Rio and the Arts
The Rio School District supports the Arts. It provides opportunities for learners to learn and develop as creative, making people. It also provides chances for the community and other experts to engage with the arts being made in Rio. This takes many forms. In many and most classrooms, classroom teachers embed and integrate arts activities into learning of all kinds and levels. Rio teachers also teach art for art’s sake. Visual arts, musical arts, theatrical and dramatic arts, dance arts, video arts, animation arts, and performance arts all have a prominent place in Rio learning. We acknowledge that to be human is to have the arts in our lives.
Rio uses its limited funding for these purposes. We want to make sure that Rio learners have these opportunities in their lives. One day, in a better “educational world,” the educational budget will declare this priority at a state level. Regardless, sustaining and developing the arts is up to us as a local community.
Life is better because of the arts.