Scottsboro City Schools
Principal, Mr. Jason Hass
Superintendent, Dr. Jose Reyes, Jr.
The Art, Music, and Drama Departments at Collins Intermediate School sought to build confidence and community through performance, creation, and exploration. In music, students demonstrated their ability to read music rhythms while participating in activities like the KidStix student-led percussion ensemble. Collins Band students built on knowledge gained as fourth graders to select their band instrument. They subsequently learned basic assembly, maintenance, and music theory specific to their instrument while attending band five days a week. In art, students in all grades built a portfolio of work based on guided lessons that focused on the elements and a central theme, “Art Through the Ages.” Throughout the year students performed for peers, families, and stakeholders in a variety of settings, including a school-wide musical combining movement and drama in multiple genres. Audiences were greeted by a seasonal display of student artwork in the auditorium lobby, while other school visitors viewed artwork year-round in the hallway gallery. In drama, students worked to learn the fundamental elements of acting, directing, and producing a play for the community. Each year, the drama class produces a fantastic performance for the community that draws on student talent and creativity.