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E-Journal Post #10

Imagine that it is the year 2020. What will arts education look like in your community? Arts education in the…

Reflection #8

Reflection 8 is the most difficult one that I have had to write, for personal and professional reasons. I stepped…

Project Evaluation Planning Year 3

Describing Evidence Iceberg OCF Studio to School Year 3 Project Evaluation Plan  

Getting excited about Hood River Rendezvous

As I get my ideas in order for the upcoming Hood River Rendezvous I can’t help but create a new…

Student Learning – Reflection Number Seven

The following is a synopsis of how we regard Student Learning at Ashland Middle School. In the future, we will have our rubrics…

Getting a grip on what we need to do for ongoing success!

After returning from the McMenamin’s rendezvous, my head was spinning with thoughts.  I felt encouraged by the progress we’ve made…

Integration of arts education into Social Studies and Science class at AMS

After spending much of year one creating a strong arts education foundation with our art department heads at Ashland Middle School,…

Site visit to Open School/Hollywood Theater

Site visit to Open School and Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon February 24th, 2016 Denise Baxter, Project Manager, Ashland Art…

Using rubrics to achieve student goals in arts education

I’m so happy to see the administration and art instructors at AMS using rubrics to achieve higher student learning results…

Core curriculum instructor surveys came back!

Well, the surveys have been returned and it looks like we have 19 surveys out of 21 instructors that attended…

First meeting with Core Curriculum Instructors

We finally had our presentation meeting with the core curriculum instructors yesterday.  Five of us “Art People” were there to…

Integration Survey – communicating with core curriculum instructors

Year two is about 1/3 of the way through at AMS.  We have been reflecting a great deal on a…

Reflection E-Journal #5

Reflecting on the arts ed offerings of our project – those developing through S2S and those outside of S2S.  …

Reflection #4 – increasing community engagement in year two.

The august rendezvous was fantastic.  I came away from that gathering feeling inspired and encouraged to continue the work we…

Ashland Middle School Arts Fest video for parents and supporters of the arts…

Reflection 3

What have you learned about the resources (both monetary and non-monetary) needed to be success in implementing your program? A lot!…

A successful Community Outreach Event: AMS Arts Festival

Just no way to explain how happy we all are about the First Annual Arts Festival that we held on…

Reflection#2 Collaboration

I’m thrilled with how all five arts departments at Ashland Middle School have worked collaboratively with project partners to improve…

Collaborating with Project Partners

I’m thrilled with how all five arts departments at Ashland Middle School have worked collaboratively with project partners to improve…

We are creating our first Community Fundraiser

  I’m excited about the work we are doing for our first outreach event. This is the component of our…

My First Blog

This link will take you to the Ashland Middle School’s December Newsletter that highlights the work being done in the…