The Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning address visual and multicultural literacies, as well as creative thinking skills competencies that students should achieve through Fine Arts.
Fine Arts is a key component of our student's education and development. It's important that students learn the language of the arts, understand how works of art are produced, and understand the role of the arts in civilizations, past and present.
Each spring, in celebration of Illinois Education Week, the Board of Education hosts a special recognition of student art. The celebration, Gallery 62, is a unique venue for the Board of Education to honor outstanding elementary student artists and the teachers who mentor them. One piece of art is selected for creativity and artistic achievement from each school by the art teacher. The artwork hangs in the Forest Board Room hallway for two years. After that period, the artwork is displayed in the school where it was created until the student is promoted from District 62. Parents will receive the artwork at the artist's eighth grade promotion ceremony.
Community Consolidated School District 62 would like to recognize students whose artwork was selected as part of Gallery 62: Reese Capper Algonquin, Mahi Shah Central, Nicholas Johnston Chippewa, Allison Wager Cumberland, Rebecca Pelletiere Forest, Isa Muriel Iroquois, Andy Sugar Iroquois, Eleanor Rutherford North, Janine Enage Orchard Place, Derrik Martinez Plainfield, Alayah Magallanes South, Charlotte Sewell Terrace.
The Gallery 62 Art Exhibit was introduced as a way to recognize works of art created by District 62 students under the guidance of district art teachers. The Board of Education presents the original art to the parents or guardians during eighth grade promotion ceremonies.