Check out this weeks issue of The ARTicle 3/13 - 3/17 https://www.smore.com/60x4b
about 1 year ago, AAA High School
The ARTicle
Dear Parents and Students, We are excited to announce that Arkansas Arts Academy (AAA) will host an Elective Fair on April 5th in which all AAA high school elective class options for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year will be on display from 1:40 pm to 4:00 pm. This event will provide all current 6th thru 11th-grade students with the opportunity to explore AAA high school arts programming and see performances, products and materials used in the classes. Students will spend designated time at the elective fair on April 5th with the 6th-grade students arriving at the upper campus at 8:30 in the morning and will depart at 9:20 to return to the EMS campus. The AAA Elective Fair allows students to learn more about the many art offerings at the high school and explore the various music, dance, theater, culinary, fashion, and visual arts courses. Students will have the chance to meet with teachers and ask any questions they may have about the courses. At the end of the Elective Fair, we provide all students with an interest survey form. This will allow students to express their interests and preferences in the various art courses offered at our school. This survey will also assist the high school in understanding the needs and interests of our students and how many potential sections we should offer each class. Our desire at AAA is to provide students with the arts offerings they find relevant and engaging. Parents and new students can visit the elective fair from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. This extended time will allow parents to learn more about the arts programming offered at our high school and our Arts Pathways Program*. Parents can meet with teachers and current students and ask any questions they may have about the courses. We encourage all parents to attend the elective fair and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the arts programming at AAA high school *Arts Pathways Program AAA is thrilled to announce the launch of our new Arts Pathways Program, which offers students the opportunity to pursue their passion for the arts through a focused and comprehensive course of study. The Arts Pathways Program is designed to provide students with a unique and engaging experience in the arts, allowing them to explore and develop their talents and interests through various specialized courses. Students can choose from four pathways: Music, Performing, Visual Arts, and Career and Technical Arts. The Music Pathway offers instrumental and vocal music courses, music theory, and music technology. Students in this pathway can develop their skills in various musical genres and have the opportunity to participate in various musical ensembles, such as the jazz band and the rockhoppers. The Performing arts pathway combines dance and theatre studies to offer a comprehensive curriculum in performing arts. This pathway provides opportunities to develop skills through various courses and productions. The dance program includes ballet, jazz, and modern dance studies, where students can develop their technique, choreography, and performance skills. Theatre studies include acting, improvisation, technical theatre, and costuming courses. Students can focus on one area or study dance and theatre. The Visual Arts Pathway offers drawing, painting, sculpture, and graphic design courses. Students in this pathway can develop their skills in various media and have the opportunity to showcase their work in various art exhibitions and community events. The Arts Pathways Program aims to provide students with a focused and comprehensive course of study in the arts. The program allows students to immerse themselves in their chosen field and develop a strong foundation in their area of interest. Students who complete the Arts Pathways Program are recognized with a special cord at graduation, indicating their achievement and dedication to their chosen field of study. The cord system serves to acknowledge and celebrate students' accomplishments and provides a tangible reminder of their time and commitment to the arts. Parents and new students can visit the elective fair from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. This will provide an excellent opportunity for parents to learn more about the arts programming offered at our school and the Arts Pathways Program. The parent will be able to meet with teachers and current students in the arts programs and ask any questions they may have about the courses. We encourage all parents to attend the elective fair and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the arts programming at our school. We will set up a booth for incoming 7th-grade parents and students to learn more about the upper campus. The administration will be on-site to address your concerns and answer any questions. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community.
about 1 year ago, AAA High School
Elective Fair
Celebrate the Class of 2023 and the magic of Wonderland during this year's epic Prom event. These are the LAST WEEKS to buy Prom tickets at the discounted price of $40! Juniors and Seniors, mark your calendars and buy those tickets!!!
about 1 year ago, AAA High School
Prom
Check out this weeks newsletter The ARTicle https://www.smore.com/m9e0h
about 1 year ago, AAA High School
The ARTicle
It's that time of year again! So make sure you order a yearbook!!! It is the best and easiest way to keep all your Arkansas Arts Academy memories alive!! Follow the link and choose the school your student attends. It is all digital with no need for cash or checks!! https://yearbookforever.com/
about 1 year ago, AAA High School
Yearbook
Let’s Make a Home Here A class for processing and making art in a rapidly changing world and going on walks curated by Anne Wenzel and Yannik Dwyer Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-make-a-home-here--tickets-567211453727?aff=ebdsoporgprofile In this transdisciplinary class, students will be given unique opportunities to become embedded within the overlooked and neglected spaces which make up most of our daily landscapes but occupy little of our attention. Direct interaction during walks through liminal spaces in our downtown Rogers neighborhood will provide the material to be crafted into works of art and writing by the students. By connecting with these forgotten landscapes and the life within them, it is hoped that students will begin to carve out a sense of meaningful beauty and see the whole of their world as a site for art creation and mutualism far beyond just the narrow scope of humanity. Classes will combine conversation, meandering hikes, and creative lab time. Conversations each morning will set up ideas for students to use as jumping off points to frame their interactions with the landscape, spurring deep topographic connections with insights into ecology, geomorphology, forest forensics, and local history as well as offering readings related to interpreting landscapes and general processes of conceptual art creation and creative writing. The class will then embark on a field trip, mostly on foot, for 1 - 2 hours in the local area. The pace of the hike will be slow to allow for plenty of time to calibrate attentiveness to the landscape features and their more-than-human residents. Finally, after lunch break, students will finish off the day with lab time to envision and work on creative projects related to their interests and fresh experiences. Note: Students should be expected to be able to navigate moderately difficult terrain such as a rocky creek bed, a section of drainage ditch slick with algae or mud, or navigating up or down a somewhat steep hillside slope, and will be expected to dress and equip themselves appropriately for the sun, heat, humidity, dirt/mud, and terrain intrinsic to Arkansas hiking in midsummer. Yannik Dwyer is an up-and-coming landscape designer and environmental educator whose practice is a means to closely engage people in the more-than-human world by embedding lifeless-seeming scientific knowledge into the vibrant experiences of direct contact with that immensely interconnected world that she facilitates. She is an AAA alum and graduates this May with a B.S. in Horticulture, Landscape, and Turf Science from the University of Arkansas, but much of her studies of the land have occurred outside of traditional academic settings as she has played with landforms around her garden and designs ecological spaces for her clients. Anne Wenzel is a contemplative, conceptual teaching artist interested in creating the conditions for her students to recognize the creative role of their imaginations in perceiving the world and shaping it for others through their art. She has a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University, an MA in Science Writing from the Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College. She is also the recipient of a William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship through Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She teaches a program in the Transdisciplinary Imagination in the "Department of Elsewhere" at Arkansas Arts Academy.
