Community for Creativity @ Rising Starr Middle School

The Community for Creativity piloted at RSMS in fall 2018 with an initial focus on expanding opportunities for students to explore careers in the Creative Industries. The pilot model has now expanded to support creative thinking in all classrooms and subject areas. Through connections with the community, students learn more about themselves and the world around them. Students also explore the basics of art & design, film & television, music & recording, and technology & engineering, honing their communication skills and creating new and original content connected to their personal interests.

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School Twitter Page: @RisingStarrMS

CFC Initiatives at RSMS:

P.A.W.S.- Weekly student club period focused on student passions/ interests. Offerings include Panther Radio, Gigsters, Moviemaking, Aviation, Food Fighters (service oriented club), Game Design, Animation, and many more!

Career Exploration, Guidance, and Mentorship- A partnership between teachers, guidance counselors, and industry mentors, connecting students to careers aligned with their unique passions and interests.

CFC Showcase- Annual presentation of student capstone projects that solve a problem or fulfill a need within the community.

Hall Pass Entertainment A self-funded, student-run, entertainment label that connects teens with tools, training, and experiences to jump-start their careers.

Academic Exploration- Teachers are encouraged to build a classroom environment that promotes creative thinking, embracing researched based strategies such as project based learning and arts integration.