Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy

Reed’s Got Talent!

Reed’s Got Talent is the school-wide talent show at Walter Reed Middle School, organized by FOR-HA to benefit the Humanities Academy. The annual show began in 2011, spearheaded by math teacher Michele Szymanski, parent volunteers, student crew and student talent who pass auditions.

The evening begins at the front lawn near the Auditorium, where a dining area and food vendors are provided. Tickets are sold at the door of the auditorium and the crowd can flow into the foyer, where artwork by students and teachers is on exhibit. Attendees of the show experience the magical, heart warming sense of school spirit, in a unified community of excited friends and families who are proud to see their talented students perform on stage. At the onset, one is challenged to catch a good view without blocking one of the many parents’ rolling video cameras. An intermission allows for some schmoozing, while grabbing a refreshment in the artsy foyer. Through the shrill screams of excitement during the final number, a feeling of total fulfillment well worth the money (which goes to the classrooms) washes over with a win-win conclusion.

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Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in 6th GRADE, 7th GRADE, 8th GRADE, E V E N T S, Reed's Got Talent | 0 comments

        Friday, Oct 24th RED CARPET EVENT! 
The whole family is invited to this super fun night!  Come early to enjoy food, beverages, student art show, raffle, and of course – the talent show!  Art Show and Food at 5 pm Talent Show at 7 pm  Tickets $10  All students $5  Tickets available at the...

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Thank you everyone!!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in 7th - Ms. Szymanski, 8th - Ms. Szymanski, Front Page, Reed's Got Talent | 0 comments

I just want to give a big thank you to all the parents and students who either worked on or came to support our Reeds Got talent show. Each year i think I am not going to do it anymore and then when it comes to the night of the show I am so proud of all the students. I laugh, cry and most of all am happy that I am able to give the kids an opportunity to experience the life in the theater. From my stage crew to talent, they all tell me how they didnt realize how much work it takes to put on a show. I think that is the great part of this all. I...

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Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Front Page, Reed's Got Talent | 0 comments

Come join the Reed family for the most entertaining evening of the school year! Don’t miss the third annual production, an opportunity to witness our students reveal impressive talents in the performing arts!


Talent Show & Art Exhibit

Friday, October 25th

Food Sales & Art Exhibit
5:30p – 7p
7p – 9p




Purchase Tickets Here or at door!

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2012 Reed’s Got Talent! Gangnam Video

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Front Page, Photos, Reed's Got Talent | 0 comments

VIDEO If you have trouble viewing this video, go directly to:

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2011 Reed’s Got Talent! Finale Video

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Front Page, Reed's Got Talent | 0 comments

VIDEO If you are having trouble viewing this video, go directly to: Patch article: Teachers Are A Hit at the Reed Student-Run Talent...

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Front Page, Reed's Got Talent | 0 comments

YES it’s time to start thinking about the talent show. I will have information outside my room 217 by Friday. Talent show is open to the whole school, but humanties 8th graders do all the tech etc. If your child is going to audition they must be able to attend the tech rehearsal october 11th from 3-5:30, dress rehearsal october 24th from 3- 5:30 and stay for the entire show October 25th. Besides their chance to perform, we are also teaching commitment and respectful theater behavior for fellow performers. (besides the last act is always...

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