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Community Connections

Members of the PVPA community often reach out to the wider community to share what they do or to bring their experiences to a larger audience.  This page is meant to be an archive of some of the amazing things our students and staff have done working with others outside of our own school.

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Deaf Professional Arts Network - ASL Music Video Workshop

ASL Teacher Ava Fradkin along with PVPA students Mimi Feinland, grade 7, and Alexa Rodriguez, grade 10, traveled to Michigan to attend an ASL music video workshop for Deaf and hard-of-hearing teens.  The students had 27 hours from the time they arrived to complete the filming.  This included time for sleeping!  This link is to a YouTube music video for Taylor Swift's Shake It Off.  It was directed by PVPA's own Mimi Feinland!!

D-PAN ASL Music Video - Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.

"Pay It Forward" Paideia - 2015

"Pay It Forward" was a three-week service activity where PVPA students worked with Kate's Kitchen, Margaret's Pantry, Birthday Wishes and the South Hadley Food Pantry. On the days when the group was not at one of these locations, they stayed at PVPA for debriefing, journaling, organizing of a food/clothing drive and to learn from guest speakers who spoke about food justice, the cycle of oppression and the infrastructures that lead to hunger, poverty and homelessness.
Video by the 'Pay It Forward' group.


We Came To Play Tour 2015

PVPA's highly acclaimed groups - Spectrum, The Groovy Truth, Pop RnB, and Earwurm - take to the road once again to bring their unique brand of musical mayhem to children in the Pioneer Valley. This documentary chronicles the 2015 tour and all the hijinks (and great music) that ensued.

Video of 'We Came To Play' on You Tube


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