Denton ISD Fine Arts
Empowering Artistic Growth. Every Student. Every day.
May is Full of Fine Arts Events
Braswell Theatre State Design Winners
Fine Arts Signing Days
Guyer Student Wins Dallas Summer Musicals Award
Haley Dortch, a junior at Guyer HS, won Best Actress in the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards.This is Guyer Theatre’s 8th Best Actress/Actor nomination in the 8 years that the DSM High School Theatre Awards has existed. With this award, Haley is given a $10,000 scholarship and Dallas Summer Musicals will pay for her to go to New York to compete nationally and perform on Broadway in front of casting agents, producers, and directors. Haley is Guyer's fourth student to win DSM, the most from a single high school. Congratulations to Haley and to her theatre directors at GHS, Eleshia Crotwell and Chris Crotwell.
Honda Awards Rivera Music Specialist, Leslie Heckmann
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with Random Acts of Helpfulness, the North Texas Honda Dealers honored the efforts of deserving local teachers who double as role models for their students and make education an unforgettable and meaningful experience both inside and outside of the classroom.
Leslie Heckmann teaches music to over 600 students at the Thomas Rivera Elementary School. Mrs. Heckmann ensures Rivera's music program is competitive and visible in the community. Mrs. Heckmann promotes a love of music to her students, volunteers in the community, and gives of her time to help coordinate the district’s Honor Choir and host quality music programs on campus. She also continues to go above and beyond to work with Life Skills’ teachers and students to make sure they are always included in her classes, programs, and field trips. Honda surprised Mrs, Heckmann and her students with a dream shipment of musical instruments and equipment, valued at $10,000, including a comprehensive set of drums, pre-tuned tubanos, bongos, and tambourines for the entire class. Congratulations to Mrs. Leslie Heckmann and thanks to North Texas Honda Dealers. Watch the special delivery in the video below.