Proposed Changes to Scheduling in Wilson County Schools Detrimental to Established Arts Programs
  • Petitioned Superintendent Sean Bulson of Wilson County Schools Board of Education.

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Superintendent Sean Bulson of Wilson County Schools Board of Education.

Proposed Changes to Scheduling in Wilson County Schools Detrimental to Established Arts Programs

    1. Kailin McGarry
    2. Petition by

      Kailin McGarry

      Wilson, NC

The new superintendent of Wilson County Schools is proposing a hybrid schedule in the high schools. Under this schedule, time allotted for arts classes will be cut in half. He also would like to limit the number of semesters the students can participate in art programs. For many students the arts are the only reason they come to school and the only reason they will go to college. With that said, it is a proven fact that students in arts programs like band, chorus, visual arts and dance are more likely to graduate than non-arts students.They also score higher on college board tests for each year they participate. There are extra-musical skills taught in these classes such as self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, respect, teamwork, and improved self esteem that are some of the skills no other classes can teach.These programs are the only way that many students will make it into a college in the competitive world we live in. HELP US SAVE OUR ARTS PROGRAMS!

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    • Patricia Bradshaw WALSTONBURG, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      It has been proven that the Arts only enhance students production in other areas. The fact that the Arts are alive in Eastern NC is what makes living here most appealing to me. These programs have grown to be so successful for a reason. Quite simply, it ain't broke, don't try and fix it!

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    • Janna Parham WILSON, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Chorus was so important in my growth in High School. When I didn't have the words to get my feelings out, there was music.

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    • A Williams RALEIGH, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      It was my participation in the arts from second grade through my Senior year in the WCS system that helped me grow the confidence needed to have a successful career in college and professionally. Please keep the program alive!

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    • Ericka Johnson SIMS, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      I remember those days that i didn't even want to go to school that morning, but then I remembered that I had dance later on. The performing arts has made me the person that I am today.

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    • Alice Wiggins ELM CITY, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      The Arts fuel the brain, the imagination, and allow many to show their gifts.

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