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    Elementary District Talent Show
    April 28, 2020
    Glema Mahr Center for the Arts 6:00 pm
    Sponsored by Madisonville Community College Lions Club 

    Middle/High School District Talent Show
    April 30, 2020
    Glema Mahr Center for the Arts 6:00 pm
    Sponsored by Madisonville Community College Lions Club 

     

    In serving Hopkins County’s gifted & talented students identified in the areas of visual and performing arts, creativity, and leadership – the Office for Gifted Services continues to offer the opportunity for Talent Shows /Art Exhibits in each of the schools.

    These two events are inclusive for ALL 4th/5th grade students in each elementary school through open auditions. Attempts are made to utilize some GT identified students as a “core” group for organization and as a leadership service project for them. 

    The middle/high schools in Hopkins County participate in these two events in their schools and also provide middle/high school performers as guest performers for the elementary talent shows – if desired.

    We are excited to continue with our community sponsor organization – The Madisonville Community College Lions Club. They sponsor district level talent shows for elementary, middle, and high schools each spring along with support from the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. To be eligible to participate in these district events, the process begins with each school’s local talent show. The district talent events will be held in April each year– necessitating all local school events be completed before Spring Break.

    The Art Exhibit is similar to a Science/Math Fair with criteria and judging occurring for each entered piece. The school’s art teacher or fine arts teacher may act as a resource in organizing this (or arrangements are made for independent judges – if needed).

    The Talent Show focuses on the performing arts and follows criteria established previously at the middle/high school levels. There are open auditions for participation. Prepared information is sent home (along with a letter/permission for student participation) after speaking to all qualifying classes in a school to explain the process.

    The time frame for these two arts offerings would be from now until Spring Break. Each school will request a specific time that may suit them best. The Art Exhibit will require only one date for display/judging. The Talent Show will necessitate at least (3) three separate dates – for auditions, rehearsal, and for the show. These events necessitate out-of-class preparation on the part of the students participating. Local school finalists will be invited to their specific District Talent Show Event featuring talent from each participating school as mentioned above.

    The current literature and research in gifted education reinforce providing students identified in the visual & performing arts with opportunities to create, display, and/or perform their talents and gifts. Along with this group of identified students, these two events allow unidentified students to be diagnosed and identified by their elected participation, as well.

    And, while these two events are offered based in gifted educational philosophy, they are also occasions to draw interest and involvement from students, school, and community.