October 19, 2018

An amazing year for the wrestling team -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Experience at the Women’s March -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

El Regreso Del Racismo -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Parkland Shooting -

Friday, March 2, 2018

California Flu Crisis -

Friday, March 2, 2018

‘Rapping’ Up the Grammy Awards -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

¿Cuál Será el Futuro de DACA? -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Peters traded to the Rams -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 Upcoming Movies -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Instagram-Worthy Desserts of San Francisco -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Season of Baseball -

Monday, February 26, 2018

Black History Month -

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Black Panther Review -

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Destructive Culture of Social Media -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Badminton season launches into action! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

LimeBike Takes Over! -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

All Star Weekend Highlights -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chinese New Year Brought to SMHS -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

S.E.A. Stars Club Profile

S.E.A. Stars is a group of SMHS students that is passionate about making art more accessible in public schools. It is quite obvious that there is a “hierarchy of subjects. At the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities, and the bottom are the arts,” said Ken Robinson, an expert on and advocate for the arts in education. When funding is limited, schools cut back the art classes first.

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And by the time the come to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity [to be unafraid to take a chance at being wrong],” continued Robinson. He acknowledges that though being wrong is not necessarily exercising creativity, the willingness to take risks is necessary to doing creative things.

My co-president, Elise Chu, and I started the club to promote making art classes more accessible in schools. Students in the club agree that all schools should support the arts in their curriculum. Art classes teach students important problem-solving skills while exercising their creativity. It doesn’t matter whether a student aspires to be an artist or not: some understanding of design and the ability to think originally are key things all students should learn.

To promote art classes, the club collaborates with classes in the San Mateo Foster City School District and providing elementary school students with free arts and crafts sessions.

So far, the club has have worked with Laurel Elementary School’s special education classes, and is looking to expand its program to more classrooms and potentially more schools.

In November, the club is hosting a fundraiser to be able to buy the materials necessary for our projects. The goal is to collect gently used clothing and accessories that S.E.A. Star volunteers will sell to second hand stores. To support the cause, stay tuned for updates on the fundraiser or drop by on Wednesdays in Ms. Stock’s classroom (C111) to join us in a club meeting.

 

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