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Naas students to start art program

Naas Elementary is offering an after-school art program for students in third through fifth grades. The class will begin Wednesday, Feb. 12, and run for six weeks through March 19.

The class will include basic art history information with a focus on drawing in charcoal and colored pencils. Students will have opportunities to learn and practice techniques during the Wednesday class, as well as take materials home if they choose to continue refining techniques between classes.

The course will end with a final project of a still life rendering.

Little Steps introduces kindergartners to school

Little Steps events are scheduled at Oregon Trail schools during the middle weeks of February.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Naas Elementary’s program will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, Firwood Elementary’s on Thursday, Feb. 13, Sandy Grade’s on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Welches Elementary’s on Thursday, Feb. 20.

The program will introduce new students to the school and their teachers and give parents instruction on preparing children for kindergarten.