Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary

District: Spartanburg 1  /  Site Since 2010

Holly Springs-Motlow Elementary School (HSM) is nestled in the middle of a quiet rural community in Campobello, SC. One look to the north is a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a glance to the east may reveal a cattle farm with rolling hills and acres of grassy pasture. HSM houses 410 students in grades K5-6th with 39 educators, administration, and staff; at a 53.9% poverty level, 410 students receive free breakfasts and lunches. At HSM, our arts vision is to “continue to be a culturally diverse 21st century school in which students and teachers have high quality opportunities in all aspects of the arts.” Our mission as “a community of learners discovering, expressing, and exploring together while seeking arts and academic excellence to meet our potential in the 21st Century” drives our three-year arts strategic planning process. This year our first goal is to increase student achievement in the arts for K5-6th graders through dance, visual art, and theatre Artist-in-Residence experiences. The objectives are for students to demonstrate mastery of arts standards through rubric-driven final projects and performances, peer and teacher feedback, written reflections, and a final student survey questionnaire. Our second goal is to increase the overall arts infusion knowledge of arts and classroom teachers in all arts areas. The objectives are for these teachers to acquire comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in arts infusion as evidenced by successful completion of Summer Arts Institute courses. Due to location, many organized arts activities presented at the school are well attended and supported by the community, with the school serving as a major hub of cultural activity for enhancing arts awareness. We are proud of the tradition of excellence that we have established and feel a strong sense of loyalty to the history of our community.

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325 Motlow School Road
Campobello, SC 29322

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