Kings County Arts in Action
January 2022 Edition
Brought To You By Kings County Office of Education
Arts Education Throughout Kings County
Hanford West High School Visual Arts
Hanford Elementary Band Winter Update
The HESD band team was so excited to start off the 2021-2022 school year with in-person band! The staff have been working hard at all eleven of the schools to rebuild the band program after COVID moved them to virtual band last school year.
Jefferson Academy, John F. Kennedy Jr. High and Woodrow Wilson Jr. High, have published virtual Fall and Winter Concerts that are available to HESD students and parents to view. All nine elementary sites have published Winter Concerts as well featuring beginning band students from 5th and 6th grade. Fourth grade classroom music with Mr. Donabedian has also resumed in person.
Five students from John F. Kennedy Jr. High earned positions in the Tulare Kings County Music Educators Association Honor Band. They will perform at the TKMEA Honor Band Concert in Porterville on February 5th. Students include Gabby M. and Anna A. on flute, Estefani M. on trumpet and on percussion, Leah V. and Kaliyah C.
JC Montgomery Unsung Piece and Personal Mantras
Two students at JCM recently entered the Unsung competition put on by BreakFree Education. This organization provides educational support to schools serving system impacted youth. Students were asked to explore issues surrounding youth justice. These students earned 2nd place in the competition, which included students from juvenile justice settings across the country. You can listen to their song below.
Students in Mrs. Martin's art class also created personal mantra pieces with a positive message to help them keep their minds and bodies focused on the moment during moments of adversity. Some of their pieces are in the gallery below.
Hanford High School Winter Art Projects
Liberty Middle School Ukulele Spotlight
LUESD also found a way for all music program groups to perform in an outdoor setting to meet performance restrictions, while contributing and giving back to the community. The Liberty choir performed at the Lemoore Holiday Stroll in downtown Lemoore, the marching band performed in the Lemoore Christmas parade, and the Jazz band performed at the Lemoore Community Dinner at their drive-through event. The elementary schools in LUESD also did virtual concert events for parents to be able to see online.
Pioneer Middle School Winter Artwork
Lemoore Middle College Still Lifes
Below is a link to several charcoal drawings created by the Drawing 1 and Drawing 2 students at Lemoore Middle College High School.
Students learned about perspective, value, different light sources and how to measure from life to create an accurate representation of what they were seeing in front of them. This was their Still Life Semester Final.
Hanford West Chamber Singer Performances
The Chamber Singers also did a Holiday Tour performing for various community organizations. They especially loved singing for the California Retired Teachers Association and for the Rotary Club at the Kings Arts Center.
Hanford High Ceramics Projects
CABE 2022 Student Art Exhibit – Call for Student Artwork
Call for student artwork!
The CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative and San Francisco USD are partnering together to highlight student artwork in an art exhibit to be featured at the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) State Conference in San Francisco on March 30 – April 2, 2022.
Contact Jessica Mapes at email@example.com with questions or to submit work.
Toyota Motor Corporation will be holding a contest for students to submit art designs depicting cars in the future. Please see the link for more details. Submissions are due by January 31st.
GRAMMY In The Schools® Fest is a free, four-day virtual festival celebrating music and music education during the week leading up to Music’s Biggest Night – the GRAMMY Awards®. Tuesday, January 25, 2022 through January 28th, 2022