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Excitement has been growing over the past few weeks in New England as the Patriots clinched their Super Bowl berth. Having students design their concepts of a winning logo for the Super Bowl is a great way to demonstrate the importance of creativity and art in all aspects of life. This assignment engages all students regardless of their interest in sports. Students in all grades have come up with some pretty amazing designs! 


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The 2015 Youth Art Month family celebration, sponsored by the Mass. Art Educators Association, was held on Sunday, March 22nd at the State Transportation Building in Boston.  Students from 63 school districts throughout Massachusetts in Grades K-8 were selected by their art teachers to exhibit work (each educator was limited to just 5 pieces of artwork, including Ms. Phillips’ art classes and Ms. Rogers’ Photo Clubbers ).  Congratulations to all students whose work was selected for the exhibit.  Special recognition goes to Marshall Simonds 8th grader, Gati Aher, who was selected for the Sargent Art Oustanding Achievement Award for her cultural self-portrait.   Gati’s prize package includes an all-expense paid trip for her and a parent (AND her art teacher) to NYC, including airfare, hotel, transportation, and museum visits.

The other nine MSMS student artists included Alison Martin, Erin Kerr, Angela Minichiello, Nicole Keddy, Analicia Padilla, Neil Pandit, Sarah Owens, Abby Fennell and Madison Green.

Ms. Rogers and I want to extend our thanks to all the parents who attended the family celebration to support their children and the visual arts.

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MSMS Summer Photo Camp “focuses” on Woburn Center!



After only ONE day of camera and Photoshop orientation in the classroom, MSMS students, taking part in our Summer Photo Camp, took to the streets of Woburn Center to shoot street photography images. Who knew there were so many salons and barbershops in downtown Woburn? The friendliness of barbers made it easy for students to interact with them and their patrons and students were invited inside to do some “shooting”.

Additionally, folks walking around running errands made for excellent photo subjects. After an hour walking up and down the center streets, students returned to the classroom to begin the typical workflow: upload photos, save to desktop folder, preview, select favorites, tweak lighting in Photoshop and/or desaturate, print, email and then format SD card for use the next day!

Today’s blog post features students’ favorite works in black and white.

Pandit's Old Couple

Neil P’s Couple Walking (grade 8)


Madison G’s Getting a Trim (grade 7)

Sarah S’s Barbershop (grade 7)


Julia F’s Dog Walker (grade 9)


Abby F’s Snip, Snip, Snip (grade 7)

Vintage typewriter Golden

Aurora G’s Vintage Cash Register (grade 7)


Jordan C’s Barber Shop Register (grade 9)

barber shop David S

David S’s Waiting for Customers (grade 6)

paras barber pole

Christina P’s Barber Pole (grade 7)


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March is more than College hoop, it is Youth Art Month!
Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance held each March to emphasize the
value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art
Attached is a short video of the outstanding work being created by students at Marshall Simonds
Middle School.



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This week Mrs. Beaver stopped by to lend a hand. Her team was very impressed

with her steady hand.



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Remember to check out the art during Open House.


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The votes have been calculated  and our Final Four have been selected. It is going to be difficult to select a final winner. All students have done a fantastic job. The quality of work is amazing.  

Good Luck!

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Illustration 1

Illustration 2

Illustration 2


Painting 1

Painting 1

Design 1

Design 1

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