Today marks 140 days of staying home. My husband and I haven't gone anywhere. I literally saw cobwebs on my car the other day when I went into the garage. I have so much to say on the topic of reopening schools. My summer has been filled with anxiety. I've had nightmares. I watch the data, listen to the experts, and read research on COVID-19. We need to take this pandemic seriously. There is too much we don't know about the long-term effects of this disease but there is enough known to be alarmed.
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TWO Dryden Artists have their art featured on the Youth Art Month Poster for the state of Illinois. These posters are distributed to every school building and legislator in the state to celebrate Art Education. We are so proud of our two winners! They were recognized at the school board meeting on March 14th.
See this post for more photos.
A group of 5 students worked on a Fugleflick movie over a period of 5 months that uses art as a metaphor for embracing diversity, Different is Good. This movie was debuted to a large audience as the Cultural Arts Fair and introduced by the filmmakers themselves. Congrats to Isabelle, Marion, Ciara, Ryan, and Brianna (not shown). View the movie and take the quiz here on my previous blog post.
The District's Cultural Arts Fair was held on March 7th. I was not able to attend because I was at the NAEA conference in Texas, but Mrs. Beihoffer (thank you!) volunteered to hang our art banners and photograph the Dryden Artists who stopped by. Congratulations to those with art selected for this exhibit. The beautiful work is worth celebrating! See more photos below.
Four Dryden Artists had artwork chosen for permanent display at the new St. Alexius Children's and Women's Hospital in Hoffman Estates. The organizers wanted local student art and selected Dryden pieces from last year's Artsonia Gallery. The families brought the original pieces in to be scanned and judged by a committee. The ones selected were blown enlarge and professionally displayed in the hallways and/or in the patient's rooms. How wonderful that our wish for the world project inspired by Robert Indiana's LOVE image will be spreading a message of kindness to the future patients of this hospital. Jack's art was a watercolor of fall leaves. See more images from the VIP artist's reception at the hospital on Friday, March 15th below.
1. The school board recognized Dryden's leadership award through Artsonia for their outstanding participation!
We have over 25,000 pieces of art published
We have had almost 600,000 gallery views
We were #1 in Illinois and #10 in the Country last school year
This is YOUR award! Congrats!
See our post about this award here.
2. The school board recognized our Fugleflick Filmmakers for having their movie, Elementary Musical, accepted into the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. It will screen on Sunday, Oct. 28th.
See the post about this here.
FYI-this is the 5th Fugleflick to screen there.
3. The school board recognized our rotoscope animation project winning $5000 in the McGraw-Hill STEMie Awards.
We hope to have all the 100 students (currently 6th graders) join us to celebrate with McGraw-Hill next week. I heard there was cake involved (wink).
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View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT,
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