PYP and MYP Performing Arts/Music, Ms. Amy Hughes

20151031_143344new logo apple with leavesApril 26, 2017

Important Update on Curse of the Bard Rehearsals
Due to the volleyball team making the championships (congratulations, ladies!!!), we need to change the schedule for rehearsals.  The new dates and times are:
4/27- 6-9pm
4/28- 6-9pm
5/1- 6-9pm
5/2- 6-9pm
5/3- 1-4pm
5/4- during school day on field trip
5/5- students report to AAPC at 5pm
Please have your student look into carpooling with another student if transportation is an issue.
Thank you for your understanding and your support!!!

new logo apple with leavesApril 21, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.

Kinder– We have continued to explore body rhythm skills by learning a few new music games and we also learned about the life and music of Haydn.

1st– We have continued to explore body rhythm skills by learning a few new music games and we also learned about the life and music of Haydn. We are also practicing “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” as well.

2ndWe have learned three notes on the recorder and have continued to work on our rhythm note playing skills.  Next week, we will begin to learn a multi-note song.   

3rd Students have continued learning the xylophone.  We learned “Happy Birthday” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” this week as well.  

4th– Students are working on their piano playing skills and are mastering leveled songs independently.  

5thStudents are working on their piano playing skills and are mastering leveled songs independently.  

6th The next few weeks will be dedicated to having students rehearse for their Exhibition performances on May 10th.

4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1, and 5/2- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/3- after school until 4pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/4- rehearsal at the theatre (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/5 rehearsal and performance at the theater (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                     

Thank you for all your support!

2017 Field Trips

new logo apple with leavesApril 7, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.

Kinder– Students are continuing to learn a song about empathy.  Yesterday, we learned the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” that introduces integrity.

1st– Students are continuing to learn “Fifty, Nifty United States” to assist them in the How We Organize Ourselves unit. We have continued to explore Bach and his music.

2ndStudents have reviewed pitch names and rhythm notes.  We’re ready to begin the recorder unit.  If students have their own recorders, they should bring them next week! I have recorders students can use (they will be cleaned at the beginning of each lesson). 

3rd Students have continued learning the xylophone.  We began learning “Ode to Joy” and will continue mastering this song next week. 

4th– Performances are done.  We had an amazing collaborative lesson with Ms. Laurie this week as well.

5thWe reviewed pitch names for the Bass Clef.  We will continue preparation for the piano unit next week.  We had an amazing collaborative lesson with Ms. Laurie this week as well.

6th Students have rehearsed for their practice performance that will occur on April 10th.  As a class, students created a peer critique form they use to evaluate others’ performances.

7th This week we continued to rehearse the play.  Please see the attached form concerning the dress rehearsal field trip and performance schedule.  Please have your student return the permission slip that was sent home as well.  

8th This week we continued to rehearse the play.  Please see the attached form concerning the dress rehearsal field trip and performance schedule.  Please have your student return the permission slip that was sent home as well.  

9-12th We our continuing to work on our spring play.  After school rehearsals are required for all students who volunteered for speaking roles and tech (light/sound) positions beginning April 24th.  Students will have a memorization assessment for Act II this Wednesday. This week we continued to rehearse the play.  Please see the attached form concerning the dress rehearsal field trip and performance schedule.  Please have your student return the permission slip that was sent home as well. 

4/7 and 4/21- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast and stage managers are required to attend)

4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1, and 5/2- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/3- after school until 4pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/4- rehearsal at the theatre (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/5 rehearsal and performance at the theater (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students. 

Thank you for all your support!

new logo apple with leavesMarch 17, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.

Kinder– Students are learning solfege techniques and continuing to learn their empathy song.  We visited science fair projects yesterday to show our support as school community members.

1st– Students are learning solfege techniques. Students are learning two new songs “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” and “Fifty, Nifty United States” to assist them in the How We Organize Ourselves unit. We visited science fair projects yesterday to show our support as school community member 

2ndStudents have been working on percussion accompanying the song, “Ich Bin Ein Gummi Bear”.   I have recordings, if you want them please send a flash drive with your student!  We also started making maracas! Students will finish them with Ms. Laurie after spring break. 

Towards the end of March, we will begin a recorder unit.  I have recorders students can use (they will be cleaned at the beginning of each lesson).  However, students can bring their own recorders as well.

3rd We’ve finished analyzing music genres. We began preparing for our xylophone unit yesterday by reviewing how to read rhythm notes.  

4th– Because of scheduling, were not able to finish their songs.  We will perform after spring break.

5thWe finished performances and watched each other’s performances this week.

6th Due to testing, we were not able to have a full music lesson.  We did begin to discuss what goes into having a great performance.   

7th This week we continued to rehearse the play.  Students need to have their lines memorized by April 5th for a memorization assessment.

8th This week we continued to rehearse the play.  Students need to have their lines memorized by April 5th for a memorization assessment.

9-12th We our continuing to work on our spring play.  After school rehearsals begin today.  Please see the rehearsal schedule below.  After school rehearsals are required for all students who volunteered for speaking roles and tech (light/sound) positions beginning April 24th.  Students will have a memorization assessment for Act II on 4/5/17.

3/17, 3/31, 4/7,  and 4/21- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast and stage managers are required to attend)

4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1, and 5/2- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

 

5/3- after school until 4pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/4- rehearsal at the theatre (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

5/5 rehearsal and performance at the theater (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)

Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                    

Thank you for all your support!

