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School Board Meeting 04-17-13 at 5pm
Agenda Item #17


Title
PA7-Palm Beach County Youth Art Month

Description

Youth Art Month is celebrated to emphasize the value of art education for all children and encourage support for quality school art programs.  The School District of Palm Beach County hosts two K-12 student exhibits each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The first exhibit ran from December to the beginning of February this year which gave the re-accreditation team a good look at the quality of our art programs. The Spring K-12 exhibit is held in April. These exhibits highlight the many creative talents of our students and the art teachers who guide them.  Our students and schools also receive numerous awards throughout the year for competitions, scholarships and contests both local and nationwide. 

Art education develops students' creative problem solving and critical thinking abilities.
Art education teaches sensitivity to beauty, order, and other expressive qualities.
Art education provides students with an understanding of cultural values and beliefs.
Art education connects and reinforces learning for students in other subject areas.
Art education is critical for developing creativity and imagination.
Art education is essential for a quality 21st century education.



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My Contact

Nat Harrington
nat.harrington@palmbeachschools.org

Vickie Middlebrooks



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