Fine Arts


The Fine Arts Department offers a diverse range of exciting curricular and extra-curricular programs. More than 250 teachers instruct students in music, theater, and visual arts programs in 82 schools. The extensive Fine Arts Curriculum designed and implemented in the Wichita Public Schools aligns with the Kansas Department of Education Standards and the National Standards for Arts Education.

Vision Statement
The USD 259 Fine Arts Department will be the premier showcase for arts-in-education for the state of Kansas, where a rigorous Fine Arts curriculum is valued and supported through equitable resources and is connected to the community.

Mission Statement
USD 259 Fine Arts Teachers are dedicated to the advancement of individual/cultural understanding and appreciation through the study of Fine Arts by providing high-quality, standards-based Fine Arts experiences grounded in integrity, creativity and innovation.

Big News
Fine Arts Happenings
Education Edge
The Education Edge Steering Team Committee granted $19,800 to Fine Arts for the 2013-14 school year to purchase pottery wheels for visual arts programs, along with baritones, basses and cellos for beginning instrumentalists. We are very fortunate to have this continued support in our district.

Departments
Contacts
+ Eric Crawford, Instrumental Music-Orchestra
+ Holly Taylor, Vocal Music
+ Janelle Bell, Fine Arts Secretary
+ Maranda Wilson, Instrumental Music-Band
+ Martha Gates, Drama
+ Shawn Chastain, Executive Coordinator
+ Tina Murano, Visual Arts
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