The week kicks off with an assembly on Monday, April 28 that includes singing, dancing, drumming, rapping, a tandem poetry performance and even a large-scale Pictionary game. An all-school art show will be on display for the entire week, plus an interactive expression wall, student performances during lunches, and all kinds of opportunities for students to create and express. On Friday, students can participate in Poetry on the Patio outside of the art room during lunches. Students will also enjoy spirit dress-up days all week.
Arts Week coincides with the Meadowdale Players’ opening night of “The Wedding Singer” on Thursday at 7 p.m.; the dress-up day on Thursday is ’80s gear to connect with the musical’s setting.
Arts Week is a collaboration between MHS art teachers and a group of student leaders, including two students who are organizing parts of the week for their senior project.
According to an announcement submitted by Arts Week coordinator Amanda Amsel:
High school students need interactive and innovative ways to improve their creative thinking skills, their leadership skills, and their community participation experiences. If we are to build the next generation of citizens, we need to help lead them in understanding why this matters. Art is a great unifier. Through the arts, community is built. ARTS Week is all about building a creative, compassionate, supportive community at MHS in the hopes that these values will transfer beyond the walls of the school.