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East Valley Middle School Principal Dan Rispens said the committee worked hard to align the state standards with the district curriculum.
“We also examined what kind of opportunities are out there to purchase materials to support art in the classroom,” he said.
A program called “Meet the Masters” designed as a comprehensive art program for a district like East Helena’s was purchased, Rispens said.
“It utilizes master artist as the basis, teaching principals incorporated by those masters,” he said.
It also provides projects for teachers to apply those principals, Rispens told trustees, which took a lot of pressure off of having to invent them.
“They can just deliver the instruction,” he said.
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