WEATHER ALERT

Challenging evening commute ahead as rain, snow showers redevelop

Springfield students to host escape rooms


Breaking out of an escape room might be difficult but helping the Springfield High School choir and orchestra pay for a trip to Disney is easy.

The musical groups will again host a breakout room challenge at Springfield High School to raise money to pay for a trip to Disney. They have been invited to perform a mini-concert at Disney World in Florida and have started to raise money to pay for the trip.

READ: Springfield business: Man’s take on escape room games takes off

The event will start at noon Saturday, Feb. 10, and go until 6 p.m.

“We did the same fundraiser back in December and it was really successful so we decided to do it again,” Choir Director Emily Fowler said. “We are going to have four escape rooms in our music wings.”

Players can pick from four different types of rooms. The themes are lost in time, art heist, plane crash/hostage and Disney Villain Takeover. The groups wanted to have a Disney-themed room, Fowler said, because the money is going toward their trip to the theme park in Florida.

MORE: Students learning how to make video games at Springfield High

The escape room kits the district owns have been utilized several times already but it will be the first time they’ve been used to raise money, Career ConnectED Program Coordinator Rene Stratton said.

“We are going and performing at Disney World over spring break, so that’s what we are trying to raise funds for, but then also all the other things that we do throughout the year,” Stratton said. “Both groups are getting ready to go to contests, which have fees, so it’s for everything that we try to do.”

PREVIOUS: Springfield students to stage escape rooms

Anyone is welcomed to come out and support the musical groups. Rooms can have 10 to 12 players each hour at a time. Groups with fewer players should expect to be paired with other players, just like in at a real escape room business.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House
Ohio congresswoman may challenge Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Cleveland Democrat who led the Congressional Black Caucus from 2012 to 2014, is considering challenging Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House. Fudge, whose spokeswoman said she was unavailable for comment Thursday, told Cleveland.com late Wednesday she was considering a run for the top leadership position, and a spokeswoman Thursday...
Rapper Young Dolph returning to Memphis to hand out Thanksgiving turkeys
Rapper Young Dolph returning to Memphis to hand out Thanksgiving turkeys

A rapper is giving back to the city that he says made him who he is today.  Young Dolph will make a guest appearance for teens and young adults from Memphis Athletic Ministries on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. >> Read more trending news  Students from all five ministry locations will be bused to a Memphis community center to hear a...
First responders rescue woman escaping California wildfires in wheelchair with dog 
First responders rescue woman escaping California wildfires in wheelchair with dog 

Rescuers last Thursday helped a woman who was escaping the California wildfires in a wheelchair, holding a small dog.  >> Read more trending news  Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean found the woman along the side of the road near where the Camp Fire, one of the most destructive in state history, was raging, KGO reported. The woman,...
Sex abuse investigation of deceased OSU doctor near conclusion
Sex abuse investigation of deceased OSU doctor near conclusion

Investigators reported to Ohio State University trustees on Thursday that it has received 150 first-hand accounts of sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, conducted 440 interviews and reviewed 34,000 documents. Between 1979 and 1997, Strauss worked at OSU as a team doctor, faculty member and physician at the student health center. He died by suicide...
Pregnant woman slain with crossbow; unborn son survives
Pregnant woman slain with crossbow; unborn son survives

Imtiaz Muhammad was putting a cardboard box in his family’s garden shed Monday morning when he found his wife’s ex-husband hiding there -- with a loaded crossbow.  When all was said and done, Muhammad’s pregnant wife, Sana Muhammad, 35, was dead and their tiny son, born by emergency Cesarean section, was fighting for his life...
More Stories