Students Unveil Vibrant Tiverton Middle School Mural

It's located in the hallway leading to the school gym.

students unveiled a new mural in the school last week. The large piece now occupies the wall space in the hallway near the gymnasium.

Art teacher Adam Tracy said 13 students were instrumental in getting the mural completed, and the Sakonnet Arts Network supplied the funding for the work. Initiated in February, he said the mural took approximately nine weeks to complete, with students meeting after school every Wednesday for about an hour and a half.

"There's so many boring cinder block areas around school," Tracy said, noting that hallway sees a lot of foot traffic for basketball games, concessions and students frequenting through there during lunch period.

Spanning several feet vertical and horizontal, the mural has giant letters "TMS" and a young fox, the school's mascot. Tracy said the frame of the mural has emblems symbolizing every subject taught at the school.

"Everyone loves the mural and we'd love to do more," he added.

Ron Potvin May 22, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I am continually amazed at the variety of learning that occurs at our schools. This is no longer just a three Rs world. Students need a variety of skills and accomplishments to lead successful lives. Great job TMS.
Linda Larsen May 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM
AMAZING!!!! Thank you Mr. Tracy and students! We are so fortunate to have both art teachers Mr. Tracy and Ms. Nadeau at TMS. They do incredible work with our students. I can not wait to see what is in store for us to view at the TMS art show tomorrow evening at the high school.
Renee Cwiek May 22, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Mr. Tracy is a wonderful art teacher, and my daughters love him! It's so nice to see another Tiverton teacher who goes above and beyond. Wonderful work.
Brian Medeiros May 22, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Great work, Mr. Tracy & students! And thank you Matt for sharing this very positive story.
Kelly Levesque May 22, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Job well done! Thanks also to TMS parents because the TMS Parent Teacher Committee made a donation for supplies so that this project could be completed.
KSilvia May 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Wow. This is incredible Talk about school pride. Congratulations TMS . Would be nice Mr. Tracey to have a mural in each school unique to it - all elem and THS. I would gladly contribute materials!
Matthew Sanderson May 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Thanks Adam for the great photos of the students!
Laurie Dias-Mitchell May 23, 2012 at 02:16 AM
This is authentic learning in action. I can't wait to see more student work at tomorrow night's art show!
Jason Feld May 26, 2012 at 04:38 PM
This is incredible art work, created by such talented students and an art teacher with such passion to teach children the importance to express themselves through art. This is the second project my boys have been involved with Mr. Tracy and they love it. Mr. Tracy and Ms. Nadeu work wonders in our middle school, our children our lucky to have such imaginative mentors in their lives.


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