new logo apple with leavesMarch 10, 2017

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Kinder– Students are learning solfege techniques. Student have begun to learn a new song about empathy.  
  • 1st– Students are learning solfege techniques. Students are learning two new songs “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” and “Fifty, Nifty United States” to assist them in the How We Organize Ourselves unit.
  • 2ndStudents have been working on a percussion accompanying a song.   Towards the end of March, we will begin a recorder unit.  I have recorders students can use (they will be cleaned at the beginning of each lesson).  However, students can bring their own recorders as well.
  • We will be making our own maracas next week. I need donations of the cardboard pieces from toilet paper rolls for this activity.  If you remember to save them, send them with your student.
  • 3rd We have continued to analyze characteristics of music genres.  We have also started learning about folk music from around the world.
  • 4th– Students are working on their branches of government songs and will be performing next week. 
  • 5thStudents began performing their branches of the government songs.  Performances are being recorded.  Let me know if you want a copy. 
  • 6th Most groups turned in song lyrics, but not everyone!!!  We learned about integrity in the music business and will be preparing for the practice performance at the beginning of April.  
  • 7th Students were given scripts yesterday and need to have their lines memorized by April 5th for a memorization assessment.
  • 8th Students were given scripts yesterday and need to have their lines memorized by April 5th for a memorization assessment. 
  • 9-12th We our continuing to work on our spring play.  After school rehearsals begin today.  Please see the rehearsal schedule below.  After school rehearsals are required for all students who volunteered for speaking roles and tech (light/sound) positions beginning April 24th.  Students will have a memorization assessment for Act I on 3/8/17.
  • 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7,  and 4/21- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1, and 5/2- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/3- after school until 4pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/4- rehearsal at the theatre (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/5 rehearsal and performance at the theater (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                                  
  • Thank you for all your support!new logo apple with leaves
  • March 3, 2017
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Kinder– Students are learning solfege techniques.
  • 1st– Students are learning solfege techniques.
  • 2ndStudents have been learning about different music genres and began learning a drumming routine. Towards the end of March, we will begin a recorder unit.  I have recorders students can use (they will be cleaned at the beginning of each lesson).  However, students can bring their own recorders as well.
  • We will be making our own maracas next week. I need donations of the cardboard pieces from toilet paper rolls for this activity.  If you remember to save them, send them with your student.
  • 3rd We have been analyzing characteristics of music genres.  
  • 4th– Students are writing songs about the branches of government and will be performing their songs next week.
  • 5thStudents are writing songs about the branches of government and will be performing their songs next week.
  • 6th Song lyrics are due Monday!!!!!
  • 7th Students have chosen the one act play, “21 Guaranteed Ways to Get Detention,” to perform on the evening of May 5th.  Roles have been assigned and students will receive their scripts soon.  We began rehearsing this week.  
  • 8th Students have chosen the one act play, “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors,” to perform on the evening of May 5th.  Roles have been assigned and students will receive their scripts soon.  We began rehearsing this week.  
  • 9-12th We our continuing to work on our spring play.  After school rehearsals begin today.  Please see the rehearsal schedule below.  After school rehearsals are required for all students who volunteered for speaking roles and tech (light/sound) positions beginning April 24th.  Students will have a memorization assessment for Act I on 3/8/17.3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7,  and 4/21- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1, and 5/2- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/3- after school until 4pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/4- rehearsal at the theatre (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/5 rehearsal and performance at the theater (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                                 
  • Thank you for all your support!
    new logo apple with leaves

