Arriving the week of November 6, 2006 and remaining the rest of the month, King Middle School will have the Maya Mobile from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on campus. The Maya Mobile is a 48-foot trailer that helps teach about the political, social, mythological and artistic beliefs of the Maya civilization. There will be lesson and hands-on art projects in the trailer that will be enjoyed by the 7th grade of Tracks A and B.

The LACMA Arts Program with the Community is an art education grant program providing curriculum materials, artist-led workshops and other art experiences for our students. The artist-led sessions will be available for every participating teacher. The teaching artists will work in collaboration with the classroom teacher in developing activities based on the curriculum materials.

The program will provide profession development for teachers related to the curriculum during  two differents sessions.

A special LACMA Family Sunday event is scheduled for Sunday, January 21, 2007 to provide an opportunity for family members to visit and explore the Museum. Additionnal information will follow.

The NexGen student membership program for all students age 17 and under will also be established for King Middle School students. This free membership to LACMA allows students to visit the museum anytime for free and bring an accompanying adult also for free. NexGen members also receive discounts on LACMA's Art Classes and Art Camps and in the Museum Shops.

TS King Middle School is very excited to be among the eleven participating school in this special LAUSD Local District 4 and LACMA program awarded to the school by work of a grant written by Mr. Kirk Palayan.

Source: (Information and graphics provided by Mr. R. Urkofsky)