[DOE-Arts] Students honored, job openings, art awards...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Dec 10 08:56:05 EST 2015


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CALL TO PARTICIPATE:
FINAL WEEK TO APPLY: Maine Arts Education Resource Project – Integration: The Maine Department of Education is launching a new initiative and would like you to be a part of it! Participants will work to create arts integration lesson plans to be submitted on the Maine Arts Resource Bank. For more information and to apply, contact, Beth Lambert, beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov> or 207-624-6642.

CONGRATULATIONS:
Student Visual and Performing Artists Honored: Visual and Performing art students from AOS 92, 93, MSAD 31, and Biddeford School District were honored last week at a ceremony hosted by the First Lady. The hall and my heart was overflowing! Yeah Arts Education!

OPPORTUNITIES:
            Job Opportunity: RSU #74 is looking for a full time drama teacher (one of the few left in Maine). Click here<http://www.servingschools.com/jobsearch.html?all=1&AppliTrackPostingSearch=district%3A0.8701&AppliTrackSort=newest&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackJobId=12009_0.8701&AppliTrackViewPosting=1> for details.

Snow Pond Performing Arts Academy: SPAA is in contract negotiations and will be opening September 2016 and they are hiring. Click here<http://snowpond.org/spaa/> for more information about the school and positions available.
2016 Maine Regional Scholastic Art Awards: Entries are due Dec. 17th. Click here<http://www.artandwriting.org/> for more information.

MLTI Screensaver Challenge:  The opportunity to have your students’ artwork displayed on MLTI devices is again available for Maine students grades K-12. Deadline for submissions is January 1, 2016. Click here<http://www.maine.gov/mlti/about/photos.shtml> for more information.

Leonard and Renee Minsky Fund for Arts Education (Penobscot and Washington counties): The Leonard and Renee Minsky Fund for Arts Education supports artists in residence to work with teachers to bring arts into the classrooms of grades three through five in the public schools of Penobscot and Washington Counties. Application deadline is December 15th, 2015. For more information and the application, click here<http://www.mainecf.org/Grants/AvailableGrantsDeadlines/LeonardandReneeMinskyFundforArtsEducation.aspx>.

Scholarships Available for Performing Arts Majors at UMaine: The University of Maine School of Performing Arts is offering merit scholarships to those who study any of the performing arts (music, drama, dance) at UMaine. The scholarships are $3000 a year for up to four years, and may be given to transfer students for up to three years. Deadline to apply is December 15th, 2015. For more information, click here<https://umaine.edu/spa/audition/scholarships/>.

RESOURCES:
          Every Child Succeeds on its way to becoming law: Read about it here<http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/12/from-no-child-left-behind-to-every-student-succeeds-new-education-law-on-its-way.html/>.

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