The 4940 Expo began in the fall of 2011. Teachers were invited to showcase their students' work in the creative arts. The obvious classes were represented, such as 2D and 3D art, band, chorus, and drama. But students also showcased their creative talents from core curricular classes such as English, world languages, creative writing, journalism, digital music, graphic design, culinary art, and clubs such as the poetry team.
In 2011-12 and 2012-13, the school hosted two expos, one in the fall and one in the spring during a weekday evening. By the spring of 2013, the showcase had become so large and so well-attended that the decision was made to drop the fall expo and hold a yearly event on a Saturday evening in the spring. This led to the largest attendance in the three years. Therefore, Dixie Hollins will make this a yearly spring event.
The showcase is free to everyone. There are live performances in the courtyard and displays throughout the open area that surrounds the courtyard. The culinary arts classes offer inexpensive items to eat, and some of the student art work is for sale. The showcase ends shortly after dusk with the presentation of student films in the school cafeteria. The film studio at DHHS has picked up numerous awards in its short history, and attendees can get a quick look at these short films.
Anyone who is interested in donating towards the expenses of this showcase can call the school at 727-547-7876 or email Kristen Pineda.