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Arts Education in MD Schools Award for John Schrecongost!

On June 6th, 2019  Principal John Schrecongost of Kent Island High School traveled to UMBC, along with Dance Teacher and Performing Arts Department Chair Amber Wright and Michael Bell, Supervisor of Visual & Performing Arts, World Languages and Media where he was honored as one of five finalists recognized by AEMS (Art Education in Maryland Schools) at the Maryland Art Summit for the Alvin and Louise Myerberg Arts Leadership Recognition Awards
The awards ceremony recognized school principals who are ensuring that all students have access to the arts. Among the small pool of elite company recognized Thursday included four other Principals from Baltimore County, Anne Arundel and Howard County. To be honored among five Principals across the entire state is an outstanding accomplishment.

Here's a video clip of Principal Schrecongost being honored:

AEMS Award Video

Among many accomplishments for Kent Island High School in the Arts this year include being the host for MSDE Fine Arts “Maryland Centers for Creative Classrooms” (MC3) which kicks off for all Visual and Performing Arts teachers across the state Monday July 29-Thursday August 1 from 8:30am-4:00pm.
Principal Schrecongost also supported numerous quality field trips in Art this year, including: Goucher College’s Maryland Dance Festival where Ms. Wright's Dance troop was selected for their first ever statewide performance. Mr. Whitehair's chorus performed in our state’s 2nd annual Best of Maryland’s Arts Education Festival, in addition to numerous solo and ensemble performances across the state. He supported Instrumental Band Director Ms. Mogensen leading an incredible high school band performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and has been present at all school performances and Mr. Reagan's musicals and plays. Lastly, ArtScene -- as we all know -- was a tremendous, groundbreaking success for Ms. Moyer, Mrs. Schulte and Mrs. Sage and will continue to be the platform for the Visual Arts program to shine on Kent Island. Next year both high schools in our district will also offer AP Studio Art 2-D and 3-D courses for the very first time! KIHS is running those new courses with fidelity (as they were intended), in order to allow the art teachers to grow the program, which I truly appreciate. And, at the opening night of ArtScene where hundreds were in attendance, Principal Schrecongost stood alongside his art teachers all evening long to help induct the school’s first ever National Art Honor Society members. He shook every student’s hand, and even gave out an award of his own.
John Schrecongost AEMS Award Nomination

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AEMS Award Sign