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    WHY ART?
     
         Today more than ever ART reveals the many benefits for our children at Newport Public Schools as a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, and cultural and historical understanding.     

         Brain research confirms that ART education strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement, school success, and preparation for the work world.

         ART classes provide students a chance to develop cognitive and creative skills, and to develop their imaginations.  For some students, ART is their motivation for coming to school and an area where they have success or excel, providing an important balance in their total educational experience.

          ART teaches our students to be more tolerant and open through multicultural and historical perspectives and engaged with their involvement in the creative process itself.

    Provided are the ART benchmarks, processes, and skills that are incorporated at each grade level and classes in ART.  

    Artistically,

    Mrs. Sheehan