Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School Parent Teacher Organization • 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn, PA 19312


TEMS PTO Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts

The PTO funds high quality, educational programming for our kids to enhance and broaden their school experience. Programs are at times curriculum driven and sometimes just great exposure to art or social messages.  This year we are looking forward to another full schedule. Thank you in advance for your support of Cultural Arts at TEMS.

Our TEMS Cultural Arts Committee is also active with the District shows chosen to entertain the whole family by DELTA. For more information on DELTA click here.

If you would like to get involved or need more information please contact Kate McAllister.

TEMS Cultural Arts  Schedule 2014-2015

Grade Level Assemblies:

  • 5th grade - April 7, 2015 - Chariot of the Sun - a Greek mythology show for the 5th grade at 9 am.  Meet the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology! Using a combination of poetry, masks, mime and           skillful audience participation, Jeff Benoit brings these classic tales to life. Included is the myth of Phaethon and his chariot, Pandora and her mysterious box, and the thrilling tale of Odysseus and Cyclops. It's a dynamic presentation that offers an accessible and fun introduction to the stories of ancient Greece.

  • 6th grade - February 13, 2015 1:30pm - Walnut Street Theatre presents Martin and Malcolm-How Long Must We Wait? for the sixth grade. Students will go on a journey that explores the explosive issues and ideas that ignited a nation in the 1960s. Through the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, our gifted actors show how their messages are as relevant today as they were in that turbulent era of race riots, bus boycotts, sit-ins and marches. This inspirational story brings your classroom history books of life.

​       Curriculum Connections:

  • PA Academic Standards: Arts and Humanities; Civics and Government; History
  • Examines the Civil Rights Movement in depth
  • Discusses issues of racial profiling and affirmative action
  • US history, historical analysis and skills development; contributions of individuals and groups; rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Historical and cultural contexts; conflict and cooperation among groups; speeches and writings that impact civil life.
  • 7th grade - 
  • 8th grade - March 2015 - Renaissance Man - All day interactive Shakespeare workshops for the eighth grade in the Large Group Room. Riotously funny interactive shows engage the kids in acting out well known scenes from Romeo and Juliette, wherein the atrocious is made amusing, the horrible made humorous and the terrible made to tickle your ribs!...oh, and juggling!

All School Assemblies:

  • November 13, 2014 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - VOCAL TRASH performs two shows for all grades.  Described as, "Glee Meets Stomp," their urban themed Broadway style show energizes audiences from New York to Seattle and Las Vegas to Beijing.  The show includes world class singing, industrial drumming, and award winning break-dancing.  Vocal Trash uniquely promotes green awareness, sustainability, recycling and anti-bullying.  The combination of recycled instruments, ie. gas can guitar, tool box guitar and up-right milk-urn bass, coupled with a percussion section made up of trash cans, metal lids, plastic water jugs and other industrial items, lends itself to a unique and thought provoking presentation.  For more info and videos: check out Vocal Trash