The Arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theatre and the visual arts, the arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives.
Arts education not only enhances students’ understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. The arts give us the creativity to express ourselves, while challenging our intellect. The arts integrate life and learning for all students and are integral in the development of the whole person.
The Arts communicate and speak to us in ways that teach literacy and enhance our lives. We must continue to find a place for arts programs and partnerships not only for what it teaches students about art, but for what it teaches us all about the world we live in.”
—Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State, November 2001
Art Room (15”x22” watercolor)
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Gillian Westgate. Eden House & The City. Oil on wood.
Why am i not digidestined :(
“To Dream to Never Feel”
Afflicted with the diseases of angst, loss, and pain
Noelle wished to wash them away from her over-thinking brain
So she swallows her pills like manna from heaven
It’s been her automatic solution since the age of eleven.
And each year becomes the same, just a smooth gentle ride
Cured of any problems to dwell upon, there’s no reason to hide
The curse of her emotions had always gotten in the way
Now she can wake up each morning, no longer afraid of the day.
With the chemical miracles keeping her on an even keel,
Noelle can live her life’s dream, and never have to feel :-)