Annapolis Middle School
Wiley H. Bates Middle School

701 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
FAX (410)263-0295

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Summer Musical: PVA summer bridge

July 12-15


Arts Center, Cafeteria

Kristie Genovese/Penny Renoll


Imagination Vacation: PVA summer bridge

July 25-29

9:00 am-3:30pm

Arts Center, Cafeteria, 1st floor classrooms, office off cafeteria

Pat Cruz, Young Audiences

Lori Snyder, AACPS






Get Smart through art - Bates Middle School - AACPS Visual & PerformingArts Magnet School

Can you picture yourself...               

     *Recording your own CD...

          *Playing violin with the ensemble to a packed house…

               *Uploading your original music score to your electronic portfolio…

                         *Dancing across the stage... 
                               *Standing in an art gallery in front of your latest painting…
                                     *Designing costumes…

You don’t have to dream of a time when you can be creating and performing your art, students at the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet school @ Wiley H. Bates Middle School are a community of artists realizing those dreams. At the PVA you will spend the day with other artists - painters, jazz musicians, singers, dancers, and performers - that have the same interests as you!  Artists at the Performing and Visual Arts program @ Bates Middle School have extra time in their arts classes. They have digital media classes where they record music, make movies, and create computer generated art. They learn about the languages and arts of many cultures such as Italian, through the study of the music, dance, and visual arts of the Italian Renaissance. They paint, sculpt, sing, dance, and play instruments with students like you.

While the PVA program focuses on the arts, students also receive a rigorous academic instruction in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and World & Classical Languages. Upon completion of three years at Wiley H. Bates Middle School many students leave with High School credit in Mathematics and World and Classical Languages and are prepared to move on to IB, STEM or other magnet programs.

Local and visiting Artists in Residence and highly qualified AACPS arts instructors provide extensive studio instruction during the extended day, Performance Plus sessions. Students receive elective credit as part of their mandatory participation in Performance Plus. These classes occur on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30pm – 4:30 pm.


Performing and Visual Arts Magnet students attend eight Saturday sessions as part of their program. During Saturdays in the Arts, they receive hands on and behind the scenes instruction as they travel to museums and performances around the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington, DC area.

The PVA program is open to students in the southern feeder region of Anne Arundel County. There is no cost for the program and transportation is provided from consolidated bus stops.

Talk to your parents and together take a look at our website at There you will find more details about our new Performing & Visual Arts Magnet Program.


Email or call if you or your parents have questions.   

Lori Snyder, NBCT 

Maureen McMahon, Ph.D.


Download File: 2009-10IBMagnetInfoSheets.pdf


Performing & Visual Arts Magnet Program

Saturdays in the Arts
Saturday sessions provide the students with experiences in the arts that go beyond the confines of a structured school day, including trips to museums, arts schools, and performing arts theatres. Students in the PVA program are required to attend all 8 Saturday sessions. Students who do not attend a Saturday session are responsible to complete Saturday Session Make up Assignment. [See details below]
  • Transportation for each of the Saturdays from area libraries will be provided. (See bus schedule below).
  • Students will need to bring a lunch and drink for the Saturday sessions as the cafeteria will not be open on these days.
  • All students should wear their Bates uniform shirt and khaki/black pants or skirt for Saturday sessions.
  • All students should report to the cafeteria at Bates by 9:00 am on Saturdays.
  • Students’ instructional day will end at 3:00 pm on Saturdays.

Saturday Session Makeup Assignment

Due 1 month from the date of the missed Saturday Session
The makeup assignment for the Saturday Session requires that a student must attend an arts performance [2-hour performance] or visit an arts museum for approximately 2 hours. The requirements for the assignment include:  Attend an Arts performance; Documentation from attendance and Two-page reflection of the experience.

1. Attend an arts performance

a. Dance performance
Instrumental music concert
Chorale concert
Other live musical performance
e. V
iew an art exhibition
f.  Visit
a museum

2. Turn in documentation from attendance

a. Ticket stub
b. Program
c. Photographs
d. Brochure

         3. Type a 2 page reflection double spaced that includes the following:

    • Where you went
    • When you went
    • Why you chose this event
    • What you saw, heard , experienced
    • If you attended a concert: who was performing and how many performers were there, what was the instrumentation, what kind/style of music was performed, what were some of the title of the pieces performed. 
    • If you went to an art exhibition: what type of art was on display (painting, sculptures, photography, etc.), what are the dates of the work ,(is the art work modern/contemporary, or older)  
    • If you went to a museum: what type of museum, what was on display, what were some of the exhibits you saw that were displayed at the museum.
    • What did you learn by attending this event
    • How can or does this event relate to your prime arts area
    • What did you see there that you liked and disliked
    • Conclusion summarizing your experience at the events

Lori Snyder, NBCT

Performing & Visual Arts Magnet

Advanced Studies and Programs

Anne Arundel County Public Schools



The list below is provided to answer questions and provide information concerning transportation, supplies and schedules for our PVA students.  If you have additional questions or concerns feel free to call me Lori Snyder, 410.570.0315 or Bates MS, 410.263.0270.

 Performing and Visual Arts Magnet

2010 Saturday Sessions Schedule*

(Required for all PVA Students to attend Saturday Sessions)

March 20April 17 May 15  
*2009-2010 Performance Plus Schedules*

Wednesday and Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm

Session 3- January 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28 February 3, 4, 10, 11

Session 4- February 17, 18, 24, 25 March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Session 5- March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 May 5, 6

Session 6- May 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 June 2, 3, 9, 10

 (Total of Eight (8) Saturdays)


Bus #1                  Chesapeake Charter                     410-757-3000

8:00 AM

Broadneck Branch Library – P/U: Green Holly Drive (sss)

1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, MD

3:45 PM

8:25 AM

Severna Park Branch Library – P/U: McKinsey Rd. (SSS)

45 McKinsey Road, Severna  Park, MD

3:25 PM

8:45 AM

Annapolis Area Library – P/U: West Street (SSS)

1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD

3:10 PM

Bus #2                  Lane’s Bus Company                       410-956-3366

 8:00 AM

South County Branch – P/U: Front Door

5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale MD

 3:55 PM

8:35 AM

Edgewater Branch – P/U:  Stephneys Lane (SSS)

25 Stephneys Lane, Edgewater, MD

3:25 PM

Bus #3                  R.E. Wilson and Sons                   410-923-2550

8:15 AM

Crofton Branch – P/U: Riedel Road (SSS)

1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD

3:40 PM

8:45 AM

Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch – P/U: Shopping Ctr.  Parking Lot

269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD

3:10 PM


Thank you,


Lori Snyder, NBCT

Advanced Studies and Programs


Download File: 2009-10IBMagnetInfoSheets.pdf








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