Family Arts Night is coming!
    Family Arts Night: March 7, 2024 
    Click  here to volunteer for Family Arts Night!
    Thank you to all our families who ordered during the Original Works fundraiser! 
    With your help, we will continue to provide Arts enrichment for every SCES family.
    Parent tip: Art-making can be a messy business.
    Please help your child remember to "dress for a mess" on your Art day!  
    messy hands
    Mrs. Hanes enjoys helping her students develop their creative abilities while learning about the relevance of the arts to their lives.  In her classroom, students will find a safe, nurturing environment that values each student’s unique contributions.  Best of all, the art room is a place for children to have fun and express themselves! 

    SCES students can look forward to art lessons that will:

    • Engage their imaginations by using music, stories, movement and other resources to teach visual art concepts
    • Teach them about the art and architecture of cultures studied in each grade level
    • Build a repertoire of experiences based on Virginia’s Standards of Learning for Art that foster creative problem solving skills and aesthetic sensibilities
    • Encourage every child to value the role of art in their lives and inspire them to do their very best
    Grading and Assessment in Elementary Art:
    While it can be difficult to place a numeric value on the quality of a student's art room experience, most parents appreciate some feedback about their children's learning.  Art projects are developed to align with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Art, and assessments take into consideration each child's progress as measured against the SOL's. 
    Students in KG-5th grades are assessed for each project completed during the quarter.  Many projects, especially for older (3-5) classes, will take several weeks to complete.
    Grades in art are given according to the county-wide guidelines:
    E=Exceeeds the standard
    M=Meets the standard
    P=Progressing toward the standard
    B=Below the standard