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Justus Gage puts on a show

Published 9:19pm Monday, November 12, 2012


Justus Gage Elementary School teachers got Friday’s talent show off to a strong start.

The staff of Ga-Ga-Gage sang “C-C-C-Common Core,” a take-off on Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” in matching T-shirts, red gloves and hats.

Students enjoyed their teachers’ singing seated in rows of chairs.

The gymnasium really erupted when they began dancing.

Followed by a burst of bedlam when fifth grade teacher Bryan Henry hit the floor for his rendition of the hip-hop dance The Worm.


The Acts


Tajaun Reed, Gregory Goodrich and William Goodrich, “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction.

Audrey Vines, Payton Brown and Braylon Brown, danced to “Blown Away” by American Idol Carrie Underwood.

Tajaun Reed, DeOndray Henry and Nate Davis, “As Long as You Love Me” by Justin Bieber and Big Sean.

Hailey Pullins, Arianna Conley, Cassie Gross, Haydyn First, Arika Hemenway, Elizabeth Aranda and Makayla Mellema, cheerleading.

Daven Bowman, Greg Goodrich, Arika Hemenway and Hailey Pullins, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Kaitlyn Stilwell, Cassie Gross, Hailey Pullins and Aubry Hazlegrove, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by the Eli Young Band.

Nate and Lavarius Davis, “We Are Young” by Matty B.

Nate Davis, Gregory Goodrich, Tajaun Reed, Garrett Pillivant and DeOndray Henry, “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber.

Haydyn First, Arika Hemenway, Elizabeth Aranda, Gianna Matthews and Hailey Pullins, “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars.

Nate Affriseo, DeOndray Henry, Arika Hemenway, Haydyn First, Nate Davis, Gianni Villalobos and Hailey Pullins, dance and song “Grenade” by Bruno Mars.

Tajaun Reed, Gregory Goodrich, Brandon Heffington and Garrett Pillivant, “Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith.

Nate Davis was a standout, exuding the swagger of a young Calvin Broadus, AKA Snoop Lion.


Higher level thinking going

to make your brain grow fast

Analyzing evaluate going to

Make this learning last

Teaching all the concepts that

Will make you really smart

Because we want you to go

Off and get that job you want


— “We Will Teach C-C-C-Common Core,”

sung to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface,”

lyrics by fourth grade teacher Ashley Horvath







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