    February 17, 2017
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Kinder– Students began watching The Sound of Music. I will be using this movie to illustrate the connections between music and movement and to introduce sol fedge pitch sight reading technique. 
  • 1st– Students began watching The Sound of Music. I will be using this movie to illustrate the connections between music and movement and to introduce sol fedge pitch sight reading technique. 
  • 2ndStudents did an amazing job at their performance on Tuesday!  We are going to begin learning how found items can make music and will be creating our own maracas made from mostly recycled materials. For this activity I need the cardboard from toilet paper rolls.  Please send them with your students!
  • Towards the end of March, we will begin a recorder unit.  I have recorders students can use (they will be cleaned at the beginning of each lesson).  However, students can bring their own recorders as well.
  • We will be making our own maracas soon. I need donations of the cardboard pieces from toilet paper rolls for this activity.  If you remember to save them, send them with your student.
  • 3rd Students did an amazing job at their performance on Tuesday!  We are going to begin sharpening our note reading skills to prepare for our upcoming unit where we’ll learn to play xylophones.
  •  4th– Students did an amazing job at their performance on Tuesday! We began a short unit on Tuesday about analyzing song lyrics and how different music choices affect the tone/mood of songs. 
  • 5th– Students did an amazing job at their performance on Tuesday! We began a short unit on Tuesday about analyzing song lyrics and how different music choices affect the tone/mood of songs. 
  • 6th Students are in full swing in working on their performance song lyrics.  They next few lessons will be dedicated to writing their lyrics.  Song lyrics are due 3/6/17.
  • 7th Students have chosen the one act play, “21 Guaranteed Ways to Get Detention,” to perform on the evening of May 5th.  Roles have been assigned and students will receive their scripts soon.  This week we worked on developing improvisation skills.
  • 8th Students have chosen the one act play, “Bad Auditions by Bad Actors,” to perform on the evening of May 5th.  Roles have been assigned and students will receive their scripts soon.  This week we worked on developing improvisation skills.
  • 9-12th We our continuing to work on our spring play.  After school rehearsals will be begin on Friday, March 3rd.  Please see the rehearsal schedule below.  After school rehearsals are required for all students who volunteered for speaking roles and tech (light/sound) positions beginning April 24th.  Students will have a memorization assessment for Act I on 3/8/17.
  • 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7,  and 4/21- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 4/24, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 5/1, and 5/2- after school until 5pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/3- after school until 4pm (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/4- rehearsal at the theatre (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • 5/5 rehearsal and performance at the theater (all speaking cast, lights and sound, and stage managers are required to attend)
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                             
  • Thank you for all your support!new logo apple with leaves
  • February 7, 2017
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Kinder– Students have continued to learn rhythm skills and have been introduced to reading rhythm notes.    
  • 1st– Students have made their autobiographical drums and have begun using them for rhythm practice and presenting their drums to the rest of the class.
  • 2ndStudents are preparing for their performance of the official cowboy song of New Mexico, “Under New Mexico Skies”.We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 1:15.  You are all invited to attend!
  • Towards the end of March, we will begin a recorder unit.  I have recorders students can use (they will be cleaned at the beginning of each lesson).  However, students can bring their own recorders as well.
  • We will be making our own maracas soon. I need donations of the cardboard pieces from toilet paper rolls for this activity.  If you remember to save them, send them with your student.
  • 3rd Students are preparing for their performance of a travel song of New Mexico, “Feels Like Home (New Mexico True).  Students have continued to develop sight reading skills.
  • •We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 12:30.  You are all invited to attend!
  •  4thStudents are preparing for their performance of the official state song of New Mexico, “O, Fair New Mexico”.  
  • •We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 10:30.  You are all invited to attend!
  • 5th– Students have begun their presentations of their “ancient instruments”.  Students are learning the official Spanish song of New Mexico, “Asi Es Nuevo Mexico.” We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 9:45.  You are all invited to attend!
  • 6th Students are in full swing in working on their performance song lyrics.  They next few lessons will be dedicated to writing their lyrics. 
  • 7th We have learned more drama terminology and have read an additional play.  Students have chosen that they would prefer a performance at the African American Performing Arts Center during the evening of Friday, May 5th.  If your child is not able to attend, I need to know as soon as possible (no later than 2/15) so that roles can be assigned. 
  • 8th We have learned more drama terminology and have read an additional play.  Students have chosen that they would prefer a performance at the African American Performing Arts Center during the evening of Friday, May 5th.  If your child is not able to attend, I need to know as soon as possible (no later than 2/15) so that roles can be assigned. 
  • 9-12th We have chosen to do Curse of the Bard this semester, which will be performed the evening of Friday, May 5th.  The play has been cast and students have their scripts to start memorization.  Out of class rehearsals will begin the first week of March.  The rehearsal schedule is pending at this point.  I’m waiting on schedules of other activities going on at the school.   Students have a characterization/tech. development assignment due tomorrow and will have a memorization assessment for Act I on 3/1/17.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students. 
  • Thank you for all your support!
  • new logo apple with leavesJanuary 27, 2017
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Kinder– Students explored where and when music happens in their lives and have begun to learn a song about the seven continents.   
  • 1st– Students have explored ways to describe songs and have continued practicing sight reading skills.
  • We will be making autobiographical drums.  Students need to have an item that can be used as a drum as soon as possible.  I have some extra, but not enough for everyone.
  • 2ndStudents are learning the official cowboy song of New Mexico, “Under New Mexico Skies”. Later we will be developing choreography for the song as well. Students have continued to sight read rhythm notes.
  • We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 1:15.  You are all invited to attend!
  • Towards the end of March, we will begin a recorder unit.  I have recorders students can use (they will be cleaned at the beginning of each lesson).  However, students can bring their own recorders as well.
  • We will be making our own maracas soon. I need donations of the cardboard pieces from toilet paper rolls for this activity.  If you remember to save them, send them with your student.
  • 3rd Students are learning a travel song of New Mexico, “Feels Like Home (New Mexico True). Students have continued to develop sight reading skills.
  • •We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 12:30.  You are all invited to attend!
  •  4thStudents are learning the official state song of New Mexico, “O, Fair New Mexico”.  We are also studying the instrument families and learning how to identify instruments by sight and sound.
  • •We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 10:30.  You are all invited to attend!
  • 5th– Students are learning the official Spanish song of New Mexico, “Asi Es Nuevo Mexico.” We are also learning about the beginnings of music instruments from different cultures.
  • Students are making their own “ancient instruments” in class.  Students need to be done with their instruments by the end of class on 2/2.
  • We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 9:45.  You are all invited to attend!
  • 6th Students were given directions and the rubric for the exhibition performance.  We also learned the pitch names for both treble and bass clef notes.  Students will be taking a music theory test later and will need to study the pitch names.  
  • 7th We have learned more drama terminology and have read an additional play.  Students have chosen that they would prefer a performance at the African American Performing Arts Center during the evening of Friday, May 5th.  If your child is not able to attend, I need to know as soon as possible (no later than 2/15) so that roles can be assigned. 
  • 8th We have learned more drama terminology and have read an additional play.  Students have chosen that they would prefer a performance at the African American Performing Arts Center during the evening of Friday, May 5th.  If your child is not able to attend, I need to know as soon as possible (no later than 2/15) so that roles can be assigned. 
  • 9-12th We have chosen to do Curse of the Bard this semester, which will be performed the evening ofFriday, May 5th.  The play has been cast and students have their scripts to start memorization.  Out of class rehearsals will begin the first week of March.  The rehearsal schedule is pending at this point. I’m waiting on schedules of other activities going on at the school.   
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                                      
  • Thank you for all your support!new logo apple with leavesJanuary 20, 2017
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Kinder– Students are building their rhythm skills by responding to music calls and practicing keeping the beat and exploring different instruments. Students have also begun to learn about the IB Attitudes. 
  • 1st– Students are building rhythm sight reading skills by learning to read rhythm notation. They have made a ton of progress!
  • We will be making autobiographical drums on Tuesday, January 24th.  Please keep food containers that can be used as a drum.  Large cardboard oatmeal containers are preferred, it’s easier to attach decorations to them. Students need a container this Tuesday!
