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Janus at the Gate: Looking Back

December 30, 2009
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On the Today show this morning, they were talking about January being named for Janus. And how he is associated with gates, doorways and beginnings. Also that he’s depicted with two faces pointing in opposite directions.  Looking forward, looking back. I guess it’s not hard to tell from my previous post I was clearly born

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Reflection & Anticipation

December 8, 2009
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Remarks for the Arts Education Honor Societies Induction Ceremony at Northwood High School, December 7, 2009… I’m very excited to be here tonight to celebrate your achievements as well as the establishment of honor societies at Northwood for all four of our arts disciplines!  That makes this is something of a commencement for you and

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“A Dream is a Wish …”

October 16, 2009
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Today, Northwood High School, a part of the Chatham County, NC School System, dedicated a $4.5 million renovation/expansion. The year-long project includes new classrooms for Theatre Arts, Instrumental Music, Choral Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Wrestling, and Exceptional Children. Also included are a new lobby for the gym and an extensive upgrade to both the house

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In the Neighborhood

September 23, 2009
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This week’s ArtsBlog from Americans for the Arts is focusing on Arts Education with more than 25 arts ed experts from across the country making contributions. There are some fascinating posts with provocative ideas.  Today, Andrea Temkin’s post, What is Arts Learning Anyway? began with some information about the Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership where she works.

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Chatham Conversations

September 18, 2009
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Even before I heard Barbara Shepherd of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education speak last March at North Carolina’s  NC: The State of the Arts Conference, I’ve been eager for our community to undertake their Community Audit for Arts Education. It’s a great assessment

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Looking Back on the Way Ahead

August 19, 2009
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Looking Back on the Way Ahead

As an addendum to the NorthwoodArts Annual Report, here’s a short retrospective slide show of highlights from 2008–2009. Marching band season, the fall drama Up the Down Staircase, dance & choral concerts, parades, art exhibitis, Into the Woods, Tri-M music honor society, graduation, drama camp. Another year at Northwood has begun. Students, teachers, parents, and alumni

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NorthwoodArts Report Online

August 11, 2009
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NorthwoodArts Report Online

I’ve completed the NHS Arts Ed. Department’s annual report and posted it online at last!  The back page includes a tentative calendar of events for the coming year, so of course it will need updating, but otherwise I think it’s complete. There’s information about Northwood instrumental music, choral music, dance (NHS has the oldest public school

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New Horizons

July 12, 2009
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New Horizons

Last week we got to visit Chicago for a few days. Immediately after dropping off our bags at the hotel, we walked over to Millenium Park and had a delightful afternoon, happening on to an open rehearsal by the Grant Park Orchestra for their concert the following night of Bruckner’s 4th Symphony.

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Summer Updates

June 27, 2009
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A few updates from the end of the school year at Northwood, some summer arts opportunities,  and a new report I want to recommend to you over the summer… First, congratulations to senior Andrew Southerland, Northwood’s recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award. Created in 1955, the award honors the top student in a high-school band

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