Arts Education Offering #1: Band

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 45 min per day, every school day

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): 

Arts Education Offering #2: Orchestra

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 45 minutes a day, every school day

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): 

Arts Education Offering #3: Small group Band

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, most students enrolled in band

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 30-60 mins a week

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Instruction focuses on specific instrument

Arts Education Offering #4: Small group Orchestra

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, available to all orchestra students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 30-60 mins per week

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Instruction in specific instrument

Arts Education Offering #5: Choir

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: Out-of-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? one day / 90 mins each week

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Offered after school at ASMS

Arts Education Offering #6: Junkyard Band

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: Out-of-school

Type of programming: Sequential,Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)? 1 day / 90 mins per week

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Offered afterschool at ASMS

Arts Education Offering #7: Beginning Piano

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location:   Out-of-school

Type of programming: Sequential, Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)?
Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)?  1 day / 90 mins per week

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Offered afterschool at ASMS

Arts Education Offering #8: Beginning Guitar

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location:  Out-of-school

Type of programming: Sequential, Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)?
Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)?
1 day / 90 mins per week

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): Offered afterschool at ASMS

Arts Education Offering #9: Visual Art

Was this developed through S2S project? No

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Sequential, Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-7, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)?
45 mins a day each quarter (45 days of instruction)

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): available to students through our FLEX period

Arts Education Offering #10: Musical Theater

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: Out-of-school

Type of programming: Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)?
Offered during summer

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): 

Arts Education Offering #11: Arts Integration in Core Subject Areas

Was this developed through S2S project? Yes

Programming location: In-school

Type of programming: Exposure

What students is offering intended/ available for (Grades, #, any qualifiers/ prerequisites)? Grades 6-8, available to all students

With what intensity is it offered (days & hours by week/month)?
2-3 classroom or grade level visits, 45-60 minutes each; field trips to the Shedd for performances (at least one trip per grade)

Notes (if additional detail/ explanation needed): 


What arts education offering that is new as a result of your Studio to School project do you think has been most impactful to date – either for students, teachers, or your school community more generally? Why do you think that is?

The most impactful offering that we have due to this project is the small group instruction that is taking place in our band and orchestra classrooms.  These opportunities have been invaluable to our students and has had an enormous impact on our music program.  We have seen our retention rates skyrocket, the numbers of students in those classes go up and stay up from one year to the next, and we know that parents feel very lucky to be able to provide their students with instruction that has shown to improve their performance and their joy in playing music.  We have seen some varied results based upon the coach themselves—just like any teacher, and we are still working on getting a coach for an instrument or two, but we believe that this opportunity to have instrumental coaches during the school day will have a lifelong impact on these students.

How are you working to connect these various offerings to make arts education more coordinated or comprehensive through your Studio to School project?

We have tried to make a concerted effort to have opportunities available to all students.  We have also set the goal this year to try to provide more integrated arts education in our core areas and provide every student with the opportunity to have a musical arts experience in a performance hall.  All of these opportunities are based on the idea that we are providing all of our students, families, and community members with the experience of music.  Last year, we focused mainly on building upon our current music program.  This year we are trying to branch out into other areas of the school.

How are you working to ensure that these offerings are responsive to the needs and interests of your community?

Last year we started the tradition of having Music Matters Family Night.  We offer pizza and then divide up the attendees into small groups with a facilitator provided by the Shedd or ASMS.  The groups then discuss what they would like to see from the grant, what types of music they are interested in, what types of performances they would like to see, what outcomes they envision for our school.  This information then leads us to determining what offerings we will provide for the school year.

We also take informal surveys at our Open House at the beginning of the year that allows those that did not attend the Family Night to provide some input.  These are just simple half sheets that ask a few questions to acquire much of the same information from the Family Night.  This is compiled and something that we refer to often when making any decisions.IMG_2123 IMG_2213 IMG_2214 IMG_2215 10409207_405083626316685_6198466387937427988_n Band Open House