Bellevue Wins Save the Rain Barrel Contest

     Published on 5/20/16   Tagged under:    Bellevue Elementary School   

 Save the Rain Barrel
Students in 4th grade art enrichment were involved in a cooperative art project with a focus on water conservation and “Save the Rain”. Throughout Onondaga County, schools were asked to participate in this valuable life lesson by painting a Rain Barrel. The purpose of a rain barrel is to collect rain water and recycle it when watering gardens and lawns.
While several students initially engaged in the process, three students gave up their lunch time, recess and art enrichment time to focus on painting the barrel in the style of Vincent vanGogh’s Sunflowers. At a reception at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Tuesday evening, May 17th, Bellevue’s entry was awarded First Place in the Elementary School Division with the highest amount of votes overall. Our school received an award from County Executive Joanne Mahoney and prizes for our students.
I am so proud of Malek Shqair, Octavious Johnson and Omar Kadhem for their hard work and dedication given to this project. I look forward to additional opportunities for our students in the arts.

Respectfully submitted by Mrs. Holtzman, Art Teacher