about 1 year ago, Amy Kessler
Anne
Check out this weeks edition of The ARTicle (2/27 through 3/3) https://www.smore.com/7kx1p
about 1 year ago, AAA High School
The ARTicle
Check out this weeks edition of The ARTicle (2/21 through 2/24) https://www.smore.com/e9apd
about 1 year ago, AAA High School
The ARTicle
Help us continue celebrating Kindness Week tomorrow, Wednesday 2/15, by complimenting 3 people! Thursday, 2/16, Write a grateful message to someone! Friday, 2/17, Give 5 High Fives for encouragement!
over 1 year ago, Amber Foster
Check out this weeks AAA High School Newsletter The ARTicle https://www.smore.com/mgzkx
over 1 year ago, AAA High School
The ARTicle
Join us for an exceptional evening of Ukrainian culture, art and music! Friday Feb. 24th 5-8pm. Enjoy performances by AAA students, sample traditional Ukrainian dishes and listen to the beautiful sounds of Bandura instrument. Singer Yuliia Tymochko, runner up in Ukraine’s version of The Voice, is making a special trip to Northwest Arkansas to perform at the event. Hugs From Friends in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Academy have organized this family friendly event to bring awareness about the conflict in Ukraine and showcase organizations providing humanitarian aid. Donations from this event will benefit Hugs From Friends and savED, an organization based in Chernihiv Ukraine that is dedicated to rebuilding schools destroyed in the war. The event is free and open to everyone. Register for the event on eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwa-4-ukraine-an-evening-of-peace-love-and-support-registration-506690684477?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
over 1 year ago, Aaron Jones
NWA4Ukraine
Check out The ARTicle for 2/6 - 2/10 https://www.smore.com/a7hf65
over 1 year ago, AAA High School
The ARTicle
Today is World Read Aloud Day! Scholastic is hosting live Read Alouds all day geared for grades K-5. The link to Scholastic's read aloud event can be found here: https://www.scholastic.com/worldreadaloudday#:~:text=FEBRUARY%201%2C%202023&text=The%20global%20effort%2C%20created%20by,Video%20Player%20is%20loading.
over 1 year ago, Carrie Lee
Register Now through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-turn-anxiety-into-positive-action-with-scarlett-lewis-tickets-514918744827 To celebrate the 9th annual Choose Love Awareness Month in February, Scarlett Lewis will be hosting a parent and educator workshop on Monday, February 27, 2023 from 7-8PM EST. Scarlett will be discussing inspiring ways to turn our children's and student's anxiety into positive action by using the Choose Love message and formula every day in your classroom, homes and communities. Choose Love Awareness Month (CLAM) is the annual awareness campaign the Choose Love Movement presents to honor six-year-old Sandy Hook victim, Jesse Lewis, by spreading his message of Nurturing Healing Love. Our purpose for CLAM is to inspire a Choose Love lifestyle by promoting hope, healing, and connection through our Character Social Emotional Development programming. This month-long initiative is a FUN and informative way to encourage creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity in homes, schools, and communities. Each week in February, we focus on a different pillar of the Choose Love Formula: Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion-in-Action = Choosing Love https://chooselovemovement.org/
over 1 year ago, Amber Foster
Choose Love Turning Anxiety Into Positive Action Workshiop
Check out our weekly AAA high school newsletter: The ARTicle https://www.smore.com/saxvf
over 1 year ago, AAA High School
The ARTicle
Check out what is going on at the AAA High School Campus this week! https://www.smore.com/d1puk
over 1 year ago, AAA High School
Check out what is going on at the AAA High School Campus this week! https://www.smore.com/by4vh
over 1 year ago, AAA High School
Check out what is going on at the AAA High School Campus this week! https://www.smore.com/d7xf0
over 1 year ago, AAA High School
Check out what is happening at the Arkansas Arts Academy High School campus this week! https://www.smore.com/jf3sa
over 1 year ago, AAA High School
Dec. 19th Monday Memo! Dec. 19th: K6 Spirit Day: Wear Winter Sweaters and Hats Dec. 19th: 5:30pm: Family Engagement Night: Financial Aid / FAFSA Dec. 20th: K6 Spirit Day: Wear Fleece, Flannel, or Buffalo Plaid Dec. 21st: K6 Spirit Day: Wear Pajamas Dec. 21st: K6 Winter Parties Dec. 21st: 6pm-8pm: K6 PTA Spirit Night @ Defy in Rogers Dec. 22nd-Jan. 8th: Winter Break - No School
over 1 year ago, Rachel Carpenter
Dec. 19th Monday Memo