Winter Newsletter 2017        

Thanks to support from the Kennedy Center and the Iowa City Community School District, Rosalind Flynn will offer teachers grades 3-12 professional development in “Dramatizing the Content: Curriculum Based Readers Theatre.” The one-day arts integration session will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at the district office. Readers Theatre is a rehearsed group presentation of a script that is read […]

Any Given Child has received a grant award from HAVlife™ to fund dance programming in all ICCSD junior high schools. Identifying a gap in dance and arts opportunities for district seventh and eighth graders, Any Given Child is focused to support programming to address such gaps. Recognized by the Kennedy Center, Any Given Child seeks to provide equity […]

To advocate for the arts and learn more about the Iowa City community, Senior VP for Education at the Kennedy Center, Mario Rossero visited this fall. During his stay, Mr. Rossero observed “Visiting Author” Delia Ray, presenting to 5th and 6th graders. He visited Buffy Quintero’s 4th grade art class at Longfellow Elementary, masterfully creating tree houses of […]

For a second year, all district 2nd graders were provided the opportunity to work with a local, professional dance teacher during PE. Physical education classes require movement as part of the curriculum, and this opportunity is in addition to dance instruction that PE teachers provide during their Rhythm Unit. Our talented dance community have graciously volunteered hours of their time. […]

Photos by Miriam Alarcón Avila One thousand ICCSD district 8th graders attended a local live arts performance as part of the Any Given Child program. Students from the three junior high schools were transported to the new Hancher Auditorium for an amazing performance by Step Afrika! Dancers from Step Afrika! demonstrated the tradition and culture significance of […]

Henry Cardenas has been selected as the 2016-17 M.C. Ginsberg Artist in Residence for the Iowa City Community School District. Mr. Cardenas will teach music production in each of the District’s 5th grade classes through the spring. Using music production software, students will learn how math concepts are crucial to constructing and designing tracks and […]