Pasadena ISD will join schools and districts across the nation, Sept. 14-18 to celebrate National Arts in Education Week.
In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September for this celebration.
The resolution states: “Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines…is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.”
Pasadena ISD students participate in a wide variety of fine arts education including orchestra, band, choir, dance, theater arts and visual arts, helping them to achieve success in art as well as academically.
According to the National Arts Education Partnership, “arts learning is linked to positive student outcomes such as engagement and persistence, overall academic achievement, communication and collaboration, and positive behavior.”
Linda Fletcher, Pasadena ISD Director of Fine Arts said, “We need the arts because they remind children that their emotions are equally worthy of respect and expression. The arts introduce children to connectivity, engagement, and allow a sense of identification with, and responsibility for, others. The arts, like no other subject, give children the media and the opportunity to shape and communicate their feelings. The arts can engage children who might not otherwise be reached by academics.”
Pasadena ISD is proud to be a leader in arts education and to celebrate National Arts in Education Week. To share photos of your student creating art, use #PasadenaArtsInEd.