Each year, the 8th grade students have the opportunity to be involved in the 8th grade play.  The 8th grade play is a time for students to learn the basics about theater, from stage directions to the art of stage makeup.  The play is announced and auditions are held before Christmas break.  Any 8th grader who wants to be involved in some aspect of this production can be.  A student can be involved by being a part of the cast, set crew, makeup, sound, lights, publicity or ushering.  Rehearsals are held three times a week, typically from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., while set crew works from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. after school.  More than 60 students are usually involved in bringing the production to life.  After three months of rehearsing and preparing, the play is performed 3 times during the middle weekend of March.