Assemblies & Programs

    2019/2020 Assemblies and Programs at Flatirons
    Friday, October 11, All Day during class (All Grades)
    Reading to End Racism
    Reading to End Racism (RER) is a racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read with children in the classroom at school-wide visits in Boulder County. Age-appropriate books, personal stories, and engaging activities stimulate an insightful conversation about discrimination. This dialogue with students and teachers empowers individuals to promote peaceful relationships and supports a nurturing environment in which every student can thrive. RER has reached more than 24,000 students since 2011.
    Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:00 - 2:00p (All Grades):
    Jeff and Paige Assembly Sponsored by OSMP
    Boulder's one and only husband-wife kid's musical duo use original songs, storytelling and costumes to engage kids with nature, music, and movement.Their exciting, live concerts are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, quick costume changes, loads of audience participation and a bicycle-powered generator. This will be their 6th annual visit to Flatirons. Expect some new material interspersed with a few old favorites.
    Tuesday, December 10, 2019  - Small groups all day (All Grades)
    Perry Conway
    The presentation normally begins with a highly professional, original, digital projector, multi-media show featuring Perry's work. Then... LIVE ANIMALS featured in the program are introduced to enhance the overall educational impact. Sound effects, original music, professional narration plus years of lecturing experience add up to a program unparalleled in overall quality and artistic value. 
    In his long and highly successful career as animal advocate, Perry has presented programs to over 2 million people on the value of wildlife and wild places. His multi-media programs last about an hour and are ideal as a source of curriculum enrichment for students and teachers as well.
    Friday, January 17, 2020 2:00p (All Grades)
    Jabali Afrika
    Jabali Afrika, from Kenya in east Africa, is a truly multi-faceted group with its own unique mixture of fusion and African rhythms. Original compositions and traditional African rhythms come alive on a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies that form the foundation of modern rock, jazz, blues and more!  With dancing and choreography, topped off with stunning traditional African tribal costumes and you have a multi-cultural experience that will leave your entire audience enriched, educated and entertained!

    This is a one of a kind opportunity for our school to host truly talented and culturally significant artists and musicians and is an assembly that our students will remember all year.
    Friday, February 7, 2020 - 1:30 - 2:30p (All Grades)
    Martin Luther King Assembly - "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" - Dr. Martin Luther King
    This assembly is especially appropriate following Martin Luther King Day and beginning Black History Month (February). Dr King's 'I have a dream' speech on 28 August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to a crowd of about 250,000. It was the culmination of the 'March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom' and is a key moment in the Civil Rights movement. Dr Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, when he was just 35.  He was assassinated in 1968.  Dr King devoted his life to finding peaceful ways to struggle against injustice and became a figurehead for what is known as the Civil Rights Movement. 
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:00 - 9:45a (All Grades)
    Drone Science
    Light up the skies your school with the most exciting science show you’ll ever see! Drones take STEM to the next level, literally! Cutting edge computer technology makes self-flying vehicles possible, and what they can do is simply amazing. Start with basic physics ideas, add in programming concepts, a bit of math, and create a drone ballet in the air. This program is more than just a drone show, it’s a STEM/STEAM show! Interactive inquiry-driven science and engineering will excite volunteers, and your whole audience!

    Thursday, April 30, 1:30 - 2:15p (All Grades)
    Bureau of Lectures & Mutual of Omaha presents Rainforest Animals
    This award winning, educational, and highly entertaining show will allow your students and staff to meet some of the world’s most exciting and fascinating rainforest animals. Wonders of the rainforest will showcase live animals and artifacts from the rainforests around the world, as well as cover their survival, natural history, geography, natural behaviors, and conservation education. The show promotes awareness and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation education on the local, national, and global scale.