Floyd County Virginia High School Art

floyd-va-high-school-art“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

Floyd is about creativity; especially expressed in music and art, but also creative problem solving. Even though countless studies have shown that students that participate in the arts have fewer behavior problems and do better academically, art departments budgets are usually the first to get cut. So what to do when the high school art program is struggling with yet another budget cut? Musician and artist, Jenny Traynham posed the question to the Floyd Artists Association and they rose to the challenge.

During the summer months, the members of the Floyd Artists Association located in The Station across from the Floyd Country Store, will be working to raise funds for art supplies for the Floyd County High School. Since the mission of the Floyd Artists Association is to support and promote artists of Floyd County and contribute to the creative arts culture of Floyd, the co-op of artists will be helping in a variety of ways.

A contribution Coin Can will be put on the desk in the Floyd Artists Association, so that the community and visitors can support the arts in the high school. Each artist from the FAA will be contributing a portion of their sales. And each first Friday of June, July & August, FAA will be accepting donations of art supplies to go to the high school art department, so artists around Floyd can help by contributing art supplies they no longer use. A poster in the gallery will show how the Floyd Artists Association is doing on meeting their goal of one thousand dollars for the high school art department. Stop by on the first Friday of each month to drop off art supply donations for the high school students. The Floyd Artists Association is located at 203 South Locust Street in The Station. If you wish to mail a contribution, make it to FAA, P.O. Box 729, Floyd, VA 24091 and put High School Art Supplies in the comment of your check.

3rd Annual Service Fair — Floyd Elementary School

Please join us this Thursday April 21st from 5-7pm at the Floyd Elementary School Cafeteria for refreshments and student art gallery. Vendors and specialists from across the region will be present to offer services, screenings, and answer questions about various programs that are being offered.

Early Childhood Specialists will give free screenings in speech and language, developmental and will test hearing. School Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, and many specialty professionals will be present to guide you to helpful services for ALL ages.

This includes help from home, school, transitioning into the field of work, college preparations, and services to transition into preschool or kindergarten. The goal is to make sure the Floyd community knows all the services that are available to families, especially the ones that have children with special needs. We are focusing on children with autism but a lot of these services are available for a variety of needs.

For more information contact Heidi Hawkins at 540-745-9400.