• Janet
    Mrs. McLaughlin
    685-6800 ext 3104
    Janet McLaughlin
    Theatre and Dance
    Welcome to my update!
    A little about me.  I live four miles north of my classroom in the Cozy Nook area.  I grew up in Chewelah, attended St. Mary's School, Jenkins Junior High and Jenkins High School.  I graduated in 1970.  I  attended Eastern Washington State College in Cheney receiving my degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Drama.  Don and I were married in 1973, travelled to South Carolina where we lived for one year while Don completed his masters degree.  We then returned to Spokane where we worked for Expo '74 in the entertainment department.  We became parents to Jessica  and then three years later to the twins, Leigh and Cory.  We then moved to Helena, Montana where Don ran the Grandstreet Theatre and I directed the Grandstreet Theatre School.  When the opportunity came to move back to Chewelah we jumped at the chance.  For the last 21 years I have taught theatre and dance at JMS and JHS.  I produce and direct the StageTime Theatre School.   My husband is retired from EWU and now is a researcher for the Stevens County Historical Society, Jessica is married to Paul Sety and they have three lovely children; Frankie (6), Sadie Lane (4) and Janet Mary (2).  Leigh assists in my dance  and theatre programs, Cory is a Major in the United States Army and is serving in active duty at Fort Drum with his beautiful wife Angie and stepson Avery and 2 year old daughter Savannah.
    I have the best job in the world.  I get to dance, sing, direct plays, accompany musicals, etc.  I have students who design and build scenery, design programs and marquees, costume productions, direct children's plays, design, hang and focus lighting, find props, choreograph dances, etc.  We are a busy department.  Often the rehearsal and technical time is as exciting as the actual production.
    I will be at two schools this year.  1st period I am at JHS with the Film Appreciation class.  2nd period 7th and 8th grade has theatre.   I will be at Gess Elementary working the the 6th grade actors from 11:00 - 11:40.   I'm at the  high school in the afternoon.  We just completed a grand production of Les Miserables, and now we are working on a commedia dell arte dinner theatre production.   Third trimester the actors will travel with the annual Song and Dance Tour.  Dance classes conclude each semester with an evening of dances choreographed by students and dance artists from the community.  Last but not least, StageTime Theatre School will present Shrek, Jr. directed by Jessica Sety.  It is a very ambitious theatre season.  I hope you will attend the productions and support live theatre in Chewelah.
    Please use Skyward to check your child's grades.  Call me on my cell 509-995-7285 or school 509-685-6800 ext. 3104 for more information or to voice a concern.  My e-mail address is jmclaughlin@chewelahk12.us.
Last Modified on December 15, 2014