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Kindergarten Circus wows crowd at Campus School

Kindergarten Circus wows crowd at Campus School

Homer Pittard Campus School held its 36th annual Kindergarten Circus Feb. 22, upholding a much anticipated tradition at the K-5 school.

Lion tamer Sophie Gossage, right, holds a ring of fire as lioness Sydney Davenport jumps through during the 36th annual Kindergarten Circus at Homer Pittard Campus School Feb. 22. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt, Creative and Visual Services)

Lion tamer Sophie Gossage, right, holds a ring of fire as lioness Sydney Davenport jumps through during the 36th annual Kindergarten Circus at Homer Pittard Campus School Feb. 22. (MTSU photos by Andy Heid)

Among the student “acts” were lion tamers, snake charmers, jugglers, clowns, strong men, trapeze acts, magicians and ribbon twirlers. The children dressed up like the performers, including the animals, and put on a show before a lively audience of older classmates as well as parents, teachers and community supporters.

According to school officials, the circus was started by former kindergarten teacher Jenny Travis and “quickly became a tradition for each Campus School kindergarten class.”

“Memories of the circus are very dear to many Campus School alumni,” said kindergarten teacher Debbie Seigfried, who’s also an MTSU adjunct faculty member.

Located at on East Lytle Street, Campus School is a teaching laboratory school jointly operated by MTSU and Rutherford County Schools. By working with students and faculty at Campus School, university students can apply the knowledge gained through coursework in the classroom.

To find about more about the Homer Pittard Campus School, visit www.hpc.rcs.k12.tn.us.

— Jimmy Hart (jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu)

 

Clowns throw confetti onto the audience during the afternoon performance of the 36th annual Kindergarten Circus at Homer Pittard Campus School in Murfreesboro. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt, Creative and Visual Services)

Clowns throw confetti onto the audience during the afternoon performance of the 36th annual Kindergarten Circus at Homer Pittard Campus School in Murfreesboro.

Members of the Kindergarten Circus circle the big top following their afternoon performance on Friday, Feb. 22, at Homer Pittard Campus School in Murfreesboro. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt, Creative and Visual Services)

Members of the Kindergarten Circus circle the big top following their afternoon performance on Feb. 22 at Homer Pittard Campus School in Murfreesboro.


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