Education

D161 recognizes elementary school music participants

Back row, from left, Superintendent Dana Smith, Valerie Pasqua and Daniel Burke honor music students, front row, from left, Emma Santiago, Brandy Powell, Liesl McGathey and Sophie Folaju. (Chris Weber/H-F Chronicle)

In April, Flossmoor School District 161 nominated 27 students to attend the Illinois Music Education Association Elementary District 1 festival. The festival included choir and other music activities, such as drumming, ukulele, xylophone, and movement. The Board of Education congratulated the students who attended during the May board meeting.

“Music and the arts are a vital part of a well rounded curriculum, and we are very fortunate to be in a school district that truly welcomes and supports that,” Valerie Pasqua said. “Thank you.” Pasqua is a music teacher from Western Avenue School. 

Selected students from grades four through six around the district participated in clinics at Liberty Junior High in New Lennox and had the opportunity to learn from a list of talented musical instructors on April 17. 

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