PISA (Parents in Support of Arts), has evolved to provide support to the Regina Elementary and Regina Junior/Senior High School visual and performing arts programs. Through vigorous fundraising and promotion of the Fine Arts at Regina, PISA strives to create an enhanced artistic environment in which students can grow and thrive.
Cake Auction –
Occurs annually during one of the basketball games in January or February. Cakes and cupcakes (both store bought and home made) are donated and and are displayed in a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to support K-12 Arts at Regina. Always popular are the student created cakes made in the Family Consumer Science Foods Classes! The 2023 Auction will be on Friday, February 3rd!
Click HERE to sign-up to donate cakes or volunteer!
Items should be delivered to Regina High School at the Events Entrance at the back of the school by 5 PM on Friday, Feb. 3rd. Volunteer helpers are also needed on the 3rd to sell cupcakes and assist with the silent auction. Monetary donations to be used for the purchase of cakes/cupcakes is also an option. Questions? Please contact Amy Nibaur at 319-530-2868 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Spring Musical
Annual high school musical production that normally takes place in late February.
Date of the 2023 show “GREASE: School Version” is February 24- 26 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Click HERE to visit the CCPA website to view available seating and purchase tickets online. Please note tickets purchased online will incur an additional fee (10% of the ticket order). To avoid this online convenience charge, call during CCPA Box Office hours and purchase your tickets over the phone: 319-248-9370, Wednesday–Thursday–Friday 12:00–4:00 PM then you can pick up your tickets prior to the performance at the Will Call counter. The CCPA Box Office is currently only open for walk-up sales one hour before each ticketed performance.
“GREASE: School Version” is a musical about American high schoolers that features music in the rock ‘n roll style of the 1950s. Shorter and more suitable in content for teens and subteens, this abridged version retains the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make Grease a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Join us February 24- 26, 2023 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, as Regina presents Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
Jr. High Play
Annual junior high school theatre production which occurs in the late spring.
Fall Mum Sale Fundraiser –
If you plan on buying mums in the Fall, please consider purchasing them from Regina Parents in Support of the Arts! All proceeds go to support the Regina Fine Arts programs for K-12th grades!
High School Fall Play –
Annual high school theatre production performed on the Regina stage in fall or early winter.
Date of 2022 show “The Curious Savage” – December 2, 3 & 4.
PISA Greenery Sale Fundraiser –
Annual fundraiser selling a variety of styles of wreaths and Christmas greenery. Delivery the beginning of December just in time for the holidays!
We invite you to attend our monthly meetings generally held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the elementary school library. Meeting dates for 2022-23 are:
- August 24
- Sept. 28
- Oct. 26
- Nov. 30
- NO DEC Meeting
- Jan. 25
- Feb. 21
- March 22
- April 26
- May 24
2022-23 PISA Board
Shane Schemmel – President
Mark Santillan – Vice President
Mary Michael Pontzer – Treasurer
Karina Smith – Secretary
BECOME A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE!
Class representatives attend the PISA monthly meetings to help plan, organize, and recruit other parent helpers from their class for upcoming events including plays, concerts, talent showcases, and fundraisers. If you are interested in becoming a class representative please email Shane Schemmel.
Please support our efforts by becoming a member of PISA and by supporting our fundraisers.
Some of our major fundraisers are:
- Ad space in the plays and musical programs
- Concessions and ticket sales at the plays and musicals
- Cake Auction
- Annual Fall Mum Sale
- Annual Christmas Greenery Sale
- Spring Chocolate Sale
Our proceeds go directly to the Fine Arts programs and teachers at Regina.
These funds have provided:
- $1,000 in funding of extra projects for each Arts Teacher/Coach/Director per school year
- including equipment/supplies/activities for K-12 art, music, band, orchestra, drama, choir, and speech.
Funds for three major drama productions each year
- School improvements such as:
- New speaker systems in elementary and HS gyms
- Renovation of the elementary/junior high art room
- New microphones used during Masses and drama productions
- A new front stage curtain in elementary gym