October 14, 2010 by jbrettjacobsen
Inside and outside the classroom, Mount Vernon students have the opportunity to think, to lead, to serve, and to create all day every day. Leadership is about opportunity. There is plenty of it at MVPS.
Photo taken at recent Fine Arts Showcase at Mount Vernon Ampitheater for Upper School students. Following excerpt from Kelly Eastwood, Choral Director, at recent presentation for MVPS parents:
- Artists create new ideas every day, on cue.
- Artists innovate reliably on a deadline.
- Artists fine-tune their observation skills – seeing the world as others might not see it.
- Actors problem solve through improvisation and collaboration.
- Actors learn to respond in the moment to problems and opportunities as they arise.
- When students perform in an ensemble, they develop team-based collaborative skills – the same skills necessary in the 21st century.
- Each instrumentalist or singer contributes to something that will actually make a genuine and positive difference. Each part, on its own, does not stand out. It is only when all parts are put together that harmony is created.
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School understands the importance of blending artistic expression with rigorous academic study.