Register now for the 1st annual Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Middle School Dance Festival!
LOCATION: Mesa Arts Academy
221 W 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
DATE: Sat. Oct. 12, 2019, 9 am- 1 pm.
REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!
Early (Payment Postmarked by August 30th):
$100 for AzDEO/NDEO Members
$150 for non-members
$150.00 for AzDEO/NDEO members
Late Reg: (9/21/19-10/11/19): Same fee as regular but no option to perform or to purchase t-shirts.
ADJUDICATION: $20 for AzDEO/NDEO members; 25 for non-members. This is entirely voluntary. Schools can opt out of being adjudicated.
PAYMENT: All checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to AzDEO.
MAIL PAYMENTS TO: Arizona Dance Education Organization State Dance Festival PO BOX 60152 Phoenix, AZ 85082-0152
Fill out your purchase orders NOW!! Registration and class availability is on a first come, first served basis, so please register on-line and mail your registration fee ASAP. Once fees (check or P.O.) have been received, you will be officially registered for classes.
For more info and to register, go to azdeo.org, under events.
Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces 2019 State Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awardees
AzDEO is proud to announce that ten students earned our state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award:
- Alexis Jackson from Centennial High School
- Amanda Carter from Desert Ridge High School
- Ashley Reafleng from Valley Vista High School
- Desiree Berry from Highland High School
- Kamryn Smith from Desert Mountain High School
- Inai Luevano Palomera, Jordyn Lugo, and Maire Grimes from Apollo High School
- Kaithlyn Nathan and Sidney Torres from Washington High School.
AzDEO adjudicates a state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award to any Arizona NHSDA High School student who applies to the National Dance Education Organization’s National Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation.
These students represent the best in dance and this award highlights their exemplary hard work, and the wonderful job our high school teachers do every day. Congratulations to the students and their teachers.
Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center will be having live music at the Grand Opening for Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Scottsdale on May 4th. The event begins at 11:00am and it will be all day. Ike’s will be donating some of the sales that day to Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock and some of our young musicians will be performing from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The address is 7369 N. Paso Via Del Sur, Scottsdale, AZ (right by the Starbucks).
Ike’s has been on Man Vs. Food and many other television shows. Their sandwiches are world renowned and at their first store in San Francisco, people wait over an hour to order a sandwich.
Arizona opera is excited to announce the Fall 2019 OperaTunity tour! Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? and Opera 101 will travel statewide, reaching more than 18,000 students in Tucson – including yours!
Assembly booking is available from September 16 – December 13, 2019
- Performances can begin at 9:00am every weekday EXCEPT Wednesdays.
- Shows are FREE for Title 1 schools, and only $400 for non-Title 1 schools
- You may reserve up to 2 performances (non-Title 1 schools receive two shows for $600)
- Both shows run about 35 minutes and include a 10 minute Q&A session
Shows are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis and space is limited – reserve your show quickly! All dates are subject to final artist approval. We will do everything we can to accommodate your scheduling preferences.
To reserve your show or find out more information, click here: https://www.azopera.org/learn-and-connect/opera-classroom
Not sure what to expect? Check out a video here featuring our performance of Hansel and Gretel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfNTRfS1MNQ
The Arizona Department of Education is seeking a second sculpture class to create exemplary award trophies for next year’s ESSA conference.
If interested please review the information in the flyer and submit your materials to artsed.azed.gov by Friday May 17th at 5pm.
A great opportunity to feature your students’ talents while facilitating learning through the arts!
Students will study the six principles of effective schools and the school needs assessment process to guide the design of their trophies.
For questions, email the Office of Arts Education at [email protected].
Young makers, engineers, and artists ages 12-18!
Join Arizona State University faculty this June 10th–28th at the Digital Culture Summer Institute and make your own games, interactive art, robots, videos, digital music, and 3D design. Use the latest tools and methods in digital fabrication and media production as you learn to fuse the creative worlds of art and engineering. Week-long classes are offered Monday-Friday, 9 PM–5 PM throughout June. See the schedule for full details & sign up at the link below.
Some classes include:
Interactive Augmented Reality
2D (Stop Motion) and 3D Animation
Code for Games
Prototyping Experimental Musical Instruments
Digital Sound Design
Introduction to Robotics
Mesa Arts Academy will represent Arizona next week at the White House Easter Egg Roll with an original Easter egg design for the state. This year’s 141st White House Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday April 22nd and is a tradition dating back to 1878.
Pictured here are students Christhian Valenzuela & Elizabeth Cleland working on the design for this year’s Arizona Easter Egg. Thank you to the students and teachers at Mesa Arts Academy for sharing your talents to represent our state at this celebration!
Teacher Appreciation Night
May 7, 2019 | 4 to 8 p.m.
The Heard Museum wishes to celebrate your hard work and dedication with drinks, appetizers and exclusive after-hours access to all our great exhibitions for you and a guest.
Invite your colleagues to join in the fun and reserve your spot today!
The event is free, but reservations are required.
Heard Museum Teacher Institute June 24-26
Join us for a free three-day course offering educators standards-based tools and resources to teach American Indian history, culture and art. The institute will provide educators with an opportunity to network with one another and leave with tangible lesson plans that can be adapted to fit individual classrooms. Participants will gain an understanding of American Indian boarding schools, American Indian contemporary art and native people of the southwest through lectures, presentations, guest speakers, artist demonstrations, gallery tours and discussions. Professional-development certificates will be provided upon completion.
Educators interested in the Teacher Institute MUST complete an online application by 5 p.m. MST on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Click here for more information and to submit an application (space is limited). Applicants who are selected to attend will be notified via email by May 31, 2019. Must be 18 or older to apply.
New Curriculum Available!
Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories Curriculum The Heard Museum is proud to make available this high school curriculum on the American Indian Boarding Schools as part of our longstanding commitment to documenting and sharing this important part of American history. The curriculum was created as a means to teach high school students about this lesser known experience. Included are activities that ask students to examine American Indian Boarding Schools with a critical and analytical eye. The activities can be used by English, Social Studies, and Art teachers individually or can be assigned across subjects.
For more information, please contact our Education Department at [email protected]
Bright Star Touring Theatre is coming to Arizona to share their educational performances with schools in our state. Bright Star will be in Mesa from 9/16-20 and is available in other parts of the state for shows on either side of those dates. Bright Star works on the model – “1 van, 2 actors, 3 shows, 45 minutes each!” As such, the tour that is heading to Mesa in September is travelling with three shows from our Fall Tour 4 (click the link for show descriptions):
Captain Friendship: An Antibullying Superhero Adventure (Best for grades K-5)
A Tell-Tale Tale: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Grades 3+ – but best for Middle School/High School)
Igor and the Masters of STEM (Grades K-6)
Regular pricing for shows is $895 for a single performance, $250 more for each show on the same day, same location, back-to-back. Schools can cooperate to bring us on the same day (one in the AM and another in the PM) and both save $200 off their booking. With workshops and residencies also available, check out www.brightstartheatre.com to find out more or call 336.558.7360.