FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429
Peru, Nebraska – The Peru State College Charter Day Subcommittee has announced a slate of activities for children during the June 20 celebration. Parents are invited to register at www.peru.edu/150.
Jason Hogue, director of marketing and communications, writes, “The June 20 events for children will focus on the one-room schoolhouse experience. Our young visitors will learn what school was like in 1867: what games were played, what the students ate for lunch and what was taught.”
“They’ll get a chance to see how things have changed – but also how they have stayed the same. It should be a fun, educational day at Peru State!”
They day will begin at 11:15 a.m. when children will receive period clothes like suspenders, aprons and hats. This will be followed by a traditional schoolhouse start to the day with a flag salute, patriotic song and scripture reading.
Lunch will be served at noon. Students will be served corn bread, cheese, jam sandwiches, fruit, vegetables and cookies.
At 12:30 p.m. a rotation of classes will begin for elementary students. Classes include handwriting; a spelling bee; music; Nebraska Art sponsored by 4-H; ice cream cranking; games (Drop the Hankerchief, Hide and Seek, Blind Man’s Bluff and Who Has the Button?); and a discussion of how classroom rules have changed.
Middle school students will learn about famous Nebraskans. Their activities include interactive handouts and painting a landscape painting.
Classroom time will end at 4:30 p.m. for a snack and music rehearsal. The rehearsal will prepare students for a 5:00 p.m. concert during the evening registration.
A lecture series and other activities planned for June 20 will be announced shortly. More information can be found about Charter Day (June 20), the All-College Reunion (June 15-18) and all Peru State Sesquicentennial Activities at www.peru.edu/150.