Archive for October, 2011
SCAD students and staff held a surprise Buzz Bus visit at Briar Vista Elementary on Monday, October 24! As a Dekalb County Public School, Briar Vista Elementary School follows the guiding Montessori principle of meeting the needs of the individual student. The school’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for all students by providing a safe, nurturing learning environment, enhanced with the use of developmentally appropriate resources, enabling them to become life-long learners in a rapidly changing society.
SCAD Atlanta volunteers visited Briar Vista Elementary for the first Buzz Bus visit of the 2011-2012 school year! SCAD volunteers recognized Art Teacher, Ms. Nguyen and celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month with her fourth and fifth grade class. Robin Morris, Continuing Education Coordinator II, led a hands-on workshop with a Day of the Dead theme. Students learned about the history of the holiday and discussed creative art techniques. Students drew elaborate designs, brainstormed color schemes, cut out flowers and decorations, used paint and gemstones, and created paper masks to take home! Everyone felt inspired to create a one-of-a-kind mask. Brandon, a student in the class, exclaimed “Art is my favorite class!”
SCAD also surprised Ms. Nguyen with a tremendous donation of free art supplies. These supplies were generously donated during the summer Buzz Bus donation drive from SCAD staff, departments, and students. The art donations included free notebooks, drawing pads, pencils, kneaded erasers, pens, watercolor sets, fabric samples, photo paper, and more! Students also received a Buzz Bus postcard and bee sticker as a keepsake! By the end of the visit, students were requesting signed autographs from Art the Bee and SCAD volunteers!
ABOUT BRIAR VISTA ELEMENTARY
Briar Vista Elementary School, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is in the Dekalb County Public Schools district. Briar Vista follows the guiding Montessori principle of meeting the needs of the individual student. Differentiated instruction addresses students’ needs, and is delivered through individual, small group and whole class presentations. The school’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for all students by providing a safe, nurturing learning environment, enhanced with the use of developmentally appropriate resources, enabling them to become life-long learners in a rapidly changing society.
Congratulations to our NEWBEES!! We would like to welcome you to the SCAD Atlanta Student Ambassador program sponsored by the Admission department. We are so excited to have such wonderful new additions to our team. Our NEWBEES help enhance our program, providing great skills, positive energy, and a wide range of diversity. Let the end of 2011 bring a great beginning to our Ambassador team in the New Year! The Student Ambassadors look forward to working with you all. Welcome aboard!
- Carlos Maldonado Romero
- Chantelle Fandino
- Ian Benboe
- Lydia Renee Rodgers
- Madalina Anton
- Megan Gurene
- Mohamed Sid’ahmed
- Quan Stallings
- Sophie Kramer
- Vicki Lau
- Victoria Sullivan
Photos taken by SCAD Student Ambassadors
One Warm Coat provides any person in need with a warm coat, free of charge. This organization promotes numerous coat drives held in the community. SCAD Atlanta will be taking part in helping One Warm Coat reach its donation goals this year!
Join SCAD Student Life to help others this winter by dropping off clean and gently used coats, gloves, scarves and hats in the Hub on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Your donation provides you with the chance to win great prizes!
ABOUT ONE WARM COAT
One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization that assists in the donation of coats. The organization started in 1992 with a Thanksgiving weekend coat drive at one location in San Francisco. One Warm Coat helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them for free to people in need. The organization’s goal is to ensure that anyone who needs a coat has one. Providing this simple yet vital need helps people live productive lives year round. Read their blog to learn about their other activities!