Our Spring Musical will be the broadway show Footloose. We will be performing at the Sarasota Opera House on Friday, May 17th. This will be the final Broadway Production of Julie Rohr Academy and we are inviting all former performers to be in our adult choir. This will involve practicing 1 night a week from 6 - 7pm.
Footloose Cast ListRen - Nick Altomare Willard - Zach Krautter
Shaw - Brion Whitley Chuck - Julian Soriano
Jeter - Shelby Rhodes Garvin - Donato Quattro
Bickel - Cameron Kiser-Gilmor
Coach - Beau Basista
Wes (Uncle) - Thomas Sinclair
Travis - Jon Myers Lyle - Logan Camp
Principal - Dorian Ramirez
Vi - Ally Williams Ethel - Alexis Casey
Wendy Jo - Hayley Walding
Urleen - Sydney Turgeon
Bobby Sue - Danielle Bringman
Eleanor (Coach's Wife) - Lauren Weble
Lulu - (Wes's Wife) - Savannah Bringman
Betty Blast - Lily Kouzehkanani
Teen Girls of Beaumont
Terry - Courtney Mynatt Sally - Molly Boyas
Suzzette - Jai Heckman Mary - Zyanne Miller
Beverly - Kathryn Lisman
Sarah - Ryan Whitley
Margaret - Delaney Swain
Sharon - Jasmine Podolak
Irene - Emma Burg
Sarah Jane - Camille Golden
Students are asked to wear a JRA t-shirt or a yellow t-shirt (the official color of the national celebration). Students will be recognized for different things, such as the student who has been here the longest, the student who had parents (grandparents?) who attended JRA, etc. Songs will be sung and balloons (biodegradable ones, of course!) released. A photo will be taken for the JRA website.
Our boys basketball team won the Florida Suncoast League Boys Basketball Championship! We played SSAS for the championship and won 48 to 43. What an exciting game it was! The score went back and forth and it was either teams win right up to the end. Great game guys and congratulations to Brion, Shelby, Nick, Beau, Cameron, Thomas and Logan!!
1st - 5th Van Wezel Field Trip
The field trip to Van Wezel will be a production called Frecklejuice. This should be a lot of fun for our elementary students. They will be going on Friday, Feb. 1st.
JRA Field Day February 22nd
We are so excited to be able to bring back "Field Day" to JRA! Here are some of the details and later this week we will be sending out information onsponsorships that will be available. If you were at Julie Rohr Academy last year, you know that this is an event the kids really look forward to and not to be missed, so mark your calendars!
Nursery to 8th grade classes will be assigned a Team Color and we will be encouraging each class to make Team banners and pennants in their class color to show their team spirit! Since this is an all-day event, we will need LOTS of helping hands, and there will be many volunteer opportunities available.
8th Grade Field Trip
The 8th grade will be taking a cruise to the Bahamas for their class trip. April 26th
Our New FlagLarry Walding, a member of our JRA family for many years, father to Kristen Walding and grandfather to 6th grader Hayley Walding, replaced our flag and the rope attached so that the flag would hang properly.
Larry is a retired Navy Seal with the United States Navy. He served in the Vietnam War. The proper care and respect for our country’s flag is something he learned in the Navy.
The staff, student body, and their families thank you, Larry, so very, very much.