Performance at the Core

WPS Performing Arts Newsletter, Vol. I, no. 8

Our Mission

The mission of the WPS Performing Arts program is to prepare students to be artistically literate citizens and for lifelong engagement in the arts. Through the cyclical artistic process of creating, performing, responding and connecting to and through artistic works, students will become creative, collaborative, and persistent problem solvers in the global community.

Curriculum Updates

Curriculum mapping continues

We are wrapping up curriculum maps for general music K-8 and Instrumental music 4-6. Stage I and II materials will be ready for summer planning and lesson development. Thank you to the many teams of teachers who made this accomplishment possible. To preview maps, please contact Lisa at:

Summer Band and Orchestra is Back June 26-29

Free for WPS instrumental students

This band and orchestra program features private instruction and ensemble playing for students in grades 4-12/ Sign up now!

Worcester Public Schools announces a partnership with the Lincoln Center for Education

Professional Learning in and Through the Arts!

Through the generosity of the Manton Foundation, several WPS teachers will spend a week this summer participating in the Summer Fellowship Program focusing on arts immersion and imaginative thinking to deepen understanding across content areas. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact Lisa at

Burncoat Meets Motown the Musical

As part of the Hanover Theatre's Adopt a School Program, cast members of Motown the Musical visited Burncoat High and rehearsed a "flash mob" number and answered questions about the life and preparation of a professional performing artist.

Awards and Accolades

Nancy Caswell receives the Frederick Reilly Award

The Educational Association of Worcester recently presented Mrs. Nancy Caswell the Reilly Award for her tireless work on behalf of the teachers and students of the Worcester Public Schools. The Award is named for the first president of the EAW. Thank you Nancy!
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Senior in the Arts 2017

Support the Performing arts!

All City Summer Concert

Thursday, June 29th, 6:30pm

Institute Park, Salisbury Street

Rain place is Salem Covenant Church 215 East Mountain Street.
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