February News & Updates
Nominations are in, and we can't wait to see the results from our judges!
Make sure to read the March newsletter to see if your favorite arts teacher will be honored at the award ceremony on April 2nd!

Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Willow Brook Country Club
7:00 pm

Sponsorship's still available! For more info email communications@yantexas.org
Artist Line-up


Lucas Miller, The Singing Zoologist
Building kids scientific confidence and curiosity with STEM-tastic, multimedia presentations, featuring dazzling visuals, smart songwriting, laugh-out-loud comedy, and accurate science!

February 1, 2019
Orr & Douglas Elementary (Tyler ISD)
Brown Elementary (Whitehouse ISD)
Margaret Clauder
Celebrate Latino culture with Senorita Margarita! Student's will learn about traditional dress, music, stories and dances. With help from Rosita and Mariachi Loco, Senorita Margarita's hilarious puppets, students will enjoy this fun-filled educational fiesta!

February 1
Birdwell Elementary (Tyler ISD)



Elizabeth Kahura
Born and raised in Kenya, Elizabeth introduces the audience to the geographical features of Africa while highlighting the differences in cultures and lifestyles of various regions. Students are reminded of the importance of embracing diversity and also of how positive life values can be embraced from one culture to another.

February 7 & 8
Owens, Ramey & Bonner Elementary (Tyler ISD)


Mark Shelton
The warmth and humor of Mark Shelton combined with his percussion prowess creates a family-friendly concert experience that connects with audiences. Mark entertains (and educates) with his trademark high-energy style as he romps and stomps through an arsenal of percussive paraphernalia. 

February 6 & 7
All Saints Episcopal School
Mineola Elementary (Mineola ISD)
Jack Elementary (Tyler ISD)





Storybook Theatre
Idioms are everywhere! They are part of our everyday life. Meet Letty Lou! Everyone loves Letty Lou. She literally does everything just as she hears it, and this can sometimes present a problem. No worries though! It always seems to “pan” out! Ha! This hilarious program will encourage students to delight in using the English language. Figurative language can be fun – figuratively speaking that is! 

February 19-21
All Saints Episcopal
Brown & Cain Elementary (Whitehouse ISD)
Jack Elementary (Tyler ISD)



Hope Shiver
Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Highly acclaimed musician and storyteller, Hope Shiver, engages students in discovering how Tubman led fellow freedom-seeking slaves to hiding places on their way to safety in the North.

February 15
Clarkston & Austin Elementary (Tyler ISD)
Northeast Texas Poetry in Schools Contest
Submissions are open and will close on March 1, 2019
Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 1:30pm
Region 7 ESC, Kilgore, Texas


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For information on booking a program at your school or to learn more about our work, visit us at www.yanetexas.org
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