School of the Arts
K-8 An Artful Learning School
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, 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.
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
Contact Dwight Rich
Susan Basso, Principal
Shannon Harris, Assistant Principal
Lamar Wilson, Assistant Principal
Crystal Knight, Secretary
2022-23 School Year
8:55 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Half day 8:55 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Half Day & Last Day of School - All GradesDate: Jun 9Calendar: Dwight Rich School Calendar
The Bright Side Newsletter - March 2023
Letter to Families - Tuesday, Feb 14th
The Bright Side Newsletter - Dec 2022
The Bright Side Newsletter - Oct 2022
Annual Education Report Cover Letter (AERCL)
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
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)
Sexual Misconduct Policy
September 30, 2020 - Clark Hill Power Point Presentation
Title IX Grievance Procedures
Investigation Procedures A to Z - November 2, 2020
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:
- If you are a district employee and would like to report prohibited behavior, please fill out the form on the Lansing School District Prohibited Behavior Internal Reporting Portal. (You must be logged into your Office 365 account.)
519 W. Kalamazoo
519 W. Kalamazoo
Title IX concerns can also be mailed to:
Lansing School District
519 West Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48933