Arts Excellence Awards
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FROM HAWAI`I HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE 2013 ARTS EXCELLENCE AWARDS!
Please download the information sheet and application form here -
All public, charter, and independent high schools are eligible. Winners may receive an award from $500-$3,000 for public schools, and $500-$1,000 for independent schools depending upon funding. Submission due date is Friday, March 1, 2013 (postmarked or emailed).
About the Arts Excellence Awards
The Arts Excellence Awards
recognizes exemplary schools who teach the arts as disciplines and integrate the arts with other core subjects.
•Teach standards-based fine arts lessons in music, dance, visual arts, and drama;
•Integrate the arts into other academic subjects. True integration involves rigorous instruction. The lesson covers fine arts standards and other content area standards; and includes assessment and reflection in both areas.
•Are supported by administration, teachers, and parents who are committed to providing arts in education.
All public schools, including charter schools, and independent schools are eligible. The Arts Excellence Award application rotates between elementary, middle and high schools: for example the 2013 award is for high schools while the 2012 award was for elementary schools, and the 2011 award was for middle schools.
Winners receive a monetary award depending upon sales of ARTS License Plates and contributions from arts organizations and foundations. Hawai‘i Community Foundation has been generous in their support of funding this award for the public and charter schools.
For more information, call Lei Ahsing at (808) 533-2787.
2012 Elementary School Arts Excellence Awardees:
Pomaika‘i Elementary School, Maui
Rene Yamafuji, Principal
Kuhio Elementary School, Oahu
Evelyn Hao, Principal
Voyager PCS, Oahu
Mary Beth Barr, Principal
Honolulu Waldorf School
Connie Stokes, Administrative Director
‘Iolani Lower School
Gerald Teramae, Dean of Lower School