Williamston Discovery and Explorer Elementary Schools believe that the Arts play a vital role in student growth and development. Now in its sixth year, Williamston continues to serve as a focus school district in arts integration with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education (KC-PIE) Initiative. Arts Integration is defined as an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.
This year, ARTventures in Action, generously funded by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, features the talents of Liz Wylegala as artist-in-residence. Liz not only brings a fine artist's skills and vision to her students, her time in the classroom allows Arts Educator, Beth Post, to work closely with classroom teachers and students to help them use the performing and visual arts as highly effective tools in learning everything from the sciences to mathematics to social studies. Arts Integration works.
Our students have worked hard on the projects presented in the galleries on the left and are very excited to be sharing them with you. Thank you for supporting the Arts in your child's life.
Williamston Discovery and Explorer Elementary Schools have been awarded a Project Support Grant from ARTventures In Action 2015, arts integrated curriculum, from the Michigan Coucil for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). In the past, local support for the development of arts integration has included the Williamston Schools Foundataion, the Elementary PTSA, and Steelcase Foundation. The Williamston Elementary School Arts Integration Initiative has also received significant private donor and volunteer support from the community.
Thank you to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for your support of quality arts integrated learning for Williamston students, grades developmental kindergarten through fifth grade.