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    Tom Dougherty (JBHS Band teacher) is one of 189 quarterfinalists--out of more than 3,300 nominations--announced for the 2020 "Music Educator Award" that is presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Musuem.  Fifteen semifinalists will be announced in September.  

     Art in the Capitol

    Congratulations to Abigale Stachowski (Hidden Oaks Middle School) who won the SY2018-2019 competition.  Abigale presented her artwork to Representative Overdorf, who will display the artwork in the State Capitol during the upcoming legislative session.  

    Art in Capitol     

    Arts Council of Martin County and Martin County Supervisor of Elections Constitution Week Art Display 

    Kim Everman (MCSD), Kherri Anderson (Sup. of Elections), and Jennifer Hearn (Arts Council) display middle school art work in support of Constitution Week.  Winners will be recongized and rewarded at the Martin County Commissioners' board meeting on November 12.

    Arts Council  

     Caring Children Clothing Children (4Cs) Mural Project

    Through a collaborative project with 4Cs, Shelby Power's art students (South Fork High School) designed and painted a mural for the children's clothing store in Stuart.  Shelby and her students worked over the Thanksgiving's break to bring the project to fruition.   

    4Cs Mural Project

    Congressional Art Winner

    Congratulations to Aleesia Wise (grade 11, MCHS) and Amanda Jones, her teacher, for being selected by Congressman Mast as this year's winner.  Aleesia's artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol this year.

    Congressional Art Winner

    Elementary Art Show

    Thanks to the elementary teachers and the Children's Museum for showcasing student artwork!

    Elementary Art Show

    Field Trip to Arts Council of Martin County

    Jordan Silvia, Art Teacher (SMS), took her students to view artwork on display at the Arts Council.

    SMS field trip  

     Kids Tag Art Project

    Karen Haines (Jensen Beach Elementary), Traci Hochstetter (Pinewood Elementary), Ashley Monks (Indiantown Middle School), Martha Saum (Palm City Elementary), and John Schoon (Citrus Grove Elementary) worked with grade 5 art students to create—and subsequently submit—artwork for the “Kids Tag Art” program sponsored by the Martin County Tax Collector Office.  The artwork is being made into fobs and tags that can be purchased, with all proceeds being returned to schools.  Although winners have been recognized at each school, there will be an awards ceremony in January.  View all artwork and order your tags at www.mckta.com

    • Christen Bell, Principal's Award, PCE
    • Jenna Costa, Principal's Award, PWE
    • Chloe Fender, Principal's Award, JBE
    • Sophia Ferris, Tax Collector's Award, JBE
    • Natalie Gordillo, Principal's Award, IMS
    • Marin Gozdz, Award of Distinction, JBE
    • Nicole Licht, Principal's Award, CGE
    • Michael Mikati, "Catch of the Day" Award, PWE
    • Liam Price, "Life is Better by the Water" Award, PWE
    • Kyle Woodberry, "Behind the Badge" Award, CGE

    KTA winners

    Memory Projects

    Special thanks to our art teachers for engaging their students in humanitarin efforts and geopolitics!  (Click each of the images below to view the video.)

    Columbian Memory Project (Martha Saum, Palm City Elementary)


    Haitian Memory Project (Amanda Jones, Martin County High School)


    Peru Memory Project (Amanda Jones, Martin County High School)

    Peru Memory Project  

    Syrian Memory Project (Amanda Jones, Martin County High School)

    Memory Project

    Music in Our Schools

    Congratulations to K12 music teachers and their students for an exceptional event this past March at Martin County High School


    Stuart Mural Project

    Through a collaborative project with the City of Stuart, Bryan Johnson's and Amanda Jones' art students (Martin County High School) are painting The History of Martin County mural, which is showcased on the Prescription Shop’s north-facing wall in downtown Stuart.  The project continues through December, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for January.