  • 2ndStudents are learning the official cowboy song of New Mexico, “Under New Mexico Skies”. Later we will be developing choreography for the song as well. Students have also begun to sight read rhythm notes and have identified common traits of music, art, and dance.
  • We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 1:15.  You are all invited to attend!
  • 3rd Students are learning a travel song of New Mexico, “Feels Like Home (New Mexico True). Students have also begun to sight read rhythm notes and we have begun writing our own song lyrics.
  • •We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 12:30.  You are all invited to attend!
  •  4thStudents are learning the official state song of New Mexico, “O, Fair New Mexico”.  We are also studying the instrument families and learning how to identify instruments by sight and sound.
  • •We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 10:30.  You are all invited to attend!
  • 5th– Students are learning the official Spanish song of New Mexico, “Asi Es Nuevo Mexico.” We are also learning about the beginnings of music instruments from different cultures.
  • Students will be making their own instruments out of natural materials.  They need to bring materials with them to class beginning this Tuesday! We will have an in class performance on 2/14 at 9:45.  You are all invited to attend!
  • 6th We did not meet this week due to the holiday weekend.  On Monday, students will be given specific directions and a rubric for their Exhibition performance. This is attached for your convenience.  Exhibition Performing Arts Rubric
  • 7th We have learned more drama terminology and have read an additional play.  Students have chosen that they would prefer a performance at the African American Performing Arts Center during the evening of Friday, May 5th.  If your child is not able to attend, I need to know as soon as possible (no later than 2/15) so that roles can be assigned. 
  • 8th We have learned more drama terminology and have read an additional play.  Students have chosen that they would prefer a performance at the African American Performing Arts Center during the evening of Friday, May 5th.  If your child is not able to attend, I need to know as soon as possible (no later than 2/15) so that roles can be assigned. 
  • 9-12th We have chosen to do Curse of the Bard this semester, which will be performed the evening of Friday, May 5th.  Scripts will be sent home as soon as possible. Casting will take place this Wednesday.  Out of class rehearsals will begin the first week of March.  The rehearsal schedule is pending at this point.  I’m waiting on schedules of other activities going on at the school.   
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments. Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                                 
  • Thank you for all your support!new logo apple with leaves
  • January 10, 2017
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Kinder– Students are building their rhythm skills by responding to music calls and practicing keeping the beat.  Students will also be exploring different instruments and the sound they make, particularly percussion instruments.
  • 1st– Students are building rhythm sight reading skills by learning to read rhythm notation.
  • We will be making autobiographical drums on Tuesday, January 24th.  Please keep food containers that can be used as a drum.  Large cardboard oatmeal containers are preferred, it’s easier to attach decorations to them.
  • 2nd– Students are learning the official cowboy song of New Mexico, “Under New Mexico Skies”. Later we will be developing choreography for the song as well. We will also be identifying voices of singers as soprano, alto, tenor, or bass.
  • 3rd– Students are learning a travel song of New Mexico, “Feels Like Home (New Mexico True).  We are also start analyzing how music is written and creating our own short compositions.
  • 4th– Students are learning the official state song of New Mexico, “O, Fair New Mexico”.  We are also studying the instrument families and learning how to identify instruments by sight and sound.
  • 5th– Students are learning the official Spanish song of New Mexico, “Asi Es Nuevo Mexico.” We are also learning about the beginnings of music instruments from different cultures.
  • Students will be making their own instruments out of natural materials.  They need to bring materials with them to class beginning 1/24.
  • 6th – Students explored different careers in the music business.  Students have also been informed on the music project for exhibition.  A detailed timeline, project directions, and rubric will be given to students soon!
  • 7th We will begin learning drama terminology and exploring different plays.  The class will prepare a one-act play to perform at the end of the semester.  I will be discussing performance options (during school day, after school, or along with the high school performances in May)tomorrow with students. Please send me your input as well.
  • 8th We will begin learning drama terminology and exploring different plays.  The class will prepare a one-act play to perform at the end of the semester.  I will be discussing performance options (during school day, after school, or along with the high school performances in May) tomorrow with students.  Please send me your input as well.
  • 9-12th – We will choose the spring musical as a class tomorrow. The spring musical will take place on either May 4th or 5th.  This performance is mandatory for all students in the class.  Please see the syllabus sent out at the beginning of the year. We will do our best to work with students’ after school schedules. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be sent out soon along with audition information.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.
  • Thank you for all your support!
  • new logo apple with leavesDecember 9, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! The holiday musical will be held on Wednesday, December 14th. I will have two shows.  One at 6:00 and one at 7:00Entry fees are $5 for adults and kids are free. Attached is a list of all performing arts students and which show they are assigned to. 7th-10th grade students are required to do both shows.  For the musical, students need to wear plaid.  Any color is fine and any style is fine (just no pajamas).  Students can also wear holiday accessories for any winter holiday as long as it does not cover their face.
  • For speaking cast parents!!! Monday and Tuesday’s rehearsals will go until 5pm!
  • Kinder– Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography. We have also learned songs about responsibility.
  • 1st– Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • We will be making autobiographical drums soon.  Please keep food containers that can be used as a drum.  Large cardboard oatmeal containers are preferred, it’s easier to attach decorations to them.
  • 2ndStudents are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 3rd Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  •  4thStudents are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 5th– Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 6th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 7th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 8th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 9-12th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography or making props. We will also read possible musicals we will perform in the spring.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.             
  • Thank you for all your support!
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  • new logo apple with leavesDecember 2, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! The holiday musical will be held on Wednesday, December 14th. I will have two shows.  One at 6:00 and one at 7:00.  Attached is a list of all performing arts students and which show they are assigned to. 7th-10th grade students are required to do both shows.  For the musical, students need to wear plaid.  Any color is fine and any style is fine (just no pajamas).  Students can also wear holiday accessories for any winter holiday as long as it does not cover their face.
  • Kinder– Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography. We have also learned songs about responsibility.
  • 1st– Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 2ndStudents are learning their song for the musical and choreography. We have also learned a song about saving water.
  • 3rd Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography. We have also learned a song about saving water.
  •  4thStudents are learning their song for the musical and choreography. We have also learned a few songs about natural disasters and what causes them.
  • 5th– Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography. We have also learned a few songs about natural disasters and what causes them.
  • 6th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 7th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 8th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography.
  • 9-12th Students are learning their song for the musical and choreography or making props. We will also read possible musicals we will perform in the spring.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                december-gifts-preference-2                    
  • Thank you for all your support!new logo apple with leavesNovember 18, 2016
  • For all performing arts parents: Attached is the performance groups for the holiday performance.  Please review to see if your student(s) was placed in the 6pm or 7pm show. 7th-10th grade students will be in both shows.
  • For speaking cast parents: Attached is the cast list and rehearsal schedule.  Only students with speaking lines are required to attend after school rehearsals.
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  • new logo apple with leavesNovember 4, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! International Day is next Saturday!!!  The performance schedule is below.  Please make sure that your student is in the prep room at the assigned time and has the basic costume attire on that day.
  • 2:00– Kinder Performance (Prep in kinder room 1:40, need to be dressed in nice clothing)
  • 2:10– 1st grade Performance (Prep in 1st grade room 1:50, boys need white button up shirt and khakis, girls need long dress or skirt with plain top with sleeves preferably white)
  • 2:20– 2nd grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Brewer’s room 2:00, need to wear black pants and a white undershirt (muscle shirt or tank top))
  • 2:30– MYP Performances (Prep in Mrs. Robert’s room 2:10, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts, the yellow vest they have made, and $3 to pay for their vest)
