Under the IE2 flexibility model, Powder Springs ES is undergoing a transformation to becoming a fully arts-integrated elementary school by the 2017-18 school year. The arts integration model supports infusing arts and content area standards to increase student engagement and achievement.
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement recently announced the Cobb County School District (CCSD) as one of the award winners for the Fiscal Year 2017 Innovation Fund Implementation Grant. The $652,491.67 grant award will help fund "KickStART Cobb: Using the Power of Arts Integration to Fuel Early Language and Literacy Development." The KickStART program will be implemented in four CCSD elementary schools (Powder Springs, Clarkdale, Kennesaw, and Labelle) in grades K-3. We are grateful to be a part of the KickStART program to help promote Arts Integration at our school!
Powder Springs Elementary was selected by Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to receive a “Champion Creatively Alive Children” school grant for our Arts Integration Model. Crayola and NAESP together selected 20 schools to receive the grants, which will fund innovative programs aimed at fostering children’s critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills. You can read the press release by clicking here or the image above. Congratulations to our staff and students for their work and dedication to Arts Integration!
Arts Integration Showcase
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Highlights Arts Integration at Powder Springs Elementary
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured an article on Saturday, February 13th entitled, Arts come back to school in Georgia. The article brings the need for the arts in our schools to the forefront and highlights Arts Integration at Powder Springs Elementary! Check out the article in its entiretyhere.
The Art of Learning: Integration Through the Arts
Arts Integration Snapshots
Year 1 of Arts Integration
These posters were created last year to identify our Arts Integrated classrooms. They describe the level of engagement, creativity, and learning that takes place in an Arts Integrated classroom!