Music and Art
Harlandale ISD, an outstanding faculty of music teachers is available
at every level to ensure every child develops their talents. Students
are given the opportunity to develop an appreciation for music and
foster their creative expression through many performance opportunities.
The HISD music program offers our students an opportunity to educate
their minds, stimulate their creativity, and provide them with
excitement and self-discipline that will last a lifetime.
objective of the HISD elementary music curriculum is to instill a real
love of music as well as to encourage an appreciation for the arts while
providing a safe and positive learning environment. Students will
experience music through imitation, exploration, labeling, creation, and
improvisation by singing, speaking, moving, and instrument playing. The
combination of group performances and learning through both experience
and technology serves an ultimate goal of creating within each child the
joy that results from understanding and creating music.
in music classes at the elementary level are exposed to the basic
elements of music including rhythm, melody, harmony, and form. A spiral
approach is used in which students continue their study of each of the
basic elements in more depth as each year progresses and from grade
level to grade level.
Visual Arts offers students an outlet for creative expression, a
foundation in historical and cultural awareness, and an exploration of a
variety of medium. HISD roots this program in our elementary art course
from which students can continue in media specific directions
throughout their educational experience.
in Elementary Art classes learn essential art skills such as painting,
drawing, sculpting, print making, basic weaving, cutting, and pasting,
in a variety of media. Additionally, the students are taught essential
art knowledge such as principles of design, basic art history, cultures
from various countries, and critical thinking and problem solving
skills. They will become familiar with a wide range of materials and
their use in artistic pursuits, and will relate their work to topical
and historical events. Students also learn how to critique art projects
and share their individual interpretation, thoughts and appreciation
about various art works. Elementary art programs in HISD provide
sequential art content and unique learning experiences at each grade
level that helps students become more aware of their physical
environment, extend and develop the use of the senses, and utilize
Columbia Heights students
Mayor, Ed Garza, poses with pictures created by Artists at Columbia
Heights Elementary. The pictures are on display at First Mark Credit
Union, Jefferson Branch.