July 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

 Montages due by Thursday, July 24, 2014

Please communicate with Dr. Chumley’s Office (e-mail, text or phone) as to status of  your montage.



May 20th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Don’t forget . . . Coming June 16 – June 19 and June 23 – June 26!  FREE !

Summer is a time for camp and NISD has free art and musical-theatre camps at 12 elementary campuses and one free art and dance camp at a middle school.  Elementary camps have 4 classes at each campus and middle school has 2 classes at its campus.  Each class has two certified teachers in it with one in each class certified in fine arts.  The teachers signed up electronically as follows:

  • Fine Art steachers were assigned first and all fine arts teachers that wanted to teach were assigned.
  • All certified teachers in other disciplines were assigned according to the date/time the computer received their request to teach
  • All teachers certification was check through SBEC, State Board of Educator Certification.
  • We now have 16  teachers signed up that did not receive positions and are on a waiting list.  We will be adding as needed so keep checking e-mails and blog posts.

The links below show CAMP CAMPUSES with instructions on HOW TO SIGN UP FOR CAMP.  and TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS FOR EACH CAMP.


May 19th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

ArtFest Week 2014 is arriving at Paul Taylor Fieldhouse, 7001 Culebra, San Antonio, TX , 78238!   ON Tuesday, May 20,  75 NISD art teachers and art specialists will set up six different themed installations filled with student artwork; the fieldhouse will take on a new original and creative identity.  ON Wednesday, May 21,  778 NISD students from 11 different Northside schools will take fieldtrips to tour the artshow.  ON Thursday,  May 22, NISD Partnerships Night occurs and our partners will be honored and thanked.   ON  Friday, May 23, the art exhibit is open to the public from after school until 8:30 pm with special  Jazz music exciting the air brought to us by Pease Middle School and Clark High School.   ON  Saturday, May 24,  again the art show is open to the public from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm with NISD Dance Department performing in the morning and Enterprise Trophies being awarded at 1:00pm to teachers who have earned trophies this year.  AT 2:00 pm Saturday, the show closes and is dismantled.  The exhibit will be gone, but the experiences , memories, and thrilled student artists will linger for a long time.  Click on the links to see ArtFest Details, don’t forget to zoom in.


May 14th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Artfest is soon approaching.  Get ready for the exciting week of May 20 through May 24.  Artfest is an extravaganza that showcases student art installations, hosts NISD student  fieldtrips, provides the ambiance for Partnerships Evening, and opens the gallery for students, parents, supporters, and the public to view the amazing artwork of NISD art students.  Click on the link below to see the campuses, teachers, and the feeder patterns for the installations.  Teachers on the list, remember to  get a one day school business substitute for Tuesday, May 20, the set-up day.   Be on site at your assigned time and be ready to create those exciting installations. Detailed instructions coming soon.

NEF Logo Judging Complete

April 22nd, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Congratulations Teachers!  What an admirable pool of exceptional artwork your students created for the NEF 20th anniversary logo design contest.  219 pieces were submitted and the committees had quite a difficult time selecting the 20 finalists. 

From the finalists, the NEF judging committee, selected one winner from each division — elementary, middle school,  high school —  and also one Grand Prize Winner.  The Grand Prize Winner will become the NEF  20th Anniversary Logo. Northside Education Foundation will be notifying the 20 Finalists soon, but the 4 winners will be kept a secret until the announcements and the unveiling at a NEF special reception on May 14!   This special reception, along with the logo contest  and contest prizes, is being sponsored by Security Service Federal Credit Union.  Thank you to our partners and partnerships.


April 17th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Fine Arts teachers sign up now by clicking the link below.  If you are a certified NISD teacher in a discipline other than Fine Arts and are interested, please sign up;  you will be paired with a Fine Arts Teacher who has designed the curriculum and have a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  Please direct other certified NISD teachers to this Blog Posting.

Art Students Logo Creation Opportunity– NEF 20TH

March 20th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Art Students have a great opportunity to enter the contest to create the Northside Education Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Logo.   NEF provides our teachers and students with many awards and now we have the honor of entering this contest.  Teachers get your students working their creative genius.  Check the link to get all the details; they are marvelous:


State Big Art Day

March 5th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD art teachers. elementary, middle, and high:

Remember tomorrow, March 6 is the State Big Art Day .  Many of you have some excellent ideas and events happening and registered with TAEA.   If you have not registered yours, yet, remember to go to TAEA web page for the following description  and a registering opportunity.

Big Art Day is an art happening to raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide scale. It is an attempt by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) to engage all art educators, their students and communities in a single day art event.

If you were unable to plan something unique, please remember all those wonderful exhibits you have happening on campus and around the district; add a QR Code for the public to read or hear about your art and register it with TAEA.  What an excellent opportunity to showcase what we do.


February 27th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Secondary Art mark the date — Thursday, March 20, 2014.  This is the opportunity for you to attend small group inservices with different locations and different facilitators.  Please sign up for your choice from the following menu:  (1) AP ART HISTORY, (2) AP STUDIO ART,  (3) PERSPECTIVE,  and (4) PAPER.  These will be facilitated and located as follows:   (1) Mark Peavy — Clark HS, (2) Linda Fleetwood — Marshall HS, (3) Clayton Kilduff and Larry West — Folks MS,  (4) Caren Alyfantis, Brad McCormick, and Teri Yasger – Rawlinson MS.  To sign up, send your selection to no later than March 7.  Responses are needed from all NISD Secondary Art Instructors.   Also, please sign up in the ERO; the ERO does not designate which one you are attending so you must also send the e-mail. Click on the link below to see descriptions of each workshop.

Visual Arts Teachers Check It Out!

February 4th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Visual Arts Teachers,   continue  to shine in art endeavors and continue to present a very high level of excellent visibility.  Bravo, Hurray, and Congratulations!

In order to facilitate the myriad of trainings and events on the art palette, a schedule of must-attend and must-make-happen items are posted for you.  Go to the link and update all calendars so you won’t miss any of the astounding pieces of our agenda.  We have a cool, educational, and exciting  journey still ahead this year.  Enjoy the ride.