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Sanger Unified School District

Provide opportunities for all TK-8th grade students to perform or exhibit the arts for community members. Students will have the opportunity to experience performances and exhibits presented by artists and arts groups both on campus and within the community.

    • Create resource list of free or low cost community arts resources and events for students and educators.
    • Create parent docent programs for visual art.
    • Initiate or continue school site arts events centered on existing school activities: Back to School Night, Open House, Cinco de Mayo, Unity Day, Martin Luther King, Red Ribbon Week, Peach Blossom, District Showcase, Early Literacy Nights, etc.
    • Engage community performers and visual artists in performing and exhibiting at schoolsites.


    Action Steps
    Person(s) Responsible Due Date

    Name & Role

    Continue and refine the community visual art docent program at Jefferson.

    Expand the pilot to selected school sites.

    Add new sites yearly until all schools are participating.

    Kathleen Mattox & 
    Annette Husak
    Provide sites with resources and support.


    Site principals
    Designate someone to coordinate the program, and purchase supplies.

    8/2016


    8/2017

    Initiate or continue school site arts events centered on existing school activities:
    Back to School Night, Open House, Cinco de Mayo, Unity Day, Martin Luther King, Red Ribbon Week, Peach Blossom, District Showcase, Early Literacy Nights, etc.

    Jennifer Determan- Lewis
    Provide sites with resources and support.


    Site principals and VAPA site leads
    Ensure that the arts are represented at these events

    8/2016, continue annually

    Continue and expand community art display in the Arts Alive gallery.

    Jennifer Determan- Lewis
    Schedule the event


    Kathleen Mattox
    Help find artists to display work

    8/2016, continue annually

    Continue and expand community art display in the Arts Alive gallery.

    Jennifer Determan- Lewis
    Schedule the event


    Kathleen Mattox
    Help find artists to display work

    8/2016, continue annually

    Continue Youth Art Month display and awards in the Art Alive Gallery. Have district level winners displayed and student artists recognized at city hall.

    Cheryl Senn & Kathleen Mattox
    Schedule the event

    3/2017, continue annually



    Impact on Students
    Increased visual art experiences, increased community involvement. Students will become more engaged in their community through frequent exchanges both at school and off site. Students will have the opportunity for their performances and exhibitions to be enjoyed by the community. Students will benefit from a multi-generational approach to teaching. Students will be more excited about going to school.

    Measures of Success
    Higher visibility of the arts at school site events. A comprehensive community arts resource list shared with all schools. Parent art docent programs will be implemented at all elementary school sites.