03/14/14 — WCPS students get chance to share artwork with public

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WCPS students get chance to share artwork with public

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on March 14, 2014 1:46 PM

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Erica Nicholas and Bobby Lane get a closer look at a fish made out of a plastic bottle that is on display along with other creations from students in elementary and middle schools in Wayne County at Berkeley Mall on Wednesday. Student projects from a variety of areas will be on display throughout the month.

This time of year, the Berkeley Mall corridor becomes an exhibit of artwork and projects representing students in Wayne County Public Schools.

The community is invited to see the showcase representing the areas of visual arts, English as a Second language, math and science.

Currently, a variety of artwork projects are on display. More than 1,100 exhibits submitted by students from kindergarten through high school can be seen during mall hours until Saturday.

Monday, the area will be converted to feature arts, crafts and feature writings from the district's second language-ESL programs. The exhibition will be on display until March 22, said Hope Meyerhoeffer, the school system's director of visual arts.

"The two-week art exhibition displays artwork created by some of the most promising and creative art students in our district," she said. "The second language/ELS exhibit showcases the creativity of our second language and ESL students from across the district and allows visitors a better understanding of the many cultures and backgrounds our students come from."

During the week of March 23, the district will hold Math/Science Education Week at the mall. Hundreds of exhibits made up of special work and student projects completed in WCPS math and science classes will be displayed.

"This exhibition allows the community to see firsthand how science and mathematics enrich a student's education," Joyce Cunningham, director of mathematics, said. "The displays reflect the exciting lessons being taught as a part of the middle and high school curriculums, and provide examples to visitors of the various projects that help engage students in math and science classes."