One of the best parts of my job is getting to know some of the cutest kids around. I recently sat down and talked with 5 year old Victoria Niecko about her thoughts on Jackson School of the Arts.
“My favorite thing about Jackson School of the Arts is ballet because you get to wear pretty outfits and you twirl and you do all that fun stuff with ribbons.” I couldn’t agree more. Victoria will be attending St. John’s Elementary School in the fall for her Kindergarten year. She has participated in our Kids Create Preschool Experience for the last two years. “ I love singing songs in the castle room.” She went on talking more about what she loves. “Going to the meadow and playing with my friends.”
Her mom Emily has been incredibly happy with the programs at Jackson School of the Arts. “I love so many things!” “It feels like a family.” Victoria’s younger sister, Veronica will be attending Kids Create in the fall. “We want to sign up for everything,” said Emily. “There are so many opportunities from ages 2 to teenagers.” 5 year old Veronica echoed that by saying “I love it here because there are so many fun classes.” “ I know, I’ve been coming here since I was a kid”
At that point, I just had to stop our interview and laugh. Again, this is what I love about working for Jackson School of the Arts. I know everyday we make a positive impact on someone. Even the littlest things make a huge difference.
I recently heard Georgia Fojtasek, the retiring CEO of Henry Ford Allegiance Health speak about the anatomy of a family in Jackson County. Even though I knew these statistics, I was not immune to the impact of her speech. All throughout the presentation, I felt honored to be part of her team. The team of people in our community who try to help those get access to things in life that can make a difference. The arts are so important to a well balanced and healthy life. For the last 17 years Jackson School of the Arts mission is to make a difference and we will continue to hold that mission at the forefront of everything we do.
As Victoria prepares for school to start, she has already signed up for fall classes. She will be taking part in our Jazz/Tap/Ballet combo class. If you’d like to register for classes, visit Jacksonarts.org. Fall registration is open now. If you’d like to visit Jackson School of the Arts and see what we’re all about,you’re invited to attend to attend our Fall Open House on August 14th 5:30-7:00, and there is room for your little one in our preschool experience KIDS CREATE. You never know – you might have the same favorite color as Victoria, “RAINBOW!”