Grade 6 students

Stettler Elementary School hosts Christmas concerts

The Stettler Elementary School (SES) students entertained their friends and families as they celebrated the season's festivities.

The Stettler Elementary School (SES) students entertained their friends and families as they celebrated the season’s festivities by hosting their concert all through last week.

Grades 2, 3 and 4 were divided into two groups and performed on Tuesday and Thursday, while students from Grade 5 and 6 performed on Wednesday.

“For our Grade 2, 3 and 4 concerts, our music teache, Mrs. Kirb, selected and wrote large portions of the script and then found songs to go with it, so that each class would have an important role to play in the concert,” said SES principal Sharon Fischer. “The songs were rehearsed during music classes and Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Kirby worked with the actors and actresses during recesses and lunch hours to prepare them for the concert.”

Grade 5 and 6 teachers worked with their drama classes to decide upon the script and to write the reader’s theatre portion of the concert, while the music teachers chose the songs that their students sang and worked with the students during music classes.

The line dance was performed by all Grade 5 and 6 students and was worked on collaboratively and during some of the lunch hours.

Mrs. Kirby is the Grade 5 music teacher and Mrs. Norman the Grade 5 drama teacher, while Mrs. Bromley is the Grade 6 music teacher and Ms. Wagers is the Grade 6 drama teacher.

“Having all of our students take part in a very meaningful way in our concerts is always a highlight, especially seeing the joy on the faces of our parents and grandparents,” said Fischer. “Our students and teachers work very hard to put the concerts together, and it is our gift to the parents and grandparents and is one small way that we can show the audience how very much we appreciate them.”

Having two of the Grade 6 students, Cody Paulsen and Chloe Shingoose play guitar along side of their music teacher, Mrs. Bromley was also a highlight of the concerts.

“Our staff work hard to put together amazing shows and our students do such an incredible job of performing for the jammed packed audiences,” said Fischer. “The musical expertise that happens in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) is much greater than anything I could offer, so I appreciate all that is done, and if we are able to continue to put on concerts of this quality, I will continue to be thrilled!”

Grades 2, 3 and 4 concerts were entitled ‘Let it Be Christmas’ and both the acting and the singing worked around that theme.

The Grade 6 drama class wrote a Reader’s Theatre type performance that featured young characters in the community, who happened to have the same names as all of the office staff at our school, and the lessons learned through that script reflected the seven habits that are a part of the SES ‘Leader in Me’ program.

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