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March is Youth Art Month

Student Showing Art
Student showing art in February 2018

In Hutchinson (and around the country) March is Youth Art Month. In USD 308, the district gets the celebration off to an early start with recognizing our elementary artists during the final Board of Education meeting in February.

Our elementary students will be honored during Monday’s Board meeting at 6 p.m. in the Administration Center. Students from each of the district’s elementary schools will be on hand with their teachers to show their artwork to the Board.

Elementary art teachers in USD 308 are Kylie Sampson, Terra Morgan, Dayna Ball and Meghan Dumler.

In addition to the Board presentation, USD 308 youth will be involved in several art activities. Through March 10, artwork from four USD 308 students will be in the Kansas Art Education Association show in the Alice Sabatini Gallery at the Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. in Topeka.

District students with art in the Topeka show are:

  • Alexis Jones, third grader,
  • Destiny Allen, fourth grader,
  • Sebastian Drollinger, sixth grader, Graber Elementary School
  • Jasmine Villarreal, second grader, McCandless Elementary School

There will be a reception for those students in the Alice Sabitini Gallery from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 10.

            Other activities for Youth Art Month include:

  • Month of March, 2019: A district- wide art show representing elementary art USD 308 will be in the district’s the Administration Center. School-wide shows will also be available for viewing in the elementary schools.
  • March 6 to March 20: Opening on all sixth graders in Hutchinson Public Schools are invited to show their best work of art in the district’s 16th annual virtual art gallery. The show will be available online at: The public is invited to go online and vote or rate their favorite piece, using the “star” rating system on the website.
  • April 16 to 18: The top finalists of the sixth grade virtual art gallery will be invited to display their art at the Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington
  • April 18: There will be a reception in honor of the sixth grade students who won the contest in the virtual art gallery. The reception will take place at the Hutchinson Art Center at 6:30 p.m.