FROM THE ASHES
THE PEARCE HALL POETS
"From the Ashes": The Pearce Hall Poets is our Spoken Word/Slam poetry group at Pearce Hall. This group is facilitated by Katherine Burke, a teacher at Pearce who is passionate about written expression. We began this program in the Fall of 2017. Approximately 25 students each semester participate in writing and performing their poetry. At the end of each semester, we have a final slam poetry event where the students perform in front of the school and invited guests. Our students have embraced this program and through this have the ability to earn a half-credit each semester. This program helps to increase their confidence, self-esteem, and public speaking skills. Students learn how to stand in front of a live audience and perform.