Academics

Performing Arts

Philosophy

The Momilani Drama Program strives to include all children and challenge them to be their best onstage. With a focus on the ability to tell story and stage presence, the students learn to be confident, take risks and work as a team to put on performances that entertain and educate fellow students.

Performance Details

Grade Level

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Title and Synopsis

Date

Kindergarten

The Rumpus in the Rainforest

Rumpus in the Rainforest gives students a musical tour of the various levels of the jungle and reinforces in fun fashion the importance of the rainforest. Frog desperately wants to get off the jungle floor and see the sky---but who will help him climb above the canopy? The Jaguar loves the jungle floor, the Sloth family keeps falling asleep, and the Howler Monkeys have gone nuts.

May 2, 2019

8:30 am

6:00 pm

PHOTO GALLERY

Grade 1

We Come From Everywhere

Kids on a cross-town train wish they were going on a worldwide adventure, but they soon discover that they can "travel the world" just by learning more about the roots of their fellow passengers! We Come From Everywhere celebrates the diverse origins of people in the United States, from Native Americans to immigrants from all over the globe. Students learn that we come from a variety of places and cultures, exploring some of the historical reasons that specific groups migrated to this country, while they develop an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges of immigration.

Mar. 11, 2019

8:30 am

6:00 pm

PHOTO GALLERY

Grade 2

Mastering Math:

A Sherlock Holmes Problem Solving Mystery

This is the story of how Sherlock Holmes became a detective! Well, actually it's the story of how he learned to solve problems, which allowed him to become a detective. Sherlock is terrified of numbers, but in the course of solving a Top Secret mystery, he learns six problem-solving strategies—guess and check, draw a picture, draw a chart, look for a pattern, work backwards, and act it out—plus the four steps to solve any problem. Your students will learn right along with Sherlock and after the show may even choose a career in private detection.

Apr. 8, 2019

8:30 am

6:00 pm

PHOTO GALLERY

Grade 3

To Be Determined

It's a secret!

May 22, 2019

8:30 am

6:00 pm

PHOTO GALLERY

Grade 4

Munchkin Mediation:

Conflict Resolution in Oz

It’s one year later and all the famous characters have returned to Oz. They’ve been having trouble readjusting, and their quarrels have led to the throwing of more than one yellow brick. With the usual memorable tunes and silly humor, Munchkin Mediation introduces and reinforces strategies for controlling anger, using “I-statements,” active listening, sharing perspectives, and finding win-win solutions to conflict.

Nov. 15, 2018

8:30 am

6:00 pm

PHOTO GALLERY

Grade 5

Story Elements & Genres:

Beauty and the Beast Tell All

Now that the Beast is human and the enchantments are behind him, he and Beauty are ready to tell their dramatic story. But how are they supposed to do that, anyway? Should they write a book, an essay, a play? Should it be completely nonfictional or seasoned with some fiction?

Sept. 26, 2018

8:30 am

6:00 pm

PHOTO GALLERY

Grade 6

Learning to Learn:

The Rumpelstiltskin Method

Lexi Miller bragged at a party that she could spin straw into gold—and now the king wants her to prove it! She thinks she can call up Rumpelstiltskin and have him do it for her, but he's only willing to teach her how to do it herself. Can Lexi get over her bad attitude and learn how to learn?

Jan. 24, 2019

8:30 am

6:00 pm

PHOTO GALLERY

Meet the Team

Mrs. Shannon Winpenny

Part-time Teacher Drama Specialist

Shannon Winpenny is a writer, director, performer and teacher of performing arts. After studying at various acting schools in Chicago like The Second City, She moved back home and opened her own theater called Laughtrack Theater Company where she began a training center. Shannon has worked in children's theater as a director, stage manager and actor. She has toured the state performing at various schools to entertain and educate children.