The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is pleased to offer a special 2012 desktop calendar featuring the unique art of students.
EXPRESSIONS 2012 is a full-color desk calendar that showcases paintings, sketches, collages and more of 18 SCOE students from Juvenile Court/Community School and Special Education campuses throughout Sacramento County. The calendar is packaged in an acrylic stand (5" × 5") for convenient and attractive display on a desktop or table.
The 21 works of art featured in the calendar were finalists from among more than 50 nominations submitted by SCOE teachers. Student artists range in age from preschool through high school.
The EXPRESSIONS 2012 calendar is available for $8, plus $2 postage ($4 postage if ordering three or more calendars). Proceeds from calendar sales benefit arts education programs at SCOE campuses.
Checks should be made payable to SCOE and mailed with a completed order form to:
SCOE Communications Office
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Calendars are also available for purchase at SCOE's David P. Meaney Education Center, 10474 Mather Boulevard, Mather, CA. Office hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (SCOE will be closed December 26-January 2 for winter break.) For additional information, call (916) 228-2416.
Arts opportunities for SCOE students are numerous. Students select and memorize poems to compete in the national "Poetry Out Loud" recitation contest, attend music and drama performances, and write their own lyrics in the Sacramento Blues Society's "Blues in the Schools" songwriting competition. With the assistance of visiting artists and representatives from community arts partners, students learn to express themselves, develop fine motor skills, and put into practice abstract concepts such as math and spatial reasoning.
Last year's EXPRESSIONS student art calendar received a statewide Award of Excellence from the California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA).
The EXPRESSIONS 2012 calendar was produced by the SCOE Communications Office and Printing and Production Services, with the participation of SCOE students, teachers, paraprofessional educators and administrators.