The two organizations provide opportunities for students to exhibit their work to a wider audience.

The Texas YAM Exhibit at the 2018 National Art Education Association Conference in Seattle, WA.

Six Aldine ISD students will have their works viewed by professionals and educators at the National Council for Supervisors of Math (NCSM) Conference set for April 23-25 in Washington, D.C.

NCSM is the premier organization for leadership in mathematics education. Members lead mathematics instructional programs around the United States and Canada. The 2018 theme for the conference is “Leading Mathematics Into the Future: Inspiring Monumental Change.”


Artwork by Aldine ISD student.

This year, the NCSM is celebrating its 50th anniversary. According to Dr. Paul Gray, NCSM will feature student artwork and math work from all grade levels and from schools across the country as part of the celebration. Gray is the Southern 2 regional director for NCSM, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. He is also a former Aldine ISD teacher and a graduate from Eisenhower HS.

Student work will be featured at our annual sponsorsreception as well as at our 50th anniversary ceremony that will be held at the National Geographic Society,” Gray said. “Im proud and pleased that we will have artwork from Aldine ISD; particularly Ermel Elementary School where I was a student. Go Aldine!


Artwork by Aldine ISD student.

NCSM challenged educators to challenge their students to create a piece of art to commemorate the anniversary. Students could write problems that end in 50, create equations that would graph or end in 50, and draw pictures or diagrams that relate to this in some way. Students could be as creative as they wanted to be. The piece of math art could be either 50th related, or NCSM related, or any combination thereof. NCSM will feature artwork from students from prekindergarten through higher education.

AISD Students On Display at NCSM Conference

Ermel Elementary School


Artwork by Aldine ISD student.

Student: Christopher Rodríguez
Teacher: Dina Pardue

Students: Zayden Fontenot & Linda Román
Teacher: Dina Rodríguez

Drew Academy for Mathematics, Science & Fine Arts

Student: Graciela Padrón
Teacher: Allison Hamacher

Victory Early College High School


Artwork by Aldine ISD student.

Student: Audriana Thomas
Teacher: Tommie Sanders

Student: Dai’John George
Teacher: Tommie Sanders

AISD student works also featured at the NAEA Convention.

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention is the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world. The convention annually hosts 5,000 art educators to more than 1,000 sessions.


Artwork by Aldine ISD student.

The 2018 NAEA Convention took place March 22-24 in Seattle, Washington. This year’s theme was “Art + Design = STEAM.”

Two works by Aldine ISD students in the State’s Capitol Youth Art Month (YAM) Exhibit were selected to form part of the 12 works chosen to represent Texas at the NAEA Convention. The lucky AISD students were kindergarten student Aliya Arriaga from Worsham Elementary School and seventh grade student Graciela Padrón from Drew Academy for Mathematics, Science and the Fine Arts.


A scene from the 2018 U.S. YAM Exhibit at the NAEA Conference in Seattle, WA.

Congratulations and well done!