  • 3:00– 6th Grade Performance (Prep in 6th grade room 2:40, see sixth grade update below)
  • 3:10– 5th Grade Performance (Prep in Mr. Diaz’s room 2:50, students need to be wearing a bright colored/patterned wrap (scarf, sheet, table cloth) as sarong for girls or wrapped around the waist for boys)
  • 3:20– 4th Grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Perea’s room 3:00, girls need to come wearing a white flowy/puffy top and boys need a white button up shirt and white or light khaki pants)
  • 3:30– 3rd Grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Trail’s room 3:00, girls need to come wearing black shoes/boots with no socks showing and boys need to be wearing dark navy blue baggy pants (sweats) and black shoes/boots)
  • For all parents!!! The holiday musical will be held on Wednesday, December 14th. I will have two shows.  One at 6:00 and one at 7:00.  Please send me your preference for the earlier or later show by 11/16/16.  Spots for the early show are filling fast. 7th-10thgrade students are required to do both shows. I will do my best to group families together. This is a requirement for all performing arts/music students.  This year’s musical is called “December Gifts”.  It celebrates winter holidays from around the world focusing on Kwanzaa, Christmas, and Hanukah.  There are ten speaking narrator parts. Auditions for these speaking roles will take place on Wednesday, November 16th at 12:45.  Auditions are open for 4th-8th graders. Rehearsals for speaking roles will begin on the 28thand will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school until the show.
  • Kinder– Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”.  Please read above for costume requirements!
  • 1st–  Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy” and have finished learning their choreography to their Irish dance. Please read above for costume requirements!
  • 2ndStudents have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song” and have continued to learn choreography for their dance song as well.  On International Day, students need to wear black pants and a white undershirt (muscle shirt or tank top). The costume will be a white kimono shirt with a Japanese printed belt. 
  • 3rd Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat” and have learned the choreography for their dance song as well. On International Day, girls need to come wearing black shoes/boots with no socks showing and boys need to be wearing dark navy blue baggy pants (sweats) and black shoes/boots.
  •  4thWe have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos” and have finished learning the choreography for their dance song.  On International Day, girls need to come wearing a white flowy/puffy top and boys need a white button up shirt and white or light khaki pants.
  • 5th– We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil” and we have completed choreographing the dance. On International Day, students need to be wearing a bright colored/patterned wrap (scarf, sheet, table cloth) as sarong for girls or wrapped around the waist for boys.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower.” We have continued to learn choreography for the dance song as well. We completed the memorization assessment today. Parents, please read the note below from the costume volunteers to see costume requirements:
  • 1) please dress your boy or girl in BLACK trousers…loose fitting will look best.
  • 2) need all kids shirt sizes please
  • 3) the cost of the shirts is roughly $7.00 each plus 6.5% tax.  We will be purchasing the shirts.  We will not be adding anything permanent, so the shirts are able to be worn after the International Day demonstration.
  • 4) please put your daughter’s hair in a high bun.  We will be giving them red hair sticks to criss-cross in the hair bun.
  • 5) the cost of the ribbon, trim, and sashes is around $1.00 per child.
  • 6) please can each parent contribute $8.50 EACH CHILD to the costumes to reimburse Laura (Emily’s mom) and I?  Before International day would be best.
  • 7) we will be making the boys a traditional hat to wear, but will need large sheets of either black or tan construction paper.  The bigger the better.  We will cut these into circles to make the hats.
  • Thank you!
    Janet Vowles (Kaidyn’s mum)
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and have completed the memorization assessment.  We will be teaching the PE classes the dance this week. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts, the yellow vest they have made, and $3 to pay for their vest.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and have completed the memorization assessment.  We will be teaching the PE classes the dance this week. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts, the yellow vest they have made, and $3 to pay for their vest.
  • 9-12th –We have beenpreparing for our International Day performance this week. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts, the yellow vest they have made, and $3 to pay for their vest.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.
  • Thank you for all your support!new logo apple with leaves
  • October 24, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! International Day is November 12th.  The performance schedule is below.  Please make sure that your student is in the prep room at the assigned time.
  • 2:00– Kinder Performance (Prep in kinder room 1:40) 2:10– 1st grade Performance (Prep in 1st grade room 1:50) 2:20– 2nd grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Brewer’s room 2:00) 2:30– MYP Performances (Prep in Mrs. Robert’s room 2:10) 3:00– 6th Grade Performance (Prep in 6th grade room 2:40) 3:10– 5th Grade Performance (Prep in Mr. Diaz’s room 2:50) 3:20– 4th Grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Perea’s room 3:00) 3:30– 3rd Grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Trail’s room 3:00)
  • For all parents!!! The holiday musical will be held on Wednesday, December 14th. I will have two shows.  One at 6:00 and one at 7:00.  Please send me your preference for the earlier or later show by 11/16/16.  7th-10th grade students are required to do both shows. I will do my best to group families together. This is a requirement for all performing arts/music students.  This year’s musical is called “December Gifts”.  It celebrates winter holidays from around the world focusing on Kwanzaa, Christmas, and Hanukah.  There are ten speaking narrator parts. Auditions for these speaking roles will take place on Wednesday, November 16that 12:45.  Auditions are open for 4th-8th graders. Rehearsals for speaking roles will begin on the 28th and will be held every Monday,Tuesday, and Thursday until the show.
  • Kinder– Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”. Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 1st–  Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy” and have finished learning their choreography to their Irish dance. Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 2ndStudents have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song” and have continued to learn choreography for their dance song as well.  On International Day, students need to wear black pants and a white undershirt (muscle shirt or tank top). The costume will be a white kimono shirt with a Japanese printed belt. 
  • 3rd Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat” and have learned the choreography for their dance song as well. On International Day, girls need to come wearing black shoes/boots with no socks showing and boys need to be wearing dark navy blue baggy pants (sweats) and black shoes/boots.
  •  4thWe have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos” and have finished learning the choreography for their dance song.  On International Day, girls need to come wearing a white flowy/puffy top and boys need a white button up shirt and white or light khaki pants.
  • 5th– We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil” and we have completed choreographing the dance. On International Day, students need to be wearing a bright colored/patterned wrap (scarf, sheet, table cloth) as sarong for girls or wrapped around the waist for boys.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower.” We have continued to learn choreography for the dance song as well. We completed the memorization assessment today. Parents, please read the note below from the costume volunteers to see costume requirements:
  • 1) please dress your boy or girl in BLACK trousers…loose fitting will look best.
  • 2) need all kids shirt sizes please
  • 3) the cost of the shirts is roughly $7.00 each plus 6.5% tax.  We will be purchasing the shirts.  We will not be adding anything permanent, so the shirts are able to be worn after the International Day demonstration.
  • 4) please put your daughter’s hair in a high bun.  We will be giving them red hair sticks to criss-cross in the hair bun.
  • 5) the cost of the ribbon, trim, and sashes is around $1.00 per child.
  • 6) please can each parent contribute $8.50 EACH CHILD to the costumes to reimburse Laura (Emily’s mom) and I?  Before International day would be best.
  • 7) we will be making the boys a traditional hat to wear, but will need large sheets of either black or tan construction paper.  The bigger the better.  We will cut these into circles to make the hats.
  • Thank you!
    Janet Vowles (Kaidyn’s mum)
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and have completed the memorization assessment.  We will be teaching the PE classes the dance this week. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and have completed the memorization assessment.  We will be teaching the PE classes the dance this week. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts.
  • 9-12th –We did amazing at state drama! Thank you for being great throughout the whole process.  We will begin preparing for our International Day performance this week.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students. 
  • Thank you for all your support!new logo apple with leavesOctober 17, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! International Day is November 12th.  The performance schedule is below.  Please make sure that your student is in the prep room at the assigned time.
  • 2:00– Kinder Performance (Prep in kinder room 1:40)
  • 2:10– 1st grade Performance (Prep in 1st grade room 1:50)
  • 2:20– 2nd grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Brewer’s room 2:00)
  • 2:30– MYP Performances (Prep in Mrs. Robert’s room 2:10)
  • 3:00– 6th Grade Performance (Prep in 6th grade room 2:40)
  • 3:10– 5th Grade Performance (Prep in Mr. Diaz’s room 2:50)
  • 3:20– 4th Grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Perea’s room 3:00)
  • 3:30– 3rd Grade Performance (Prep in Mrs. Trail’s room 3:00)
