LIVE Arts Education Launch from Viscount Central School

Viscount Central School was pleased to host the launch of the provincial LIVE Arts Education program for the 2010-2011 school year.  LIVE~Arts Education is a dynamic art program~available to students in grades 3~through 8 in order to support the Arts Education curriculum. The program brings professional artists into the classroom for a LIVE experience. This program is free-of-charge for provincial schools and is supported by Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, Regina Catholic School Board and Horizon School Division.  

The LIVE Arts launch featured mixed media artist Heather Cline who led students through an activity that included creating a persona and interviewing people to tell their story. Nancy Kirzinger and Travis Serke were the teacher facilitators for the students in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.

The launch event was well attended at Viscount Central School.  Dignitaries included David Kyle (Executive Director for the Saskatchewan Arts Board), Myrna Martyniuk (Director of Network Services for Curriculum and E-Learning), Ron Lawson (Manager of Technology and Services for Network Services), Marc Danylchuk (Director of Education for Horizon School Division), Linda Mattock (Superintendent of Schools – Horizon School Division), Shirley Allan (Horizon School Division Board Chairperson), Dave Holinaty (HZSD Board Trustee), James Kolbeck (HZSD Board Trustee), Denis Bergerman (HZSD Board Trustee), Shelly Anderson (HZSD Board Trustee), Chris Weiss (HZSD Board Trustee), Morene Yaworski (VCS SCC Chairperson), Evelina Talevi (VCS SCC Secretary), Garth Kirzinger (VCS SCC Treasurer), Michael Kirzinger (VCS SCC member), Curtis Clavelle (VCS SRC President), Pat Clavelle (Viscount RM Administrator), Ken Sogge (HZSD Communications Manager), Jim Swan (HZSD Learning Technologist), representatives from the Watrous Arts Council and Spirit of Manitou, and VCS Staff.

Prior to the official launch, Mrs. Joan Gress gave an interesting tour of Viscount Central School and was able to tell the history of the renovations to the building which were completed 20 years ago. Guests were then treated to a wonderful lunch catered by Rumours. A live broadcast viewing location was made available within Viscount school where the guests were able to watch the program and experience the technology first hand.

The day was very successful. The staff and students at Viscount Central School enjoyed their time with artist Heather Cline. We thank everyone for making this day so special for the launch of this exciting program.

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