Proven to contribute to happiness and enhance academic success, students all across the region are mastering Fine Arts.
From Broadway actors, a nod to Boys to Men, and an out-of-this-world jazz band, check out what Alamo Heights, Floresville ISD, Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, North East ISD, Northside ISD, Medina Valley ISD are doing in this monthly edition of our San Antonio Public School District Roundup.
Commonly used to reflect and record humanity, acting, music, and mixed media art are critical programs. Creating art can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork which helps our students live a more complete and enriching life. Despite funding challenges, school administrators are continually finding ways to continue these remarkable programs. If you are a supporter of the arts, reach out to your local school district and ask for how you can support your local school programs.
The SkillsUSA program is a great pathway that encourages students to learn all sorts of ways to make themselves marketable in today's workplace. It helps them discover their potential in abilities and aptitude and the Judson High School Automotive Teams, part of SkillsUSA, is a perfect example of how students are doing just that. Students recently qualified to represent their school, JISD and SkillsUSA District XI in state competition coming in April. Congratulations to all of them!
Original post located on the Judson ISD website here.
Masters Elementary is dedicated to not only building the minds of their students but to building strong families too. At the first #Family Strong event, families were brought together to meet one another, discuss events and traditions that are important to them and talk about what values are important in their families. Staff members then shared their personal "Family Vision Boards" and invited families to begin working on theirs.
The school will be hosting #Family Strong events monthly with topics including building self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries and other areas suggested by families. Masters PTO was also on hand for food and drinks and the choir and cheer squad performed as well. It was a very successful event for families and staff to work together to promote strong and healthy families.
Original post located on the Judson ISD page here.
When someone mentions the word marimba around Judson ISD folks, it’s likely the first thing they think is Coronado Village Elementary School and Bonnie Anderson. For good reason, she has built a reputation of musical excellence with her student marimba group. They have played all over the district and a number of occasions around the state…and soon out of state. This group of talented students will soon be traveling to New York to play Carnegie Hall! To help pay for the trip’s expenses, the Coronado Village Elementary School Marimbas recently hosted a special performance at Judson Early College Academy called the “MojoRimba Extravaganza.” It included numbers performed by kinder through 3rd grade students who played their marimbas as well as sang Christmas songs to a great audience. 4th and 5th grade students also kept the instruments hot with some great tunes of their own. It was a spirited concert with some terrific motivation for the students, family and friends.
Original post located here.
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