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REAMS provide students the opportunity for:

  • creative expression

  • critical thinking

  • self-confidence 

  • communication skills

Appreciation of the arts and multi-cultural experiences for all students through the artistic disciplines of dance, music, theater, and visual art

Arts Block classes for fourth grade students:

  • Visual Art (creating art installations for the permanent collection at REAMS)


  • Reader’s Theater


  • World Drumming

  • Gullah Stick Pounding

Spotlight on the Arts Concerts

Classroom teachers and arts specialists collaborate to connect the arts and academic concepts studied in the classroom in annual grade level performances

Arts & Academics Showcase

Students perform and present in May what they have been learning throughout the school year

Artist-in-Residence opportunities for students at all grade levels:

  • Partnering with several Twin Cities based artists and musicians who provide experiences for students at REAMS in the areas of dance, music, theater, and visual arts
  • Each class connects the residency to a learning experience from the classroom
  • Arts related field trips 

Partnerships with Arts Agencies from across the Twin Cities:

  • Partnering with Arts agencies to provide staff development for the teachers and Artist in Residence opportunities for the students at each grade level

  • Opportunities for staff professional development through the Perpich Center for Arts Education and Northwest Suburban Integration School District

  • Fourth grade students design the yearbook cover through visual art class

Students have been recognized for their wide array of talents in art and music:

  • Aviation Art contest winners for the past 20 years

  • Fourth grade students have participated in Celebration of Young Musicians as well as the state-wide Minnesota Elementary Honor Choir