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Greenville Public School District Professional Development

Now entering the tenth year in the Greenville Arts Partnership, the Greenville Public School District has tons to look forward to this year! Our partnership program will continue to provide regular professional development, model demonstration lessons and we will be offering more field trips than ever. Other exciting features will be continuing the second year of the middle school dance program and an expansion of assistance in the classroom. We can’t wait for the fall to start! Click read more for the full fall schedule!

Fall Schedule

  • Tuesday, August 16 –  Kindergarten and 1st Grades, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, August 23 –  2nd and 3rd Grades, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, August 30 –  4th and 5th Grades, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, September 6 – Kindergarten, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, September 13 – 1st Grade, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, September 27 – 2nd Grade, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, October 4 –  3rd Grade, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, October 11 –  4th Grade, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
  • Tuesday, October 18 –  5th Grade, Melissa Manning Administrative Building, time TBA
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The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.