Go Green+Art Club

The 5th grade Art Club has teamed up with the Go Green Club to help make recycling easier at Simmons.  The Art Club has started painting a “Green Zone” mural that will help students organize their recycling into the appropriate bins.  We are excited to see more murals happening at Simmons, so please stop by to get a look.

The mural is complete!  It is fantastic! 

Academic Team is Regional Champ

On Saturday, March 19th, the Simmons Academic Team competed in the Regional Tournament with six other districts.  The competition was challenging, but Simmons took 1st place Overall and 2nd place in Quick Recall.  Mrs. Tincher and I are very proud of all the hard work the Academic Team students have put in this year.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Art Classes for Adults

The newly formed Lexington Art Academy offers adult art classes in a variety of exciting art forms.  There is a great group of experienced artists as instructors.  Ms. Baird will be teaching an upcoming Intro to Acrylic Painting class.  New classes are added often, so check back frequently.

Murals

In February, all K-5 classes participated in painting murals illustrating four content areas: math, science, language arts, and social studies.  The  students were involved at every step, including drawing, painting, and finishing the murals with a clear coat. I am so proud of all the students who worked very hard to help complete the murals. We are so thankful for the support of the Specials team, the PTA, Mr. Caudill, Mrs. Goh and Mrs. Mogge.  They helped make the murals possible.

We look forward to more mural painting experiences!

Google Art Project

Note to  Parents: You should visit online museum galleries with your children, some artworks might not be appropriate. 

Google has a new website called Art Project.  This website has virtual tours of famous art museums from around the world.  You can see the famous artworks you would see in Italy, Spain, or New York!  This website allows visitors to have a museum experience without the travel.  If you find an interesting artwork, you can click on it to get a closer look and to learn more about it.

Murals at Simmons

With the generous support of the PTA, all classes will participate in painting a mural from Monday, Jan. 31st through Thursday, February 4th, during their art classes.  If needed, any additional painting will take place the following week Monday, February 7th through Thursday, February 10th.  If you are interested in helping out at any time, please contact Ms. Baird (sara.baird@woodford.kyschools.us).  We are so excited to offer such a great opportunity to our students and look forward to a fun experience!