  • For all parents!!! The holiday musical will be held on Wednesday, December 14th. I will have two shows.  One at 6:00 and one at7:00.  Please send me your preference for the earlier or later show.  I will do my best to group families together. This is a requirement for all performing arts/music students.  This year’s musical is called “December Gifts”.  It celebrates winter holidays from around the world focusing on Kwanzaa, Christmas, and Hanukah.  There are ten speaking narrator parts. Auditions for these speaking roles will take place on Wednesday, November 16th at 12:45.  Auditions are open for 4th-8th graders. Rehearsals for speaking roles will begin on the 28th and will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday until the show.
  • Kinder– Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”. Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 1st–  Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy” and have finished learning their choreography to their Irish dance. Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 2ndStudents have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song” and have continued to learn choreography for their dance song as well.  Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 3rd Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat” and have learned the choreography for their dance song as well. On International Day, girls need to come wearing black shoes/boots with no socks showing and boys need to be wearing dark navy blue baggy pants (sweats) and black shoes/boots.
  •  4thWe have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos” and have finished learning the choreography for their dance song.  On International Day, girls need to come wearing a white flowy/puffy top and boys need a white button up shirt and white or light khaki pants.
  • 5th– We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil” and we have completed choreographing the dance. On International Day, students need to be wearing a bright colored/patterned wrap (scarf, sheet, table cloth) as sarong for girls or wrapped around the waist for boys.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower.” We have continued to learn choreography for the dance song as well. We completed the memorization assessment today. Students need to come International Day wearing black bottoms; boys black pants and girls need black leggings.  Students also need to be wearing a red long sleeve/3/4 sleeve top.
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and have completed the memorization assessment.  We will be teaching the PE classes the dance this week. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and have completed the memorization assessment.  We will be teaching the PE classes the dance this week. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts.
  • 9-12th –We have continued preparing for the state drama competition with class time rehearsals. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts. Below is important information regarding state drama:
  • Students need to be at the school at 5am on Thursday. This is crucial for us meeting our tech time in Las Cruces.
  • Students need to at school on Wednesday in their costumes at 7:30am.  They need to bring their regular school uniform with them.
  • We will be staying at the Econo Lodge (2585 S Valley Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88005, (575) 527-2000).
  • We will be paying for all three dinners.  Students need money for three lunches and snacks. Breakfast is free.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.               
  • Thank you for all your support!
  • new logo apple with leavesOctober 10, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! International Day is November 12th.  I’ll be sending out schedule details and costume requirements soon.
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening on November 12th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 1st– Ireland (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 2nd-Japan (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 3rd-Ukraine (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 4th-Nicaragua (Mrs. Perea is obtaining materials, but will need help with sewing) 
  • 5th-Indonesia (We need parent volunteers!!!!)
  • 6th-China (We have 2 parent volunteer)
  • 7th-10th– Belgium (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • Kinder– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”.  Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 1st– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy” and have continued to learn their choreography to their Irish dance. Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 2ndStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song” and have continued to learn choreography for their dance song as well.  Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 3rd Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat” and have begun to learn choreography for their dance song as well. Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  •  4thStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos” and have begun to learn choreography for their dance song as well.  Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 5th– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil” and we have continued to choreograph the dance. Costume parents, please let me know what students need to be wearing for their costumes.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower.” We have continued to learn choreography for the dance song as well. We will have a memorization assessment on 10/17/16. Students need to come International Day wearing black, boys black t-shirts and black pants and girls need black tank tops and black leggings.
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne” and practicing our Dutch pronunciation.  We will have a memorization assessment on 10/12/16. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our Dutch pronunciation. We will have a memorization assessment on 10/12/16. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts.
  • 9-12th –We have continued preparing for the state drama competition with class time rehearsals. For International Day, students need to wear red tops and black pants/skirts. Below is important information regarding state drama:
  • Fundraiser money was due 10/5/16.  If your student still has money, they need to turn this in ASAP.
  • Enchilada cook night is 10/13/16.  You should have received an email from me about what is needed for your team. We will need donations of ice and use of coolers on the 13th if your student is bringing food with them to school, so the food can stay fresh.
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/20-10/23.  We will be staying at the Econo Lodge (2585 S Valley Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88005, (575) 527-2000)
  • We are in need of parent drivers and chaperones!!! If you come as a chaperone who drives students, your room can be reimbursed. We have reserved four rooms for parent drivers/chaperones.
  • Cost per student is $150 for hotel, gas, and two meals. This is due on 10/12/16 if it is not covered by enchilada sales.  Students will need to carry money for four lunches, one dinner, and snacks. The hotel has a free continental breakfast.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                               
  • Thank you for all your support!
  • new logo apple with leavesOctober 3, 2016
  • 9-12th Drama Parents Only-Important Trip Info
  • Please read the following:
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/20-10/23.  We will be staying at the Econo Lodge (2585 S Valley Dr, Las Cruces,NM 88005, (575) 527-2000)
  • We are in need of parent drivers and chaperones!!! If you come as a chaperone who drives students, your room can be reimbursed. We have reserved four rooms for parent drivers/chaperones.
  • Cost per student will be $150 for hotel, gas, and two meals. This is due on 10/12/16 if it is not covered by enchilada sales.  Students will need to carry money for four lunches, one dinner, and snacks. The hotel has a free continental breakfast.
  • Additionally, there is a $30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP.
  • We need parent volunteers to be team captains for a group of 5-6 students on 10/13/16 to make the enchiladas. We have five so far, but need two more.
  • Fundraiser money is due 10/5/16.PERFORMING ARTS UPDATE
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  •  
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  •  
  • For all parents!!! International Day is November 12th.  I’ll be sending out schedule details and costume requirements soon.
  •  
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening on November 12th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 1st– Ireland (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 2nd-Japan (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 3rd-Ukraine (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 4th-Nicaragua (Mrs. Perea is obtaining materials, but will need help with sewing) 
  • 5th-Indonesia (We need parent volunteers!!!!)
  • 6th-China (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 7th-10th– Belgium (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • Kinder– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”.  
  • 1st– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy”.   They have also begun to learn their choreography to their Irish dance.
  • 2ndStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song” and have begun to learn choreography for their dance song as well. 
  • 3rd Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat”.
  •  4thStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games.  We have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos”.  Students have been working on their props and choreography.
  • 5th– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games.  We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil”.  As a class, we have been developing choreography for our dance song as well.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower.” We also began to learn choreography for the dance song as well. We will have our first notes test on 10/5/16 and a memorization assessment on 10/12/16.
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our Dutch pronunciation.  We will have our first notes test on 10/5/16 and a memorization assessment on 10/12/16.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our Dutch pronunciation. We will have our first notes test on 10/5/16 and a memorization assessment on 10/12/16.
  • 9-12th –We have continued preparing for the state drama competition with class time rehearsals. Below is important information regarding state drama:
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/20-10/23.  We will be staying at the Econo Lodge (2585 S Valley Dr, Las Cruces,NM 88005, (575) 527-2000)
