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Woodside program to celebrate first year of ACE

Woodside Elementary School kindergartners will have a wonderful celebration April 26 from 11:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a program that features animals that hatch out of eggs. The event culminates Woodside’s first year in the Arts in Community Education (ACE), an educational partnership with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Students will share with parents and buddy classes a multifaceted project that includes their own creations of books, masks and computer illustrations along with movement, song melodies and percussion music. The project required creative and critical thinking in several subject areas.

ACE integrates arts throughout the curriculum and features in-school presentations from symphony musicians and a field trip to a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert. The Woodside Home & School sponsors participation in the program.

“Involvement in ACE is an exciting and enriching experience for Woodside students,” Woodside Principal Linda Jorgensen said. “A smooth integration of ACE has taken place this year because of the professional, collaborative efforts of kindergarten teachers and specialists.”

Jorgensen credited Woodside music teacher Heather Cheslock’s effective support for the school’s first-year success in the program.