Custer High School Drama Department Presents Fall Play Sister Act -A Divine Musical Comedy

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

Lights! Glitter! Glamor! 

CHS Drama Department is pleased to present their fabulous fall play
Sister Act A Divine Musical Comedy
November 17-18 – 7 p.m.
At the Custer High School Theatre
CSD Activity Tickets Accepted or Adults- $5; K-12 Students $3; or $2 Senior Citizens

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Custer High School – 1645 Wildcat Lane Custer, SD 57730

 

6th Annual LUNAFEST® Film Festival Spotlights Advocacy For Indigenous Women

6th Annual LUNAFEST® Film Festival Spotlights Advocacy For Indigenous Women

 The 20-minute film, “Chosen,” is a true story about Brianna, a star student, cheerleader and waitress, who is lured into the world of sex trafficking when she moves to a big city to attend college.
The 20-minute film, “Chosen,” is a true story about Brianna, a star student, cheerleader and waitress, who is lured into the world of sex trafficking when she moves to a big city to attend college.

CUSTER, SD – Lunafest, an annual traveling international festival that features women filmmakers, this year highlights a showing of “Chosen”, a short film made to help stop human trafficking. It will be followed by a discussion, and a presentation on “Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women.”

The festival of “Short Films By, For, About Women” is hosted by Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills at Custer High School Saturday, April 1, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. The club is part of a worldwide organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.

“Chosen” is a true story of two teens tricked by traffickers. Brianna, 18, was a star student, cheerleader and waitress eager to break out of her small town to attend college in the big city. Lacy, 13, enjoyed church and school but struggled to help care for her siblings while her stepfather was deployed and mother worked to support the family. Brianna and Lacy relate how traffickers used manipulation to lure them into the world of sex trafficking.

The 20-minute movie will be shown at 12 and 2 p.m. The film discussion group will be at 12:30 p.m. and the presentation on Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women is from 1 to 2 p.m.

In addition to this and other documentary shorts, Lunafest includes films in the genres of art, animation, and fictional drama. Nine movies on the program cover topics such as health, leadership, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

All proceeds from Lunafest benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills.

The movies will be screened in connection with a trade show of exhibitors representing local businesses and services. Trade show hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase during that time.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trade Show featuring Business and Service Exhibitors

10:00 a.m. Continuous showing of Lunafest films begins; final showing at 3:00 PM

12:00 Noon Film “Chosen”

12:30 p.m. Film Discussion group

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Presentation on Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women

2:00 p.m. Film “Chosen”

TICKETS: Admission to Films: $10.00 Suggested Donation

No Charge for Trade Show or Presentation Service and Advocacy of Indigenous Women

Custer JR/SR High School  Google Map.
1645 Wildcat Ln, Custer, SD 57730

SPONSORS: Edward Jones, Black Hills Energy, Carson Drugs, State Farm Insurance, Women Escaping a Violent Environment (W.E.A.V.E.), South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence, Custer Real Estate

 

Members of Custer’s Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 Serve Breakfast To “Friday Morning ICU” Students

By Mark Mills
December 9, 2016

Custer, SD – On Friday morning, 09 December 2016, Custer’s Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 had the pleasure of serving hot breakfast to over 90 students, parents, faculty, and supporting staff at Custer Jr/Sr High School.  The meal consisted of breakfast burritos prepared by Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, sweet breads, fruits (apples, oranges, and bananas), and beverages (milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, and apple cider).  The VFW served breakfast at the invitation of Principal Orion Thompson as part of the school’s “Friday Morning ICU” program.

One Friday morning each month during the school year Custer High School holds an “ICU” study session.  It is conducted in the Custer Jr/Sr High School building.  And its purpose is to assist students with completing homework assignments which are troubling them.  This assistance is provided by volunteer Junior and Senior High School faculty, parents, and fellow students.

Because these sessions are conducted on a non-school day (Custer School District uses a 4-day school week), no school meals are available.  Realizing the importance of starting out study sessions with a good breakfast, and wishing to bring the school and community closer together, Principal Orion Thompson invited local organizations to provide breakfast for these sessions.

Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442  embraced the opportunity .  Providing all food, beverages, and eating utensils, the Post Friday served a tasty breakfast to all. And the Post members were rewarded by seeing students (and adults) with big smiles on their faces dig into their breakfasts.  Thus started another great Friday Morning ICU study session.  Who would’ve suspected completing homework could be such fun?!

Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 members serving breakfast were Tony Gonsor, Rob Shay, Mike Smaydy, DD Couch, Mark Mills and Tom Burke.

 

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Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 member Tony Gonsor serves burritos to students Friday morning, December 9, 2016 at the Custer High School “Friday Morning ICU” study session. Photo:Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press

 

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Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 member Rob Shay serves apple juice to students Friday morning, December 9, 2016 at the Custer High School “Friday Morning ICU” study session. Photo: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press

 

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Students John Anker Kaleb Deleon enjoy breakfast burritos Friday morning, December 9, 2016 at the Custer High School “Friday Morning ICU” study session. Photo: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press

 

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Students Paige Myrick and Jake Menken study and enjoy burritos Friday morning, December 9, 2016 at the Custer High School “Friday Morning ICU” study session. Photo: Herb Ryan/ Custer Free Press