Fine Arts Week is our annual celebration and showcase of student work in the visual, performing, and literary arts. Running April 25-29, the week began with the reveal of our award-winning literary magazine, Caught in the Pages. This student-designed and curated project includes artwork and creative writing pieces from students in Kindergarten-8th grade and a handful of faculty members. The EIKON Art Show, a pop-up gallery organized by art teachers Mrs. Ailor and Mrs. Wise and the PTC EIKON Art Show Co-Chairs Leslie Pitts and Emily Triantaphyllis, included still lifes, self-portraits, landscapes, ceramics, and mixed media works created by students in Kindergarten-8th grade. The show opened on Monday, April 25 with a special reception and ran the full week for everyone to enjoy.
On Tuesday, the AOS Library hosted a Poetry Slam that featured 5th- and 6th-grade students who are featured in this year’s literary magazine. Wednesday brought our middle school Fine Arts Award Ceremony where students who demonstrated specific achievements in the various mediums were recognized. Immediately following was the faculty performance Agape. Faculty and staff members showed off their talents in dancing (a tango by Mrs. Wise and tap dancing by Mrs. Frommert and Mrs. Papazis), music (a drum solo by Mr. Dix and an arrangement with Mr. Georgandis and Ms. Schumacher with vocals by Grace. M '22), and song (by Ms. Woods).
Middle school students performed in their spring concert Thursday night. This year’s concert centered around the theme of “unity” with songs from favorites like The Beatles, Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield, and The Greatest Showman. The show ended with a dedicated prayer and song for those suffering in Ukraine.
The week ended with Grandparents & Special Friends Day where over 1,200 grandparents enjoyed a special program of songs from our youngest students through our middle school Ukulele Choir and honor choir members. Grandparents also enjoyed the last day of the EIKON Art Show and visited their grandchild(ren)’s classrooms.