Isaac Singleton Elementary School was transformed into an art gallery showcasing over 1,400 pieces of student artwork at the annual Joliet Public Schools District 86 Fine Arts Festival. The art show was coordinated by teachers Miranda Campbell, Jason Cuevas, Marisa Dion, Rene Fitz-Henley, Deanna Hasselbring, Brianna Hubbard, Denise Johnson, Angela Klunder, Christine May, MacKenzie Powell, Andrea Rickmon, Katherine Roberts, Martha Summers-Romero, and Jessica Zych.
In addition to the art, music was provided by the Dirksen Junior High Band, Gompers Junior High Jazz Band, Hufford Junior High Jazz Band, Washington Junior High Jazz Band, and the District 86 All City Jazz Band at the event. The student musicians were directed by Christine Adelmann, Laura Armstrong, R. Scott Barnas, and James Shaw.
Note cards highlight one piece of student artwork from each District 86 school. A pack of 20 note cards and envelopes are available for purchase at the J.F. Kennedy Administrative Center at 420 N. Raynor Avenue in Joliet for $10.00. Pictures of the artwork are posted at https://www.joliet86.org/student-note-cards-winners/
This year’s student note card winners included: T.E. Culbertson Elementary: Jayden Burton; M.J. Cunningham Elementary: Andrea Ramirez; Eisenhower Academy: Zoe Cardenas; Farragut Elementary: Caleb Dennis; Forest Park Individual Education School: Rebecca Hernandez; Thomas Jefferson Elementary: Aaliyah Ugalde; Edna Keith Elementary: Yazaria Brathwaite; A.O. Marshall Elementary: Adamari Sanchez; Marycrest Early Childhood Center: Naima Gonzalez; Pershing Elementary: Maye Villagomez; Sator Sanchez Elementary: Diego Tirado; Carl Sandburg Elementary: Kimberly Flores; Isaac Singleton Elementary: Lindsey Arciniega Ramirez; Taft Elementary: Ariana Aragon-Alfaro; Lynne Thigpen Elementary: Valerie Ruiz Flores; Woodland Elementary: Gabriela Mendoza; Dirksen Junior High: Kaylah Howard; Gompers Junior High: Bryan Velazco; Hufford Junior High: Bethzy Contreras Orozco; and Washington Academy: Tanasia Poe.