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Dwight Rich
School of the Arts

K-6    An Artful Learning School


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Our Artful Learning Units have begun!!!

At Dwight Rich, we will be:

  • Engaging students with a Bernstein-inspired “Artful Learning” model of arts integration aligned to Michigan grade level standards.
  • Implementing Project Based Learning based on the BIE model.

Dwight Rich School of the Arts offers unique learning experiences for K-6 students utilizing technology and art labs, along with dance and music studio spaces.

What is Arts Integration?

Arts integration is a teaching approach where students construct and demonstrate their learning through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form to their subject(s) of study to enhance their understanding. This involves visual, performing, music, media, and communication arts.

What Makes Dwight Rich Special?

  • Technology-based learning and arts programming.
  • Art labs, technology labs, dance, music and performance studio space.
  • Content and teaching resources: Project-based Learning, SAFARI Montage, Aldebran Robotics

The Artful Learning Model

The four main quadrants of this model encourage and support best teaching practices while improving the manner in which both students and teachers learn.
They are:


Dwight Rich School of the Arts will:

facilitate Arts Immersion Weeks – engaging students in arts creation and learning through an Artist-in-Residence program that increases student exposure to the arts, culminating in school-based performances and family programs at the Wharton Center.

Dwight Rich Partners with the Best

Artful Learning Concepts, Significant Questions and Masterworks



Concept: Change

Significant Question: How does an awareness of change help us understand the world?

Masterwork: Mozart's 12 variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

First Grade

Concept: Relationships

Significant Question: Why are relationships necessary and where do we find them?

Masterwork: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Second Grade

Concept: Transformation

Significant Question: What types of transformation do we see in our lives/our world?

Masterwork: Picasso's Self Portraits


Third Grade

Concept: Adaptation

Significant Question: Why is adaptation necessary in our world?

Masterwork: Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" and Chris Jordan's "Running the Numbers II"



Fourth Grade

Concept: Systems

Significant Question: What impact do systems have on our lives and the world?

Masterwork: Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry" Mural at the DIA

Fifth Grade

Concept:Cause and Effect

Significant Question: How does cause and effect create change?

Masterwork: Shadowland by Philobolus

Sixth Grade

Concept: Cause and Effect

Significant Question: How does cause and effect shape the world we live in?

Masterwork: Mercy, Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye


Art's Team

Concept: Transformation

Significant Question:

Masterwork: Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renee Watson




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What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

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Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.

Dr. Mark Coscarella
Deputy Superintendent
(517) 755-2946

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:

Ms. Cordelia Black
Director of Public Safety
(517) 755-2030