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the Young at Art Event

the Young at Art Event in our county administration building the Rood Center and every May NU Arts engages our entire community in an evening of production of art, ceramics, virtual reality, and other projects with opportunities to bid on student art through a live and silent auction. Local community theater groups like CATS, Sierra Stages, Quest Theater and LeGacy Presents offer our community and students a wide variety of opportunities to participate in production. Our schools’ join the richness in theatrical production in Nevada County with musical and drama productions annually at the middle school level. Each of our high schools has two annual productions, a play and a full scale musical through collaboration of the drama, choir, band and theatrical dance programs. We have professional productions like one would enjoy in San Francisco or New York here in our small town often promoted and produced by our local Grass Valley Center for the Arts. Grass Valley School District Union Hill School District Pleasant Ridge Union School District Nevada City School District Chicago Park School District Nevada Joint Union High School District Penn Valley Union Elementary School District Clear Creek School District Twin Ridges School District For many in our schools and community, words are the artist’s palate. Annually, the Nevada County Library and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office collaborate on our Nevada County Reads and Writes project. We all read a common book, write about it and participate in community and school activities around the book. Further supporting those excellent test scores, Nevada County students have a unique way to demonstrate mastery of the speaking and listening standards through Poetry Out Loud. Sponsored by Nevada County Arts Council, students choose a poem and recite it in a competition at the classroom, school, county and national level. While school budgets are tight but our Nevada County educators are committed to protect and preserve arts in the school. These words from poet Robert Frost apply, “For when at times the mob is swayed, to carry praise or blame too far, we may choose something like a star, to keep our minds on and be staid.” Young at Art Young at Art Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and education in the US. Observed in Youth March Art each Month year, is a month of thousands of American schools participate. promoting art and education in the US. Observed in March In Nevada County Young at Art each is year, our largest thousands of annual youth art event, and is sponsored American by schools the participate. County of Nevada, NCArts, and In Nevada Nevada County County Young Superintendent of Schools Office. at Art is our largest annual youth art event, and is How you can get involved: sponsored by the County of Nevada, NCArts, and Nevada • Arrange a whole class visit with County parents, Superintendent too of • We’ll supply refreshments, media Schools coverage, Office. How and you can a celebratory atmosphere! get involved: • Arrange a whole class visit with parents, too • We’ll supply refreshments, media coverage, and a celebratory atmosphere! 88 DESTINATION Nevada County

250 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-5303 sierracollege.edu 11001 College Trail, Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 550-2225 Academic Excellence and Student Success Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs. A 2015 Blue Ribbon School Ghidotti Early College High School On the Sierra College Campus 250 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 530.274.5270 • ghidotti.njuhsd.com The mission of GECHS is to provide a supportive, rigorous learning community through an individualized academic program that makes higher education more accessible to a diverse population that is reflective of the region’s demographics. Our program serves historically disadvantaged students, low-income students, first generation college students, English language learners and other high school students for whom a smooth transition into postsecondary education can be challenging. Ghidotti staff and students are committed to fulfilling our Vision. DESTINATION Nevada County 89