Poster Contests

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Recipients RI Middle School Poster Contest Grants:

Winman JH, Wickford MS, Tiverton MS, Nathanael Greene MS, Davisville MS, Bain MS, Monsignor Clarke School

BAIN MS, Art Teacher Lindsay Burrows “Students were excited to create artwork based on this topic and worked incredibly hard on their posters. They were excited to hang their posters around the school. Staff members were very complimentary about students’ artwork and thought it was a great campaign.“What does a healthy relationship look like?” was a very relevant topic to our students. They were excited to brainstorm ideas about preventing teen dating violence. Our Faculty and staff thought the posters were incredibly moving and important. During art class, students are allowed to talk to each other while they work and by creating these posters, many conversations about relationships emerged. Students had no problems coming up with ideas for what healthy relationships look like and ideas for their posters, however, they could give several examples of peers that were in unhealthy relationships.”

TIVERTON MS, Art Teacher Steven Schreiner “Project was assigned to students in grade 5 and 6 art education classes.  I turned the poster making into an art project where students included the elements and principles of art to create their posters.  I had one of our school’s psychologists/ social workers come and visit my classroom and give a presentation on healthy relationships prior to students creating their posters.  Students had to create a fully colored rough draft that had to be approved before creating the actual poster. In each of my 4 classes I chose the top 5 to be voted on by our school’s office staff.  Artwork was set-up in our conference room for display.  I also set up a Google Form where images of the top 5 art pieces from each class were presented.  The office staff voted on the best poster from each class section based on the following criteria: Artwork Design, Content/ is the message clear, Craftsmanship/ poster is neat, clean and complete.  Winning posters are now put on display in our school’s foyer.  Winning student’s artwork and photos were taken for our yearbook, sent out in our Principals Weekly blog and on school district application that was sent to all families and faculty of our school’s community.”