What is Turnaround Arts?
Led by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a White House advisory committee on cultural issues, together with the US Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, local partners, and several private foundations, Turnaround Arts brings arts education programs and supplies to a group of the lowest-performing elementary and middle schools in the country. These resources help schools improve attendance, parent engagement, student motivation and academic achievement.
Turnaround Arts transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. They envision a world in which all students engage in a well-rounded education and exude confidence, critical thinking, and creativity as a result. Turnaround Arts brings arts education programs and supplies to a group of elementary and middle schools in the country. These resources help schools improve attendance, parent engagement, student motivation, and academic achievement.
As part of Turnaround Arts, schools receive an array of arts education services designed to increase their chances of success, engage their community and raise the visibility of their achievements. Key to these efforts is building arts education programming that is rigorous, effective and integrated holistically into the school, as well as strategically targeted to addressing larger school challenges. The program works closely with each school throughout the year to help the school community plan and implement their programming and ensure its quality and impact.
Warren Lane ES Music
WLES has a full-time Music Teacher. The students learn about the history of music and how to read and play musical instruments (such as guitars, violins, and keyboards).
All students, Transitional Kindergarten through 6th Grade, participate in an one-hour music class weekly.
Warren Lane ES Partnerships
WLES has developed the following partnerships through the Turnaround Arts Program:
- LA Opera
- PS Arts
- Heidi Duckler Performance Arts
- Technology Enhanced Arts Learning (TEAL)
Turnaround Arts Celebrity Artist
WLES has the honor of having Kerry Washington as our Turnaround Arts celebrity artist. As the celebrity artists, Washington visits the school throughout the year to encourage the school community members about the importance of education and how the integration of arts can assist the 21st century skills needed for the students to be academically and socially successful.