ART ALIGNMENT DATE SEPTEMBER 25

August 27th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Art alignment meeting is Thursday,  September 25, 2014.  Please note the alignment meeting earlier in September is only for music!    It was sent to you  by mistake.  Art people please do not attend the alignment meeting at Warren, there will be no room for you and it will not pretain to you.  This message does not self- destruct in a few seconds and you should choose to accept it.

Our art alignment will be THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, 4:30 to 6:30.  It will be in the TESTING ANNEX   (behind Student Services — my office)  This year we are NOT at NAC.

More information coming soon.

Los Leones Publicity Contest is here for NISD ART

August 26th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

The ideas for Los Leones Publicity Contest for NISD art teachers should be humming with actual designs beginning Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  Teachers, please click on the instructions  link below for this year’s instructions and launch the assignment, immediately.  All Art Teachers may enter the publicity contest even if you are not one of the teachers that is in the exhibit.  Read and reread the detailed instructions as they are different this year;  careful adherence is necessary.  The thumbnail link is a page of last year’s winners. Have fun with this competition.

UPDATE: Publicity contest permission slips are attached.  Please secure this permission for only the one (1) entry sent to central office.

Last year’s winners

MS and HS ART KITS

August 19th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Art Kits for MS and HS will be available for all art teachers to pick up sample kits on Thursday, August 21, Friday, August 22, and the first week of school, 2014.  There is a kit with your name on it  for every MS Art and every HS Art teacher. Pick up at Dr. Chumley’s office .  Be sure to sign the received list.  Get your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters  ready to make change and  sell lots of kits — good deal for kids;  click the link below the prices for complete instructions.

PRICE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL  is    $11.10

PRICE FOR HIGH SCHOOL is $22.73

WELCOME BACK! and, of course, A Schedule

August 16th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Looking forward to seeing art people again this year and hope you had a very fine break maybe even a break that was outstanding, amazing, super, etc.

First week schedule for Elementary, Middle, and High School art teachers:

Monday, August 18, first day back for all teachers.  AM everybody back on campuses:

PM: ELEMENTARY ART AND MUSIC SPECIALISTS, report to Warren HS, Large band hall, 1:30 to 4:00 PM  Bring a number two pencil.  At beginning of meeting, please, find your assigned table as you come in -via the school sign on the table and the folder with your name — alphabetically arranged by schools, then look for refreshments and catch up with friends. At the end of the meeting please return signs in alpha order   Sign-in sheets will be passed around after you are seated.  We have a lot of HB 5 to cover so come ready to absorb some good stuff.

PM: Wednesday, August 20. MIDDLE SCHOOL FINE ARTS INSTRUCTORS, report to Warren HS, Large band hall, 1:30 to 4:00 PM  Bring a number two pencil.  At beginning of meeting, please, find your assigned table as you come in -via the school sign on the table and a folder for everyone at your table — tables assigned alphabetically  by schools,  then look for refreshments and catch up with friends. At the end of the meeting please return signs in alpha order.  Sign-in sheets will be passed around after you are seated.  We have a lot of HB 5 to cover so come ready to absorb some good stuff.

PM: Thursday,August 21, HIGH SCHOOL FINE ARTS INSTRUCTORS, report to Warren HS, Large band hall, 1:30 to 4:00 PM  Bring a number two pencil.  At beginning of meeting, please, find your assigned table as you come in -via the school sign on the table and a folder for everyone at your table — tables assigned alphabetically  by schools, then look for refreshments and catch up with friends. At the end of the meeting please return signs in alpha order.   Sign-in sheets will be passed around after you are seated.  We have a lot of HB 5 to cover so come ready to absorb some good stuff .

VISUAL ARTS PERMISSION SLIPS

August 13th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

The permission slips that cover most of the fine arts visual arts displays are now available in both English and Spanish.  These will need to be distributed at the beginning of the year to all art students and returned with signed permission from parent or guardian. Art teachers, please secure a copy and keep them on file;  you will need them throughout the year.  Also, print a copy for your administration to put in a first day folder or with first day materials to go home with students.  Click on the link for the permission slips:

   

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT COORDINATORS MEETING

August 13th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Reminder:

If you are a MS or HS fine arts coordinator, remember the district meeting is Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Brennan HS, Black Box Theatre, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  Bring a # 2 pencil.

ACADEMIES UPDATE — KILN TRAINING AND KILN CERTIFICATION UPDATE

August 4th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Welcome NISD Art Teachers.  Yes, it is time to start doing a daily check of the blog.  Here are some significant dates right around the corner:

INSTITUTES  AND NEW TEACHER ACADEMIES  August 5, 6, and 7 at 8:00 am. 

ELEMENTARY ART (Brandeis HS)SECONDARY ART (Stevens HS)    

The Fine Arts Days: Wednesday, August 6, at Brandeis HS , 8:00 am for Elementary  and Thursday, August 7 at Stevens HS, 8:00 am for Secondary should be attended by the following:

  • First year fine arts instructors in teaching profession
  • Fine arts instructors that are new to NISD regardless of years of experience
  • Fine arts instructors that were hired after the 13-14 school year began
  • Fine arts instructors changing from secondary level of instruction to elementary level of instruction and elementary fine arts instructors changing from elementary level of instruction to secondary level of instruction.
  • Fine arts instructors changing from classroom teaching assignments and other disciplines to fine arts.
  • Current fine arts instructors personally invited to attend.

Please check with your campus principals and Human Resources to see what other parts of the New Teacher Academy you should be attending.

KILN TRAINING and CERTIFICATION FOR:

  1. NEW ART TEACHERS 
  2. OTHER ART TEACHERS THAT NEED FURTHER TRAINING
  3. CERTIFICATION

Because of the continued growth in NISD, kiln training will move to a combined group training and certification program to ensure that all art teachers are compliant with the Protocol, Regulations, and Procedures governing the usages of NISD  kilns.

The first KILN TRAINING  and KILN CERTIFICATION for NISD visual arts teachers will be scheduled Friday, August 8, at Stevens HS from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Sign up in the ERO for session number 191561401 and if you have been issued a kiln manual, please bring it.  Credits equal:  4 credits CPE and 4 credits TC. You may also sign up by scantron at the session.  If you miss this one, there will be more scheduled through out the year.

  

MONTAGES DUE NOW

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.

 

NISD SUMMER FINE ARTS CAMPS UPDATED

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.

NISD ArtFest 2014 GETTING UNDERWAY

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.