News, Events, and Announcements
Creative Arts Academy 6th and 8th Grade Heritage students get to try their hands at poetry – with the help of a professional poet and teacher. Sudlow & CAA teacher Natasha Waite met and invited Toney Jackson to work with her Creative Arts classes on their poetry unit.
Toney Jackson began performing in the spoken word/‘open mic’ scene he helped to foster at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Since then, he has been recognized by the Academy of American Poets, won several poetry slams, and been a featured reader, performer, and workshop leader, at schools, theatres, and other venues across the country. Read more
Creative Arts Academy Staff Highlight
By Heidi Hernandez
CAA 6th – 8th Grade Visual Arts teacher Heidi Hernandez is currently hard at work on her Figge Art Museum Installation.
The piece expresses the importance of listening and conversations among people. Inspired by StoryCorps, this exhibit invites the viewer to harvest the stories that exist in our community and become more connected to others through spoken words. Read more
Congrats to Brighton Hall and Sarelle Fredenburg, both 9th grade Creative Arts Academy students, for making this year’s Kennedy Honor Orchestra. They were selected from more than 300 students representing 40 schools in Iowa. Their dedication and hard work will culminate in a performance in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, March 2nd. Read more
Students from the 6th grade Communication and Life Skills class explored the art of soapbox speeches! Four students from the class were selected to present to their peers and invited audience!