PTA Reflections Recognizes Urban Student Artist

Reposted from the PTA One Voice Blog PTA Reflections Recognizes Urban Student Artist Posted: 30 Oct 2013 11:53 AM PDT Students living in urban environments grow up with a host of unique educational experiences.  These populous and diverse environments are a wonderful foundation for individuality, creativity and expression.  This is why we see the arts flourishing among students in these urban communities.  Unique mediums such as graffiti, murals, street art, and others thrive in this populous and diverse environment.  More traditional mediums such as painting and photography capture grand images of landmark buildings and large community events.  In cities we see
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next practices for arts leaders and EmcArts initiative

OCTOBER 20 – 23 | DENVER & ONLINE The National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture will bring together arts leaders from around the world for a high-profile event exploring the challenges, discoveries, and achievements of daring to depart from traditional approaches. In Denver For four days, 250 pioneering arts leaders and funders from 14 communities will come together for a non-traditional conference. Learn More The Virtual Summit A free online event that extends the experience to participants around the world through livestreamed talks and discussion. Register Register for the Virtual Summit Summit About Schedule Sessions Participants Sponsors
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2013 Vegas Valley Book Festival Pre-Festival and Festival Events

PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE SPARK!  High School Student Poetry Writing and Recitation Competition  Aug. 26-Oct. 4 High school students who live in Clark County have the opportunity to submit their original poems to be judged. Winners from the writing competition will then perform their work at the Vegas Valley Book Festival, Nov. 2, at 1:30 p.m. on the Poetry Courtyard Stage. Winners will receive cash awards in a ceremony to follow the performances. Submissions will be accepted Aug. 26-Oct. 4, 2013. Guidelines and contest application may be downloaded at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org. For more information, contact, Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Coordinator, Nevada Arts
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CNN Announces Essay Contest to Meet Malala Yousafzai

PTA One Voice Blog CNN Announces Essay Contest to Meet Malala Yousafzai Posted: 16 Sep 2013 06:18 AM PDT Participate for a chance to meet Malala Yousafzai, the young girl shot by the Tablian because she wanted to go to school. Winner will also attend “The Bravest Girl in the World” a sit down interview with Malala Yousafzai and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour at the 92nd Street Y CNN announced today the launched of an essay contest inspired by Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year old girl shot by the Taliban because she wanted to go to school.  The winner will attend a
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Reposted from National PTA

Reflections: The Art Program That Changes Lives SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 BY SARAH HENRIS LEAVE A COMMENT Sarah Henris is a Mom & PTA Reflections Specialist, NYS PTA I remember one afternoon when my son came home from school in his usual way. I greeted him with a hug and a kiss as he stood in the doorway; he had little to say. “Nothing!” and “Nobody!” were his usual answers. That afternoon was no different. Picture if you can, nearly five years of afternoons, welcoming home your child from school only to hear that he did “nothing” and played with “nobody” all day long. (Tears at
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Looking for your Local Leader Guide?

Please check out our Local PTA Info page (on the right hand sidebar).  This has all of the latest information related to Reflections for our Local PTA’s in Nevada. If you have need any further information.  Please contact Kimberly Smith the Nevada PTA Reflections Chair at ksmith@nevadapta.org.
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