Stage the Page: Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

Stage the Page has become an academic tradition, linking literacy and the performing arts for thousands of York County students annually.

For ages

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Students


  • 4/5/21 – 4/16/21
    Remote Viewing - 65 minutes

Stage the Page is going virtual with MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY

Available from 4/5/21 – 4/16/21 | Remote Viewing | Includes Book and Study Guide | Perfect for Grades K-2

This year’s Stage the Page virtual performance of Miss Nelson Has a Field Day is a wrap and was more successful then ever due to the flexibility of offering the program online. With over 10,600 students participating in over 640 classes from 66 schools throughout 19 districts, the reach went beyond what we expected, and we are thrilled with the turn out. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we hope to have you join again next year and in the years to follow.

Please stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 Stage the Page program, coming soon!

For students in kindergarten through second grade, this program is designed to not only inspire and excite kids to read but also to improve academic performance and to expose them to the thrilling nature of theatrical productions! The program begins with the donation of a book to local classrooms along with an accompanying lesson plan. After lessons are complete, all students are invited to remotely view a culminating performance of the book in class or at home!

Cost to you: $0.00! Thanks to the generous support of many local donors, the Appell Center is able to make all Virtual Field Trips available to you at no cost

The Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, Coach Armstrong goes bonkers. Kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. Considered by all to be "the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world," Coach Swamp applies her trademark discipline to the players' training, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year.