We were on the Enumclaw School District website when we came across a reminder that the District Art Show and Benefit Auction is happening this week at Enumclaw High School, so consider this an FYI if you weren't in the know already.
The event takes place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and artwork from all grade levels will be on display, including those from students. In fact, we were on a tour of the campus Tuesday night during the School Board's workshop session with school principal Susan Arbury when she reminded us of the fact.
Southwood's school newsletter for this month (click here to read) actually indicates that the show continues on Tuesday, May 14 (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Wednesday, May 15 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The event will be held in the commons area of the high school and in the 1000 building.
The tour really highlighted the many programs that fall under Southwood's roof as an elementary school. In her presentation to the board following the campus tour, Arbury emphasized that literacy and reading were still top priority for students along with the arts. From the Magic Strings Program to ECEAP, developmental preschool to individual achievement, self contained and pullout, Arbury oversees the administration of all of these and the board lauded her efforts and in particular, taking a lead role in pushing reading and comprehension for all students.
"It's great to see how all the different cogs fit in the wheel," Board president Chris VanHoof said.
The board were also treated to perhaps one of the first demonstrations of a fully outfitted sustainable classroom complete with and assorted accessories like audio equipment to enhance the learning experience. The rest of the school won't be properly set up until August 1 due to the need to complete some electrical work first.
To learn more about Southwood Elementary and the many programs that operate from the campus, visit the school website.