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Stage Project WINners

Posted January 19, 2023

PCE Sixth Graders love Stage Project WIN! What is that? Well, it's a win for the Fine Arts at Peach Creek Elementary! Art teacher Kayla Barricks and computer teacher Jana Sutton decided to offer a Stage Project WIN (What I Need) class, giving sixth graders a glimpse of creating props and scenes for performances, and their students love it.

When PCE music teacher, Hugo Castro, decides on a music program, Barricks and Sutton use the program's title and create a scene that coordinates with the program. They get student input on the scene's setting, get to work during their WIN time, and watch it come to life at the performance. 

"I love stage projects! I love being able to set up the stage and help with the plays. I also love being able to help the stage project teachers," said Scarlett Lee. Her classmate Diego Reyes agreed. "Stage projects are fun! It challenges us in an artistic way. This makes us more creative and more open to new situations. It's a good way to spend time with friends in a peaceful environment," he said.

Mrs. Barricks said, "It is exciting to see our older students so enthusiastic about creating props for our younger students' programs. It's fun to work side-by-side creating projects with our students for a more hands-on experience." Barricks's son Carter, a sixth grader, also enjoys the class. "I think stage projects are fun, because we get to set up for the plays," he said. 

Sixth grader Alma Anaya added, "We get to be a part of setting up the stage and being able to see the scene even if we do not get to see the performance. It is nice to do it all for someone else." 

Mrs. Sutton said, "Stage projects have been an amazing experience! We teach the kids a different side of Theater Arts, all while building relationships. It is so much fun being able to show them the different aspects of Theatre Arts by going more in-depth behind the scenes, creating props, and setting up for each performance. Our students' work is showcased during all of our programs because Mr. Castro gives credit to our Stage Project crew at the end of each performance. This not only helps to build their confidence but also brings them (and me) so much joy seeing their hard work come to life!"

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