April 17th, 2013 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
Administrators, teachers, students, families, community and everyone:
Be sure and be part of this 3-D invasion by attending the Northside ISD ArtFest Friday, April 19, 3:30 until 8:30pm and Saturday, April 20, 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. You will see amazing, original creations from students grades K-12 and Admission is Free. The art exhibit is arranged in four installations according to Northside feeder patterns –showcased in this astounding event are Clark HS, Jay HS, Holmes HS, and Marshall HS along with the elementary and middle schools that feed into these high schools and some special schools, Northside Alternative High School, and Holmgreen Center. There are also outstanding and talented performing artists on both days that you will not want to miss.
Check out the links below for the entertainment schedule, the floor plan, and the list of schools exhibiting. Bring your smart devices and check out the QR codes for explanations of some of the artwork.
Special message to all NISD art teachers, if you have received a Ceramic Enterprise Trophy any year in the past, please bring it with its ceramic art piece and place it on the stage, Saturday, April 20, sometime before 1:00 pm. To honor teachers for hours of additonal training, many trophies have been awarded in the past and we would like to put the trophies on stage. New trophies for both Ceramic Enterprise and Painting Enterprise will be presented on Saturday.
April 1st, 2013 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
Northside ISD HS Visual Artists will be attending State VASE, April 5-6, 2013, in Bryan, TX. Students will travel via charter bus with various Friday stops in Austin including Vince Hannemann’s Cathedral of Junk, the University of Texas Department of Art & Art History, and the Blanton Museum of Art. Students will arrive in Bryan for First Friday Artwalk & Chilifest starting at Square One Studio & Gallery. On Saturday, students will see Dan Dunn’s Paintjam during the orientation / welcome and have opportunity to attend various workshops, activities, and college/ university portfolio reviews. Students will also see the state VASE exhibit which showcases all the juried work that qualified for state from all areas of Texas. The final event of the day is the awards ceremony where students find out who the state medal winners and gold seal winners are — the best in the state. Click on the links below to see our qualifying students and their teachers, trip itinerary, and state agenda. Room reservations and chaperone duties have been sent to teachers.
March 25th, 2013 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
The monthly Inservices and the Early Release training sessions held this school year for elementary art specialists and secondary art teachers have been successful; their purposes are to deliver hands-on instruction to teachers regarding ways to implement our TEKS based required curriculum. The department announcements for the March training sessions are in links below; additionally, these contain dates for the April Early Release training sessions and the May monthly training sessions. The entire schedule of training sessions for the year, should you need the past dates, may be found in an earlier blog post entitled Training Inservices Organized and Scheduled. Please check the links below for needed information:
February 18th, 2013 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
Northside ISD has three first place winners in the Texas Cavaliers’ River Parade Art Contest, four runners-up winners, and a chance to be the grand prize winner. The prizes are outstanding for our students from the Texas Caviliers. Click on the link below to see our winners, the wonderful gifts to our art classes, and the press conference details. Thank you Texas Cavaliers for offering this opportunity to our elementary students.
December 20th, 2012 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 TEKS based curriculum. Plan to implement very soon after winter break, 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.
December 16th, 2012 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
NISD Middle School and High School art exhibits are scheduled each year in the administrative locations of Central Office on Evers, Student Services on Grissom, and Technology on Grissom. These exhibits are planned to continue during the current school year and extend through first semester of the next school year. Check the link below to see the newly scheduled secondary exhibits. Look for your school and come enjoy these outstanding showcases of NISD student work.
December 12th, 2012 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
Elementary Art Specialists:
Here’s the contest for which you have been waiting! Get ready for the 10th Annual Texas Cavaliers’ River Parade Art Contest for your students in grades 1 – 5. Being one of the finalists in this contest brings tremendous benefits to your students and to you.
This years’ delightful theme is STARS ON THE RIVER. Click on the links below for all the details and instructions. Hopefully you will be one of the winners this year!
October 29th, 2012 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
NISD elementary art exhibits are scheduled each year in the administrative locations of Central Office and Northside Activity Center. These exhibits are planned to continue during the current school year and extend through November of the next school year. Check the link below to see the newly scheduled elementary exhibits. Look for your school and come enjoy these outstanding showcases of NISD student work.
October 2nd, 2012 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
As designated by district, October 19, 2012, February 08, 2013, and April 12, 2013, are the three elementary early release Fridays available for Fine Arts training for the 2012-2013 school year. Incredibly exciting is the first of these, October 19, 2012, which will be collaborative, small group, hands-on training; the groups will be held on five different elementary campuses. Details for attending are as follows: (1)Read the descriptions, (2)make your choice, (3)e-mail choice to Dr. Chumley, and (4)sign up in ERO (same ERO number for all choices). You will be assigned your choice on first-come, first-served basis – attendance is limited to 16 per location and assignments to locations will be posted as filled. If you are one of the few that must attend campus training at the request of your principal on this date, please notify Dr. Chumley. Please note, early release is not a day for you to work in your room; these afternoons are designated for district training. Check the link below for the outstanding choices and send that e-mail choice:
September 28th, 2012 by Dr. Charlsey Sharon Chumley
The 2012-2013 Training Inservices have begun; we are pumped and ready. Locations, times, session numbers, food committees, and presenters are in place for all the elementary and secondary regular monthly opportunities and also for all the Saturday opportunities for both elementary and secondary. Check the links below for information regarding Elementary Monthly, Elementary Early Releases, Secondary Monthly, MS Early Releases, Ceramic Enterprise, Painting Enterprise, and Important Events Calendar.