Know Your Child’s School –
Find out what the school offers your child in music, art, theatre, and dance. Do classroom teachers receive training in the arts and arts integration? What additional opportunities exist that focus on the arts (performances, residencies, field trips, etc.)?
Form Relationships –
Talk to other parents about their knowledge in the arts. Share a few helpful resources to increase their understanding of the importance of the arts. Find out what expectations they have for their child’s education in the arts and share arts education research with them.
Talk to School Leadership –
Share why the arts are important for your child and be specific what actions you’d like taken. Provide data and information about how the arts support student growth academically, behaviorally, and socially. Encourage school wide collaboration with Mississippi Whole Schools.
Wondering how to articulate that MWS can help your school meet vital goals? Be sure to look at the Advocacy information on this website.