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Instead of having an in-person art show in the building, the art teacher has created a Virtual Art Gallery 

Due to COVID-19, the school spring musical, SEUSSICAL Kids, was cancelled and rescheduled for the 2020-2021 school year.  More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Jungle Book Kids Musical 2019

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Aladdin Kids Music 2018

Cherryvale offers standards-based music and visual art instruction for all students for all students. The arts strategic planning committee is dedicated to ensuring quality arts instruction is provided and integrated across all subject areas.

In 2014, Cherryvale decided to seek grant funding for the arts programs.  A committee was formed to begin developing a strategic plan for the arts.  The committee developed a mission statement, a vision statement, and beliefs.

In the summer of 2015, a team of teachers attended the Arts Education Leadership Institute where the plan was further developed to include a finalized mission, vision, and belief statements, and three goals in the areas of Student Achievement, School Climate, and Teacher Quality.

In January of 2016, the school applied for an Arts in Basic Curriculum Site Advancement Grant and received the grant in the amount of $34,500 to use over the next three years.  This will help to fund our five year strategic plan and we can renew the grant at the end of the three year cycle.

Arts Mission Statement

The mission of Cherryvale Elementary School is to integrate the visual and performing arts (creative writing, dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts) in academic areas to prepare students for life-long learning.

Arts Vision Statement

The vision of Cherryvale Elementary School is to become a model arts integrated school by providing a quality comprehensive arts education for all students.

We believe:

  • a quality visual and performing arts education (creative writing, dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts) is a necessary part of a high quality, comprehensive, standards-based curriculum.
  • a successful visual and performing arts education is a collaboration among students, staff, families, and the community.
  • all students deserve the opportunity to experience the arts as an integral source to spark creativity and imagination.
  • a quality visual and performing arts education provides an engaging environment for learning
  • all teachers and staff ensure students experience learning through the arts.

21 Benefits of Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

Careers in Music


Music Scholarships 

Visual Art Scholarships 

Increased Quality of Life

“The benefit of music education for me is about being musical. It gives you have a better understanding of yourself. The horizons are higher when you are involved in music,” he adds. “Your understanding of art and the world, and how you can think and express yourself, are enhanced.”

Increased Academic Performance

“A study published in 2007 by Christopher Johnson, professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, revealed that students in elementary schools with superior music education programs scored around 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math scores on standardized tests…”

The Benefits of Music Education – This article discusses developing creativity, language development, increased IQ and Brain Function, increased spacial intelligence used in higher level mathematics, engineering, science, and improved test scores.

Cherryvale Visual and Performing Arts!
The Lion King Photo Gallery

Fifth Grade students learned about butterflies in an integrated science lesson.  Some of the art work will be part of a large installment at the EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, SC. The opening date to view the project is May 7, 2017.
 Fifth Grade Students are practicing an African greeting song, Fun Wa Ni Alaafia.
 Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, art ambassador for Nigeria to the United Nations, came to visit Cherryvale this year. He brought his wonderful artwork to show students during his two assemblies. He also visited the fourth grade art class to explain the inspirations behind his art and show students how to improve their own art.

Cherryvale Student Artwork Gallery


Cherryvale Student Artwork Gallery