Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Compliment: Standing On Their Shoulders at Virginia Cross Elementary

Our Arts Integration Residency at Virginia Cross Elementary was inspirational.  Students taught EbzB and their audience about unsung heroes who have pioneered projects in science, engineering, medicine, space exploration, writing, sports and entertainment.  

Together we created a piece of devised theater, using simple glow-sticks as our only props. Parents, Chatham County leaders, and VCE students in grades 1 - 4 enjoyed the performance. A post-show discussion explained the process of creation to the engaged audience.

Special thanks to Chatham County resident Mary Delores Nettles who allowed us to interview her to create a portion of the script.  Ms. Nettles is the first female and African-American to chair a political party in Chatham County, NC.

Chatham County Arts Council and private donors made this successful residency possible. 
David and Serena,
You guys are awesome!  The two of you are truly some of the most over-the-top genuinely sincere people I've met.  Your efforts with the students the last couple of years has broadened their minds and exposed them to things that they may never get to experience again.  Thank you for your passion, excitement and caring nature.  I hope this experience can continue next year!

Chris Bowling
Assistant Principal 
Virginia Cross Elementary
David and Serena,
We cannot thank you enough for your work with our students over the last few years.  Our students have benefited tremendously from the opportunities that you have provided for them.
Allison Buckner
Principal 
Virginia Cross Elementary


David and Serena,

We want to thank you for bringing this fantastic opportunity to our students. They really did enjoy themselves and learned a ton. This is an experience I am sure they will hold near their hearts for the rest of their lives. You two work so wonderfully with the students and they love you so much as do Liz and I. 
Susan Overman
5th Grade Teacher
Virginia Cross Elementary