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Fine Arts Test

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Visual Arts


Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest open to all high school students and conducted in all 50 states by the National Endowment for the Arts. Last year over 8,000 students and 268 teachers from Missouri schools participated. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Arts Council have partnered to bring this program to Missouri.


Professional Development Opportunities

Arts Integration

Visual Arts

Bill Perry’s Visual Art Class Integrates Dance, Fashion Design, Media Arts and Visual Art

Bill Perry is a veteran art teacher at Visual and Performing Arts High School, Saint Louis Public Schools. Recently, his class became inspired by the art of Nick Cave following a visit to the Saint Louis Art Museum.  Mr. Perry and his students created a short video to document their work. Click on this link to watch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_D0TR4Yoc0


​How can arts teaching and learning support implementation of Missouri Standards?

The Common Core Standards and the National Arts Standards are an effective and creative tool to help us design engaging, cooperative, differentiated and imaginative instruction in our arts classrooms.  Our main goal of course should be to first of all teach the arts. However, the arts do not exist in a vacuum. They touch all other disciplines. As arts teachers, we are obligated to introduce our students to a wide spectrum of influences and ideas that naturally cross over into other instructional areas.  If you visit the National Core Arts Standards website, you will see that all of the arts are united under three artistic processes: perform, create, respond along with connect to suggest that there is a seamless interplay between them.

If you are not quite on board with the approach to teaching that the standards suggest, this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlNtkZv26t4 is an innovative introduction to making connections across the school curriculum

Link to the National Core Arts Standards: http://nationalartsstandards.org/ 

Visual Arts GLEs: PDF | Word | Excel

Dance, Music, and Theater


Dance Grade Level Expectations for Grades K-8:  PDF | WORD | EXCEL

Dance Grade Level Expectations for Grades 9-12:  PDF | WORD | EXCEL 


Music Grade Level Expectations: PDF | Word | Excel 


Theater Grade Level Expectations: PDF | Word | Excel