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 charlsey.chumley@nisd.net 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.


Founder’s Day Art Update

January 29th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Jay HS Art Teachers and Feeder Pattern Art Teachers please note the very important updates in the February 6th Founder’s Day Alignment Art Exhibit; some of the critical updates are  highlighted.  Be sure to follow the updated instructions.


January 10th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

As we near the end of the first semester, it will be important for all visual arts instructors and specialists to do a quality check on the assignments you are including in your (revised) TEKS based curriculum.  Plan to implement the following approach to gaining insightful and meaningful feedback regarding your teaching.  Nothing gives a clearer picture than feedback from your students.  Click on the link below to find the necessary guidelines for securing the feedback. Be sure to include the part regarding documentation as this is a part of accountability.

Jay Feeder Group Display Instructions

January 10th, 2014 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Those of you in the Jay Feeder Group for the Founders’ Day art show, please check the link below for detailed instructions.  Please note that the CORRECTED date is Thursday, February 6, 2014, I originally had an incorrect day.  You will hang the work at John Jay HS. 

January 2014 to August 2015 Art Displays

December 31st, 2013 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

Elementary and secondary student artists display many works of art throughout the NISD administrative buildings on a rotating schedule.   Elementary artwork is displayed in Central Office and the Northside Activity Center –NAC.  Secondary artwork is displayed in Central Office, Student Services, and Northside Learning Center — NLC Technology Training.  Student Artists  from classes of  137 art specialists and art instructors will display work in the 5 venues from January 2014 to August 2015.  Check out the links below to locate the campuses and teachers for the displays in which you are interested.  Teachers, the links will show the locations,  dates, and instructions for your shows.  Check carefully as much has changed due to our numbers of students and teachers.  NISD  really excels!

Secondary Inservices Updated

December 4th, 2013 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley

NISD Secondary Art Curriculum Inservices are outstanding.  See the chart to find locations, ERO numbers, presenters, topics, and food committees.  Arrange your calendars so that you are able to attend all of these training sessions.  Click on the link below for details.