When the LFIA Schools Committee envisioned creating the Thomas Starr King Middle School Gifted/High Ability Technology Arts Magnet there was no way that we could have imagined the wonderful ways that the teachers and students would utilize their talents to make this program thrive. This will be all the more obvious at the upcoming 5th edition of the school’s Annual Animation & Film Festival which is scheduled for Sunday June 22nd at the Vista Theatre from 9:45 am to 12 noon. The LFIA has provided some financial support for this endeavour.
For me, the best part about the film festival is that it is not only open to every magnet student but also every 8th grade student at King that takes History/Journalism from Mr. Brandon Cabezas, Expressive Poetry Films from Ms. Connie Martin, or the Computer Animation Class from Mr. Kirk Palayan.
In addition to that it is held at the beautiful Vista Theater in our community. I encourage everyone to visit the festival’s website at www.animationandfilmfestival.com and click on the stars for more information. Bring your school age children to the Vista Theater in June to see for yourself the great ways that King students are expressing themselves.
Mary Rodriguez, LFIA Schools Committee Member