Milwaukee, Wis. (10/31/13) — Students in SaintA’s Transitions Therapeutic School showcased their monthly art projects for staff today. The four classes in the school, which serves boys in our Residential Program and some from area school districts, are working forward in history. They started this school year studying dinosaurs, just completed early history, and will move on to the Middle Ages.
The artwork displays things they have learned in various subjects, such as history and social studies. Staff voted on some of the projects and, with one, were rewarded with a cupcake for casting a vote. Projects ranged from funereal masks and mummies to a Chinese abacus.
“The feedback and support is more important than a competition,” said Clinical Coordinator Jeff Stephani, who heads the school. “The display gives them an opportunity to take pride in what they do. And if they know people will look at their work, it provides us with additional chances to talk about it.”
The displays started as an experiment, Jeff said, but were so well received by agency staff that the school hopes to continue with them monthly.