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Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA)

Welcome to the District Visual & Performing Arts Department!
Providing access and opportunities to the arts for a lifetime of enjoyment!

Our district is proud to offer instruction in Visual & Performing Arts to our students district-wide, from grades 1-12! 
 
(559) 898-ARTS (Phone)
 
Elementary VAPA (grades 1-5)
Our students receive instruction every other day for 45 minutes in the arts, learning choral music, instrumental music (flutophone), and visual art. 
 
Highlights in recent school tears have been:
  • KCUSD Children's Day - Partnership between KCUSD Migrant Department and VAPA. 
    • Performances, Community Partners, and Activities for Children 
  • ALL district students, grades 1-5, were provided an all-expenses paid "capstone arts experience" field trip!
    • Events included:
      • Enchanted Playhouse Theater - Visalia, CA Productions of "Peter Pan" & "Charlotte's Web"
      • Tulare County Office of Education Theatre Company Production of "Elf, Jr."
      • Children's Musical Theaterworks Production of "Annie" - Fresno, CA
      • KCUSD Drama Productions, as presented by Reedley High & Orange Cove High School Theatre Departments
 
 
Highlights of the 2015-2016 School Year were:
  • KCUSD District Fair Primary Grade Performance - Orange Cove High School 
  • Oral Interpretation Festival - 450 KCUSD and St. La Salle students grades K-6 participated - Orange Cove High School
  • Fiesta Art Show - Students from nearly all KCUSD Elementary & Immanuel Schools submitted art - Downtown Reedley 
  • KCUSD School Board Showcases - Washington Elementary & Jefferson Elementary
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - McCord Elementary - Downtown Orange Cove
  • 2nd Annual Orange Cove High School Band Review 
  • Various Site Christmas Concerts - Reedley & Orange Cove Schools
  • AL Conner, McCord & Sheridan 5th graders - "Miss Nelson Is Missing" Play - Presented by the OCHS Drama Dept.
  • District-wide Graffiti Prevention Curriculum - with support from the Reedley Police Department & KCUSD Administration
  • Jefferson, TL Reed & Lincoln 5th graders - "School House Rock, Jr." - Presented by the TCOE Theatre Company (Visalia)
  • Reedley High School Spring Musical - "Beauty and the Beast" - Elementary Student Presentation 
  • Spring Night Performances - Washington Elementary, Jefferson Elementary
  • Patriotic Salute - Riverview Kindergarten through Third Grade - Riverview Elementary
  • School-wide Visual Art Showcase - AL Conner Elementary
  • Mr. Holland's Opus Instrumental Music Grant - New Instruments purchased - Dunlap K-8 School & Grant Middle School
 
 
VAPA Tech Staff
 
Our team of caring Visual & Performing Arts Technicians are excited to share their love of the arts with your child at every opportunity! We strive to provide a balanced variety of music and visual art curriculum in a variety of topics, both seasonal and educational, to help your child develop curiosity and passion for all things artistic! 
 
School Site Location VAPA Tech
AL Conner Elementary Orange Cove, CA Donna Vincent, Micah Brummitt
Alta Elementary Reedley, CA Rachael Rudy, Micah Brummitt
Dunlap K-8 Dunlap, CA Robert Clark
Great Western Elementary Reedley, CA Carol Leppke
Jefferson Elementary Reedley, CA Amber Mendoza
Lincoln Elementary Reedley, CA Samantha Rea
McCord Elementary Orange Cove, CA Andrea Welch, Joshua Harden
Riverview K-8 Reedley, CA Elizabeth Hull
Sheridan Elementary Orange Cove, CA Ashley Panella 
Silas Bartsch K-8 Reedley, CA
Joseph Ham, Joshua Harden
TL Reed K-8 Reedley, CA Janice Trott 
Washington Elementary Reedley, CA Crystal Nunez, Micah Brummitt
Secondary VAPA (grades 6-12)
Our secondary VAPA programs offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for our students.
 
We are excited to offer programs in:
  • Band (grades 6-12)
    • Reedley High "Pirate" Marching Band
      • Directors: Daniel Paulsen, Samuel Gipson, Lisa Dewhurst, Jason Awbrey, Lee Schneider
      • Colorguard: Bill Davis
      • Drum Line: Corey Dobbins
    • Orange Cove High "Titan" Marching Band
      • Directors: Ryan Ubhoff, Moises Caluya
  • Choir (grades 9-12)
    • Reedley High School & Orange Cove High School
      • Director: David dela Concepcion
      • Accompanist: Corey Dobbins
      • Performing Arts Theatre Manager: Steve Jones
  • Theatre & Drama (grades 9-12)
    • Reedley High School
      • Director: Sarah Wiebe
  • KC Showcase (grades 3-12)
    • District-wide
      • Director: Sarah Wiebe
      • Musical Consultant: Bernadette Tasy
      • Stage Manager: Marianne McFarlin
  • Visual, Applied & Culinary Arts (grades 9-12)
    • Reedley High School
      • Staff: Connie Wiebe, David Smith, Matthew Hiebert
    • Orange Cove High School
      • Staff: Samantha Garner, Chef Bueno

Link to the National Core Arts Standards!
 
http://nationalartsstandards.org