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Schools to display students' artwork, school projects

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Published in News on March 6, 2012 1:46 PM

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David and Anna Rendall look at student art on display Monday in Berkeley Mall. During March, artwork from public schools across the county will be exhibited at the mall, along with students' work in science, math and English as a Second Language.

Student projects will be on display at Berkeley Mall through March.

The center corridor of the mall will be converted into an art gallery to exhibit Wayne County Public Schools' student work in the areas of visual arts, second language/English as a Second Language, math and science.

More than 1,100 art projects from grades K-12 will be featured through March 17.

From March 18-24, an estimated 750 exhibits in arts, crafts and creative writings will represent ESL and second language students in grades K-12.

"This year, the Visual Arts Exhibit will be held for two weeks, rather than one, to give visitors more time to view the outstanding art work produced by the most promising and creative art students in our district," said Hope Meyerhoeffer, the school system's director of visual arts. "We also encourage the public to check out the Second Language/ESL Exhibit. This exhibit showcases the creativity of our second language and ESL students from across the county and allows visitors a better understanding of the many cultures and backgrounds our students come from."

The month will conclude with math/science education week, March 25-31, displaying projects completed in math and science classes.

"This exhibition is a wonderful way for the community to see firsthand how science and mathematics enrich a student's education," said Joyce Cunningham, WCPS director of mathematics. "The work being displayed reflects the exciting lessons being taught as a part of the middle and high school curriculums, and provides examples to visitors of the various projects that help engage students in math and science classes."