The survey for parents for Warren's Strategic Plan is now available. Please take a moment to fill it out. Especially important this year is one of the areas of focus of the plan is the wing at OP with the Auditorium and pool. While I cannot tell you how to respond, I would request two theatre-related responses: 1) The auditorium itself is lacking in terms of providing students the highest quality education in theatre. There is no scene shop to safely build sets; the lights are out-dated, inefficient, and in poor condition; the sound system does not work consistently and lacks the necessary equipment to fully support the musical and other events. The theatre is (should be) a community space, and as the only theatre in Gurnee, it should be a top-notch facility. It currently isn't.
The other theatre-related response is the lack of a technical theatre class. We currently have Intro to Theatre, Acting I and Acting II. Many more of our students are currently going on to careers in technical theatre, and yet we have no curricular offerings for those students.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the Strategic Planning Survey. It is not just important for the future of theatre at Warren, but it is important to hear the voices of the parents about all aspects of Warren's programs, in and out of the classroom. "