  • We are in need of parent drivers and chaperones!!! If you come as a chaperone who drives students, your room can be reimbursed. We have reserved four rooms for parent drivers/chaperones.
  • Cost per student will be $150 for hotel, gas, and two meals. This is due on 10/12/16 if it is not covered by enchilada sales.  Students will need to carry money for four lunches, one dinner, and snacks. The hotel has a free continental breakfast.
  • Additionally, there is a $30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP.
  • We need parent volunteers to be team captains for a group of 5-6 students on 10/13/16 to make the enchiladas. We have five so far, but need two more.
  • Fundraiser money is due 10/5/16.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                            
  • Thank you for all your support!
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  • September 26, 2016
  •  High School Parents!!
  • Please read the following, it’s important info. You all need to know about.
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/20-10/23. 
  • Cost per student will be $150 for hotel, gas, and two meals. This is due on 10/12/16 if it is not covered by enchilada sales.
  • Additionally, there is a $30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP
  • If you are joining us on this trip as a chaperone, please let me ASAP. I need to reserve rooms!
  • We need parent volunteers to be team captains for a group of 5-6 students on 10/13/16 to make the enchiladas. We have four so far, but need two more.
  • Fundraiser money is due 10/5/16.
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  • September 26, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! If your child is unable to perform for International Day (11/12/16), please email no later thanOctober 1st to inform me for the reason of their absence.  Older students will need to complete an alternative research assignment if they are unable to attend.
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening on November 12th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 1st– Ireland (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 2nd-Japan (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 3rd-Ukraine (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 4th-Nicaragua (Mrs. Perea is obtaining materials, but will need help with sewing)  
  • 5th-Indonesia
  • 6th-China (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 7th-10th– Belgium (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • Kinder– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”.  
  • 1st– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy”.   
  • 2ndStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song”. 
  • 3rd Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat”. 
  •  4thStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos”.  The students have been assigned a certain of the song to come up with a prop/skit.  This should primarily done in class. Students need to bring materials tomorrow!
  • 5th– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil”.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower.” We have also learned more about music theory and performance etiquette. We will have our first notes test on 10/5/16 and a memorization assessment on 10/12/16.
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our Dutch pronunciation.  We have also learned more about music theory and performance etiquette. We will have our first notes test on 10/5/16 and a memorization assessment on 10/12/16.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our Dutch pronunciation. We have also learned more about music theory and performance etiquette. We will have our first notes test on 10/5/16 and a memorization assessment on 10/12/16.
  • 9-12th –We have continued preparing for the state drama competition with class time rehearsals. Below is important information regarding state drama:
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/20-10/23.
  • Cost per student will be $150 for hotel, gas, and two meals. This is due on 10/12/16 if it is not covered by enchilada sales.
  • Additionally, there is a $30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP.
  • If you are joining us on this trip as a chaperone, please let me ASAP. I need to reserve rooms!
  • We need parent volunteers to be team captains for a group of 5-6 students on 10/13/16 to make the enchiladas. We have four so far, but need two more.
  • Fundraiser money is due 10/5/16.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.    
  • Thank you for all your support!
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  • September 19, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! If your child is unable to perform for International Day (11/12/16), please email no later thanOctober 1st to inform me for the reason of their absence.  They will need to complete an alternative research assignment if they are unable to attend.
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening on November 12th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 1st– Ireland (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 2nd-Japan (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 3rd-Ukraine
  • 4th-Nicaragua
  • 5th-Indonesia
  • 6th-China (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 7th-10th– Belgium
  • Kinder– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”.  We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.
  • 1st– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy”.   We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.
  • 2ndStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song”.  We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.
  • 3rd Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat”.  We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.  
  •  4thStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos”.  The students have been assigned a certain of the song to come up with a prop/skit.  This should primarily done in class. We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.
  • 5th– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil”.  We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower.” We also completed our first journal entry of the year. We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our French pronunciation.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our French pronunciation. We also completed our first journal entry of the year. We have also learned more about the look, dance, and music of country as well.
  • 9-12th –We have continued preparing for the state drama competition with class time rehearsals.
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/19-10/23.  You will be getting details about hotel and travel costs later. However, there is a $30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP.
  • If you are joining us on this trip as a chaperone, please let me ASAP. I need to reserve rooms.
  • We need parent volunteers to be team captains for a group of 5-6 students on 10/13/16 to make the enchiladas.
  • Fundraiser money is due 10/5/16.
  • Only students who are supposed to be at rehearsal after school will be permitted to attend, with the exception of tech crew managers.  Students who are attending rehearsal must be in the room by 3:30 and should not be wandering around the school unsupervised. All other students should be picked up at the regular pick-up time or go to after care. Rehearsals are not a replacement of after care. A list of students who are allowed to be at rehearsal will be given to aftercare personnel and CIS administration and is attached in this email.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                           
  • Thank you for all your support!
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  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • Brook Across the Sea Parents!!! Only students who are supposed to be at rehearsal after school will be permitted to attend, with the exception of tech crew managers.  Students who are attending rehearsal must be in the room by 3:30 and should not be wandering around the school unsupervised. All other students should be picked up at the regular pick-up time or go to after care. Rehearsals are not a replacement of after care. A list of students who are allowed to be at rehearsal will be given to aftercare personnel and CIS administration and is attached in this email. drama-rehearsal-kids-brook-across-the-sea
  • For all parents!!! If your child is unable to perform for International Day (11/12/16), please email no later thanOctober 1st to inform me for the reason of their absence.  They will need to complete an alternative research assignment if they are unable to attend.
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening on November 12th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 1st– Ireland (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 2nd-Japan (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 3rd-Ukraine
  • 4th-Nicaragua
  • 5th-Indonesia
  • 6th-China
  • 7th-10th– Belgium
  • Kinder– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance songs “De Colores”and “La Bamba”.
  • 1st– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy”.  If your child has not completed the homework assignment, please have them do this as soon as possible. They will present about the interview next week.
  • 2ndStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song”. Students have also presented about their music heroes.
  • 3rd Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat”.  Students have also presented about their music heroes.
  •  4thStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equesletos”.  The students have been assigned a certain of the song to come up with a prop/skit.  This should primarily done in class.
  • 5th– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. We have continued to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil”.
  • 6th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Jasmine Flower”. 
  • 7thWe have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our French pronunciation.
  • 8th We have continued to work on our performance piece, “Brabanconne”
    and practicing our French pronunciation.
  • 9-12th We have continued preparing for the state drama competition by auditioning for the individual competitions and rehearsals are underway for the main cast of the one act play.
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/19-10/23.  You will be getting details about hotel and travel costs later. However, there is a $30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP.
  • We will have a fundraiser meeting this Tuesday at 4:45pm in Mrs. Robert’s room.
  • Fundraiser money is due 10/5/16.
