New Scotland art makes magazine cover
ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan.
31, 2018) – Artwork by New Scotland Elementary School
fifth-grader Jacky Nguyen graces the cover of the January 2018 issue of
Nguyen's original piece of art, created when she
was in third grade, was spotted in May 2016 at the City School District
of Albany's annual 1st Friday art show at the Albany Institute of
History and Art. Kelly Wissman, a UAlbany professor and co-editor of
"Language Arts," liked the picture so much that she asked for permission
to use on the magazine’s cover.
"Language Arts" is a journal that focuses on
issues concerning children of preschool through middle-school age. It is
published by the National Council of Teachers of English.
The November issue of the journal featured the
artwork of another Albany student, Isabella Romeo. Now in eighth-grade a
William S. Hackett Middle School, Romeo was a sixth-grader at Eagle
Point Elementary School when her artwork was selected.
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
nearly 9,700 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.