A report released today by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities found big gains in schools taking part in the Turnaround Arts program. Findley Elementary School was one of the first eight schools to participate in the program and to be studied in this report, which highlighted gains in math and reading. Click the headline for more details on this national news.
Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.
Third grade students in Ms. Fontanini’s class had the opportunity to participate in Shutterfly’s Photo Story in the Classroom pilot program! Each student was able to create their own photo book using the Photo Story app on the iPads in their classroom. This arts integration project provided students an opportunity to share what they learned during their science unit through … Read more »
Through our work with Des Moines Performing Arts, students in Mrs Campero’s Kindergarten class, Ms Fontanini’s 3rd grade class and Mrs Wilcox’s 5th grade class were able to work with Jamin Carter, a visiting artist, for two days this week. To view pictures from his visit, please click here. Jamin worked with students on literacy … Read more »
Come join us next Tuesday, December 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a night in celebration of the arts. Enjoy an art exhibit, vocal concert and intrument performances along with time with classroom teachers and students. There will be an art prize raffle! Watch your Monday Mail for more info!
2nd Graders from Ms Budreau, Ms Hall and Ms Smith’s classes enjoyed showing off their learning today with a Weather Celebration. Parents, families, visiting Principals and 5th graders visited with the students to hear all about what they have been learning. Students created fact and opinion books as well as some great visual art pieces … Read more »