but no workers. The cannon backfired in the big top and all the workers quit on the spot and sued Winnie’s circus for damages. Now, Winnie is on a mission to take the train, the equipment, and the animals to the circus capital of the world, Peru, Indiana, to sell the Wimpleton’s World of Wonder. But her train breaks down in the middle of Peculiar, Missouri. What is Winnie to do with a broken-down train and this being her only way to make any money to cover the debt from the former circus workers’ lawsuits?
Meanwhile, two famous jewel thieves, Daphne and Darla DuBois, have just robbed Mrs. Howell, the richest woman in Peculiar, and are looking for a fast getaway out of town. Jumping on board Winnie’s train, only to realize it is broken down, these two robbers have got to get in disguise and out of sight from Peculiar’s own Marshal Coltrina Revolver.
Winnie’s financial advisor and friend, Ned Nerdinheimer, encourages Winnie to take advantage of the train breakdown and hold auditions for a new circus. Instead of selling the show, she should put on a show. What better place to get new talent and put on a show than in a town called Peculiar? If Winnie makes enough money, not only could she settle the lawsuits, she could maybe even save Wimpleton’s World of Wonder. As auditions unfold, Winnie not only gets a new troupe, but two jewel thieves, and an undercover marshal.
General Admission Play Times:
Friday, April 16, 2021
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Cost: $6 Adults; $2 Students
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Seating will be socially distanced and limited to 85 maximum. More information on how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later date.
Day time shows for students will currently cost $1.00 and be viewed pre-recorded. More information on dates will be announced at a later date.
Keith Henry, who built Coalfield into one of Tennessee’s top small school high school football programs and passed away December 5 due to complications from COVID-19, is the 2020 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year. This past season, Coalfield advanced to the state semifinals, the fourth time that Henry led the Yellow Jackets to the state semifinals. They finished runner-up in Class 1A during the 2014 season.
Henry led Coalfield to the playoff every year that he was head coach, starting with the 2008 season. He average nearly nine wins per year, owning a lifetime mark at Coalfield of 115-48. Previously, Henry served as co-head coach at his alma mater, Oneida High School, which won a state championship in 1992.
“Coach Keith Henry was more than a football coach,” said Coalfield principal Matt Murphy. “He was a husband, father, an assistant principal, a mentor and a friend. He coached and taught the game of football very well but more importantly, he taught life lessons which his players will use forever. He has touched so many lives and will never know the impact that he has had on so many individuals.”
As the 2020 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year, Coalfield High School will receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 from the Titans Foundation to benefit its football program.
Coach Henry’s selection also qualifies him for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award, honoring high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the coach with the most wins in NFL history, Don Shula. The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award winner receives $10,000 and his high school football program is awarded $15,000.
Beginning Thursday, November 5, 2020, Morgan County Schools will no longer require universal temperature screenings of students. School buildings will continue to open at 7:45 A.M. to warmly welcome students. Staff and adult visitors will continue to have their temperatures screened upon entry.
The TN Department of Health and the CDC have retracted guidance concerning student temperature checks as an effective means for schools to identify potential COVID-19 cases. Our district will eliminate morning temperature checks for students, and instead ask parents/guardians to continue to closely monitor their child’s health before school each day and keep them home if ill.
Students should NOT attend school if their temperature is >100.4 or the student has symptoms of illness. Please check your child for these symptoms to determine if they should report to school.
Please communicate with school officials in regards to attendance due to illness. Maintaining consistent instruction while protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, staff, and families is our highest priority.
Mrs. Amanda Bingham is the Morgan County Teacher of the Year for grades PreK-4th. She has 17 years of experience in the field of elementary education. She began her teaching career in the Roane County school system teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade. She transferred to Oakdale School in 2016 where she is currently teaching 1st grade and also holds the position of RTI Lead for grades K-2. Amanda is very enthusiastic about her job and encourages her students to have the same passion as she does. Amanda challenges her students every day and loves to watch them grow academically and socially. Amanda is truly dedicated to her students, colleagues, and community. Amanda is an asset to the students of Morgan County.
We are proud to recognize Jared Henry as 6th-8th grade Teacher of the Year. Jared taught Alternative School which served students in grades K-8 for all of Morgan County. No matter what the circumstances were that led to a placement in this program, students always felt respected and loved. Jared treated each child like they were his own. He would love them when they were doing well and at the same time, he could be very stern when they tested their limits. Students always started this program with a clean slate and he took their best interest to heart. It was always quite the compliment when students would say that they were sad when their time with Jared was over. Jared was a tremendous role model to every student he came in contact with.
We would like to recognize Ms. Glenda Scott who has been named the 2020-2021 Morgan County Teacher of the Year for grades 9 - 12. Ms. Scott has 24 years of experience with Morgan County Schools. She began her career at Petros-Joyner School before transferring to Wartburg Central High School in 2001 to teach Health, Wellness, and Physical Education. Ms. Scott is a vital member of the WCHS school community. She is the leader of the Well-Being Team, co-sponsors the Backpack Program, and co-sponsors the school's chapter of the Beta Club. Ms. Scott consistently works hard to make sure that any need her students may have outside of the classroom are met. Her care for her students and her desire to help them in any way possible is second to none.
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