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Olympic Day 2015
Ready… set… go! Blue, red, and green teams competed in the Lower School version of the Olympics last Friday. The 17th annual Olympic Day included events such as the water relay, obstacle course, soccer shootout, Frisbee throw, hippo toss, hockey, and football throw. Students in grades three, four, and five competed; kinder, first, and second grades created signs and showed up to cheer the teams. It was a close contest, but the winner this year was the red team. Congratulations to all participants!!

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Poly's Revolutionary Architecture
When the trustees of the newly formed Polytechnic Elementary School needed an architectural plan for the school set to open in October 1907, they turned to Myron Hunt, who had three children enrolled in Poly’s parent institution, the Throop Polytechnic Institute. Hunt and his partner Elmer Grey, who later designed projects as wide-ranging as the Rose Bowl, Henry Huntington’s home, Occidental and Pomona Colleges, and Huntington Memorial Hospital, were influenced by the arts and crafts movement, which emphasized simplicity and quality, in drawing up Poly’s original buildings. Wide corridors, unfinished posts, and extensive use of glass characterized the campus plan. In a 1984 Caltech Baxter Hall retrospective on Hunt, the catalogue noted that his plans for Poly were “revolutionary” as virtually all schools were designed as brick boxes with a central corridor and classrooms on each side.

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Arts Announcement
Tickets for spring musical "In the Heights" now available
Tickets for this year’s spring musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2008 Tony Award-winning "In the Heights," are now available. In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be the decision about which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights won the 2008 Tony Awards for Best New Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. Performances will be on April 24-26, and May 1-3.

Please note: In a few instances, there is some off-color language (in English and Spanish). For the first time, tickets are being sold online. The system will allow you to only purchase one show at a time; to purchase tickets for multiple performances, you will need to order tickets for each performance as a separate transaction. When selecting seats, please do not leave a single seat in the middle of a row. For more information or to request handicapped seating, please contact Tina Cocumelli or Cynthia Crass.