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East Midvale Elementary puts on own version of ‘The Masked Singer’

Aug 10, 2023 01:16PM ● By Julie Slama

There was singing, laughter and cheering — and there were sharks, a panda, a gnome, a bunny, a pig and the Mandalorian.

Welcome to East Midvale Elementary’s version of “The Masked Singer.”

Shortly before the end of the school year, seven different staff members dressed in costumes to sing before the student body, much like the reality singing television competition. Some of the songs fit the costumes, such as “Baby Shark,” which was performed by the two sharks, and “Shake it Off,” performed by the pig in reminiscence of the movie, “Sing.”

“This was a way to celebrate the students following the schoolwide expectations,” said Principal Matt Nelson, who despite being dressed as a bunny who sang “Happy” in a high pitch, the student body immediately guessed it was him.

The students earned more than 1 million positive behavior points to have the assembly.

“The students are awarded points for meeting our SOAR (skills for self-management, ownership, acceptance to build resilience) expectations,” Nelson said. “They like when we’re doing something silly, and we felt that it’s a fun memory for the kids. We want this to be a positive place where they come home with stories about how cool their school is.” λ