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Meet the Masters Presentation

Meet the Masters has over 35 years of experience providing interactive, multi-media art education to elementary school students worldwide.  As a leading art program, Meet the Masters introduces 35 Master Artists to students through art lessons and art activities that are well researched, historical, culturally divers, standards-based and continue to inspire young artists to create their own works of art.  At our most recent assembly, our Wildcats learned about the artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).  Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico.  Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy.  We can't wait to see our Wildcats take on her style in their own artwork.

Students at Craig Williams participating in PBIS.

 

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, tiered framework for supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. At Craig Williams, we have created our PAWS expectations (Promote peace and safety, Achieve your goals, Work hard, Show respect) that make up our matrix in order to give students a guideline on how we expect them to behave around campus. This school year, we have also opened a PBIS store that allows students to exchange “PAWS” bucks for items or experiences. In order for students to receive “PAWS” bucks, they have to be caught in the act of demonstrating one of our four PAWS expectations. “PAWS” bucks are given out on a daily basis by all staff both inside the classroom and out on the playground. “PAWS” bucks allow students an opportunity to earn individual incentives for their positive behavior choices. The PBIS store opens every other Friday during our students’ lunch time to give everyone a chance to shop. 

Students participating in STEMnetics

Third grade students took part in an intensive, hands-on exploration of circuits during a two-week after school class. They worked in cooperative teams to build circuits capable of transmitting an electric current to accomplish various tasks. From launching helicopters at the end of an electrical circuit to sending messages using lights and sound effects, students learned that they could harness electrical energy. By building circuits to convert electrical energy into other forms of energy to do work...they experienced first hand that work could be tons of fun!