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Most of them started the year learning how to properly hold a paint brush, but almost immediately students seemed to thrive in new art classes being offered at Pineville Elementary.
"It has been amazing to see the engagement of students across the school," Principal Erin Stokes said. "It's affected everything in a good way.
"It's beautiful to see students blossom and succeed in something that hasn't been offered before, and I really think it's going to affect them across the board in every subject," she added.   Pineville Elementary is one of 10 schools able to offer art for the first time in years. Under a reorganization plan approved by the Rapides Parish School Board earlier this year, each of the schools added a full-time art teacher. - Read entire article @The TownTalk