The Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary School will be filled with the sounds of a rockin’ school day when the fourth grade presents their annual music program on Thursday, Nov. 5.


The Wallenpaupack Area South Elementary School will be filled with the sounds of a rockin’ school day when the fourth grade presents their annual music program on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The children will sing about everyday school-time classes and activities in the humorous and clever songs from “School Daze” by Janet Gardner and “Get In the Game” by Mac Huff and John Jacobson.  The evening begins with the assembly saluting the flag and singing our National Anthem followed by the school district’s Alma Mater. The audience will be reminded of “concert manners” when the children perform “The Concert Etiquette Rap.”  

The “School Daze” songs describe the consequences of running in the halls, difficulty getting into your locker, mixed messages in the cafeteria between girls and boys and pizza, working out in the gym, the dread of detention and being in a “daze” at school. A special guest speaker will provide commentary. “Get In the Game” is a collection of ball songs:  bowling balls, soccer balls, golf balls, baseballs, basketballs, footballs and skate boarding.  An  introduction will be read by Courtney Mooney and William Dawson.

In the song “Havin’ a Ball” the speakers are Natalie Olsommer and Gabrielle David.  Jacob Peirone and Jordan Smith are the football players!  Our resident bowler speaker for “Bowling Down at Memory Lanes” is MacBrennan Peet. “You Gotta Use Your Head” has Seth Franklin and Abigail Ladner as soccer players and Nate Trout as the goalie. Our excited golfer is Joey Pitino.

Jenna Schoenagel will be “Catchin’ Some Air” as our expert skateboarder with Melanie Tarnacki giving her an important reminder. Melanie Tarnacki says, “Don’t forget to wear your helmet, Jenna.”

Speaker Eric Panzella sums up the entire program with his message before the final song, “I’m a Champion.”  Eric Panzella’s favorite line is, “Look inside your heart and mind and find the champion in you.” 

Show time is 6:30 pm in the South school’s cafetorium. Jean M. Shields, music teacher and Nancy L. Simon, Ed.D., principal invite everyone to the program.