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The Arts Fairfax County Public Schools

Dr. Roger Tomhave

Fine Arts Coordinator

Roger.Tomhave@fcps.edu


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PhilosophyEvery child in every school will receive a well-rounded education that includes a comprehensive, sequential, and high quality program of the fine arts taught by certified fine arts specialists.


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ABUNDANCE

As houses have grown,

family size has gotten smaller.


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ABUNDANCE

When our houses won’t fit our stuff.


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ABUNDANCE

We have more cars in the US

than we have licensed drivers.


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ABUNDANCE

The US spends more annually on trash bags than 90 other countries spend on everything.


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Michael Graves

Designs for Target



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ASIA sense of indifference.”

Outsourcing


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AUTOMATION sense of indifference.”

Two humans in losing battles against the machine


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Left-brain Skills are Necessary but No Longer Sufficient sense of indifference.”

  • Can someone overseas do it cheaper?

  • Can a computer do it faster?

  • Am I meeting a need of the new age of abundance?


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THE MFA sense of indifference.”

IS THE NEW

MBA


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Creative Economy sense of indifference.”

“Tomorrow’s workforce – and especially its leaders – will need broad abilities beyond technical skills. There will be a demand for people who are creative, analytical, disciplined, and self-confident – people who can solve problems, communicate ideas, and be sensitive to the world around them.”

Joyce Hergenham, General Electric


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SAT Scores sense of indifference.”

Verbal

Math

540

530

520

510

500

490

480

470

460

450

440

430

494

473

Without Arts

With 4+ Years of Arts

Without Arts

With 4+ Years of Arts


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SAT Scores sense of indifference.”

Verbal

Math

540

530

520

510

500

490

480

470

460

450

440

430

537

537

494

473

Without Arts

With 4+ Years of Arts

Without Arts

With 4+ Years of Arts


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Arts are Basic Education sense of indifference.”

Elementary Level

  • K- 6 General Music

  • K-6 Visual Art

  • 4-6 String Orchestra

  • 5-6 Band

  • 5-6 Chorus


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Field Trips are Co-Curricular sense of indifference.”

Elementary Level

  • 4th grade to the National Symphony

  • 5th grade to the International Children’s Festival at Wolftrap

  • 6th grade to the National Gallery of Art

  • 7th grade to the Kennedy Center Theatre Lab


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Arts in the Middle Years sense of indifference.”

  • Band

  • Chorus

  • Orchestra

  • Theatre Arts

  • Visual Arts


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The Measure of Success sense of indifference.”

  • Band - Sudler Flag and Sudler Cup

  • Band, Chorus, and Orchestra - Superior Ratings at competitions across the nation.

  • Theatre Arts – Cappies National Theatre

  • Visual Arts - National Scholastic Arts competition


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Leave No Child Behind sense of indifference.”

Instruments for All

  • Provides instruments for almost 6,000 students receiving free or reduced lunch services

  • Longitudinal study of impact


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The Cappies sense of indifference.”

  • May 1999 Cappies Created

    • Writing Across the Curriculum

    • Training Theatre Critics

    • Recognition for High School Theatre

  • October 1999 First Cappies Show

    • 13 FCPS Schools and Bishop Ireton

  • October 2008

    • 60 Schools, National Capital Area

    • 17 Regional Sites, US and Canada


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THE CAPPIES sense of indifference.”

Ottawa

Edmonton

Philadelphia

Baltimore

North

Jersey

Cincinnati

Kansas City

St. Louis

Central

Valley

National

Capital Area

Orange

County

Springfield

Dallas/Ft. Worth

East Coast

Florida

El Paso

Central

Florida

2008

South Florida


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Curriculum sense of indifference.”

  • Programs of Studies based on Virginia Standards of Learning in the Arts.

  • Programs of Studies based on the National Standards for Education in the Arts.


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“Superior skills are needed sense of indifference.”in the global context. They come through arts education.”

Dan Lacy, Ashland Inc.


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Fairfax County Public School sense of indifference.”A Magnet School System for the Arts


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Community Input Guidelines sense of indifference.”

  • Concerns about individual teachers (schools) are to be directed to school-based administration

  • There are no wrong recommendations or suggestions

  • Be as concise as possible

  • Be considerate of other people’s thoughts

  • Wait to be recognized

  • All suggestions recorded