b'After two years of modified (or cancelled) events, celebrations and programming,staff and students across the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) saw a more typical schedule of occasions throughout the 2021-2022 school year.Here are a few highlights of what was back in action this year!Getting CreativeThe school year began quietly with Public Health orders recommending against singing or playing wind instruments. Teachers continued music and other arts classes in creative ways, but everyone was thrilled as we slowly returned to sharing our artistic learning through concerts, plays andart displays.Some of our traditional events needed a little creative adaptation. Instead of Grade 4 students celebratingOrff Days in large groups, music teachers brought musicians into their classes to explore such topics as song writing, fiddling, and African Drumming. A similar scenario tookplace in lieu of the typical Guitar Celebration. Guitar classes worked with local musicians such as Emma Rush andBilly-Joe Green. In both these cases, students were ableto experience something new and exciting.By spring, teachers were able to begin to share concerts, plays and musicals. Arts in Action took place at St. Vital Centre in April under the theme of Together Again: Celebrating Community through Art. Grade 5 and 6 students in French Immersion presented plays en franais in Mayfor Journe thtre. Nearly 5,000 students in Grades 1 to3 gathered in St. Vital Park to folk dance together. High schools presented stellar musical theatre productions,and many schools shared concerts and art displays withtheir communities.34'