2018 Quality Profile Report for Mentor Public Schools - Page 10



Participation in performing and visual arts inspires students’ creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
>> All elementary school students are enrolled in art and music classes that are taught by certified art and music teachers.
>> All middle school students have the opportunity to take art and music classes through the Program of Studies.
>> More than 1,000 Mentor High School students took at least one art or music
class last school year, and thousands of dollars in scholarships were awarded to
the Class of 2018’s art students to attend post-secondary art institutions through
local, state and national competitions, including college credits earned through
AP Art Studio.
>> All elementary art students beginning in Kindergarten have digital portfolios.
The practice of using digital portfolios continues into middle school and high
school.
>> MHS students earned first, second and fourth place honors in the 2018
Congressional Art Competition (District 14). The winning artwork is now displayed
in Washington, D.C. at The Capitol.
>> MHS students earned silver keys, gold keys and a silver medal in the National
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
>> MHS fine art students participate in the Memory Project, a nonprofit
organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for
youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect,
abuse, loss of parents, and extreme poverty as examples.
>> MHS student artwork is currently representing our district in the second
annual House of Representatives exhibit in Columbus.
>> Elementary, middle and high school students participate in the PTA Reflections
Program earning state awards– and two years in a row– national awards!
>> Middle school students have the opportunity to embark in a studio experience
of the visual arts by taking fine art at the middle school level.
>> Thousands of community members attend our district’s annual art shows.
Student artwork is placed on display from all levels at various events around the
community.
The above artwork by Caitlin Guttu is currently on display in the
Cannon Tunnel at The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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