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Special Projects

MPS Community Art Project

Engaging Students and Supporting Academic Achievement through Art

The first inaugural art project, The Odyssey of Holling Heights Elementary, January 2019

Goals of the project

-Engaging every student in some aspect of a school-wide project with a professional artist.

  • The project will include every MPS school, Buell Stadium, and the Young Adult Program. 
  • Every project will involve students, staff, and community members in a meaningful way.
  • The project will have a far reaching and lasting impact on the Millard community as it offers opportunities for community building and engagement.

-Enhancing and providing meaningful associations to district learning objectives through art.

  • Every project will be tied directly to the district's Essential Learner Outcomes through a school-wide curricular process.
  • A large body of research shows that academic achievement in reading and math is supported when students have positive associations with the arts.

Check out our May 2019 campaign kick-off via OmahaGives! for this special project: