Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy Opens Fine Arts Preschool Program

Emily Rodrickemily.rodrick@fantasyplayhouse.com(256) 539-6829www.fantasyplayhouse.orgFantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy launches new Fine Arts Preschool Program in September helmed by new Preschool Coordinator Maegan McLaughlinHUNTSVILLE, Ala. (August 14, 2022)- This September, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy (FPCTA) will expand its educational programming to include a new fine arts preschool pilot program. FPCTA’s Fine Arts Preschool Program will specialize … Continue reading Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy Opens Fine Arts Preschool Program

Detecting Early Warning Signs of ADHD in Children 

By: Taneia Surles, MPH, HAPPI HealthMost people expect young children to be full of energy burned off by playing with toys, having fun with friends, or other forms of physical activity. However, what happens when a child cannot focus at school after playtime? When a child cannot concentrate for an extended period or get tasks … Continue reading Detecting Early Warning Signs of ADHD in Children 

“The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling”…No, it is not.

By Elisa FerrellSchool Board RepresentativeDistrict 3 My dad was a great storyteller and the best with bedtime stories. Whether he was making a story up as he went or reading my sisters and me a book, he had this steady, almost monotone voice that was reassuring, and sleep-inducing, the ultimate goal of the bedtime story. When dad … Continue reading “The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling”…No, it is not.

Parents….Be Involved

By Brandi LumleyPrincipalSaint Anne Catholic School As days are starting to get shorter and schools are opening their doors, it is important to make sure your students are ready for the new school year. Supplies have been bought, book bags are ready to go, and lunches packed, but how can parents/guardians help students ease back … Continue reading Parents….Be Involved

Who is an Ardent Teacher?

By Tamara HarrelsonAdministrative Support ManagerArdent Preschool and DaycareArdent Teacher - (n): An enthusiastic (or passionate) song singing, smile bringing, child chasing rock star who lives to inspire and loves to encourage. They’re kind of a big deal!We recently asked our staff what their first impressions were when they began to work at Ardent Preschool. They … Continue reading Who is an Ardent Teacher?

Choosing the Right ACT/SAT Test Prep

By Greer Milam, SPARC Test Prep One extra point on an ACT score can mean the difference between a student attending his or her first or second choice college. Even a single question on the test can tip a score forward or backward potentially affecting a family’s budget thousands of dollars each year. Performance on … Continue reading Choosing the Right ACT/SAT Test Prep

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy Welcomes Stephen Tyler Davis as Artistic Director

By Emily Rodrick-Marketing and Public Relations Manager Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy (FPCTA) is thrilled to announce Stephen Tyler Davis will join the staff as its first ever Artistic Director, effective August 1, 2022. Davis makes his return to North Alabama after 15 years working professionally in New York City as a stage director, … Continue reading Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy Welcomes Stephen Tyler Davis as Artistic Director

Troop 400 Providing Services To The Community

By Akaose IbeajiScoutmaster Troop 400 For over 30 years, Troop 400 has worked to provide services via scouting to the youth of the low-income and public housing communities of Huntsville. Swimming is a scouting activity that our troop has always felt the most critical. According to the CDC, black children are 3-4 times to die … Continue reading Troop 400 Providing Services To The Community

Fantasy Playhouse: Spotlight on the Future

By: Emily Rodrick and Megan Nivens-TannettFantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy According to Americans for the Arts, students who take 4 years of arts score 150 points higher on SAT than students who only take ½ year or less. Low-income students highly engaged in arts are 138% more likely to graduate highschool and twice as … Continue reading Fantasy Playhouse: Spotlight on the Future

We Are Saint Ann School

By Brandi LumleyPrincipal In the southwest corner of Decatur on Spring Ave stands a school full of tradition, respect, and love for educating our youth in a God-centered environment. Saint Ann School has been a member of Decatur City for over 60 years. Although the original building is no longer being used, the beliefs that … Continue reading We Are Saint Ann School