Johnston Middle School illustrates one of the enduring rules of real estate. As any Realtor® can tell you, good schools are the driving force behind real estate sales. Recently, it was my pleasure to be associated with just such a school…
Johnston Middle School, (www.johnstonmiddleschool.org) in Meyerland, is a Magnet school for the performing and visual arts – the only such middle school in the Houston Independent School District. In February 2010, Johnston’s All School Musical was Seussical™, a light-hearted romp based on the beloved children’s stories of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. Technically, this piece is an operetta, which is quite an ambitious undertaking for kids aged only eleven to fourteen years!
But the students of Johnston Middle School pulled it off admirably! The orchestra was great; the sets were dynamite; the singing and acting were first class! These youngsters did a bang up job on the lights, the sound, the mikes, the set changes – even the tickets and posters were student-designed and student-produced.
Roger Martin Properties is proud to count two Johnston Middle School teachers as members of our extended “family”, so we offered to print the Seussical™ program. A special “Fan Gram” goes to Ethan Cantu – whose delightful original artwork (see above) made the program such a joy to publish!
The highest praise I can give these Johnston Middle School kids is this: their performance was of such high caliber that they achieved the classic “suspension of disbelief” that is the goal of all theater productions. The crowded audience agreed with me as well!