Saturday, July 4, 2020
Recognitions

Six districts recognized among Best Communities for Music Education

Six Kentucky school districts have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for their outstanding commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education.
Announcements

Nine high school musicians selected for Rose Parade honor band

Nine Kentucky high school students have been selected to participate in the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band in the Rose Parade.
Recognitions

Fayette orchestra director honored string teachers’ group

Nathan Wilson, orchestra director at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has received the 2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (grades K-12) from the Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
Carla Gover, a member of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Directory, recently conducted a residency with students at Jackson County Middle School. The directory began more than a quarter century ago to provide teachers with a list of teaching artists they could use to bolster their existing arts curriculum or to integrate art into other areas of the curriculum. Photo submitted by Carla Gover

Teaching Artists Directory helps bring art experiences into the classroom

Singer, songwriter and Whitesburg native Carla Gover has been performing for more than 25 years, but she’s also been sharing her variety of art forms with Kentucky students for just as long.
Contests

Students can paint horse blankets for Derby celebration

Students are invited to be part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration by contributing a painted canvas for the tables on the grounds of the Old State Capitol during the festivities.
Announcements

Apply now for art educator fellowship

Applications are open for The Bill Griffith Art Educators Fellowship at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Contests

Warren County students win in national competition

Shelly Clark’s visual arts students at Briarwood Elementary School (Warren County) won $1,000 for their school with their entry into the Made by Milk carton construction contest.
Spotlight

Hart County teacher named 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year

Jennifer Bruton Sims was named the 2017-18 Art Educator of the Year by the Kentucky Art Education Association at its annual conference. A 20-year veteran in Hart County schools, Sims teaches at Munfordville Elementary School.
Announcements

Deadline nearing for out-of-school grant program

The New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance are awarding $1.35 million to out-of-school programs serving disadvantaged middle school students through the Aim High grant program.
Announcements

Apply now for high school theater grant opportunity

The Educational Theatre Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Educational Theatre Association, is launching a partnership with the upcoming NBC-TV show RISE. The R.I.S.E America Project is a $500,000 grant opportunity for high school theater programs nationwide.