For the past several months, students have been rehearsing for our second annual “Penguin Project” musical, “The Wizard of Oz”. The mission of the Penguin Project is to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical using young artists with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders to fill the major roles. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with them through four months of rehearsals and through the final performance. Our St. Joan of Arc students, as well as students from surrounding schools, will serve as the “peer mentors” for these young actors. St. Joan is the only school in Ohio that is currently partnering with the Penguin Project. Last year's performance brought the crowd to their feet. Please plan to attend.