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Virtual Arts Featured in Kentucky Teacher

Superintendent Henry Webb is pleased to announce that Kentucky Teacher, on online communication from the Kentucky Department of Education, features Floyd County Schools’Virtual Arts Program in this month’s edition.

Webb commented, “We’re excited that our KIDS’ amazing talents will receive even more recognition as this online communication is seen throughout the state. The article can be accessed through the following link directly or simply through the Kentucky Teacher website.”

Kentucky Teacher: Teaching To The Choir

The Floyd County Virtual Arts Program is a venue for students in the district to showcase their talents in the arts. It began during the 2011-2012 school year with Mike Bell, music teacher at Allen Elementary, directing the program. Students in 4th through 12th grade from all schools videoed themselves singing selected pieces. The individual recordings were then assembled to have Floyd County Schools’ first ever virtual choir. The performances (The Star Spangled Banner and My Old Kentucky Home) debuted at the 2012 Opening Day ceremonies for the employees of Floyd County Schools.  In December of 2012, the Virtual Art Museum debuted. Students submitted their works of art for the December show. There are three rooms displaying the art work and there will be another art show in the spring of 2013. Drama will be added to the program in 2014-2015.  “This technology based platform allows us to bypass physical distances that can sometimes be a barrier and it allows our students another way to display their talents. This doesn’t replace our arts programs at our schools; it simply gives more opportunities for students,” said Webb.  Superintendent Webb ended saying, “We’re happy to see our KIDS and this amazing program receive statewide attention and we hope that everyone takes this opportunity to see some of the very talented KIDS in Floyd County Schools.”

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