The Arts are the voice and memory of our existence. We all have an abiding need for meaning and to express the otherwise inexpressible. The arts are the way of making connections between the tangible and intangible. All our students deserve access to the rich education and understanding that the Arts provide, regardless of their background, talents, or abilities. The Arts help all students to develop multiple capabilities for understanding, deciphering, and responding to an image and symbol-laden world. Skillfully guided instruction encourages aesthetic sensitivity as students imagine, create, and reflect. Therefore, the Arts should be an integral part of the education of all the students. The intent of the Arts Action Plan and Curriculum is to create a framework for the Arts in OESU that:

  • Develops skills
  • Builds knowledge
  • Facilitates create expression
  • Fosters appreciation of the arts