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Unified Arts Announcements
September 30, 2017
If a musical instrument gathers dust in an attic and no one plays it, is it still musical?
Classical 101 is collecting musical instruments for kids in Columbus school music programs. Music not only enriches lives, research also shows that children who study music perform better academically.
Musical instruments were meant to be played, so if you have one sitting around unused, help us get it into the hands of an aspiring young musician.
If your child has moved beyond his ¾ size violin, or your old band trumpet has been consigned to the basement, let that instrument sing again!
You can donate a new or used instrument – even strings, mouthpieces and reeds are needed – to help a young musician who might not otherwise have access to a quality instrument.
Drop off instruments at WOSU’s offices in the Fawcett Center the week of July 31-August 4 to get kids ready for a new school year.
How do I donate?
Our five day collection takes place Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4, 2017. We are collecting new and gently used instruments at WOSU Public Media’s offices weekdays from 9am – 4pm:
WOSU Public Media
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Professional Development Dates
The below are the Columbus City Schools professional development dates for the 2017-18 school year. All K-12 Unified Arts Educators are expected to participate in their specific content area for professional development. Locations for each content area will be announced as soon as possible.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 

Questions can be directed to:

Betty J. Hill, Supervisor, Unified Arts K-12

Ft. Hayes Phone: (614) 365-6681, ext. 1404
Fax: (614) 365-5620
E-mail: bhill1228@columbus.k12.oh.us
Ross Shirley, Unified Arts Coordinator K-12
Phone: (614) 365-2283 ext. 124
Fax: (614) 365-2287
E-mail: mshirley@columbus.k12.oh.us
Don Cain II, Ph.D, Coordinator, Health, and Physical Education K-12
Phone: (614) 365-6681, ext 2250
Fax: (614) 365-5620
E-mail: dcain7245@columbus.k12.oh.us
Benita Dailey Unified ArtsSecretary
Phone: (614) 365-5024
Fax: (614) 365-4001
E-mail: bdailey@columbus.k12.oh.us 
Upcoming Events
Students experience and understand the value of the arts as a contributing citizen of a diverse society.
They make meaningful connections to concepts and topics studied in other content areas.
Students demonstrate proficiency meeting the objectives of the Ohio Academic Content Standards in the Arts by successfully completing Unified Arts courses in the following subject areas:
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Visual Art
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Columbus City Schools considers these subject areas to be essential to the basic education of all students. On these pages you can find information, curriculum and resources on the Unified Arts Programs in Columbus City Schools.
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