Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The School Dedication

Our dedication ceremony was Tuesday, April 26 at 1pm. Students and staff gathered in the auditorium for a time of celebration as Diggs and Latham, two schools, have officially come together as One School, One Community as Diggs-Latham Elementary Magnet School for Arts and Global Studies. We were honored with words of encouragement and celebration from Mayor Joines and Assistant Superintendent Toni Bigham. Also in the audience and offering words of thanks and encouragement were community partners and special guests, such as Quilla Smith with Friends of Diggs-Latham, and Mr. Shores, our long-time friend, sponsor, and volunteer. We enjoyed music by Reynolds High School Orchestra and our own teachers, Mr. Pilson, Mr. Powelson, and Ms. Ingram. Ms. Ingram sang "Rainbow," a song by Mr. Pilson, while Mr. Pilson accompanied on Piano and Mr. Powelson accompanied on violin. The ceremony ended as Mrs. Wright, our principal, cut a ribbon to honor the official opening of our new school.

Making Backdrops

The Art Studio has been busy, working on individual student projects, as well as creating backdrops and sets for performances and school events.

The Backdrop for Alice's Adventures

The Backdrop for the School Dedication

(The mural is an original painting by Mrs. Gordon, the art teacher.)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

UNCSA: Peter & the Wolf

Diggs-Latham students and teachers in grades 3rd-5th enjoyed a wonderful performance this morning of "Peter and the Wolf," by high school and college dance students from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Student Teacher

Diggs-Latham Art Studio welcomes

Justine Goldbach, art student teacher.

Miss Goldbach is a senior at Appalachian State University and will graduate at the end of the semester. She was born in New York but moved to this area when she was 4 years old. She enjoys teaching swimming lessons and working as a lifeguard with the YMCA, and her favorite art-making processes include pottery or ceramics and painting. Miss Goldbach also spends her free time with her brother and sister as well as with her fiance, who she will marry in June. Miss Goldbach looks forward to teaching art in Winston-Salem or the surrounding area. She will work with Diggs-Latham art classes for 5 weeks.