February 3, 2020

This Friday – The Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) music department presents The Music in Us, a “Best of the Best” combined concert. Hear collaborations from advanced choir, orchestra, guitar, piano, band, and Mariachi students. Music connects us through our culture, our histories, and our celebrations. It is what brings us together. Come celebrate music with us.

All student and adult tickets are general admission.

A limited amount of V.I.P. tickets are first come first served in the first three rows.

Any tickets not sold in advance will be available at the door for an increased price. Adults $10 Students $5.

As seating is general admission, no seat saving will be permitted.

Link to Ticket Sales:


Senior Showcase Tickets for the general public are on sale February 1, 2020.


New this year:  We have merchandise (Hoodies! T-shirts! Mugs! Posters! Tote bags!) available for sale on this site as well.  It will feature artwork by Kiana Lithyouvong, Brendan Oberg & Catherine Morin.  The t-shirts and the hoodies will have the names of the seniors on the back. Merchandise will be available for purchase on the site towards the end of this week.  


Link to ticket sales:


Mr. Ocken’s US History students will be treated to a cross-curricular experience this month when they travel to Popejoy Hall to see The Langston Highes Project, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz featuring Ron McCurdy Quartet.  The Langston Hughes Project is a joyful multimedia concert performance, created around Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite.  “Ask your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz”- set during the period of the Harlem Renaissance-deals with the struggle for artistic and social freedom for African American people, and the show connects the historical dots between the Civil Rights Movement, the colonization of African countries and today’s landscape.  This is Huges’ homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.  This trip is sponsored by City Councilor Don Harris.


PAPA is sending a group of middle school boys this month to participate in V.I.B.E. “Victory in Black Empowerment” sponsored by the Office of African American Affairs and APS as well as several other organizations.  V.I.B.E. is a one day summit with a mission to provide . young boys of color an opportunity to embrace themselves, achieve greater inner strength, and support one another along their journey.

What’s for LUNCH today?
Frito Pie, Mexicali Corn, Shredded Lettuce, Chopped Tomato, Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk.  

Please order lunch each and every day! If you order come and get it. Thank you!


Link to Lunch menu:

Next year’s calendar has been approved – the link will be emailed home!