Magnet Fine Arts

Magnet Schools
Magnet Schools of America Pillars.Image source link: Magnet Schools of America Pillars.

Holladay use the five pillars from Magnet Schools of America to set the foundation for our school's magnet program. Scroll down to see how we differentiate our primary magnet program and our intermediate magnet program.
Holladay's Art Framework for our Magnet Program.
Holladay's Magnet Program

Magnet Program at Holladay: 
As a magnet school, Holladay gives access and opportunities to all students. Students have a chance to learn in a theme-based magnet program and learn about future careers in the arts. Classrooms and the school environment are diverse with equitable practices. Tucson Unified School District’s (TUSD) Magnet Programs is housed in the district's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness (EDI) Department. Learn more about the EDI Department's Mission, Vision, and Core Values by clicking here! (Magnet Schools of America Pillar 1 at Holladay)

Holladay’s magnet themes include fine arts and performing arts. Teachers and staff take part in professional development to support the implementation of visual arts and performing arts in classrooms and throughout our school campus. Teachers intentionally plan lessons and experiences with the arts in mind. Students take part in art experiences throughout the day in their general education classroom. All students also attend weekly art courses. Students can participate in lunch time art clubs for Visual Arts Club, Performing Arts Club, and the Library Club. (Magnet Schools of America Pillar 2 at Holladay)

Along with providing a theme-based magnet program, magnet schools also emphasize assessments and data disaggregation. Assessments are scheduled regularly for data tracking to close achievement gaps between all sub-groups in our school population. (Magnet Schools of America Pillar 3 at Holladay)

Holladay works with various departments within Tucson Unified School District. We utilize TUSD's Communication Department for recruitment events and digital social media campaigns or post boosts. We work alongside Magnet Programs from the EDI Department on school walkthroughs, data, school site plans, and district magnet program plans. While working on school site plans, Holladay works with our Finance Department on a school budget for the next school year based on 40th day school data of the current school year. (Magnet Schools of America Pillar 4 at Holladay)

Holladay works to build community partnerships to support our magnet program and student academic achievement. We love getting our families involved with ongoing communication, supporting our magnet program, and student academic achievement. (Magnet Schools of America Pillar 5 at Holladay)
Primary Magnet Program

Primary Magnet Program:
Performing Arts and Visual Arts play an important role in everyday life at Holladay. All kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students learn music, drama, dance elements, and even learn to play the piano in Tucson Unified School District’s only piano keyboard lab during Performing Arts. Each school year, each grade presents a musical production in which the students sing, dance, act, as well as design props, scenery, and costumes. In Visual Arts, students use their creativity to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. Artworks include ceramics, paintings, and drawings. 

Student using piano keyboard

Student creating portfolio folder

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Intermediate Magnet Program

Intermediate Magnet Program:
Brand new for the 2022 - 2023 academic school year, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students can specialize or “major” in an artform of their choosing for Magnet Wednesday. Holladay partners with local artists and organizations to provide a variety of artforms for students to choose from. For the 2022 - 2023 academic school year, students can choose their major in 3-D Arts, Magical Musicals, Digital Arts and Coding, Photography, Band, Stories that Soar, or Hip-Hop and Street Dance. 

Holladay Dance Room

Holladay computer lab

Holladay Theater Stage
Meet The Instructors
Meet our course instructors and their art speciality below. Art courses for Magnet Wedneday depend on local artists and community partnerships. Each year, new courses will be available for Magnet Wednesday. 
Trevor Salago
Magnet Coordinator
Magnet Wednesday 3-5: Digital Arts and Coding

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Jennifer Draper
K-2 Performing Arts Teacher
Magnet Wednesday 3-5: Magical Musicals

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Kate Rodriguez
K-2 Visual Arts Teacher
Magnet Wednesday 3-5: 3-D Art

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Billy Young
Magnet Wednesday 3-5: Hip Hop and Street Dance

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Holly Schurr
Magnet Wednesday 3-5: Band

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Barney Hilton Murray
Magnet Wednesday 3-5: Photography

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Literacy Connect
Magnet Wednesday 3-5: Stories That Soar

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Holladay Arts Building

Where the Arts Come Alive!