Have you seen any Zombies running around MISD lately? It’s true! MISD has been invaded with Zombie Teachers! This unique summer opportunity each year gathers interest from all walks of educational life in Midlothian. Teams of MISD teachers work collaboratively on a 4-minute short film incorporating a teaching topic of interest or concern. Each team must adhere to strict guidelines and rules while creating their completed film within a 24-hour period.
LaRue Miller Elementary is especially blessed to have teams participate each year and represent us well during the annual Film Festival and Awards Ceremony. This year, the stakes were raised even more for each team and the results were showcased in an outdoor amphitheater environment (Hawkins Springs Park…Movies after Dark). With lawn chairs, movie snacks, lots of bug spray, and a critical eye for detail, all participants enJOYed 18 entries to this year’s Zombie Teacher Project Film Festival. Along with individual team awards, the audience voted on the “Teacher’s Choice Award” for favorite picture by entering a ballot at the conclusion of the screenings. Special recognition and thanks go to our two 1/2 Miller teams:
- Team #5: Reflections: Jennifer Kids, Susie Dickard, Jane Crisp, and Brittany Cole
- Team #6: Magic Machines: Jennifer Rinehart, Rebekah Johnson, and Jurae Greiten
- Team #17: Rowdy Runners: Blane Rogers, Scott Fiorenza, Ryan Timm (Irvin), and Kristi Cooper (Irvin)–gotta love multiple school cooperation!
Special congratulations to Team #14: O.B.C.T. (Obesity) from combined J.A. Vitovsky and Mt. Peak Elementaries who won the prestigious Judges’ Award and the Teacher’s Choice Award! Here’s hoping you might catch a MISD Zombie Teacher soon…and you just thought teachers went far, far away in the summer months…. 🙂