Spring

2022

California-based artist and educator Stephen Bruce will give a Gallery Talk, Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie (located in Cadwalader Park). Throughout the day, the museum will exhibit Dunn Middle School student artworks created during Bruce’s school demonstrations. Parents and student artists are encouraged to attend. Bruce uses acid to etch sheets of copper or brass into earth-toned abstract paintings that evoke the power and serenity of water, earth, and sky, saying his biggest artistic influence is Mother Earth. His seascapes are inspired by aerial views of the oceans.

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Any Given Child

TRENTON

Arts for

Any Given Child

TRENTON

Trenton Public Schools

End-of-year ARTS Events

Trenton City Museum at
Ellarslie
(in Cadwalader Park)

Through arts education we will nurture the development of all Trenton students to become creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers, who are motivated and confident individuals.

About Arts for Any Given Child Trenton 

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2021-2022 School Year
Trenton Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department "Hub"

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SPRING/SUMMER 2022
Professional Development
Opportunities & Resources

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Community Invitations

Arts for

Any Given Child Trenton

Mission (Part B)

 

It is the RIGHT of every child to have

continuous learning through the arts.

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It is the RESPONSIBILITY of the entire

Trenton community to provide it.

Educators who complete the Kennedy Center Education Annual Needs Assessment Survey by May 27th, 2022, will be entered in a raffle to win a $50 Amazon e-gift card. Click for survey.

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What is 

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OUR MISSION

To provide world-class arts education in the Trenton Public Schools through joyful engagement with high quality, diverse arts experiences resulting in engaged citizens who are curious, empathetic, resilient, and prepared for success in the 21st Century.

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OUR HISTORY

In 2015, Trenton became the 19th site selected to participate in the Kennedy Center’s prestigious Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child Program. As of FY 2022, there are 28 Any Given Child Communities across the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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OUR VISION

Through arts education we will nurture the development of all Trenton students to become creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers, who are motivated and confident individuals.

Our Journey

In a Nutshell...

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Community Arts Partners

One Backbone Organization &
One Community Arts Team (CAT)

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Committed to ensuring that EVERY CHILD in grades Pre-k through 12 has equitable access to quality arts integration/education programming in a sequential curriculum.

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Two Years of Strategic Planning

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Visioning --> Goal-Setting --> Developing, Distributing and Analyzing Surveys to determine the current status of arts education and identify where gaps exist in programs and resources to establish long-range goals and action steps.
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Three Funding Streams

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$$ from Donors (Foundations, individuals, corporations) 

 

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Creative Classrooms Fund  Funds are distributed to teachers and principals who have applied for these resources. Can be used for supplies, trips, guest artists, or common planning hours outside of school for arts classes or arts integration projects. 

Teacher Professional Learning Fund

Funds distributed to facilitators to conduct professional learning sessions, and to teachers to attend arts and arts integration trainings outside of school hours.

Administration Fund

Funds used to cover AGC 

administrative costs such as fundraising consultants, marketing/PR consultants, project manager time, and CAT meeting materials (and event planning supplies.) 

Four Goal Area Working Groups

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Arts Integration/ Programming

All teachers are rigorously trained to implement intentional arts integration in all classrooms to enrich instructional practice and deepen student understanding across all subject areas. All students will experience substantive art learning in dance, music, theatre, visual arts and media arts across all schools Pre-K through 8 that is equitable in time, facilities, and materials and programmed in a thoughtful sequential manner.

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Family & Community Engagement/ Marketing

From the family to the school and from the school to the family, the Trenton community will support, value, and engage in students’ arts education experiences that are relevant to and respectful of cultural engagement.

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Partnerships

Students, teachers, and administrators in every school will benefit and learn from regular, robust, and learning outcome-centered community arts partnerships in a variety of the arts.

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Fundraising

Used for supplies, trips, guest artists, common planning hours outside of school for arts classes and arts integration projects.  Distributed to facilitators to lead professional learning sessions, and to teachers to attend arts and arts integration trainings outside of school hours. Used to cover AGCT administration such as fundraising consultants, marketing/PR consultants, project manager time, and CAT meeting materials. 

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Xtra, Xtra... Read all about it!!!!

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Any Given Child Trenton has been busy making headlines. Learn more by clicking on the links...

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Kennedy Center announces Trenton as partner city for Any ...

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It takes a community and the arts to make 'Any Given Child'

10.02.19

PSO Heads to Trenton Schools' Music and Arts Festival ...

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TRENTON'S OWN
Music Ambassador

and supporter of Trenton Public Schools and Arts for Any Given Child Trenton has passed. Thank you Sarah for your dedicated life-long commitment to music lovers across the globe. Your presence will be greatly missed!

SARAH DASH

8/18/45 - 9/20/21

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Take a sneak peek at our arts-rich Trenton Public School District!

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Hedgepeth Williams Middle School of the Arts visits Metropolitan Opera (11-26-19)

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MLK ES Black Wax Museum 2-20-20

MLK Jr. Elementary School student London portrays NJ Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson at the "Live" Black Wax Museum held on 2-20-20. Students presentedbiographies of a Trentonian that has made medical, economic, education, social justice or Health contributions to Trenton and around the world.

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Small Stage Performance at 6-13-19 Annua
Small Stage Performance at 6-13-19 Annua

Mott Elementary School students perform on the small stage at the 6-13-19 district-wide end-of-year Music & Arts Festival.

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Hedgepeth Williams Middle School of the Arts visits Metropolitan Opera (11-26-19)

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