August 28, 2019, San Jose, CA - Payne Elementary and Easterbrook Discovery Middle School students participated in Santa Clara County's District 4 Arts for All program out of County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg's office. The first school district to partner with the County to celebrate Youth Arts Month in the Spring, Moreland students created work through lunchtime clubs and in-school Art Vista programs.
From County Supervisor Ellenberg's Office:
The County of Santa Clara proclaimed March as Youth Arts Month, in collaboration with the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Supervisor Ellenberg believes that including arts education in a child’s learning experience is vital and the efforts taken by our local school districts should not only be applauded but celebrated. To kick off this important recognition, the Supervisor sought school district partners to curate a rotating student art gallery on a quarterly basis, beginning the Summer 2019.
As part of this new program, the D4 office will showcase artwork created by students at District 4 schools from one district every quarter. The school district chosen will spend three months curating art from District 4 K-12 schools.
Payne and Easterbrook Discovery students focused their artwork on the designated theme: Summer Vacation: Summer in My Community.
County Supervisor Ellenberg honored participating students with a commendation at the August 27, 2019 Moreland Board of Trustees Meeting.