Cypress Elementary School (Osceola
County), Kissimmee, Florida recently was one of five schools
named by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as
a Creative Ticket National School of Distinction!
The award recognizes schools that have done an outstanding
job of making the arts an essential part of the education of
their students. Way to go, Cypress!
The entire faculty at Cypress
Elementary shares in the belief that education is only complete
when the core curriculum includes the “essentials”:
creative movement, dance, drama, music and art. Cypress boasts
a rich ethic diversity and more than 25% of the students are
serviced in exceptional education classes; every student receives
specialized instruction by a certified arts teacher in all
five arts areas. is working with the outstanding Cypress
faculty and their leader/principal Stacy Burdett to enhance
classroom integration of the arts across the curriculum.
students recently represented Cypress in performance on
the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts in Washington, DC. Other photos show consultants providing classroom demonstrations
of arts integration strategies at Cypress.
McNair Middle Magnet School of the Arts ( Brevard County, Rockledge,
Florida) was recently honored by the Magnet Schools of America
Association with its Magnet School of Distinction Award. This
national award is based on the school demonstrating their commitment
to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful
desegregation/diversity efforts, and the consistent delivery
of quality services to all school stakeholders. has worked with McNair to develop its innovative
arts integration program during the past three years. Way to
Photo shows the McNair team accepting their award at the Magnet
Schools of America Conference in Las Vegas in May.
|The McNair team
accepting their award at the Magnet Schools of America
Conference in Las Vegas in May 2007.
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