The goal of the Fine Arts Staff in Red Oak ISD is to support all students in achieving the district vision by providing students the opportunity to create, perform, interact, and expand their horizons through visual and performing arts. We believe arts education is an important piece of a well-balanced curriculum, and essential to our student success. Red Oak ISD students receive arts education throughout the district.
Red Oak ISD Named Best Community for Music Education
For the fourth time, Red Oak ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Red Oak ISD is one of 4% of districts across the nation receiving the prestigious award in 2017. NAMM is the National Association for Music Merchants.
The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.
To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Red Oak ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
“Research has shown that a strong music education background impacts a student academically, socially and in the areas of confidence and adaptability,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Goddard. “In Red Oak ISD we make our Graduate Profile pervasive in all we do and part of that profile is for our students to be Fair, Respectful and Well Rounded. This is further affirmation that our students, staff and community are doing great things in this area. “
About The NAMM Foundation:
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
For more information, please contact:
Red Oak ISD P. O. Box 9000 Red Oak, TX 75154 972-617-2941