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April 29, 2015
by: Press Release

Étude Group Director selected to participate in WAB Creative Industries Committee

Madison, WI (April 29,2015) – Ted Hamm, Director, Principal and Founder of the The Étude Group has been selected to be a member of the Creative Industries Committee. The Creative Industries Committee is a board of experts comprised by The Wisconsin Arts Board to guide the Arts Board’s work to serve and promote the creative industries in Wisconsin.  

“Being a part of the Creative Industries Committee allows me to contribute to the ongoing dialogue in Wisconsin about how arts and creativity can help to make Wisconsin communities richer places to live and work. As a member of the State Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education, I was able to be a part of the development of a structure to place creativity at the heart of education in Wisconsin. The Creative Communities Committee will allow me to broaden that perspective to the communities that schools serve,” said Hamm.

The Arts Board defines creative industries as those organizations, individuals and companies whose products and services have their origin in artistic, cultural, creative, and/or aesthetic content, as a critical sector in community and regional economic development.  The creative industries include advertising, architecture, arts and antique markets, culinary arts, crafts, design, designer fashion, film, video and photography, software, computer games and electronic publishing, music and the visual and performing arts, publishing, television and radio.

“As a school principal, I have always tried to stay connected to the ongoing discussion about the Creative Economy and the Knowledge Economy. This has kept me focused on the types of skills and dispositions our young people will need in the future. Additionally, it is through this work that I am able to make connections for our students to people throughout Wisconsin,” Hamm said.

Committee members will provide insight for the Arts Board’s strategic goal of assisting Wisconsin communities to engage the creative industries in sustainable community and economic development.   This may result in the creation of programs and services and the research and development of necessary resources.  

The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage.  Since 1973, the Arts Board has supported artists and arts organizations with funds from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information on the Wisconsin Arts Board, please visit www.artsboard.wisconsin.gov. For information on Wisconsin arts and cultural events, please visit www.portalwisconsin.org.


April 24, 2015
by: Autumn Willard, Étude Studios Intern

Mosaic and IDEAS students explore sustainability

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Mosaic School students participated in a Lexicon for Sustainability event held at the Mead Public Library Wednesday, April 22. IDEAS Academy Botany students curated the event. It was set up like a scavenger hunt encouraging students to read the various art posters and talk to different student speakers. Mosaic Students eagerly looked at the different parts of each piece asking various questions about the ideas presented.

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April 21, 2015
by: N. Lynn Goldstein, Étude Studios Publication Design Intern

The Mosaic School works together to fertilize a better community

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On March 20, 2015, Rachel Gunderson[/about-us/staff/rachel-meyer/] and her Mosaic science students came together and put on a presentation for Sheboygan ecologist Scott Horzen, two Caan’s representatives, and UW-Madison student Owen Schneider, that demonstrated the students’ knowledge on the “Mosaic Garden” project that they would like to make happen. Whispers from the audience clearly showed interest in this idea, some stating that they have been involved since the idea was first brought up. The Mosaic School science classes created five different garden plans and then collaborated to propose one big and unique garden together that would host native plants of Wisconsin.

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April 6, 2015
by: Erica Brown

Final Shadow Day

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Students interested in learning more about The Mosaic School are invited to attend our Shadow Day on Tuesday, April 14th from 8:05 to 3:15 p.m.

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March 27, 2015
by: Colleen Machut

An introduction to Theater from Many Lands & Times

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On Wednesday, March 11th Mosaic students began new seminar classes for Trimester 3. Students have the opportunity to take two different seminars each trimester and can choose between six creative disciplines: Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Visual Art, Engineering, and Drama. Part of this choice includes what we call a "project seminar," or a seminar wherein they will do an in depth interpretation of an academic concept through the art form they are studying in the seminar. An example of this from Trimester 2 is the Animation Sensations[/middleschool/community/mosaic-gallery/new-portfolio-page/] seminar and an extension of this at IDEAS Academy is IDEAS Project Block[/highschool/community/ideas-gallery/].

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March 16, 2015
by: Colleen Machut

A look inside Mosaic Social Studies

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In social studies, Mosaic students are learning to think like social scientists and function as active citizens. This trimester they will explore human rights in the context of different historical events. To start their exploration, students chose the area of human rights that they were most interested in, and then they were organized into groups based on those interests. The image above depicts students collaborating to develop a driving question and an idea for their trimester-long project. They will spend the rest of the year building from their own inquiry and incorporating class activities to create relevance and interpret meaning.

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March 3, 2015
by: Erica Brown

Information Night

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Students and families interested in learning more about The Mosaic School are invited to attend our Information Night on Tuesday, March 24th from 6:00-7:15 p.m.

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March 2, 2015
by: Rachel Gunderson, Mosaic Think Tank Advisor

IDEAS & Mosaic Think Tanks host Community Night, March 13th

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IDEAS and Mosaic Think Tanks have collaborated to host a Community Night featuring dinner and a talent show. Dinner will be provided through a cook-off, where students and staff will bring their best dish and serve it up to the guests who will then vote on their favorite. A winner will be announced at the end of the event. Entertainment will be provided by the brave and talented students who are interested in performing for the school. The event will begin at 5:00pm on Friday, March 13th and conclude at 7:00pm in the IDEAS/Mosaic Cafeteria.

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February 18, 2015
by: Molly King

Mosaic students experience Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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*Footlights Performance*

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February 14, 2015
by: Kimberly Johnson

Mosaic hosts 4th annual The Étude Group Chess Tournament

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Rows of tables lined with black and white squares, strategizing eyes create a productive kind of quiet on a Saturday afternoon at The Mosaic School. The fourth annual Étude Group Chess Tournament was held on February 14th, 2015 as part of the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation.

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