This weekend, Wayne County Public Schools will launch a month-long ”Festival in the Cloud”, a virtual cultural arts and world languages festival. It will include student and staff performances, virtual galleries, student work samples and presentations led by experts in the areas of arts and world languages. The event is open to families, staff and the public to enjoy.
“This is a first-ever event for our school district and we are so excited to showcase the talents of our students, while at the same time offering a free virtual program for the public,” states Christy White, WCPS Title IV Enrichment Facilitator. “In addition to highlighting our rich cultural arts program, we will be showcasing poetry, essays, painting and other world languages programming.”
Organizers, Mrs. White and Dr. Maguy Yancey (WCPS Coordinator of Remote Learning, Language & Cultural Education), say the “Festival in the Cloud” is an innovative approach to bringing performances and enrichment opportunities to families and the community.
“This year, WCPS was unable to host its annual Choral Showcase, All-County Band Concerts, All-County Chorus Concerts, and Jazz Fest,” adds Mrs. White. “While the ‘Festival in the Cloud’ certainly cannot replace those events, we sincerely hope this virtual opportunity will be something new and special that everyone will enjoy.”
The “Festival in the Cloud” will premiere at http://www.waynecountyschools.org/ beginning Saturday, March 27. It will be accessible online throughout the month of April and will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30.