Combined Arts
Stephen Murray - Curriculum Leader

The classes included in our combined arts rotation are an integral part of our middle school’s comprehensive curriculum. Early adolescence is a time for exploratory learning and the development of new skills: physical, social, and thinking. While the core curriculum classes (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages) provide students with opportunities to develop their Linguistic Intelligence and their Logical- Mathematical Intelligence, the Combined Arts classes offer the chance to strengthen other intelligences such as Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, and Extrapersonal.

The curriculum in each of the arts classes is designed to challenge students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills and to foster a greater sense of self-esteem. As students learn about engineering and design, try different art media, rehearse a Shakespearian play, or compose a simple melody, they begin to link up with the adult world through the awareness of new competencies and strengths.

Students will rotate through the following specials each term:
  • Applied Science
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
Sixth grade students will also participate in a Library/Technology class during the term in which they have Drama on their schedule.

Name Grade Email
Extension
Pete Curran
 all Peter_Curran@wayland.k12.ma.us  x4217
Tom Large  all thomas_large@wayland.k12.ma.us x4215
Bethann Monahan
 all Beth_Monahan@wayland.k12.ma.us
 x1119
Steve Murray
 all
stephen_murray@wayland.k12.ma.us  x4214
Sara Ravid
 all sara_ravid@wayland.k12.ma.us  x4210
 Rebecca Pagano  all   rebecca_pagano@wayland.k12.ma.us x4209 
Hip Rivera
 all Hipolito_Rivera@wayland.k12.ma.us
x4212
Whitney Tandon  all whitney_tandon@wayland.k12.ma.us  x4213