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Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival at IAA
The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival graced IAA today with a visit and performance by the Young Quartet Residency Fellows. It was a passionate performance for the fourth graders and a wonderful motivator for the soon to begin 3rd year of our ONE Strings Program at IAA.



ONE Strings at IAA uses an El Sistema inspired model of instruction for all of our 4th and 5th graders. The ONE Strings Program will run for 24 weeks this year and begins the first week of October.  Here's a link to learn more about El Sistema: https://elsistemausa.org/

 

CCTA Information for the 2014-2015 School Year
For the 2014-2015 school year, the Burlington School District will continue our K-8 weekly release Wednesday schedule beginning August 27, the first student day. Elementary students will be dismissed on Wednesday at 1:50 pm with middle school dismissal at 2:00.  Mountain Transit Inc. (a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America – STA) will provide the transportation from schools following six of the existing Neighborhood Special bus routes on the Wednesday early dismissal schedule.
                                   
Dismissal time the remaining four days of the week will be 2:50 pm for elementary and 3:00 pm for middle school. CCTA Neighborhood Specials will do morning runs, Monday to Friday and afternoon runs except on Wednesdays.
                                   
Until a soon to be determined date this Fall, as we did last year, student identification cards will not be required for NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIALS. For now, students may ride to and from school on CCTA regular routes from 7 am to 7 pm at no charge with student identification cards. CCTA will allow four weeks for students to secure their picture identification. No CCTA logo is required.

For more information, click here.


 
IAA as Lab School for VT Teaching Artists
IAA, in partnership with multiple arts and higher education organizations, serves as a lab school for teaching artists from across the State.  First semester the artists the teaching artists engage in a graduate level course using IAA for observations and participation to improve their practice in a public school setting.

They learn more about teaching through the arts, arts integration, and Universal Design for Learning, (UDL).  Second semester some of them offer and teach arts residencies to our students.  Read more about it in this Seven Days piece.


 
Read THE WEEKLY LEAL the IAA 2nd Grade Newspaper
Click to Read the Latest Issues of "THE WEEKLY LEAL," the IAA 2nd Grade Newspaper:


STAY TUNED for the latest edition!  The first one of the 2014-2015 school year.


Click here to get to the ARCHIVE of the Weekly LEAL.

 
IAA El Sistema Pilot Strings Program in Year Two
 

ONE Strings Program Now in Year Two at IAA

Now in it's 2nd year, the Old North End Strings (ONE Strings) program at IAA is an El Ssitema inspired strings program that is engaging all 4th and 5th graders for 20 weeks this winter and spring.  Students are engaged in ensemble playing with their homeroom teachers and all of their classmates twice a week during the school day.



See the video about this here.

At the Integrated Arts Academy, a Pilot Program Puts Violins in Students' Hands


Read the Seven-Days piece on our pilot strings program.  Click here.



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