"Parents for Arts Create Excellence"
In 1998 Madison Station created our "Arts Create Excellence" program to give our students the opportunity to learn about the arts – to learn through the arts – every day! For more than 2 decades, the visual and performing arts have become an integral part of daily classroom instruction.
Our school has been honored by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education as a School of Distinction as well as been named a Model School by the Mississippi Arts Commission. We have hosted and trained hundreds of educators from other schools across our state that wanted to emulate the great things we are doing.
Our program initially operated on grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Initiative, the US Department of Education, the Jr. Auxiliary of Madison/Ridgeland, and funding from the Madison Station PTO. As the grant money ended, the Madison Station PTO continued to add the items to its budget expenses so that our students could continue to have these opportunities. In fact, for the last 10 years, the PTO alone has paid the salary (including all benefits) of our full-time art teacher allowing our school to be the only elementary school in our district (and most of the state) to have a full time certified art teacher!
We need your help to ensure that the arts at Madison Station continue to be strong. The administration and faculty are committed to the Arts. The PTO is equally committed to the Arts as well as providing many other resources to our school (playground upkeep, teacher appreciation, technology, etc.).
All PACEsetters funds go directly to continue the arts-based curriculum at Madison Station. Please take a minute to decide on your level of support for PACEsetters and use the attached form.
Thanks again for your support of the Arts!
PACESETTER DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE