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.
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:
Across the Curriculum Week
- Students and teachers came dressed as a character in a famous
- Grade 6: Exploring Native American
Create Native American Sand Art
- Grade 7: Exploring China and its
Create personal Zodiac Drawings of the Chinese
- Grade 8: Exploring Mexico and its
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
to thank our partners who
supported this first 2008
NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY
8 years ago
Port Chester, New York
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.
below to VIEW the NASD launch VIDEO
Annual Arts Advocate Award Recipients
Alexander and Chris Wedge
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.
students and teachers