  • Only students who are supposed to be at rehearsal after school will be permitted to attend, with the exception of tech crew managers.  Students who are attending rehearsal must be in the room by 3:30 and should not be wandering around the school unsupervised. All other students should be picked up at the regular pick-up time or go to after care. Rehearsals are not a replacement of after care. A list of students who are allowed to be at rehearsal will be given to aftercare personnel and CIS administration and is attached in this email.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                        
  • Thank you for all your support!
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  • September 2, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.
  • For all parents!!! If your child is unable to perform for International Day (11/12/16), please email no later thanOctober 1st to inform me for the reason of their absence.  They will need to complete an alternative research assignment if they are unable to attend.
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening on November 12th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico
  • 1st– Ireland (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 2nd-Japan (We have 2 parent volunteers)
  • 3rd-Ukraine
  • 4th-Nicaragua
  • 5th-Indonesia
  • 6th-China
  • 7th-10th– Belgium
  • Kinder– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “De Corlores”.
  • 1st– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy”.  If your child has not completed the homework assignment, please have them do this as soon as possible. They will present about the interview next week.
  • 2ndStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song”. 
  • 3rd Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat”. 
  •  4thWe have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equeletos”.  The students have been assigned a certain of the song to come up with a prop/skit.  This should primarily done in class. We have also analyzed how are musical traditions have contributed to our taste in music.
  • 5th– We have begun to learn our Indonesian singing performance song, “Bintang Kecil”. We have also analyzed how are musical traditions have contributed to our taste in music.
  • 6th We began work on our performance piece and began developing our dancing skills.  
  • 7thWe began work on our performance piece and have started developing our French pronunciation. We also began to learn our dance performance piece as well.
  • 8th We began work on our performance piece and have started developing our French pronunciation. We also began to learn our dance performance piece as well.
  • 9-12th We held auditions for “Brook Across the Sea”.  The cast and crew list is attached.  Please make sure you review the rehearsal schedule with your student. Rehearsals begin TUESDAY!!! Brook Across the Sea Cast and Crew
  • State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/19-10/23.  You will be getting details about hotel and travel costs later. However, there is a $30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP.  Also, we are looking to have a parent/student enchilada fundraiser to reduce the hotel and travel costs. If you can, please meet with us Tuesday at 4:45pm in Mrs. Robert’s room.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students.                                                            
  • Thank you for all your support!
  • new logo apple with leavesAugust 26, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.  Each grade is separated so that you can find information about your child’s class faster. If I need to communicate with all parents, there will be a note at the top each email that indicates this.
  • For all parents!!! If your child is unable to perform for International Day (11/12/16), please email no later than October 1st to inform me for the reason of their absence.  They will need to complete an alternative research assignment if they are unable to attend.
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening on November 12th.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico
  • 1st– Ireland (We have 1 parent volunteer)
  • 2nd-Japan
  • 3rd-Ukraine
  • 4th-Nicaragua
  • 5th-Indonesia
  • 6th-China
  • 7th-10th– Belgium
  • Kinder– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games. Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “De Corlores”.
  • 1st– Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games.  Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Danny Boy”.  Students will be receiving a homework assignment to interview about their family’s music traditions next week. They will present about the interview the following week.
  • 2ndStudents have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games.  Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Star Festival Song”. 
  • 3rd Students have been building rhythm, singing, and cooperation skills by playing various musical games.  Students have continued to learn their singing International Day performance song “Grey Cat”. 
  •  4thWe have been practicing our International Day singing song, “Los Equeletos”.  The students have been assigned a certain of the song to come up with a prop/skit.  This should primarily done in class.
  • 5th– Students have begun reflecting on how their musical interests have been influenced by their family/culture.  We practiced a few Indonesian songs, but I am still looking for the perfect one for International Day.
  • 6th We learned the four basic techniques of proper singing. Students will be tested over the notes they took at a later date. We put these techniques into practice and began activities that will help develop them.  Please check to ensure your child has turned in the syllabus signature.
  • 7thWe learned the four basic techniques of proper singing. Students will be tested over the notes they took at a later date. We put these techniques into practice and began activities that will help develop them.  Please check to ensure your child has turned in the syllabus signature.
  • 8th We learned the four basic techniques of proper singing. Students will be tested over the notes they took at a later date. We put these techniques into practice and began activities that will help develop them.  Please check to ensure your child has turned in the syllabus signature.
  • 9-12th We developed improvisation skills and went over audition expectations.  We will have auditions in class this coming Wednesday. State Drama will take place in Las Cruces from 10/19-10/23.  You will be getting details about hotel and travel costs later. However, there is a$30 competition fee that needs to be given to us ASAP.  Also, we are looking to have a parent/student tamale fundraiser to reduce the hotel and travel costs. If you can, please meet with us Tuesday at 4pm in Mrs. Robert’s room.
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students. 
  • Thank you for all your support!
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  • August 22, 2016
  • Dear Parents/Guardians,
  • Below are updates on students’ learning and important due dates/project information for my performing arts classes.  Each grade is separated so that you can find information about your child’s class faster. If I need to communicate with all parents, there will be a note at the top each email that indicates this.
  • For all parents!!! If your child is unable to perform for International Day, please email no later than October 1st to inform me for the reason of their absence.  They will need to complete an alternative research assignment if they are unable to attend.
  • For all parents!!! International Day will be happening in November.  We will need parent volunteers to help with costumes for each country.  Below is a list of the countries and grades. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in helping design, make, or donate.
  • Kinder- Mexico
  • 1st– Ireland
  • 2nd-Japan
  • 3rd-Ukraine
  • 4th-Nicaragua
  • 5th-Indonesia
  • 6th-China
  • 7th-10th– Belgium
  • Kinder– Students have learned a song that helps them learn about the rules of classrooms and have learned a few dances as well.  Students have also started learning about their International Day performance songs, “De Corlores” and “La Bamba”. 
  • 1st– Students have learned about the music and dance of Ireland and have begun to learn their singing piece for International Day, which is “Danny Boy”.  
  • 2nd Students have learned about the music and dance of Japan.  We will begin learning their singing piece for International this week. Students have also practiced their rhythm skills with a partner handclapping song.
  • 3rd Students have learned about the music and dance of the Ukraine.  We will begin learning their singing piece for International this week. Students have also practiced their rhythm skills with a partner handclapping song and have begun to use the rhythm sticks.
  • 4thStudents have learned about the music and dance of Nicaragua.  We will begin learning their singing piece for International this week. Students have also practiced their rhythm skills with a partner handclapping song and have begun to use the rhythm sticks.
  • 5th– Students have learned about the music and dance of Indonesia.  We will begin learning their singing piece for International this week. Students have also practiced their rhythm skills with a partner handclapping song and have begun to use the rhythm sticks.
  • 6th We reviewed the syllabus and grading procedures for 6th grade. We also went over the required performances for the fall semester. The signed syllabus is due this Wednesday. It is attached if you need a copy.  6th Grade Syllabus
  • 7thWe reviewed the syllabus and grading procedures for 7th grade. We also went over the required performances for the fall semester. The signed syllabus is due this Wednesday. It is attached if you need a copy. 7th Grade Syllabus
  • 8th We reviewed the syllabus and grading procedures for 8th grade. We also went over the required performances for the fall semester. The signed syllabus is due this Wednesday. It is attached if you need a copy. 8th Grade Syllabus
  • 9-12th We reviewed the syllabus and grading procedures for Drama. We also went over the required performances for the whole school year. Please read the syllabus and rehearsal schedule to know about these performances and the state drama competition that is happening in October. The signed syllabus is due this Wednesday. It is attached if you need a copy. Drama Syllabus  Brook Across the Sea Rehearsal Schedule
  • Please help me in assisting your child to take ownership of their learning by being responsible for turning their assignments in on time and by doing the best they can on all assignments.  Let’s encourage them to be independent and committed IB students. 
  • Thank you for all your support!