• H.O. Brumsted Leads Arts-in-Ed Programming in NY State

    The past 20 years have grown into a wonderful partnership between YAWNY & the Holland Central School District.  The Arts-in-Education Programming started small with one grade level in 1998 participating in an Underground RR study and has grown gradually and then exponentially over the years.  Our programming today spans UPK through grade 12.  Every student participates annually in artist in residence workshops and performances.  The arts have become an integral part of the school curriculum.  Students explore ELA, math, science and social studies through the arts.  Students and teachers are excited to work with artists, the YAWNY Education Coordinator, and our own school’s art specialists to make learning hands on, interdisciplinary, and as exciting as possible for our students by incorporating the arts into all we do.  The partnership of collaboration we have developed with YAWNY has brought the arts to our small rural community in Western New York and has enriched the lives of all the students it has touched in the past 20 year.  It has been exciting to watch the Arts-in-Education program grow, develop, and expand as an integral piece of Holland’s school culture.
     
    *It all began in 1998 with one grade level studying the Underground Rail Roadand built gradually from there expanding grade level to grade level.
     
    *Our school was awarded many grants over the years.  Many from Target, Wal-mart and the Teacher's Center. At one time we were receiving a $40,000 Empire State Partnership matching grant provided by NYSCA.  It was during that period that our school received much state-wide recognition.
     
    *  2005 -- H.O. Brumsted became the model school of NYSCA for organizing our Arts-in-Education  Planning Retreat.  Since then we have presented workshops at state-wide conferences on our planning model.
     
    *  2006 -- our school received the Excellence in Education Award from the Hodgson Russ Law Firm for our exciting and innovative arts programming.
     
    *  2007 -- nine local businesses and organizations quickly came forward with $2,300 in donations toward the framing of two origami murals that our students made through our Arts-in-Ed program.
     
    *  2008 -- our school's Erie Canal origami mural was highlighted as the cover on the Buffalo News Calendar and the cover on the Young Audiences Catalog.
     
    *  2009 -- received an award stating:  YA-WNY Honors Garry Stone & the Holland Central School District for their ongoing partnership with YA-WNY & ESP.
     
    *  2010 - Present -- Our efforts are ongoing to provide the best education we can in and through the arts to support and enhance NYS Common Core Learning through interdisciplinary studies. 
     
    *2011 - With the consolidation of our School District into two buildings, Arts-in-Ed programming expands from K - 4th grade into 5th and 6th grade as well. 
     
    *2014 - Arts-in-Education programming expands into the Jr/Sr High School with exciting workshops for our older students.
     
    * 2015 to present - We continue to work with YAWNY and have also started a partnership with Griffis Sculpture Park. Today we offer programming at every grade level UPK - grade 12.