Sixty of Maxwell Elementary's third thru sixth-grade students recently performed "Disney's The Jungle Book Kids." As one of only four schools chosen in Orange County to be a part of the Disney Musicals in Schools program this year, their staff worked with two teaching artists from Segerstrom Center for the Arts to learn how to guide students from their first rehearsal to their first performance. For seventeen weeks, the students practiced two days a week to learn how to sing, dance act, and along the way they also increased their public speaking skills, self-confidence, and gained a deeper understanding of what it means to work as collaboratively as part of an ensemble. The entire school joined in on the fun by making animals to decorate the jungle sets. On March 13th, the cast and crew were invited to perform on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts at their Student Share Celebration. During this once in a lifetime opportunity, students got to perform "The Bare Necessities" and "It Starts with a Dream." Many students are already looking forward to performing in a musical at Maxwell again next year.