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Wanted to share some good things happening in the Gloucester Public Schools. Local artists are visiting every school in the district to do amazing hands-on art projects with kids. The Artistic Bridges program is funded by Gloucester Education Foundation and coordinated by Cape Ann Museum. Kids are getting to learn about what it’s like to be a professional artist, and schools are connecting with the artistic community in a great new way. And everyone’s having FUN!
Painter Loren Doucette is working with West Parish second graders to create the “ABC’s of Gloucester.” The students are drawing Gloucester landmarks beginning with every letter of the alphabet that will be pulled together to make a collaborative art piece. Can’t wait to see it!
Collage Artist Hans Pundt is working with East Gloucester students to create personal collages. The kids are collecting objects and pictures that represent themselves and their heritage to make self portrait collages.
Sculptor Andy Cunningham visited Plum Cove Elementary to show how Gloucester granite can be turned into beautiful artwork.
Gloucester Fire and School Departments Launch Community Education Project
Gloucester Fire Chief Eric L. Smith and School Superintendent Richard Safier announced they are teaming up to provide fire safety education to elementary, middle and high school students. Chief Smith said, “In light of the recent tragic fires in Gloucester, we want to educate the students on how to prevent fires and how to survive those that do occur.” He added, “By bringing information home to grown-ups on smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and making and practicing home escape plans, we hope to increase the safety of Gloucester’s residents.”
Superintendent Safier said, “This is an excellent partnership as we want students to come to school healthy and ready to learn. Fire safety is part of the objectives of the Health Curriculum. We especially want our high school students to be ready to enter the world of adults able to practice good fire prevention.”
Gloucester firefighters will be delivering age-appropriate presentations in the elementary, middle and high school on key fire prevention and survival topics. It will conclude with every student being asked to develop a home escape plan. The elementary school with the most completed home escape plans will get visit to their school from the Gloucester Fire Department and they may join them for lunch in their cafeteria. At the high school and middle school a raffle will be held for students to win prizes that have been graciously donated by local businesses and dinner with firefighters at the fire house.
In Massachusetts, the Student Awareness of Fire Education Program has been in place for 18 years and in that time the average number of child fire deaths has dropped by 70%. Gloucester has participated in the S.A.F.E. Program in the past, and expects to apply for a grant next fiscal year to support and expand its fire education program.
These programs will be provided on the following schedule:
O’Maley Two sessions: 8:20 and 9:00 am
GHS 9:45 am
Plum Cove 8:50 – 9:20 am (15 min travel to Beeman)
Beeman 9:45 – 10:15 am (20 Min travel to EGS)
EGS 10:40 – 11:10 am (Lunch break)
Vets 1:00 – 1:30 am (20 min travel to WP)
WP 1:50 – 2:20 am
Eric L. Smith, Fire Chief
City of Gloucester Fire Department
Lisa Smith from Cape Ann TV produced this charming video promoting this week’s production of Wizard of Oz at Beeman School directed by Heidi Dallin. Check out the press release below:
The Beeman Elementary School Chorus presents The Wizard of Oz on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:00PM at Beeman School, 138 Cherry Street, Gloucester. All tickets for the production are $5.00 each and will be sold at the door the night of the performance.
This endearing classic story celebrates friendship, inner strength, and the true meaning of home. The play features the classic songs: Follow The Yellow Brick Road, Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, If I Only Had a Brain, If I Were the King of the Forest and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
The production features 25 fourth and fifth grade Beeman students and is directed by Beeman Music teacher Beth Goldberg and Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop director and actress Heidi Dallin.