• Variety Show to support Raider Revolution club

    vs18Some Bellefonte Area students and staff will be putting their nerves behind them Feb. 27 to participate in the 2018 Variety Show 7 p.m. at the high school. The event, held annually since 2004, supports the school’s Raider Revolution club, the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support program that recently underwent a revamping.

    Tickets are $5.

    Reading specialist Sarah Rodgers, who is helping oversee the event, said there will be 26 acts this year including singers, dancers, instrumentalists and a beat boxer. The show is teacher-organized, but students are responsible for the backstage tasks, such as lights and sound management; and ticket sales, ushering and more.

    “We strive to have a variety of performances to keep the audience engaged and entertained,” she said.

    This year’s event supports Raider Revolution. In its sixth year since implementing PBIS in school, some things were improved to help build momentum of the program, including changing the program name from School Wide to Raider Revolution, updating its rewards system for acknowledging position behaviors of students and more.

    “We have 51 students on our team this year and it's been amazing to have such a vibrant group of students to call upon to make decisions within our school,” Rodgers said. “Our goal is to provide our student team with an authentic voice and means to express themselves to make BAHS truly their school.”

    *By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD