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9am NASD Launch Ceremony
 Port Chester Middle School         Superintendent of Schools  Dr. Donald Carlisle was joined by all Port Chester School Principals, state and local officials, members of the Port Chester Council for the Arts and Tony and Emmy award-winning actress, former Director of the NEA - Jane Alexander, and Academy Award-winning movie director Chris Wedge, creator of the modern classic animated films Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and Robots  - all supporters of NASD. 

9:30 am
Academy Award-winning film director Chris Wedge, executive producer of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, led a creative presentation on the art of film animation to PCMS students.  .


10am  Special Arts Initiatives begins

     All Elementary Schools

           

            JFK Magnet School:

            KinderMusic, Clayart,    "Flashbacks" and Japanese Culture

  • Park Avenue School: Kindergarten ClayArt, Latin Dance, Special Assembly, "Flashbacks"
  • Thomas A. Edison School: Kindergarten Visual Arts,
    Native American Arts
  • King Street School: Kindergarten KinderMusic, Latin Dance, Visual Arts

Port Chester Middle School:

Arts Across the Curriculum Week

  • Students and teachers came dressed as a character in a famous painting
  • Grade 6: Exploring Native American Culture:
    Create Native American Sand Art
  • Grade 7: Exploring China and its Culture:
    Create personal Zodiac Drawings of the Chinese New Year
  • Grade 8: Exploring Mexico and its culture:
    Create Masks worn on the Day of the Dead

Port Chester High School

  • Paintings of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Music Composition Junior & Senior Workshops
  • Screenwriting Workshop:
    Reel Writing presented by Jacob Burns Film Center

           Crawford Park Mansion
     
Event to thank our partners who

           supported this first 2008

  NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY

 

 

 


 
2008 Launch Day

8 years ago

Port Chester, New York

The 2008 year one pilot program kicked-off at The Port Chester Middle School in Port Chester, New York, with a morning media event and remarks by local and state government representatives, school district officials and nationally-renowned guest artists.

          

Professional storyteller Jonathan Kruk; Port Chester Librarian as Frieda Kahlo; Middle School Principal Carmen Macchia with actor Lou DelBianco; and PCMS teacher.

 

 

2008 NASD Executive Director Ann Peterson; Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano; former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, award-winning actress Jane Alexander; Martin Rogowsky; Camille Linen; and creator of the animated films Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! (2008), Ice Age and Robots (2005), Academy Award-winning movie director Chris Wedge.   


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First Annual Arts Advocate Award Recipients

Jane Alexander and Chris Wedge

           

 

Ms. Alexander's award was a pen and ink drawing by Port Chester High School student Alex Calero depicting Jane Alexander and James Earl Jones as they appeared in the Broadway play The Great White Hope.    JFK students Zeltzin Sanchez and Abraham Forero presented Mr. Wedge with a framed print of animation cell scenes created by the John F. Kennedy Magnet School's Animation: Minds In Motion animation workshop presented by Westchester’s Jacob Burns Film Center.

 

2008 NASD Artists

 

 

 

 

PCMS students and teachers