Primary students from Riverway Learning Community, a tuition-free Minnesota charter public school located at 1733 Service Drive in Winona, will present the social skills focused musical play “How to Interact with Human Beings” from Bad Wolf Press at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, at the Tau Center at WSU. A special dress rehearsal will be held there at 1 p.m. for Riverway students and the Benedictine Adult Day Center.
Captain Invisible, Freeze Frame, The Green Pen, and Info Blast are superheroes with a problem. Well, a lot of problems. Their superpowers are sketchy, their sidekicks are avoiding them, and they’ve been flagged by the ISS (International Society for Superheroes, of course) as “not mixing well with the general population.” Ouch! Fortunately, their advisors at the ISS want to help them improve, sending them on a quest to master people skills. With the help of human beings all over the city, they’ll learn the importance of listening to others, thinking before they speak (or post things online!), paying attention to body language and social cues, speaking with tact, regulating emotions and stepping away before things get out-of-hand, facing conflict, and making amends.
A main take away from this performance is that one does not have to be friends with everyone, but one should strive to be friendly with everyone. This timely message applies not just to superheroes, but also to human children and adults alike.
Riverway, established in 2000, continually strives to create a familial atmosphere while providing individualized education to over 100 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. All Riverway students learn in multi-aged settings though an integrated curriculum that strives to connect learning to life. The Montessori method is used with students age three through grade six, while a mixture of direct instruction and project-based education is used for seventh through 12th graders. With an in-house food service program, inclusive special education, and school-based transportation, Riverway is prepared to meet the needs of a wide range of students and their families.
Please direct any questions about the upcoming musical “How to Interact with Human Beings” on December 21 to Riverway at 507-474-6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.