The 2014-2015 LOS LEONES ARTS FESTIVAL will be OCTOBER 25, 2014 –8:30am to 2:00pm, 6427 Evers Road, Leon Valley, TX, 78238 at the Leon Valley Community and Conference Buildings. Art Teachers will set up on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 9:00am to 4:00pm; art work will be juried Friday, October 24, from 4:30 pm to 8:00pm. For the list of those campuses that will be setting up installations in the buildings this year and for the necessary permission slips, click on the links below. The building designation and floorplan for set up will be posted later.
All art teachers, whether you are exhibiting art work or not, may enter their students in the publicity contest and the chalkfest. Your one campus winner for the publicity contest is due Friday, September 19, in my office (Students Services on Grissom Road) by 5:00 pm. If you use the pony, please be aware that your entry may arrive too late to be juried. The instructions and permission slips have been posted in an earlier blog message. Follow that post carefully. Watch for another post with the chalkfest instructions and permission slips.
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.
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.
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
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 .
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:
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.
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:
- NEW ART TEACHERS
- OTHER ART TEACHERS THAT NEED FURTHER TRAINING
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 by Thursday, July 24, 2014
Please communicate with Dr. Chumley’s Office (e-mail, text or phone) as to status of your montage.