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CONGRATS Indianola K-8 Unified Arts Team! Our pleas were heard!

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Thank You! Due to the diligence of our parents, staff, students, former students, etc., the decision was made to keep our Unified Arts Team at full time status at Indianola K-8. All the personal emails & letters made a big difference! It's amazing the change that can come from a group of like minded people working together! Here is a letter received from our principal...

March 31, 2014

Dear Indianola Informal K-8 families and friends:

Thank you for taking the time over the last week to express your thoughts about the Indianola Informal K-8 program, specifically the arts team.

After an in-depth review by the district, the decision has been made to fully restore the full-time arts team for our elementary and middle grades. No reductions will occur.

I want to reassure you that our staff is committed to delivering an instructional program that is the quality you have come to expect from Indianola Informal K-8. Integrated units of study that allow students to connect content with the arts, multiple ways of demonstrating mastery and opportunities to build community will continue to be parts of this program.

Feel free to contact me personally, if you have questions.

Kathryn Moser
Principal
Indianola K-8 School
Columbus City Schools

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  • Corey DiRutigliano
    Corey DiRutigliano United States, Fairbanks
    Mar 31, 2014
    Mar 31, 2014
    Pulling the arts from a school, or a community, would be a mistake on a grand scale. It's the medium we use to share, in voice, song, movement or in image. Communication is what allows us to survive and thrive - it is foundational to how we exist as a species. Columbus, a place with a vibrant culture and collaborative spirit, would suffer greatly from the loss of generations stripped of this creative educational base, as would communities near and far.

    Indianola was, for me, the perfect place to spread out, experiment with my own style and abilities, and in a non-judgmental space. It has allowed me focus on the present while imagining limitless points beyond. There are no words powerful enough to encompass my gratitude for this gift early in life - a gift which I continue to embrace, exercise, and share along every path.
  • Patti O'Toole
    Patti O'Toole United States, Columbus
    Mar 31, 2014
    Mar 31, 2014
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  • Tai Cornute
    Tai Cornute United States, Columbus
    Mar 31, 2014
    Mar 31, 2014
    To ensure greater success for children, wholistic approaches like that of Indianola Informal should be celebrated. Children should not have to suffer due to political ramifications and cut backs. Please reconsider cutting such an integral part of these children's education.
  • Zach Fredin
    Zach Fredin United States, Minneapolis
    Mar 31, 2014
    Mar 31, 2014
    I attended Indianola in the early 90s. The outstanding arts program had a huge impact on my childhood. I hope these cut backs can be reversed.
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