Arts a la Mode
I am very thankful for those who have come out over the years to support families in our community by donating to this cause. This year's even was particularly special because of our band director's retirement. He has been an awesome partner in this project and I am excited for him and his family as he begins a new chapter in his life.
We also got a chance to showcase our ArtPrize piece, of which I have an exciting update to share!
It was an awesome night to celebrate our Arts programs at WMS. My favorite part of it was seeing students step up in leadership roles and really take charge of the evening. This is something I want to do more of with my students and find additional leadership opportunities for them to share their knowledge and love of Art with others through acts of service.
Thank you TangerKIDS Program!
Thanks to a more recent effort with the TangerKIDS program, we gained the needed funds to help our National Scholastic Gold Medalist get to the celebration at Carnegie Hall. We are so thankful for the opportunity this grant allows this student and our program in promoting a legacy of excellence.
I am particularly excited to attend the celebration, too, because it is also the ten year anniversary of my first National Scholastic Medalist and trip to NYC!
When Old Becomes New
Here are some of the works students created as a result of this prompt:
Focusing on Math in STEAM
Students selected so many interesting options for their work and made new connections between math and art concepts to do so. It was fun to see them go through their works and land on finished pieces.
Here is a sampling of their work:
We have a Venue!
It is an awesome place I go to regularly and I know our students will be eager to head to the market and enjoy viewing the work as they also partake on the ice cream, popcorn, barbecue, and my personal favorite of chicken and waffles while there.
We are all still working on our pieces as we look ahead to installing the works in September. This is going to be a great event to kick off the school year in the Fall and get students excited about art. It is also awesome to be in the running for the Youth Collaboration Award for $2500!