We are excited to showcase our students at each grade level once per year during their class assembly. It is also a wonderful opportunity for parents and guests to see this part of Topeka Collegiate’s student experience. Our Beyond the Book activities truly separate us academically, artistically, and socially from other schools.
November 4- 5th Grade Assembly, 8:30 AM
The 5th grade class, under the direction of Ms. Hossain, is producing an assembly entitled Back in Time…This play was written by the students and Ms. Hossain. The theme is a celebration of Topeka Collegiate’s 40th Anniversary. Of course with this group of students there are several twists and turns. Several faculty members are expected to make cameo appearances, as well. It sounds like it will be a very interesting and entertaining morning.
November 11- 3rd Grade Assembly, 8:30 AM
The third grade classes, under the direction of Ms. Kido and Mrs. Bammes, will be sharing their discoveries in a play called Team Disney or Team Gladwell. This play will offer a challenge to the audience to think from a brand new perspective. They don’t want to spoil the experience, so no more information will be given until that date. Talk about setting the stage for what’s to come!
November 18- 6th Grade Assembly, 8:30 AM
To finish out the month of November the sixth grade students, with help from homeroom teachers Mrs. Smith and Ms. McDonald, are sure to give give a memorable performance. The title of their assembly is The Hysterical History of the Trojan War.
December 9- 4th Grade Assembly, 8:30 AM
Our fourth-grade class will be performing, under the direction of Mr. Park, The Chair written by Geoff Bamber. The story follows a poor woodcutter who finds an old abandoned chair in the forest and decides to give it a good home in his cottage. His family takes care of it until they are forced to sell it. The chair falls into the possession of a succession of people who mistreat it. Eventually, the story comes full circle when the woodcutter finds himself unexpectedly well-rewarded for his earlier acts of kindness. This play certainly meets the mood of the winter season.
January 27- 2nd Grade Assembly, 8:30 AM
The second-grade class will take their turn on the BIG STAGE Friday, January 27. They will be performing, under the direction of Ms. Anello, Ten in Twenty Tales. This play will showcase the students’ talent, interpreting a variety of fairy tales from around the world. The students are excited for their families and fellow Eagles to attend what promises to be a very entertaining show. All will enjoy the adventures through familiar stories, and hopefully, everyone will discover some new stories in the program.
February 2- Grades 2nd-5th Music Program, 7:00 PM
This talented group of students will demonstrate not only beautiful singing, but also script-work and instrumental skills with bar instruments, drums, and soprano recorders. Their music studies cover a broad range of activities, and music director Kay Siebert provides high quality instruction, and the resulting performances are beyond spectacular.
February 10- 7th Grade Assembly, 8:30 AM
The Assembly Hall has been reserved for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 10 for the seventh grade class assembly. The students will be performing Complaint Department and Lemonade, a play written by Kamron Klitgaard. This play is a highly comedic take on the people and problems arriving at the complaint department of almost any business, with the complaint department folks being just as problematic as the customers. A revolving door of complainants each take their turn dealing with the next. And just like that, everything comes around full-circle. This sounds like an enjoyable time!
February 24- Kindergarten Assembly, 8:30 AM
Welcome to Kindergarten, a play “about kindergarten,” will be performed by “our kindergarten” on Friday, February 27. Mrs. Kelley Berryman, kindergarten teacher, has begun preparing the students for their roles, and there is much excitement among the class in anticipation of their turn to share their talent and energy. This play features several poems from the books Lunch Money and Almost Late to School by Carol Diggery Shields. And just like any day at school, everyone should be prepared for the interruptions that come within a classroom on a daily basis, as demonstrated in this showcase. This play will not disappoint, and the audience will be in stitches throughout.
March 3- 1st Grade Assembly, 8:30 AM
First grade is going on a kindness hunt. Where will they find it? In caring? In friendship? In sharing? The theme of the First Grade Class Assembly is “Be a Bucket-Filler.” “How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids” is a book written by Mary Reckmeyer and Tom Rath with the idea that kind deeds, words, and ideas shared with a person will help “fill their bucket” which in turn fills the doer’s bucket, as well. We are all looking forward to their performance on March 3. It is obvious with this group that kindness is a trait they all share with each other and their teacher, Mrs. Dudinyak.
Stay tuned for descriptions of these upcoming performances:
March 24- PreKindergarten Assembly, 8:30 AM
Performances will be recorded and uploaded to the Topeka Collegiate YouTube channel, copyright laws permitting, within one week of each assembly. Questions? Email email@example.com