March is Youth Art Month and VASD is Showcasing its Talent!

March is Youth Art Month and VASD is Showcasing its Talent!
Posted on 03/06/2017
This is the image for the news article titled  March is Youth Art Month and VASD is Showcasing its Talent!Student art is being showcased all over the district, including VAHS senior, Bailey, pictured here who took a selfie and three weeks later finished her art piece!  

The Board of Education put the spotlight on more than 13 art pieces at their March 6 meeting, with student artists ranging in age from Kindergarten -12th grade. These 13 pieces will be displayed in the boardroom, while three students had their artwork selected by Superintendent Dean Gorrell for the “Superintendent’s Choice” award:
1. Tanya is an 8th grader at Badger Ridge Middle School; Art teacher: Sarah Grotsky
2. Symone is a 1st grader at Country View Elementary; Art teacher: Alanya Patterson
3. Angelique (not photographed--teacher is holding her polar bear) is a senior at Verona Area High School; Art teacher: Carrie Punzel

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These three will be displayed front and center in the central office. We invite anyone in the public to come view all the fine art throughout the central office as other winners included:
Alexander, kindergartner at Glacier Edge Elementary
Kemba, kindergartner at Stoner Prairie Elementary
Samantha, 2nd grader at Core Knowledge Charter School
Sidney, 3rd grader at New Century Charter School
Molly, 3rd grader at Glacier Edge Elementary
Arwen, 4th grader at Sugar Creek Elementary
Alexandra, 5th grader at Verona Area International School
Kirsten, 8th grader at Savanna Oaks Middle School
Katie & Hannah, 11th graders at Verona Area High School

Lots of fun art activities are being held throughout "Fine Arts Week" (March 10-17) such as live music performances, t-shirt design, jewelry-making, painting AND MORE!

Lastly, the Sugar River Art Gallery, located in the High School, is spotlighting March Youth Month by featuring a K-12 art exhibit through March 22, with an Artist's Reception Thursday, March 16th from 5-7 pm.

Come check out our district-wide talent!

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