On Friday, June 7, 2019, the Byron-Bergen Adapted Arts class
premiered their original movie, Paranormal
High. Taught by Jr./Sr. High Art Teacher Sandy Auer, the class incorporates
visual and performing arts for special education students.
“This class traditionally puts on a play, but some of the students were nervous about performing before a live audience,” said Auer. “The project evolved into a movie. Everyone had a really fun time and we had 100% participation.”
The students developed the movie concept and wrote the
script in which a specter is accidently released into the Jr./Sr. High School
as a result of the ongoing construction projects. The students worked on the
props and costumes and acted the major roles. They were joined in front of the
camera by other Byron-Bergen students and staff including a cameo by
Byron-Bergen Jr./Sr. High School Principal Pat McGee.
The Adapted Arts classs hosted Byron-Bergen students and faculty in the Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium for the premiere. After an introduction from Auer, the 12-minute film screened to tumultuous applause. A reception followed with refreshments and the opportunity to congratulate the cast members.
“Watching the movie was fun and it was great to see smiling faces in the audience,” said senior Adapted Arts student Kae Yun.
Enjoy this brief clip from Paranormal High.