[DOE-Arts] End of school year!

Nestor, Argy Argy.Nestor at maine.gov
Sun Jun 9 13:09:40 EDT 2013

The world certainly is brilliant green and filled with flower gardens of color! I love my garden in June! I hope you've had a chance, between the raindrops, to enjoy the outdoors and if you are a gardener to get your hands in the dirt.

This weekly email comes to you early since I will be on a much needed vacation from today, Sunday, June 9 through June 13. If you email me I will be glad to get back to you after Thursday. Starting July 1 the Tuesday morning email will be sent every other week for the summer. If you have a different summer email where you'd like your emails to go to please let me know at argy.nestor at maine.gov<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>.

Below are the week's post (through Tuesday, June 11) found at: http://meartsed.wordpress.com/:

  *   Another Arts Teacher's Story: Suzanne Southworth - Camden Hills Regional High School art teacher and MAAI teacher leader
  *   Honoring Dan Keller - MMEA Hall of Fame member
  *   Statewide VPA Education Conference - Teacher Leaders to present workshops
  *   MEA Art Exhibit - Maine Education Association provides venue for another student art exhibit
  *   Honoring Chip Farnham - Inducted into the Maine Music Educators Hall of Fame
  *   Creative Arts Festival - Veterans have opportunity to perform/exhibit
  *   Carnegie Hall Partners on Music Ed Study - OERs for K-12 music education

Arts Education: Leading the Way being held Thursday, October 24, UMaine, Orono, Collins Center for the Arts. The one-day conference will precede the Maine Arts Commission two-day conference The International Conference on Arts and Culture: Strengthen the Core, 2013. Please SAVE THE DATE and request a professional day now so you can join us in 142 days. The cost for the one-day conference  is $75 - if you start now, that is 52 cents per day! Purchase your ticket now at https://tickets.collinscenterforthearts.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=116. PLEASE NOTE: School invoices will not be an option this years statewide conference!

The standards will go out for public review on June 30th. Folks will have till July 15th to respond. Details will be in emails from me and on the NCCAS wiki at http://nccas.wikispaces.com or on the new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NationalCoalitionForCoreArtsStandards<http://www.facebook.com/NationalCoalitionForCoreArtsStandards>.

I know for many of you this is your last week of classes. If you are retiring I hope your last few days are WONDERFUL! Thank you all for another incredible year of teaching students a quality 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<mailto:argy.nestor at maine.gov>
Learn about the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative at http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com

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