Times: 8:05-8:50 (Doors open at 8:00 to change clothes)
6th Grade T/Th; All Year
8th Grade M/W/F; All Year (Health requirement is added for the additional day)
7th Grade M/T/W/Th/F; 2nd semester (Students must commit to everyday to meet the Health/PE requirement and attend band/orchestra during the day.) Typically Sudlow runs 3 days of PE and 2 days of health each week.
During the summer months, we met with Miss Iowa 2019 Emily Tinsman. Emily's platform is Arts Education Advocacy. A native of Bettendorf, Emily will be spending her reign as Miss Iowa traveling the state to meet students and promote arts education in our schools.
Emily will be spreading the word about the Creative Arts Academy, will serve as a representative on our Advisory Board, and has plans to attend our ribbon cutting in October.
Follow Emily on Facebook and cheer her on during her journey toward Miss America this December!
A sincere welcome to our new superintendent, Dr. Robert Kobylski from the Creative Arts Academy faculty, staff, & students. We are ecstatic to have you on board and look forward to your leadership!
Dr. Kobylski comes to us from Nicolet High and Fox Point-Bayside School Districts in Wisconsin where he served as superintendent.
“The board is very excited to have Dr. Kobylski join the Davenport Community School District,” said board member Julie DeSalvo. “We are looking forward to a new beginning and are excited for the many good things ahead for the students, staff and community. We are confident in the new leadership that Dr. Kobylski will bring to the Davenport Community School District.”
With private sector experience in the securities industry and an Ed.D from Loyola University in Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Kobylski possesses a rigorous business and education background. He is an educational leader who believes all students can achieve at high levels and strives to provide students with multivariate learning opportunities, excellent teachers, and well-managed, cutting-edge facilities and services.
We were proud to host this year's artsBASICs 2019 Summer Teacher Institute: "The Language of Music." The workshop was a HUGE success! Presenter Marcia Daft, artist/teacher from the Kennedy Center captured the teachers with her strategies for integrating music into their particular classroom make-up. Arts Integration was demonstrated to a "live" class of volunteer area students all three days of the seminar which enabled the teachers to "see" the benefits of this method of teaching. We share, below, the evaluation quotes we received from our participants:
“I am so glad that I was able to attend the arts Basics workshop entitled “Teaching the Music of Language.” I learned so much and am excited to implement several of the ideas and methods in my own classroom. The instructor was outstanding and so knowledgeable and experienced. The way she presented the material was very engaging. I was interested for the entire 3 days, and the time flew by. I am very picky about how I spend my precious summer days, and this workshop was worth every bit of my time! I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand how to integrate the arts into teaching in a very realistic way.”
“I came to your school for the very first time, only hearing about it once in a great while here and there. I also came to this workshop not knowing what to expect and I was not disappointed!
Thank you very much for providing such a great opportunity to all the teachers in the district. It was time well spent and a pleasure to participate with such delightful hosts and wonderful Marcia. Your facility is a perfect place for these kinds of opportunities.”
“I found the workshop pacing to be spot on. Sometimes new materials are introduced at such a rapid pace as to be unusable – too many thoughts & ideas can blur together. The structure/pacing/content was delivered with clarity and proper time to absorb and recall for future use.”
“I found the information provided to be universal to all curriculum and all levels. This is uncommon in workshops.”
“All students must express themselves. Arts integrated education employs that expression – in fact – it requires it! Old school, industrial style learning squelches expression & creativity. Arts integrated teaching/learning creates stronger relationships to learning and more student ownership of the process.”
“The instructor was absolutely amazing! She was so knowledgeable and gave such great “real” application strategies. The workshop allowed for lots of participation.”
“I gave an excellent rating because of the instructor, the material covered, & the way it actually applied to what we are doing in the classroom. I loved the demonstration with students.”
“Arts integration make everything so much more engaging. It helps students make deeper connections to the content areas.”
“Marcia Daft is a master teacher. Making a difference to all teachers who learn from her. I have experienced nothing but the best from the Kennedy Center! So inspiring & giving life-changing strategies. AMAZING!”
SPECIAL THANKS TO QUAD CITY ARTS FOR SUPPORTING THIS EXPERIENCE THROUGH AN "ARTS DOLLARS" GRANT TO artsBASICS!
Last weekend, 25 Central High Schoolers graduated with CAA honors! We can't wait to see all of the wonderful things you do!