Tagged “ASCD Affiliate”

Rural School Uses the Arts to Challenge Students

Larne Elementary School, Clover, SC.

This rural school has strategically challenged students with an arts integration curriculum and enrichment programs such as foreign language, violin, 3-D sculptures, guitar, and dance that challenge students to “think outside of the box.” Teachers work tirelessly to provide classes that are strategically designed to enrich students in all subjects. A proud parent writes that while students are learning the arts, they are also expanding their math and vocabulary skills. Larne provides an enormous menu of learning opportunities to widen student horizons, advance intellectual thoughts, and expose students to a plethora of atypical education experiences.
 

Suburban School Provides a Safe Environment for its Students and Staff

Seven Oaks Elementary School, Columbia, SC

This suburban school is dedicated to providing a safe environment for its student body and staff through multiple trainings and professional development sessions. Beck Shumpert, director of kindergarten and children’s ministry at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church, reports that parents send their children to school knowing that this safe and supported environment is a lighthouse for families in the community that provides children with opportunities and programs that positively influence children's academic successes.
 

Suburban School and Community Encourages Students to Live Healthy Lives

Hendrix IB Elementary School, Boiling Springs, SC 

"This suburban school provides programs that promote healthy eating, stress reduction, cardiovascular fitness, and personal and social responsibility. After-school Zumba workouts numerous community resources are available to families and provide support for a healthy lifestyle. Project Fit America, a national nonprofit public charity dedicated to getting kids fit, is integral to supporting the school in reversing the lack of fitness in children and in teaching children to take personal responsibility for their health.

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Rural School Uses Arts Integration to Engage Students

Cannons Elementary School, Spartanburg, SC

This rural school engages students in arts integration curriculum that is embedded in daily classroom learning experiences.   Engagement continues with the collaboration of community artists who provide opportunities for students to experience live ballet, creative writing, art, dance, and a variety of other activities. Cannon uses arts integration to deliver instruction in all content areas across grade levels. The work of students hangs alongside the work of professional artist in the lobby of the school, further showcasing the engaged learner. This faculty seeks best practices that will engage the academic needs of all students.
 

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