HUMS thespians to perform Seussical the Musical

On Thursday, May 10, the cast of the middle school musical Seussical, led by director Ruth Ann Pattee, will be touring area elementary schools to introduce them to the show and drum up interest in the upcoming performances. The cast will perform a short preview of the show at each school, culminating in a final preview performance at Harwood Union Middle School the following day. Since the beginning of the middle school musical program 12 years ago, the annual elementary school tour has proven to be a valuable teaching tool for the success of student-actors in the play. The event is also much enjoyed by the elementary students who are treated to a sneak-peak of the production. Seussical cast members include Colin Holter, Sadie Bolger, Maddie Lowe, Maddie McGeorge, Connor Delaney, Emma Helmken, Nina Sklar, Curtis Wilcox, Ava Kendrick, Kaleigh Hamel, Avery Montgomery, Chloe Riven, Maya Kalkstein, Morgan Vasseur, Maggie Delaney, Jashca Herlihy, Maura Riley, Phoebe Pacheco, Sage Evens, Sally Goodwin, Josie Allison and Aenea Mead. The troupe hopes the tour will generate excitement about the full performance of Seussical, which will be performed on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Harwood auditorium. For more information about the HUMS Musical Club and/or performances, contact Ruth Ann Pattee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HUMS Career Day 2012

On Thursday, May 10, Harwood Union Middle School will hold their annual Career Day. This event is a favorite among students who are given the opportunity to choose from a menu of career presentations and workshops, hopefully finding a career to match their interests. Anticipated Career Day guest speakers include professionals from medical fields, real estate, politics, trades and small business owners. This year we are also honored to have The Valley Reporter’s editor Lisa Loomis coming to the school to do a presentation about her career. If you would like to participate in our day of sharing careers and professions please contact us with your information. We have included an “official” invitation to our Career Day celebration below:

Do you just LOVE your job? Want to share some of that enthusiasm with our seventh- and eighth-grade students? HUMS will be hosting our Middle School Career Day on Thursday, May 10. There are 30-minute presentation slots available in the morning beginning at 8:15 and running until 10:15. If you are interested and available, please email the following information:

* Your name and your job title

* A brief overview of your job

* A short blurb about why you love your job

* Three to five skills, talents, qualities or characteristics that you use on a regular basis in order to be effective in your job

* Time you would be available 

We’ll get back to you with a confirmation and more details. Email this information to Lisa Therrien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, May 7, if you are interested in volunteering.