"East Millbrook Magnet Middle Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts is excited to announce that Annie Savage will lead a master class for our seventh and eighth grade Intermediate and Guild Orchestra students on Thursday September 28, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh. This master class is supported by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County in partnership with WCPSS, Wake County, PineCone, and the International Bluegrass Music Association. We are thrilled to host such an accomplished musician, what an amazing opportunity for our students!"
Sixth grade math students create a project blending art and their study of decimals. Students were introduced to the origins of quilting. After discussing Tar Beach by famous visual artist and quilter, Faith Ringgold, students were asked to use geometric pattern blocks to create a quilt square. After exploring how to rotate, flip and overlap their geometric pattern blocks, students discovered how to create their own original designs that were placed onto a quilt square. Using a table, students counted how many of each pattern block was used in the design, multiplied the number of pattern blocks used against the cost of each pattern block, and then determined the total cost of their quilt square. Sixth grade Lion and Panther teams will be piecing together selected quilt squares to build team math quilts in the sixth grade building.