Arts Access Initiative - Creative Focus School

Piney Point is delighted to announce that we have been selected to join the Arts Access Initiative  as a Creative Focus School for 2017-18. This designation allows us to bring extraordinary arts programming to our campus and demonstrates our commitment to serving the whole child.

We will partner with nine of Houston's most exceptional performing arts organizations this year:

Alley Theatre - Two whole school performances

Oskar and the Last Straw
This hilarious romp was a huge hit with Pre-K through 5th, teachers, and administrators! Students rolled in the aisles and also walked away with valuable information about how to handle stress and what to do when it is all just too much!

Oskar vs Thingamabob

Da Camera - classroom Music Encounters for grades K-3

I am Jam

Greek Odes

Butterfly Ballet - 1st Grade Music Encounters

Landfill Harmonic

Da Camera Landfill Harmonic Music Encounter at PPES from Boyce Teacher on Vimeo.

Investigative Reporter

Express Children's Theater - Performance of Freedom Train

Houston Ballet - studio visit for 3rd and 5th grade classes

Students (and teachers!) were thrilled to meet Houston legend Lauren Anderson and enjoyed a high energy swing, rumba, and twist through the history of dance. Students were as fascinated by the living timeline and amazed to learn that the dancers were students from all over the world.

Dance to Learn
We were thrilled to be granted this very special opportunity for our students - a teacher from the Houston Ballet Academy came to lead 6 math and science lessons taught via the medium of movement! Students explored concepts as diverse as attributes of geometric solids, the transfer of energy via food chains, and more with Ms. Brittany Bass. We are so grateful for this experience.

Houston Grand Opera -

StoryBook Opera for K-2
All our K-2nd students (and teachers) are primed to be lifetime opera lovers in the wake of these enchanting performances! Ms. Campbell performed Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes and Muncha, Muncha, Muncha by Candace Flemming.

Storybook Opera from Boyce Teacher on Vimeo.

Opera to Go
HGO returned to Piney point to finish complete their conquest of Panther hearts and minds! All students K-5 loved the performance of Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers
Monkey and Francine at PPES from Boyce Teacher on Vimeo.

Main Street Theater - artist in residence with 5th grade

Session 1 - Ms. Purvey, Ms. Mulry, and Ms. Moreno's classes

Mercury - performance for whole school

MET Dance - artist in residence with 4th grade and whole school performance

See highlights from session 1 with 4th grade:

MET Dance partnership - session 1 from Kimberly Boyce-Quentin on Vimeo.

Scenes from the school-wide performances

Theater Under the Stars -  artist in residence with 3rd grade

Young Audiences - Jean Kuecher -puppetry performances:

 Favorite Stories & Sleeping Beauty and the Handsome Prince

Jean Kuecher's Sleeping Beauty at Piney Point from Boyce Teacher on Vimeo.

David Zucker - Poetry in Motion These partnerships will bring a wide range of music, dance, and dramatic performance to our campus and actually into the classroom! All students from Kindergarten - 5th grade will  have visiting artists from one or more of these organizations collaborating with their teachers in the classroom creating their own unique performance piece built on their math or science curriculum.

Watch this space for updates, images, and video clips! We cannot wait to see the creative genius of our students take center stage!

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