Fine & Performing Arts

Fine Arts  And Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Performing Arts classes present a show each semester, compete in the district Large Group Speech Contest and perform at additional venues through the school year. The class meets daily to create, edit, rehearse and fine tune their productions. 

Enjoy the shows! Winter 2018Spring 2018Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Winter 2015

Metro Theater Winter Show 2018

  • "Dear Dreamer" PDF Program
  • CSPS Hall
  • Thursday December 13, 2018


Metro Theater Spring Show 2018

  • "This is Me"
  • CSPS Hall
  • Tuesday May 1, 2018

Theater group May 2018

Photo courtesy of Madison Price



Metro Theater Winter Show 2017

  • "Love Wins" PDF Program
  • Grandon, Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • Friday December 15, 2017


Aariana Foster, Theater Class Semester 1, created a documentary Stop Racism:Unite Together, featuring students and staff talking and thinking about what unites us, not what divides us.

Stop Racism: Unite Together (Part 1)

Stop Racism: Unite Together (Part 2)


Metro Theater Spring Show 2017

  • "Personal Evolution" PDF Program
  • CSPS Hall
  • Wednesday May 17, 2017


Metro Theater Winter Show 2016

  • "The Human Timeline" PDF program
  • Grandon, Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • Thursday December 1, 2016


Metro Theater Spring Show 2016

  • "It's All in How You Say It!"
  • Whipple Auditorium, Cedar Rapids Public Library
  • Wednesday May 4, 2016


Metro Theater Winter Show 2015

  • "Happiness is All Around"
  • Theater Cedar Rapids Grandon
  • Wednesday December 9, 2015


Fine Arts

Altered books, cardboard structures, ceramics, cupcakes and Linoleum prints and  are just a few student created projects in the Fine Arts classes.

In 2019 art classes worked with the African American Museum to create door art celebrating black history. From the Museum, "We decided to partner with Cedar Rapids Metro High School  to decorate our doors during March both as a way to celebrate Women's History Month and as a reminder that black history month should be celebrated and taught year-round". Art teacher Liz, students and the Museum staff discussed the basics of the project then each student designed a personalized poster. Read more about this art project here.



In 2014 Digital Art classes took on a special project for Metro's 40th Anniversary. Students interviewed current and former Metro staff and Metro graduates about their experiences at Metro High School. Students managed the audio and video set up and put together interview ideas. These interviews were uploaded to YouTube, and can be viewed here. Thanks to all the interviewers and interviewees for being a part of this historic project.