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San Antonio Wolf Trap NEWS:Empowering early learners through Performing Arts

April, 2017

NEWS from San Antonio Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts 

April 2017



theArtsFund, as national affiliate of Wolf Trap, and our San Antonio Wolf Trap Teaching Artists have successfully completed eleven, 8 week residencies in 6 school districts, East Central, Somerset, South San, Southside, Harlandale, and Southwest.  A grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas made the residencies possible in selected districts.  

Here is what two of the classroom teachers had to say:

  • Students who participated in San Antonio Wolf Trap residencies are showing comprehension skills much sooner than my students from previous years." Ms Mahr, East Central ISD Development Center
  •    “The strategies that I was taught will last a lifetime.” Ms.Kristie Robles, Hidden Cove Elementary, (Southwest ISD), 
Approximately 240 Pre-K students benefited from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas' grant 

San Antonio Wolf Trap’s partnership with Pre-K 4 SA continues with the engagement of 4 residencies at each of the Pre-K 4SA locations, both the North Education Center and the West Education Center.

 A grant from Pre-K 4 SA, allowed theArtsFund to become a Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts Affiliate.  San Antonio Wolf Trap officially announced its acceptance by Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning in Virginia, as an affiliate, in March of 2016. Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is a program of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Wolf Trap, VA. 

March 20thTeaching Artists, CT Rhames, Katrin Ludwig, Carolina Quiroga, Danielle Martinez, Auralia Rocha, and Joy Jimenez began 9 Pre-K classroom residencies at Edgewood ISD, which will continue through mid May. 

Two classrooms of early learners at the Bonham Pre-Kindergarten School in San Marcos have begun the experience of a Wolf Trap residency, with San Antonio Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, Danielle Martinez.  All of the Bonham Elementary teachers attended a Wolf Trap Teacher Workshop on February 21, conducted by a Master Teacher from the Wolf Trap Educational Institute in Vienna Virginia, located just outside Washington DC.

San Antonio Wolf Trap Early Learning through the Arts will begin offering parent and teacher workshops during the 2017 -2018 school year. 

Empowering early learners, their teachers, and families through the performing arts is what SA Wolf Trap is all about.  Through the generous gifts of our donors, we are preparing preschool children for education as they enter kindergarten, giving them the confidence, learning, problem solving and communication skills is a proven outcome of the Wolf Trap program.  The donations received continue into the future through the additional benefits gained by the classroom teacher from a Wolf Trap residency , as they replicate these arts infused teaching strategies in their classes year after year.

 Kids get engaged in a San Antonio Wolf Trap classroom residency 


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