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Cold Weather Precautions

How to stay warm and keep your family safe this winter!

*Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious or life-threatening health problems.  Infants and the elderly are most at risk, but anyone can be affected. *

Dress warm for cold weather.  Wear a hat, gloves, and a warm coat.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.  Make sure students are dressed properly before leaving for school. Wear layers of loose fitting, warm clothing.

Many homes will be too cold this winter, due to a power failure or inadequate heating systems.  Use caution with space heaters and fireplaces.  Never leave children unattended near a space heater.  Do not place a space heater within 3 feet of anything that may catch on fire such as drapes, furniture, or bedding.  Ensure adequate ventilation if you must use a kerosene heater.  Never bring outdoor heating devices into the home, such as propane/charcoal grills and propane cookers, as these items produce deadly carbon monoxide.  Purchase a carbon monoxide detector if you use gas to heat your home.

Move family pets indoors, or to an enclosure out of the elements. 

Insulate pipes and allow faucets to drip during cold weather to avoid freezing.  Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a pipe bursts).

Keep a warm blanket in your car while driving in case of an accident, or problems with your vehicle.  Make sure you have a scraper to keep your windows clear of snow and ice.

When shoveling snow, use a small shovel- shovel many small loads instead of heavier ones.  Take a break every 15min.  If you experience warning signs of a heart attack, such as lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, tightness in chest, arms, neck, or back.  Call 911 immediately.


Warsaw PAC Presents: Danu': A Christmas Gathering Felie Na Nollag

Danu’: A Christmas Gathering Felie Na Nollag @ Warsaw Performing Arts Center on December 8th for one performance at 7pm. The PAC is so very excited to have this Holiday Gathering for the first time at this location. Danu’ has been to this area of Indiana in previous years but this will be their first performance in Warsaw.
Hailing from County Waterford, Kerry, Dublin and Donegal in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.
Winner of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danu’ returns to the US in December of 2014 with a gorgeous celebration of Christmas from their homeland. “Danu’ stirs the blood and lifts the heart.” – Irish Music Magazine.
For over a decade, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Danú has toured throughout Europe and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in New York City. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.
Danu’ offers a wonderful way to start your holiday season and celebrate the joy of the season. This is a must see performance for the whole family. Please reserve your tickets today by calling box office at 547/371-5040 or www.warsawpac.org or brownpapertickets.com and search for Danu’. Join us on December 8th @ 7pm WARSAW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.


WCHS PAC Holiday Gala

The Performing Arts Department of WCHS will present their sixth annual HOLIDAY GALA on Sunday, December 7th at 2:30pm in the WCHS Performing Arts Center. The GALA will feature the Band, Choir, Theater, Orchestra, and Dance programs performing seasonal favorites such as Little Drummer Boy, Baby, It’s Cold Outside, T’was the Night Before Christmas, Let It Snow, Go Tell It on the Mountain, songs from Frozen, and many more! All ages will enjoy the performance.
Admission is $5 per person, and tickets will be on sale at the ticket booth in the WCHS Performing Arts Center. As attendees enter the PAC, they will be greeted with carols performed by the Jazz Band and the Select Chorale before the show. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the exciting talents of the WCHS Performing Arts students at the HOLIDAY GALA!


WCS Students Enriching Lives at Community Soup Kitchen

For the 5th year, students of Jennifer Phillips (Special Education Teacher –WCHS/ Gateway Educational Center) and Holly Fancil (Teacher of MoCD/SCD – Gateway Educational Center) sponsored meals at the Community Soup Kitchen.
The students teamed up with Brad Sutter of OrthoCity BBQ to help raise funds, along with donations from family and friends to purchase the food. The students shopped for ingredients, cooked and served the food at the Community Soup Kitchen. The students gained important community and life skills, enjoyed baking 300 cookies for the event and were a prime example of “enriching the lives of


WCHS Winter Dance Concert

Come join us for the second annual Winter Dance Concert on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC Auditorium. Support friends and family in Dance Performance I and II classes as they demonstrate grace and style from Hip Hop to Contemporary, even Tap!
For those of you who love to dance or just a good chance to perform, all audience members will be invited to join us on stage for our last number, a traditional tap anthem known as the Shim Sham! Admission is free, but we will accept donations after the performance, so in the Christmas spirit of giving, please consider dropping in a dollar or two that will go toward costumes and dance shoes so that ALL students interested in taking dance will be given equal opportunity!


WCHS Choral Department “Go Tell It!”

The WCHS Choral Department will present their December Holiday Concert “Go Tell It!” at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in the WCHS Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature all four high school choirs performing a wide variety of seasonal favorites as well as fresh new arrangements of classic pieces. Guest instrumentalists will add to the festivities. The Select Chorale will also be featured.
The concert will commence with all of the choirs performing a gospel arrangement of Do You Hear what I Hear? which will feature several students as soloists. This will be followed by the traditional singing of Silent Night with sign language.
There is no admission charged for the concert but monetary donations will be accepted for local charities. The groups are under the direction of Mr. Thomas Hall and accompanied by Mrs. Carrie Thornburgh.

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