• Fine Arts Department

    Gary West
     
    Gary West                              
    Director of Fine Arts, K-12
    550 North Street
    White Plains, NY 10605
    Phone: 914.422.2016
    e-mail: garywest@wpcsd.k12.ny.us
     
    White Plains Fine Arts Department
     
    The vision of the White Plains Fine Arts Program is to engage, nurture, and inspire students by developing their expressive abilities, technical skills, and understanding of the sociocultural relevance of the arts.
     
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    Welcome and thank you for visiting the Fine Arts homepage for the White Plains City School District.  Here you will find information about the Music and Art departments for the White Plains City School District.  We believe Fine Arts Education is essential to the development of all students and we offer instruction in Music and Art for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  We also have many opportunities for students at various levels to participate in dance and theater related activities.  Use the links to the left to navigate through the Fine Arts website, and thank you for visiting our homepage!  
     
    Please visit the Fine Arts Calendar to find a list, by month, of all the fine arts events throughout the year.  The link is on the menu bar to the left.  Mark your calendars now - we look forward to seeing you at these events!
     
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    Current News
     

    The elementary choir teachers worked with 4th and 5th grade students in the first half of the year on a song titled “This is My Wish.”  Students had the option to record themselves singing the song and send in a video to their teachers.  Through a grant we were able to pay a video editor to put the song together into one video that features students from all five elementary schools.  Below is a link to the final edit of the video – please enjoy this performance form our ‘Citywide Elementary Chorus.’  It is a beautiful song with a lovely message of peace.

    This is My Wish – White Plains Citywide Elementary Chorus

     

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    White Plains High School Curriculum Overview

    WPHS Curriculum Overview Presentation 

     

    Highlands Middle School Curriculum Overview

    Highlands Curriculum Overview Presentation

     

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    Please visit our WPHS Visual Arts Department website where you can see some of the incredible artwork cretaed by our High School students.  You can also find information about our Instagram account and start following us today!

    White Plains High School Art Gallery

     

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