Detention Debut at NBAHS

Nobody is really sure about exactly what the fox says, but North Branch Area High School social studies teacher Andy Spofford took his best stab at it Friday during Detention Debut at Edelstein Auditorium in the high school.  Here, Spofford, dressed as a fox, with third-grader Hannah Van Dyke, second-grader Magnus Toussaint and various NBAPS staff members, dressed as animals, dance on stage to the song “The Fox.” Detention Debut is a series of comical sketches and music by school staff. Money raised at the show goes directly to scholarships for North Branch area students. 
High School Assistant Principal Glen Stevens shows the crowd his box of Kraft Dinner. He and Spofford sang about Kraft Dinner, one of the many fine foods from Stevens’s homeland of Canada, when they did a version of the Barenaked Ladies song, “If I had a million dollars.” High school social studies teachers Matt Lattimore and Andy Spofford, dressed as “Da Vikes,” present high school art teacher Tom Moriarty with a trophy as a retirement gift. As they were walking off the stage, Lattimore and Spofford said they wanted the trophy back. Pat Tepoorten, the district’s community relations coordinator, performs two songs for the audience — one a rendition of a Tom Petty song and one that Tepoorten wrote himself. 
The instrument he is playing is called a Dobro, which is similar to a guitar. High school science teacher Cory Faris assists his colleague Derrick Rink with his experiments this year. Matt Lattimore reads a book about animals to his colleague Mike Rasmussen. Rasmussen knew all of the sounds animals make, but he had one question for Lattimore once they finished the book: “What does the fox say?” 
Nobody told 
Andy Spofford and 
Matt Lattimore that sunglasses aren’t needed 
at night, 
or indoors. High school 
social studies teacher Chas Bettendorf 
announces at 
the event.
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Nobody is really sure about exactly what the fox says, but North Branch Area High School social studies teacher Andy Spofford took his best stab at it Friday during Detention Debut at Edelstein Auditorium in the high school. Here, Spofford, dressed as a fox, with third-grader Hannah Van Dyke, second-grader Magnus Toussaint and various NBAPS staff members, dressed as animals, dance on stage to the song “The Fox.” Detention Debut is a series of comical sketches and music by school staff. Money raised at the show goes directly to scholarships for North Branch area students.

Photos by Derrick Knutson