superintendent attends every assembly
“I attended every one of the assemblies and was impressed at the ability of the three performers to adjust and adapt to the various grade levels. The K-3 grade students really loved the music and were an excited audience. Grades 4-6 took a little bit of time to warm up, but they got into it! One of my biggest concerns was about the Middle school kids, especially since they seem to be the ones who always sit back and say: "go ahead, just try to impress me." Well, I was pleasantly surprised to watch as these students became enthralled in the personal stories and with the songs/lyrics of our three young performers. In fact, teachers mentioned afterwards that the students seemed more attentive and engaged than in any assembly they could remember.
Greg and the middle school Principal, Clay Emery, created a survey for the 7th and 8th graders and there was tremendous response. In fact, 370 students out of the 460 enrolled, replied to the survey. That is incredible! Our alternative school has about 75 students and they had their own assembly and seemed to be quite impressed and touched by what was said and shared through song. My other huge concern was wondering how our students at Safford High School would respond. We had 800 students in the Center for the Arts and to get high school students to wave their arms in the air or clap to the beat isn't easy, and I think the three performers knew that. However, Luke, Jess, and Chaylyn seems to be electrified as they came out on stage and saw the audience. They were immediately able to identify with these students and our kids identified with the three because they are all close to the same age. It was by far the best assembly of the three days.....and they were all excellent! The message to our students that they Matter, that they have Value, and that they have a Purpose could not have come at a more needed time.
We also appreciate them going to the schools during the school day, eating lunch with students, visiting classes, and sharing time. I highly recommend these assemblies to any and all schools.”
Ken VanWinkle, Superintendent
Safford AZ Schools
PROVIDE YOUR STUDENTS
A MESSAGE OF HOPE
Jess Angelique and the NextEra Music Collective are offering school assemblies in the Midwest the remaining balance of 2019 School Year.
We are also starting to plan assemblies for the
fall of 2019 in the Midwest and winter of 2020 in the Southwest.
impact your students with
Jess Angelique is that quiet student in your class overlooked but overachieving without attention. She will tell your students she was never one of the popular kids in school and was bullied by classmates online and in person. Her transparency and insecurity encourage students to be who they are and treat others with respect. What separates Jess from other assembly speakers is her ability to relate to your students first-hand that deal with bullying and self-worth. She looks for the kid sitting alone. She was that kid sitting alone. You can trust Jess Angelique to deliver an effective message inspiring positive behavior change that will last weeks and months after the assembly.
When you bring in Jess Angelique and the team, they share stories to encourage your students in who they are and the difference they can make by living a life respecting others and focusing on the right priorities.
You bring a team of like-minded student aged performers who share the message and music offering greater excitement and production in the on-stage product. The music is a blend of chorus and rap. The artists of NextEra Music Collective, Jess, Luke and Caitlin collaborate together to create a top-notch unforgettable performance for your students.
what students are saying
Q: WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED AT JESS ANGELIQUE ASSEMBLIES?
A: During Jess Angelique Assemblies, Jess and her team of artists sing and speak encouraging your students toward positive self-worth.
They share their own stories of overcoming difficult situations, bullying in school, cyber-bullying and thoughts of suicide. The team shares practical strategies your students can use to overcome their own hardships.
WE TAILOR THE EVENT TO YOUR SCHOOL'S SPECIFIC NEEDS:
POSSIBLE TOPICS COVERED
-Anti-bullying in school and anti-cyberbullying
-Positive self-worth through believing in yourself
-Dealing with disappointments
-Making positive decisions/choices
-Treating everyone with kindness and respect regardless of background/physical characteristics
Q: WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN ASSEMBLY?
A: The assembly is a blend of choreographed testimonial, positive encouragement and song with rap going back and forth between student aged performers led by Jess Angelique.
Q: WHY use music in an assembly?
A: Music captures students' attention and the lyrics support your message of positive self-worth, respecting others and being the best you can be.
Also, the message of the music continues weeks and months after the assembly as your students remember the songs and their positive message.
Q: WHAT IS THE TARGET AGE OF JESS ANGELIQUE ASSEMBLIES?
A: The bulls-eye target of the assembly is middle school students, but we also perform events for high school and elementary aged students as well.
We tailor the event toward the age of your students focusing more on self-worth, positive choices and kindness for younger students and anti-cyberbullying and suicide prevention for upper elementary, middle and high school students.
Q: HOW LONG IS A JESS ANGELIQUE ASSEMBLY?
A: We tailor the assembly to your needs. Generally the assembly lasts between 45 minutes to an hour.
Q: Is there a concern with the performers being young?
A: It is actually a benefit. They will relate to your students as they understand how to communicate your message to youth not much younger than themselves. The performers are gifted speakers and musicians that range in age from 17 to 20 years old.
Q: WHAT IS THE FEE TO BRING IN A JESS ANGELIQUE ASSEMBLY?
A: Obviously, this is a difficult question to answer for both of us. You have a limited budget. We have expenses getting to your school. Helping students cope with bullying hangs in the balance.
As you are considering a Jessica Angelique Assembly, a range to consider is $1000 to $2000 for a day of programming. Let us know you are interested and we will go to work finding other schools in your area.
The more flexible you are in scheduling the more flexible we can be with pricing as there is a cost in travel and routing of the event.
We also greatly appreciate your help in connecting us to schools in your area that could coordinate a day of programming before or after we are at your district.
Answers are best determined with a phone call.
Let’s talk about it:
Greg Vogt 402-660-8648
Contact Jessica's "Dadager," Greg, for details:
Fill out the form below for more information about Jess Angelique Assemblies and how you can bring Jess and NextEra Music to your school.