[DOE-Arts] Lilacs are blooming!

Argy Nestor argy.nestor at maine.gov
Tue May 22 06:14:44 EDT 2012

WOW! Last week was filled with visits to Calais, Bonny Eagle school district (MSAD6) for a fabulous District Arts Night, and to the All-State Conference. Hopefully I will find a few minutes this week to post about my travels, including photos.  

Are you retiring?
I am starting to compile the list of retiring teachers for an end of the year blog post. If you or a colleague of yours is retiring, please email me at argy.nestor at maine.gov and let me know how long you've taught and at what school/district. 

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative is underway, the titles below in purple are the two blog posts that relate to the initiative. Included is information about the initiative's last webinar occurring on Wednesday, May 23rd, 3:30-4:30. 

BLOG POSTS - http://meartsed.wordpress.com/
Another Arts Teachers' Story: Lisa Marin - teacher leader and art teacher from Jonesport-Beals
Commissioner Bowen Guest on Webinar - May 23rd, 3:30-4:30 - Last Maine Arts Assessment Initiative webinar - see you there!
Falmouth High School Spring Concert and Art Show - May 23rd
Brunswick High School Art Show - May 23rd
Troy Howard Middle School Art Show - Belfast Co-op, until the end of May
In Today's News - read about sculptor Forest Hart and Hampden Academy
Literacy for ME - submitted by Lisa Gilman who has been serving on the state's literacy committee as the content specialist
In Today's News - read about the education bills passed this session in the legislature
In Today's News - read about one of Maine's music educators of the year, Andrew Forster
In Today's News - read about Bonny Eagle school district honoring P. MIchael Bourgoin who had dedicated his life to theater education
After School Enrichment Program - Kids Express: Waterville program incorporates visual art and science
The Math Gates - Art teacher Dona Seegers and Math coach Sarah Caban collaborate to enrich unit and students learning

I hope you enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL weekend we just had, WOW, was it GORGEOUS! My lilacs are in bloom and yes, some cut in a vase on the table.
Thank you for all the work you do each day teaching students arts education!

Make it a great day,

Argy Nestor
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
fax: 207-624-6821
argy.nestor at maine.gov

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