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Featured A+ School:
Joseph R. Booker Arts Magnet
Elementary School 

Booker Arts Magnet School provides a nurturing learning environment that encourages creativity, development of fine arts skills, and high academic achievement.  Booker Arts Magnet School joined the AR A+ network in 2014.  It is located near the I-30 and Roosevelt Road exit and is a part of the Little Rock School District.


Our students grow academically through experiencing the fine arts each day.  Orchestra, band, rhythm instruments, vocal music, percussion instruments, and piano are components of the music program.  The drama program supports language arts instruction by providing many performance opportunities for students enhanced by costumes, lighting, a sound system, and stage.

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Booker Arts Magnet


AR A+ Staff attends Arts Education Partnership Conference
AEP Conference
September 2014, Pittsburgh PA

Executive Director Melanie Landrum and Program Director Erin Calaway attended the AEP conference in Pittsburgh, PA in September. At the conference they facilitated a session with representatives from OK, LA and NC A+. The AR A+ Schools portion of the session was an example lesson for 5th grade teaching the concept of Pi.
While the A+ group was gathered in Pittsburgh, the quarterly NASC meeting took place.
"Growing Champion Classrooms" Project to Serve AR Educators 
Little Rock, AR - The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA), a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the work of Arkansas female artists, recently presented the results of its educational initiative related to the current ACNMWA touring exhibit Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist's Journey, Drawings by Linda Williams Palmer to Melanie Landrum, Executive Director of Arkansas A+ Schools. 

Randy Barron Presents to AR A+ Fellows
walton arts center
Arts Integration Consultant and Kennedy Center Presenter Randy Barron Provided Professional Development for AR A+ Fellows 

The AR A+ fall fellow retreat took place in early October at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute where Randy Barron presented Arts Integration - Scientific Thought in Motion.

 This professional development addressed several topics, including: defining arts integration, building cooperative learning environments, using instructional strategies to build skills in language arts and science, and assessing standards of learning. A+ Fellows experienced a variety of methods for using arts integrated instructional strategies and assessing their work through rubrics.

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