Welcome to

Dwight Rich
School of the Arts

K-6    An Artful Learning School


What's Happening at the D.R?

At Dwight Rich, we will be:

  • Engaging students with a Bernstein-inspired “Artful Learning” model of arts integration aligned to Michigan grade level standards.
  • Implementing Project Based Learning based on the BIE model.

Dwight Rich School of the Arts offers unique learning experiences for K-6 students utilizing technology and art labs, along with dance and music studio spaces.

What is Arts Integration?

Arts integration is a teaching approach where students construct and demonstrate their learning through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form to their subject(s) of study to enhance their understanding. This involves visual, performing, music, media, and communication arts.

What Makes Dwight Rich Special?

  • Technology-based learning and arts programming.
  • Art labs, technology labs, dance, music and performance studio space.
  • Content and teaching resources: Project-based Learning, SAFARI Montage, Aldebran Robotics

The Artful Learning Model

The four main quadrants of this model encourage and support best teaching practices while improving the manner in which both students and teachers learn.
They are:


Dwight Rich School of the Arts will:

facilitate Arts Immersion Weeks – engaging students in arts creation and learning through an Artist-in-Residence program that increases student exposure to the arts, culminating in school-based performances and family programs at the Wharton Center.

Dwight Rich Partners with the Best

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Upcoming Events

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    • "HallStar" FriendsGiving 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      "HallStar" FriendsGiving
      Nov 20
      11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Ms. Hall's Classroom
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      This is the time of year that we like to draw near to one another and celebrate what makes us a unique class and learning community.I am inviting all families  to come and celebrate with us  for our “Multicultural Friends-Giving” If you are a little Irish, Finnish, Mexican, Hatian or Asian please prepare a small dish to pass (Sample portions) that represent your country or culture

      Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45adab2ca46-hallstar

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"The Bright Side" Newsletter - November 12, 2018
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Parent Community Advisory Council (PCAC) Schdule for 2018-19
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Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.

Dr. Mark Coscarella
Deputy Superintendent
(517) 755-2946

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:

Ms. Cordelia Black
Director of Public Safety
(517) 755-2030